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Bianca Pergher

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SPA Student Presents Arab Spring Research at National Conference

SPA student Bianca Pergher (SPA/BA '20) presented her research recently during a poster session at the Midwest Political Science Association conference.
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Benjamin Stokes speaks at an SOC Faculty Forum in November.

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AU Professor's Phone Booth Captures DC Stories

When the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum opens its latest exhibit, an American University professor will have a hand in helping District residents tell their stories to visitors.
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students and faculty outside Kerwin Hall

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School of Public Affairs Faculty Member Named Russell Sage Visiting Scholar

SPA Associate Professor Bradley Hardy is among 15 social scientists selected by the Russell Sage Foundation to be a visiting scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Professor Todd Eisenstadt in Bangladesh

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SPA Professor to Study How Climate Change Finance Works in Developing Countries

SPA Professor Todd Eisenstadt has spent years understanding how climate change affects indigenous populations in developing countries. Now, he’s working to track funding for climate change projects from international donors to local development projects.
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Dr. Kathleen Holton with research subjects

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Health Studies Professor's Research Sheds Light on Link Between Chronic Pain and MSG

Health Studies Assistant Professor Kathleen Holton's research into glutamate, or what most consumers know as MSG, shows a link between the food additive and chronic pain.
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Elizabeth Suhay’s New Research Examines Attitudes on Gay Rights

Does changing a person’s mind about the origins of sexual orientation actually influence a person’s attitudes toward LGBTQ citizens and policies that affect them? New research by SPA Assistant Professor Elizabeth Suhay’s tackled this question.
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Memorial for where Minnesota African-American Philando Castile was shot by police. Balloons and a sign below that reads

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Whitesplaining on Facebook: PhD Student Donte Newman Looks at Race and Social Media

Newman is in the communication doctoral program, focusing on media, technology, and democracy.
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Debt Matters: Women Use Credit to Bridge Income Gaps, While Men Are Less Cautious

When it comes to attitudes about money, gender makes a difference in matters of debt, a new study by Economics Professor Mary Hansen finds.
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Understanding How the Prison Population Rises as Crime Falls

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Understanding How the Prison Population Rises as Crime Falls

The SPA Political Theory Institute kicked off its spring semester lecture series recently with a presentation by John Pfaff, author of “Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration and How to Achieve Real Reform."
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AU School of Public Affairs Student Recognized for Work in Comparative Politics

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AU School of Public Affairs Student Recognized for Work in Comparative Politics

An AU School of Public Affairs doctoral student studying comparative politics and American politics, recently received a scholarship from the Gill Family Foundation to support her dissertation research.
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