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New Book Examines Landscape of Competing Facts in American Politics

AU School of Public Affairs Professor David Barker’s new book presents new survey research to explain what is fueling misinformation on both sides of the political spectrum and the consequences it has for society.
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Humanities Truck Fellowships Available for 2019-2020

The Humanities Truck Project Fellowship Program provides a year for the Truck Fellows to be able to use the truck for a collaborative project with the community. Fellows will receive substantial research funding $10,000 for these year-long projects.
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Min Jung Kim, PhD Student in SIS

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Engaging in Research Abroad

James Scott’s "The Art of Not Being Governed" provocative thesis captivated Min Kim's imagination leading her to apply to the SIS Ph.D. program to pursue these ideas for herself.
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They’re Just Like Us! Kogod Prof. on Celebrity Deaths and Blockbuster Obits

Marketing professor Cristel Russell has observed a shift in how we mourn fallen icons.
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Research Finds Black LGB Youth at Greater Risk for Poor Mental Health Outcomes

American University researchers have found that black lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are at greater risk for poor mental health outcomes compared with black heterosexual youth.
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Public Affairs and Policy Lab Gives Students Real-Time Research Experience

SPA students were selected to be summer research assistants on projects with SPA faculty in the new Public Affairs and Policy Lab (PAPL) program.
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SPA Justice Study Has Global Reach with Research Interest in Australia

What started as a US-focused student-faculty research project has resulted in an interest in examining the project's data in the context of the judicial system in Australia.
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Nathan Favero

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New Grant to Further Research Focused on School Funding in Low-Income Districts

Nathan Favero, assistant professor in the AU School of Public Affairs, was recently awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation to examine the impact of progressive school funding on the achievement of students in low-income school districts.
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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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