Current Students Research Topics
2014 Cohort-Summer Research Topics
Nathali Arias, Addressing the Effects of Incarceration on Women with PTSD
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Teri Lassiter
Kristine Baffo, Home is Where the Hate is: Racial Residential Segregation
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Miller
Marie Callahan, Transforming Service Learning Study Abroad: Bringing “Coexisting Global Citizen” Identity Down to Earth
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tom Rudel
Jessie Davis, How does parity in breastfeeding practices mitigate the prevalence of postpartum depression in low income African American women?
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Teresa Janevic
Gabriella Estevez, The Development of the Compassionate Voice: Writing & the Laws of Life
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maurice Elias
Ashley Garner, Paradox of Domestic Work: Abuse, Identity Negotiation, and Safety Strategies in the Lives of Caribbean and Latina Domestic Workers
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrea Hetling
Ismelka Gomez, Undocumented Women in the U.S.: A
Focus on Domestic Violence
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel M. Goldstein
Anastasia Groce, Civic Engagement: The Role of Media in Urban Youth Empowerment Programs
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Todd Wolfson
Kamaria Guity, Sentencing of Minority Populations in New Jersey: From the Shore to the Slammer
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Patrick Carr
Maria Hernandez, Gender Ambiguity in the Categorization Ambiguity Model: How Does Visual Ambiguity in Gender Categories Influence Essentialist Beliefs?
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Diana Sanchez
Nicolas Holt, Marcel Broodthaers' Image: A Three Tiered Critique
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bernadette Gailliard
Mark Lockwood, Brother to Brother: The Politics of Black Masculinity
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carlos Decena
Keishla Rivera, Afro-Latinidad in Literature: Negotiating Race and Identity
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel
2013 Cohort - Summer Research Topics
"Analogy and Problem-Solving"
"Analyzing the Concept of Diversity within the Higher Education System"
"The Effects of Microcredit on Rural Bangladeshi Women: Domestic Violence to "Sixteen Decisions"
"Inside the NYPD: Community Sentiments and the Proposal for an Inspector General"
"Osteocalcin Alleviates Alcohol-Induced Inflammation in the Liver"
"How Do People Get Their Food?: Food Security in Wrigley Park"
"The Inequalities Within Congo's Artisanal Mining Sector"
"If It Isn't Nuclear, It's Unclear"
Academic Year Research: "Transforming Voices: Aesthetics of Trans Women of Color"
"The Feminist Spring in India: Jyoti Singh, Rape and the Media"
"Applications of NFC and QR Tags in Rehabilitative Therapy"
"Exploring Mediolateral Functional Dichotomy in the Olfactory Tubercle During Cocaine Self-Administration"
"From Sex to Gender: Scientific and Cultural Definition of Gender"
2012 Cohort - Summer Research Topics
"Immigration, Instability, and Crime: The moderating effects of immigration on crime""
Academic Year Research: "Segregation and Inequality in Non-Residential Movement Patterns" with Dr. Lauren J. Krivo
"African American Youth on Psychotropic Medication" with Dr. Jeffrey Longhofer
Academic Year Research: "Parent Child Interactional Perceptions: Influence on Treatment Effectiveness"
"Analyze changes of behavior of migration birds at their nesting sites due to environmental changes"
"How perceptions about gender shape healthcare policy"
"The domestic factors that influence attitudes of self-worth in women living in urban communities and also, the effects of self-worth on risky and self-injurious behaviors"
Academic Year Research: "The Long-Term Effects of Child Sexual Abuse on Sexual Well-Being and Social Functioning: A Cross-Cultural Study"
"International Nutrition, an analysis of dietary recommendations of NGO's"
"Modeling Autism in animals to cultivate greater understanding of Autism in humans and the environmental neurotoxins"
Academic Year Research: "Animal model of transient intra-natal ischemia as an insult leading to autistic-like behavioral deficits and neurological impairments" with Dr. George Wagner
"The Academic Achievement Gap: Learning Discrepancies among African American Youth in Urban Communities in Comparison to Their White Counterparts."