Research and Fellowships

Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Study of Race/Racism

Vow to Act

Students are invited to apply for the Government Department's spring term fellowships on the study of race and racism. These may take the form of a for-credit Independent Study or a paid Research Assistantship. If interested, please send a short statement describing your interest.

"Vow to Act" Research Assistantship

Spring 21 Research Opportunity

In line with the "Vow to Act" research fellowship initiative, Professors Charles Crabtree and Yusaku Horiuchi are recruiting up to five undergraduate research assistants in this coming spring term. They will work on a new research project that will entail collecting detailed information about U.S. universities' responses (in particular, public statements) to violent incidents against racial minorities (e.g., the death of George Floyd in June 2020, the death of Asian-American women in Atlanta in March 2021, etc.). They are planning to design an online survey to collect information and a website where people can report on university responses. The goal is to develop a public platform, which documents how U.S. universities have replied in the past and monitor their responses in the future.

The most important requirement is that an applicant has a strong interest in discrimination and violence against racial minorities in the U.S. and a commitment to take action to develop a better society. All five students will check and monitor university websites and SNS, contact friends and families with affiliations with various universities (to encourage them to report the universities' responses), etc. In addition, at least one student should have the skills and experiences necessary to design and maintain a website using WordPress, ideally using Shiny. At least one another student should have good experience and skills to design an online survey using Qualtrics. 

Students will be paid based on an hourly rate ($15). If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a short statement of interest to Prof. Crabtree or Prof. Horiuchi at the earliest convenience. 

A Research Project on Race/Ethnicity

Call for Proposals

Are you considering undertaking a research project on race and politics during the next (spring) quarter? Professor Yusaku Horiuchi (Government, QSS) is interested in working with you!

The priorities in his selection are the following:

  1. Research that addresses an important question about race/ethnicity problems in the U.S. or other countries
  2. Research that rigorously tests an empirical hypothesis based on quantitative data (e.g., using survey experiments)
  3. Junior students interested in working on a relevant topic for a senior thesis
  4. Students who have taken an introductory statistics course (and ideally an intermediate statistics course)
  5. Students who are familiar with programming in R (or Stata)

If you are interested in this research opportunity, please submit a short proposal (one-page) to Professor Horiuchi. He has limited funding available for your research but also encourages students to apply for internal grants (e.g., UGAR's Junior Research Scholarship).

See the following page for Professor Horiuchi's current/prior research with Dartmouth students here.

See his personal reflections on racial injustice here. 

Yusaku Horiuchi
Professor of Government and Mitsui Professor of Japanese Studies

Dartmouth College