The project calls for a creative and motivated student that is interested in observational astronomy.
Research Partnership Opportunities
“The Tragedy of William Freeman” will be narrative history of a mass murder that occurred in 1846 just outside of Auburn, New York.
This project charts the imminent end of an aquifer in western Kansas, my ancestral home, in order to craft a larger reckoning with genealogies of destruction, the conundrums of taking responsibility for the political present, and the possibilities of ethnography to cross social divides.
Evaluating the Impact of the Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax on Grocery Shopper and Retailer Behavior
The student would work closely with a nutrition doctoral student and Professor Sara Bleich on an evaluation of the Cook County beverage tax. To curb intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, Cook County, Illinois passed a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages in 2016.
Strengthening the Public Health Impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Barriers and Opportunities
The student would work closely with Professor Sara Bleich and her research team to prepare an invited paper to the Annual Review of Public Health, which will provide an overview of the evidence related to SNAP participation and diet quality, describe existing efforts in SNAP to promote p
The student would work closely with a nutrition doctoral student and Professor Sara Bleich to gather research for a scientific review paper to be published in the Annual Review of Nutrition.
This project aims at exploring, with new mathematical tools, the rigidity and flexibility of crystal frameworks, using data available in the Crystallography Open Database (COD). The crystal is modeled as a periodic graph with fixed bond lengths.
"Liturgy Matters" seeks to recover and analyze the materiality of Benedictine nuns' liturgical practices in England during the Middle Ages through the documents of practice (e.g., liturgical books, customaries, mortuary rolls, letters, charters, etc.) and other material remains (e.g., seals,
My research partner would help identify, review, and catalog the audio works and relevant print texts (literary works and other materials) that provide the basis for the work.
My project argues that the study of 18th-century literature can help us reimagine legal theories of citizenship and naturalization (the rite of initiation by which outsiders are permitted the rights and privileges of national life).
The incursion of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) into search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea brought humanitarian assistance to refugees and migrants trying to reach Europe into the media spotlight.
Big Data in Seismology: Unraveling the Dynamics of the Earth Subsurface from Seismic Waves with GPU-Enabled Computing
Seismology is in a turning point in its history with the extraordinary growth in data acquisition. Today’s single data sets contain 10s of TB of continuous seismograms.
This project will allow the student-researcher to imagine, and help inform, a not-too-distant future in which a doctor's visit—whether a well-child check for a newborn baby or the care of a cancer patient—will include review of genome sequencing results.
There will be opportunities for many different kinds of research to support this project: first of all in pure math, computing, and tool development (e.g., software); but also through connections with urban geography and planning, sociology, social studies of science, and critical race theory.
My book project draws on an extensive fieldwork and in-depth interviews with police officials in three major cities in Turkey between 2013 and 2015. It explores the transformation of public policing and police masculinities during the political transition in Turkey within the last two decades.
Grand Old Women and Modern Girls: Generational and Racial Conflict in the US Women's Rights Movement, 1870–1920
I seek a student partner to help with archival research for a book examining the intertwined roots of generational and racial segregation in the US woman suffrage movement from 1870 to 1920.
Research partners would work on the development of Eve Fowler’s ten-part film titled with it which it as if it is to be and be involved in production of its second installment.
What does it mean to be a woman and to have a physical disability in an African context?
The Evidence of Things Not Seen is a feature length autobiographical documentary which charts the personal journey of a troubled artist attempting to reconcile trans-generational trauma and mental illness within her family tree.
During my residency at the Radcliffe Institute, I will work on the composition of a song cycle, for voices and electronic sounds. My project consists of two main parts: the research of various poetical texts and the musical composition.
The French monarchy admitted the Jesuits to Haiti (Saint-Domingue) in 1703 to replace the departing Capuchins as ministers to the souls of (white) colonists.
Francisco Goldman is the author of four published novels and two nonfiction books and has completed a new novel, “Monkey Boy,” forthcoming in 2019.
In the past year, a popular meme has been the mandate that "black women will save democracy." But what does this actually mean, and where does this sentiment come from? What are the historical roots of this expectation of black women martyrdom?
THIS PROJECT IS FOR FALL 2018.
American Mountains is a research and visual art project inspired by the 17th-century Russian predecessor to the roller coaster (referred to as "Russian Mountains").
For this project I will be working on a feature length experimental film focused in and around the Pacific Northwest and the language Chinuk Wawa, indigenous to the region.
Gender quotas have been a globally popular institution to enhance women's political representation. Its adoption, design, and impacts have also become important research subjects in various social science disciplines.
My research lies in the intersection of industrial organization and international trade. During my year at Radcliffe, I will be working on a project that explores the structure of the (maritime) transportation sector and its impact on world trade.
Research tutoring centers in the local area. Fluent Korean language skills are necessary for the work. I would like to learn more about how South Korean kids prepare to get into elite colleges. In terms of craft, it may help the student learn about how a novel is written.
THIS PROJECT IS FOR SPRING 2019.
My project "Again Not the Same River" involves composing interconnected pieces for the Mivos Quartet that individually and together reflect upon the dynamic relationship of two constants of experience: recurrence and change.
THIS PROJECT IS FOR SPRING 2019.
I argue in this book-length project that we need to rethink core assumptions about the development of modern philosophy and that the writings of women played a much more significant role in its development than has been recognized.
In this project, I trace the development of what came to be the standard narrative about early modern philosophy as it was created by German philosophers like Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kuno Fischer, and Ernst Cassirer.
The project will focus on primary source research about the rise of the United Nations and women's movements. With the help of a student researcher, I will be able to expand the scope of the project to encompass different women's movements across the Global South.
Nature has devised mechanisms for active locomotion of plants, typically observed with rapid movements for prey and defense, or with very slow movements during growth.
This project examines the “reproducibility crisis,” a recent phenomenon where scientists have found many findings to be difficult to replicate on subsequent investigation.
Reviewing and synthesizing the research literature on evolutionary theories of human musical behavior.
In many US cities, resources for local government are shrinking while philanthropic and nonprofit activity grows—these paired trends create space for “nonprofit governance,” a governing strategy that maximizes local cooperation for external funding, rather than offering competin
How Childhood Trauma Leads to Obesity: Identifying Mechanisms Linking Child Abuse to “Food Addiction”
Population research using large cohorts of women has identified a robust association between trauma in childhood, especially physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and the risk of chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in adulthood.
Using one of the largest cohort studies of women (the Nurses’ Health Study 2) we have identified a robust association between childhood trauma—especially physical, sexual, and emotional abuse—and the risk of chronic diseases like hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseas
The project is a history of Damascus based on a tradition of Arabic textual descriptions of the city between the 12th and 20th centuries. The student must know Arabic and have basic academic research skills.
During this project a new archaeological discovery of a Roman imperial complex in ancient Nikomedia will be prepared for publication.
In this project, I am thinking about works (primarily, but not exclusively, poetry and visual art) representing the transatlantic slave trade and chattel slavery, created by contemporary black artists (people of African descent in the US, as well as Canada and the Caribbean).
I'll be drafting a long poem that takes place in a speculative future, but looks back in several ways to the distant past. It is based geographically in the northeastern US, but involves events in and people from other parts of the globe, especially South Asia.
My plan is to conceive/compose a meta composition—music, drama, visual, movement, words—inspired by the social phenomenon, from remote Balkan areas, of “sworn virgins”: women who take a vow of chastity and live as men.
Sacred Sights is a film based around the world’s most active volcano.
Do international political borders matter in the modern world, and if so, in what ways? The globalization literature suggests that political boundaries between states matter less and less, especially as states have liberalized their markets for goods and services.
The student would work with me on my book manuscript, titled “Claiming NOW: A History of the National Organization for Women.” The project will draw from oral history interviews and archival research to yield the first comprehensive account of NOW's past.
I migrated to this country in 1999 as an unaccompanied minor. The year before, the story of Elian Gonzalez captured the US media. I'm interested in borrowing front-page headlines (only) from all major US newspapers in which Elian was mentioned.
Tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) are newly discovered membranous connections between distant cells that enable the transfer of various cellular materials between them.