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Current Openings: Undergraduate Research Positions

Supervisor: 

Doug Rice

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Fall 2017

The research assistant will aid in a project that analyzes media coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court across the New York Times and other prominent papers. This is part of a broader project on the...Read more

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Peter Haas

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Fall 2017

Professor Haas is looking for students to compile summaries of international regimes to govern various global issues, such as public health, environment, migration, trade, etc. This will involve...Read more

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Justin Gross

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Fall 2017

Research Assistant

U.S. Ideologies Content Analysis Students on my research team will learn to identify the presence of key ideological claims from a provided list, classifying...Read more

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Paul Collins

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Fall 2017

 UREP Fellow #2

I seek one or more undergraduate research assistants to assist in a series of studies that investigate what happens at U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings,...Read more

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Paul Collins

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Fall 2017

UREP Fellow #1

I seek one or more undergraduate research assistants to assist in a study that investigates presidential speeches regarding U.S. Supreme Court...Read more

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Professor Spector

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Fall 2017

Undergraduate Research Assistantship for credit in POLITICAL SCIENCE, 2017-18

Part of a 6-student interdisciplinary undergraduate research team for the...Read more

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Professor Blinder

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Spring 2017

The student will be supporting research on the gender gap in US politics, and, especially, why these gaps are smaller or non-existent among African Americans and Latinos. Tasks will include...Read more

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Professor Blinder

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Spring 2017

The research assistant(s) will write summaries of research articles about how the media covers immigration, with a particular focus on countries outside the United States. The job will involve...Read more

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Professor Gross

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Spring 2017

The student(s) will being carrying out content analysis of text by American political writers/speakers. This will involve learning to classify communications according to the political...Read more

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Mia Costa

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Spring 2017

I am looking to hire one or two students during the Spring semester to code emails from politicians and interest group websites. The goal of the project is two-fold: to understand (1) how...Read more

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