The School of Social Sciences to Kick off Spring 2024 Research Events with Research Relays: “Global Research in Social Sciences”

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The School of Social Sciences will host an impressive lineup of research events this semester, opening with a Research Relay on February 12 that will highlight global research in social sciences. Research Relays provide a relaxed setting for faculty to share their innovative research in a “lightning talk” format and connect with other faculty and researchers to promote multidisciplinary research collaborations.

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“The Research Relays provide a great forum to learn about faculty research in the School of Social Sciences and to become aware of the international reach of that research,” said Pat DeLucia, associate dean for research for the School of Social Sciences.

The February relay will feature four-minute talks from four faculty members in the social sciences. Mary Prendergast, associate professor of anthropology, researches pastoralism in Kenya and Tanzania; Mahmoud Amin El-Gamal, professor of economics and statistics, explores exclusion factors and impacts in sub-Saharan Africa; Kaitlyn Robinson, assistant professor of political science, specializes in international relations and civil war; and Vivian Lu, assistant professor of anthropology, examines commercial migration in Nigeria.

"We're proud to feature our faculty doing research across the world as one part of our efforts in the School to increase global opportunities for faculty and students,” said Rachel Kimbro, dean for the School of Social Sciences.

Lunch will be served at the upcoming Research Relay on February 14 at 12:00 pm in Kraft Hall 130. Attendees are asked to RSVP. Subsequent research events in Spring 2024 include the Faculty Funding Forum on March 18 and a Research Relay panel on “Innovation in the Social Sciences” on April 3.