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Examples of Ginsberg Grant Projects

The Ted and Cora Ginsberg Fund foster original undergraduate research in consultation or collaboration with our faculty.

Samples of 2018 Ginsberg Grant Projects


Nicole Kempis

Comparative Literature & Political Science '18


The Effect of Religious Observance on Senegalese Politics and Civic Education
Advisor: Dr. Rachel Riedl

• Coordinated RCTs and interviews in Dakar, Senegal to observe the political engagement of various religious denominations within the pluralist religious environment determine the extent to which political engagement may differ across varied religious communities.


Lauryn Schmelzer

Dance & Political Science '18

Ethnographic Approaches to Environmentalism at the Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology in Belem, Brazil
Advisor: Dr. Kimberly Marion Suiseeya

• Employed multimedia, autoethnographic techniques to analyze how indigenous knowledge is represented in influential debates and whether inclusion in environmental policy process secures or diminishes indigenous authority.

smith-ginsberg-photo.pngAlexander Smith

Political Science '18

Freedom Gates: President Jimmy Carter’s Impact on African Development Policy
Advisor: Dr. Richard Joseph

• Used a variety of materials to construct an untold narrative on the critical but understudied role the Carter Center played in ending the Liberian civil war and in the conduct of democratic elections.

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