Social Sciences

CUSE works with outstanding students of all years, colleges, disciplines, and majors.

Below are examples of Social Science students who have participated in Conference, Research, and Internship opportunities funded by CUSE!

Browse student spotlights by the following majors: 

  1. Anthropology
  2. Economics
  3. International Economics
  4. Political Science
  5. Psychology
  6. Sociology
  7. Spanish

Anthropology


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Matthew Williams, Class of 2018, Anthropology

Research: Galapagos Evolutionary Biology Practicum

Location: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Gary Lamberti and Malcom Fraser

Matthew Williams Research (PDF)


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Alexis Green, Class of 2019, Anthropology

Research: Role of Empathy for German Health Professionals

Location: Kassel, Hessen, Germany

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Denise Della Rossa

Alexis Green Research (PDF)


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Emily Vincent, Class of 2018, Anthropology and Chinese

Research: Foreign NGO Research in China

Location: Beijing, China

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Weibing Ye

Emily Vincent Research (PDF)


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Annie Kuster, Class of 2016, Anthropology & International Economics

Research: Spanish Youth Perception of the Andalusian Economic Crisis

Location: Compultense University in Madrid (Madrid, Spain) and University of Seville (Seville, Spain)

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Gabriel Torres

Annie Kuster Research (PDF)


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Economics


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Shuyu Jiang, Class of 2019, Economics

Research: Clickbait and Cognitive Processes

Location:  Notre Dame, IN

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Jessica Collett

 Shuyu Jiang Research (PDF)


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Sasha Nakae, Class of 2019, Economics and Theology

Summer Abroad in India

Location:  India

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Suman Rani

Sasha Nakae India Abroad (PDF)


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Timothy Machasio, Class of 2018, Economics & ACMS

Research: The Maramoja Effect: Understanding the Evolution of, Concentration of and Impediments to Mobile Technology Entrepreneurship in Kenya and Tanzania 

Location: Kenya and Tanzania

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Catherine Bolton

Timothy Machasio Research (PDF)


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Jennie Kim, Class of 2017, Economics & Political Science

Research: How does citizenship allow for universal preschool in Helsinki, Finland

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Stuart Greene

Jennie Kim Research (PDF)


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Pete Freeman, Class of 2018, Economics & Gender Studies

Eagan Fellowship Internship: Global Mamas//The Effects of Fair Trade Training on Female Ghanaians' Commitment to Economic Independence

Location: Elmina, Ghana

Faculty Mentor: Mary Kearney

Pete Freeman Internship (PDF)

Check out Pete's research vlogs from Ghana!


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Pete Freeman, Class of 2018, Economics, Gender Studies, and Peace Studies

Research Topic: Gender Barriers Facing Female Entrepreneurs in Switzerland, Winter Break 2015

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Faculty Mentor: Mary Kearney

Pete Freeman Report (PDF)

Check out Pete's video blog chronicling his research in Switzerland: here!


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Joel Ostdiek, Class of 2016, Economics and Film, Theatre, and Television

Research: Intercultural Communication through Music Education

Location: Jinja, Uganda

Faculty Mentor: Eileen Hunt Botting

Joel Ostdiek Research (PDF)


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International Economics


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Annie Kuster, Class of 2016, Anthropology & International Economics

Research: Spanish Youth Perception of the Andalusian Economic Crisis

Location: Compultense University in Madrid (Madrid, Spain) and University of Seville (Seville, Spain)

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Gabriel Torres

Annie Kuster Research (PDF)


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Political Science


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Megan Moffitt, Class of 2017, Political Science & Peace Studies

Research: Public Perception and the International Criminal Court: Observing the Gbagbo and Blé Goudé Case

Location: International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor:  Danielle Wood

Megan Moffitt Research (PDF)


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Alex Yom, Class of 2020, Political Science

Immersion: The Effects of Unfunded Mandates on National Infrastructure Projects

Location: Houston, TX

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Joseph Buttigieg

Alex Yom Immersion  (PDF)


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Jenny Ng, Class of 2017, Political Science

Research: Changing Dynamics: China-Latin American Relations

Location: Beijing, China

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Victoria Hui

Jenny Ng Research (PDF)


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Jennie Kim, Class of 2017, Economics & Political Science

Research: How does citizenship allow for universal preschool in Helsinki, Finland

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Stuart Greene

Jennie Kim Research (PDF)



 

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Rebecca Blais, Class of 2018, Political Science

Research: Elephant Conservation in Sri Lanka

Location: Sri Lanka

Faculty Mentor: Anre Venter

Rebecca Blais Research (PDF)


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Maria Corina Mendoza, Class of 2017, Political Science

Internship: Group50

Location: Washington, D.C.

Maria Mendoza Internship (PDF)


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Jenny Ng, Class of 2017, Political Science

Research Topic: Influence of Tourism on Gender Roles, Winter Break 2015

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Faculty Mentor: Thea Riofrancos

Jenny Ng Report (PDF)


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Angela Adduci, Class of 2016, Political Science and Peace Studies

Research/Internship: Orphan Demographics & Disabled Children: Inclusiveness in International Law

Location: Disability Rights International, Washington, D.C.

Angela Adduci Research (PDF)


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Psychology


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Megan Parisi, Class of 2017, Psychology

Research: The Relation Among Trait Anxiety, Cortisol Stress Reactivity, and Aggressive Behavior

Location: Notre Dame, IN

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Lira Yoon

Megan Parisi Research (PDF)


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Tegan Chesney, Class of 2017, Psychology & ACMS, CUSE Sorin Scholar

Conference: Wheatley International Affairs Conference

Location: Provo, Utah

Faculty Mentor: James Brockmole

Tegan Chesney Report (PDF)


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Sociology


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Pete Freeman, Class of 2018, Sociology and Gender Studies

Research: Gender Differences in Entrepreneurship: Motivation and Entrepreneurial Training of Mother Entrepreneurs in Switzerland

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Richard Williams

Pete Freeman Research (PDF)


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Ray'Von Jones, Class of 2016, Sociology & Spanish

Conference Presentation: Unpacking Privilege: Biographical Mapping as a Window into Understanding Social Justice Orientations and Pathways in Young Adults

Location: The International Youth Studies Conference in Maynooth, Ireland 

Faculty Mentor: Maria McKenna

Ray'Von Jones Conference Presentation (PDF)


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James English, Class of 2018, Sociology & Political Science

Research: Catholic Identity and Divorce Rate in Spain

Location: Oviedo, Spain

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Mary Ellen Konieczny

James English Research (PDF)


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Spanish


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Lucy Jones, Class of 2018, Spanish

Research: Telenovelas and Their Influence on Love and Relationships in Northern Spain

Location: Oviedo, Spain

Notre Dame Faculty Mentor: Jessica Collett

Lucy Jones Research (PDF)


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