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Students, Faculty Receive Spring 2023 SOURCE and Honors Research Grants

July 14, 2023

The awards support undergraduate research projects.

Five Maxwell School students have been awarded grants from the Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement (SOURCE) and the Renée Crown University Honors Program. The awards help undergraduate students delve deeper into topics they’re passionate about and apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to original research under the mentorship of faculty.

The students receiving funding are among 73 award winners from across Syracuse University’s schools and colleges. A team of faculty reviewers selected grant recipients from a pool of 88 proposals.

Additionally, nine Maxwell mentor-led projects have been awarded SOURCE research assistant grants which will fund the hire of 20 undergraduate students to take part in the research.

The SOURCE and Honors Program funding supports timely and diverse undergraduate scholarly research. The grant programs strengthen the University’s position as a preeminent and inclusive student-focused research institution and provide resources to support undergraduate student research participation.

SOURCE Student Award Recipient

Morgan Albano, history and film

Renée Crown University Honors Program Student Award Recipients

Christian Bevilacqua, geography and social studies education

Sophie Clinton, political science, women's and gender studies and Spanish language and culture

Sophie Creager-Roberts, history and environment, sustainability and policy

Eden Stratton, political science and magazine, news and digital journalism

Faculty Research Assistant Grants

Jack Baldwin, senior associate in the Maxwell X Lab (project: Maxwell X Lab Research Assistantship), with research team members Hannah Patnaik, managing director of the Maxwell X Lab, and Len Lopoo, director of the Maxwell X Lab and professor of public administration and international affairs

Richard Barton, assistant teaching professor of policy studies and public administration and international affairs, and research affiliate at the Center for Policy Design and Governance (project: Can Election Reforms Reduce Polarization and Improve Governance?)

Mona Bhan, professor of anthropology, Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, senior research associate and advisory board member of the South Asia Center (project: (De)Humanizing War: Artificial Intelligence Weapons and the Future of the Human), with research team members Aren Burnside, anthropology Ph.D. student and ParKer Bryant, Ph.D. student in the School of Education

Kristy Buzard, associate professor of economics, senior research associate in the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) and Melvin A. Eggers Economics Faculty Scholar (project: Quantifying GATT Trade Liberalization), with research team member Zeyuan (Victor) Xiong, economics Ph.D. student

Horace Campbell, professor of political science (project: Archival work and documentation, Pan Africanism and the Scholarship of Walter Rodney)

Liwu Gan, faculty fellow of political science (project: Liability, Community and Capacity: A Unified Framework of State Responsibility)

Gabriela Kirk-Werner, faculty fellow of sociology and senior research associate in the Center for Policy Research (project: "Alternatives" to Punishment and Social Inequality) with research team member Mary Ellen Stitt

Tessa Murphy, associate professor of history (project: Creating a searchable database of enslaved people in Trinidad, 1814) with research team member Michael Fudge, professor of practice in the School of Information Studies

Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology, senior research associate at the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry and senior research associate in PARCC (project: The Disparate Responses of Labor Unions to COVID Workplace Protections) with research team member Jennifer Breen, associate professor of law

Published in the Fall 2023 issue of the Maxwell Perspective


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