Levitt Summer Research Grants Awarded to 16

Sixteen students are recipients of the Summer 2011 Levitt Research Fellowship Grants. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors who wish to spend the summer working in collaboration with a faculty member on an issue related to public affairs. Students receive a summer stipend and spend 10 weeks working intensively with a faculty mentor. Following are this year's recipients and their mentors:


Wlajimir Alexis ’13, with Rodric Waugh ’13 and Professor Todd Franklin, The Impact of Co-Curricular Field Trips on Middle Schoolers in the District of Columbia


Henry Anreder ’12, with Professor Steve Orvis

Comparative Effectiveness of Governmental Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations in the Assistance of African Refugees in Israel


Scott Blosser ’12, with Professor Doug Ambrose

Federalism and the Problem of State Debt:  The Debate over and Lessons of the Federal Assumption of State Debt


Thomas Cheeseman ’12, with Professor Doug Ambrose

The Naked Public Square? The New Natural Law Movement's Impact on Public Morality


Yinghan Ding ’12, with Professor Margaret Morgan-Davie

Challenges in Climate Finance:  How to Ensure a Measurable, Reportable, and Verifiable Support to Climate Action in Developing Countries


Mihai Dohotaru ’13, with Professor Christophre Georges

The Housing Bubble and the US Labor Market after the ‘Great Recession’


Noah Ford ’13, with Professor Paul Hagstrom

The Effects of Local Networks on First and Second Generation Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the United States


Jasmina Hodzic ’13, with Professor Alan Cafruny

Bosnia’s Time to Govern: Overcoming International Supervision in Bosnia and Herzegovina


Austin Walker ’12, with Professor Steve Orvis

Development Perspectives: The Lost Voices of Kenyan Youth


Rodric Waugh ’13, with Wlajimir Alexis ’13 and Professor Todd Franklin

The Impact of Co-Curricular Field Trips on Middle Schoolers in the District of Columbia


Recipients of the Summer 2011 Levitt Research Group Grants:


Will Rusche ’13, and Andrea Wrobel ’13 with Professor Stephen Ellingson

The Making of Green Religion:  Embeddedness, Strategic Choice and the Development of a New Social Movement Field


Anastassia Baldridge ’12, Bonnie Buis ’13, Paige Cross ’13 and Clayton Larsen ’13 with  Professor Chaise LaDousa

New Literacies for an Old City

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