From Mexico to Asia to South Africa, our faculty and student researchers made impacts around the globe. Below are but a few examples:
- Several law school faculty, along with three law students studying immigration law, traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, to provide legal assistance to migrants arriving at the US border, helping them understand the process for seeking asylum in the United States.
- Federico Pisani (GRS’20), Gedeon Lim (GRS’21), and Rebecca Olson (SPH’19) each received a $4,000 fellowship from the Global Development Policy Center, which operates in partnership with BU’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, to travel to Asia in summer 2018 to conduct research.
Pisani investigated how the social connections of women in India affect their access to family planning. Lim went to West Java, Indonesia’s second largest metropolitan area, to study how monetary and land incentives influence the selection and performance of village leaders. Olson spent the summer in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, working with expectant mothers as a program manager with the nonprofit Tag International Development to create a digital health tracking platform to encourage prenatal and postnatal health.
- Drawing on his research into black identity and music, College of Fine Arts Associate Professor Michael Birenbaum Quintero co-led a group of undergraduates to Cuba this spring to explore African and Cuban music, art, and religion. Quintero’s book, Rites, Rights and Rhythms: A Genealogy of Musical Meaning in Colombia’s Black Pacific, was published by Oxford University Press © 2019.
- Assistant Professor of Anthropology Christopher Schmitt and his UROP mentee, undergraduate biological anthropology and biology major Stacy-Anne Parke (CAS’19), conducted fieldwork in South Africa during summer 2018, studying the timing of reproductive onset among vervet monkeys in wild and human-impacted populations.
- School of public health researchers published a study detailing their decade-long research in Central America, citing new evidence that a chronic kidney disease epidemic among agricultural workers in Nicaragua and El Salvador may be linked to occupational heat exposure.