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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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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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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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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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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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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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