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Social Justice and Sustainability Internships

In fall 2020, the CAS Dean’s Office announced a new call supporting CAS undergraduate research internships, focusing on the following two thematic areas: 1) social justice and inclusion and 2) sustainability. This endeavor, entitled the CAS Social Sciences Undergraduate Internships in Social Justice and Sustainability, aims to help support and advance faculty research in these areas and to provide undergraduate students interested in honing their research skills with an experiential learning opportunity. 

2020–21 Selected CAS Social Science Internship Projects

The selected projects draw on social science methods and explore questions related to human society and social behavior. You can read about these projects and the involved CAS and Pardee student interns and faculty advisors, including quotes from the students about their work, below.

This initiative runs for the course of Academic Year 20/21 with student participants presenting their final work at the CAS-sponsored research symposium featuring the interns and their mentors in April 2021. It has been made possible thanks to generous philanthropic support.

Criminal Justice Reform – Changes to the Carceral State in Light of the Pandemic and Black Lives Matter Protests

Helen Bekele (CAS’21)

Political Science major and African American Studies minor working with Spencer Piston, Assistant Professor of Political Science  

 

Religious Toleration in China and Korea, Past and Present. The Case of Christianity

Rownyn Curry (CAS ’21)

Rownyn Curry (CAS’21)

International Relations and Korean Language double major working with Eugenio Menegon, Professor of History 

 

The Ancestral Alutiiq Foods Project

Lauren Knasin (CAS’21)

Lauren Knasin (CAS’21)

BU Marine Program major and Archaeology minor working with Catherine West, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology; Director of Zooarchaeology Lab; Fellow, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer Range Future

 

Race and Radioactivity: Uranium Mining in Namibia, Niger, and New Mexico

Cristina Morrison (Pardee ’22)

Cristina Rivera Morrison (Pardee’22)

Political Science and International Relations double major working with Jayita Sarkar, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Pardee 

Ariana Thorpe (Pardee’22)

Ariana Thorpe (Pardee’22)

Linguistics and International Relations double major working with Jayita Sarkar, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Pardee 

 

The Role of Nature in Facilitating Resilience and Well-Being in Women of Color

Kathleen Novak (CAS’21)

Kathleen Novak (CAS’21)

Psychology and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology double major working with Brenda Phillips, Lecturer, Psychology and Brain Science

Emily Parkington (CAS’21)

Emily Parkington (CAS’21)

Psychology major and Public Health minor working with Brenda Phillips, Lecturer, Psychology and Brain Science

 

Stories of the State: State Actors, Emergent Narratives and Inequality in Three Cities

Madison Tyler (CAS’21)

Madison Tyler (CAS’21)

Psychology and Sociology double major working with Max Greenberg, Lecturer in Sociology