Pardee Center Announces 2024 Graduate Summer Fellows

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future is pleased to announce its 2024 Graduate Summer Fellows. These eight outstanding Boston University graduate students represent seven different academic departments.

Starting May 28, the Graduate Summer Fellows will spend 10 weeks developing research papers while participating in programs designed to advance interdisciplinary research and learning.

The 2024 Graduate Summer Fellows are:

Tijana Cupic, GRS, PhD, Hispanic Language & Literatures
Tijana will explore the potential of storytelling in shaping immigration policies related to Central American immigrants residing in the United States, providing policymakers with a unique understanding of their multifaceted reality.
Dongpeng Huang, COM, PhD, Emerging Media Studies
Dongpeng will explore the equitable integration of AI within K-12 education in the U.S., particularly focusing on identifying and overcoming barriers to access and adoption in low-income school districts.
Jonathan R. Martin, GRS, PhD, Political Science – Appleton Schneider Fellow*
Jon will examine the degree to which Indigenous peoples’ perspectives have shaped Arctic Council agreements and declarations on shipping-related environmental issues.
Bright O. Olunusi, GRS, PhD, Earth & Environment
Bright will explore how climate change and development impact human-wildlife interactions.
Edima Ottoho, SPH, DrPH, Leadership, Management & Policy
Edima will conduct a scoping review to explore existing mentorship programs for women in the global health profession in low-and-middle-income countries.
Pol Pardini Gispert, GRS, PhD, Philosophy
Pol will study the mutually reinforcing relationship between the intellectual vice of narrow-mindedness and the spread of disinformation, with a special emphasis on the countermeasures that can help break the feedback loop between them.
Ana María Sanchez Lesmes, GRS, PhD, History of Art & Architecture
Ana María will consider the case of the Museum of Memory of Colombia to explore the critical role of museums in fostering societal healing, symbolic reparations, and trust-building in post-conflict contexts.
Si Wu, GRS, PhD, Political Science
Si will study whether the end of China’s one-child policy can reinforce patriarchal gender norms and make women relatively less desirable in the hiring process and less mobile in the country’s labor markets.

More information about the Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows Program and previous Summer Fellows can be found here.

*Each year, a master’s or first-year PhD student is designated the Appleton Schneider Fellow in honor of BU Alumnus Appleton Schneider, who provided a bequest to the Pardee Center endowment to support the Graduate Summer Fellows program.