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Noam LupuNoam Lupu (College of Arts & Science)

Lupu traveled to Lima, Peru, to research how civic engagement affects political attitudes in the South American country. Lupu, who also serves as associate director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, examined the longstanding belief that citizens with more resources are more likely to engage with politics, and that political engagement correlates with political knowledge, support for democracy and confidence in state institutions and elections.

Karla McKandersKarla McKanders (Law School)

McKanders’ project supported a service learning trip by law and divinity students through the Immigration Practice Clinic to the border of Tijuana. The students, in collaboration with law school immigration clinics from across the country, volunteered in crowded refugee camps and centers for women and children who were waiting to apply for asylum.

Over the course of two days, students gave Know Your Rights presentations to inform asylum seekers on how the U.S. government modified the system for applying for asylum at the border and how they may be detained indefinitely and possibly separated from their children once they reach the border.

Lisa Fazio

Lisa Fazio (Peabody College of Education and Human Development)

Fazio traveled to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland to give a talk and initiate a research collaboration on the effects of misinformation on political attitudes and decision-making. Fazio studies how people learn false information and how errors can be corrected in the knowledge base.

Collaborating with Laura Cram, professor of European politics at the University of Edinburgh, allowed Fazio to view the effects of misinformation on politics through a global lens and help advance and further the impact of her research. One of the goals of Fazio’s trip to the United Kingdom was to establish connections across different research fields, countries and perspectives, bringing novel perspectives to her work.