A global studies student presents her research

Research Possibilities

The History, Politics & Global Studies Department offers many exciting opportunities for students to engage in high-impact student learning experiences by working with their professors in student-faculty research projects. Students can receive course credit and hone their skills in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting primary historical documents and secondary works, and presenting their findings at prestigious regional and national academic conferences.


In April 2015, Dr. Chris Dolan took five Global Studies students to the New York State Political Science Association conference at SUNY-Plattsburgh. There, they presented two collaborative student-faculty papers on human security in contemporary security studies. The students were Erin Eckerd, Marie Gorman, Genevieve Hugenbruch, Sarah Meinhart, and Kayla Zimmerman.  Kayla and Marie presented their paper (co-written with Dr. Dolan) entitled "Human Suffering and the Broad Human Security Concept: Theoretical Assumptions and Applications to Iraq."


In Spring 2014, Courtney Escudero and Dr. Chris Dolan co-wrote a paper entitled "Soft Power and Cultural Exchange," which they presented at the International Studies Association meeting in Toronto, Canada.


In Fall 2013, Dr. Chris Dolan and two LVC students co-authored papers that they gave at the Northeast Political Science Association meeting in Philadelphia. Dr. Dolan and Erin Eckerd presented "U.S.-Russia Relations since the End of the Cold War," and Dr. Dolan and Genevieve Hugenbruch presented "The Global Politics of Legitimate Action and Critical International Relations Theory."


In Fall 2012, Dr. Chris Dolan and four LVC students presented their collaborative research at the International Studies Association-Northeast meeting in Baltimore. Genevieve Hugenbruch and Susanna Chehata and Dr. Dolan presented "Internet Political Activism in the Arab Spring," and Ashley Ferrari, Katheryn O'Hara and Dr. Dolan presented "Gender, Feminism, and Political Advocacy."