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Heather Kirkland

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Research to Mitigate the Impact of Disasters on Underserved Communities

Heather Kirkland is not a traditional Ph.D. student. She works full-time as a budget officer and trainer at American University while pursuing a Ph.D. in Anthropology. Learn about her important research in Emergency Management.
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Challenging Western Misconceptions through Fashion Research

In the American imagination, Soviet fashion reflects the widespread deprivation and lack of modishness under socialism. However, Ruth Gabor, a Ph.D. student in History, is challenging the Western-centric interpretations of Soviet culture.
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Jane Palmer

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New Research to Examine Legal Services for Sexual Assault Survivors

AU School of Public Affairs Professorial Lecturer Jane Palmer has been selected for a Victim Research-to-Practice Fellowship to study the civil and legal needs of sexual assault survivors in partnership with the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC).
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Michelle Egan and Tamar Gutner

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SIS Professors Gutner and Egan Combine Research and Practice Through CFR Fellowships

SIS Professors Tamar Gutner and Michelle Egan use their CFR fellowships for IMF and Canadian trade research.
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Curious Minds: Perry Zurn is a Scholar and Proponent of Curiosity Studies

Philosophy professor has three books in development focused on curiosity.
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AU Researchers Develop Genetic Test to Detect Antimicrobial Resistance

Researchers at American University have developed a new, highly sensitive rapid genetic test that can determine whether bacteria carries a gene that causes resistance to two common antibiotics used to treat strep throat and other respiratory illnesses.
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New SIS Center Weighs the Costs and Benefits of New Technology

How will new technology affect our future? The SIS Center for Security, Innovation, and New Technology aims to address this question as objectively as possible.
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New Research Focuses on Coping with Food Insecurity

Researchers from SPA, in partnership with Feeding America, recently studied how families that use government and community food assistance programs overcome obstacles and manage to put food on their tables.
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Ifeoluwa M. Olawole and Charlotte Prud'Humme

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Graduate Fellowships Available: Opportunity to Improve Lives Through Research

Applications are now being accepted for the Adel Ait-Ghezala Graduate Research Fellowships. These research fellowships are available to graduate students who are full-time enrolled students in a master’s or doctoral program at American University.
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Sharon Weiner and Thespina Yamanis

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SIS Faculty Win Awards for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring

The Office of Graduate Studies and Research recently awarded Professor Sharon Weiner the 2019 Award for Excellence In Doctoral Student Mentoring and Professor Thespina Yamanis the 2019 Award for Excellence in Master's Student Mentoring.
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