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Outsourcing Repression: How States Mobilize Civilians for Violence (DSI-SRP)

Posted by on Thursday, September 8, 2022 in College of Arts and Science, Completed Research, DSI-SRP, Natural and Life Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences.

This DSI-SRP fellowship funded Clara Jiang to work in the laboratory of Emily Ritter in the Department of Political Science during the summer of 2022. Clara is a senior with majors in Mathematics and Political Science.

Over the summer, Clara worked on the Outsourcing Repression project to examine how race riots and US Marshal appointments can serve to facilitate state repression of minority groups. She collected, cleaned, and visualized race riots data in the US during the past century. The race riots were coded based on factors including the location, the race groups involved, the instigating group, police involvement, and others. Clara also researched the appointment and confirmation process of US Marshals, as well as the history of this process. She collected and coded data of all past US Marshal appointments, categorized by the party of the President at that time and the affiliation of corresponding Senators.

In addition to receiving support through a DSI-SRP fellowship, this project was supported and facilitated by the DSI Data Science Team through their regular summer workshops and demo sessions.

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