2017

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Across the Great Divide: How UC Students See American Politics in 2017
Major:
Political Science
This research project aims to capture the political culture and climate on each UC campus after the 2016 presidential election. In the moments after the election, it became clear to me that there was more than an ideological divide...
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Truman’s Airlift & The Wizard of Air Transport Logistics: William Tunner
Major:
History
Research Interests:
World War II, Cold War, and Aviation Logistics
The Berlin Airlift was a moment in history upon which the United States defined its position in the world with regard to human dignity and respect. My research looked behind the scenes to illuminate the work of William Tunner and his role...
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Major:
Political Science and History; Minor: Political Economy
Research Interests:
American Politic; Southeast Asia; Democratic Accountability; Imperial Education Policy
My interests span the Pacific region, with most of my focus on the United States and various countries in Southeast Asia. I study redistricting and reform efforts targeting gerrymandering across the United States, as well as the...
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Major:
History
Research Interests:
the history of Public Health in the United States. Communicable diseases and the federalizations of quarantine alongside government involvement in State affairs in the prevention and management of epidemics.
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Does Ranked Choice Voting Live Up To Its Promises? An Evaluation of RCV in the Bay Area
Major:
Political Science
The November 2004 election marked the first test of San Francisco’s Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) system, and the democratic innovation has since spread to neighboring Bay Area cities of Berkeley, Oakland and San Leandro. The original...

2016

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Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
The Supreme Court, Public Opinion, and the Affordable Care Act
A conceptual research question of my project is "Can the Supreme Court change public opinion in a way that Americans support its decisions?" To answer this question, I have selected NFIB v. Sebelius, the 2012 Supreme Court ruling on...
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Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
Defining Arab American Political Attitudes
The U.S Census estimates that the Arab American population hovers around 2 million, while the Arab American Institute estimates that the population is around double that figure. This places the Arab American population at approximately 1....
holub
Major:
Urban Studies
Research Interests:
Remembering the Alamo: Demographic change and Texas politics
I'm researching how demograhic trends of migration and aging are likely to lead to political change in U.S. border states. I've focused on Texas, and built a simulation to predict when increases in the voting populations of Hispanic/...
urvashi
Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
The Great Shift: Analyzing the Effect of Public Safety Realignment on Crime Rates in California Counties
In 2011, the United States Supreme Court mandated California to reduce its severely overcrowded prison population. In an effort known as Public Safety Realignment, Assembly Bills 109 and 117 shifted the responsibility to house individuals...
kevin_d._reyes
Major:
History; Political Economy
Research Interests:
Programming Strategy: Defense Policy, Computer Science, and the Strategic Defense Initiative, 1983-89
Reyes is researching the debates that took place in the context of the 1980s Strategic Defense Initiative’s development between the traditional strategy establishment—those in foreign and defense policy as practitioners and scholars—and...
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Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
Examining the Effects of Opinion Leadership on Legislation on the Municipal Level
This project aims to assess the effect of civic experience on voter behavior in local elections. My paper investigates whether voters will vote for a candidate endorsed by the opposing party because the other party's candidate is more...

2015

alex_mabanta
Major:
Political Science; Rhetoric
Research Interests:
The Effect of Disability and Gender Perception on Political Trust and Voting in the United States
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Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
A Text-Based Approach to Policy Groups' Influence on the Legislative Process
ava_mehta_lowres
Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
Forming a More Perfect Union: Election Law and Ballot Access in the United States
suhasini_ravi
Major:
Public Health
Research Interests:
Analysis of what consumers of internet news are learning about the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
rodolfo_portrait
Major:
Political Science; Ethnic Studies
Research Interests:
Revisiting the Hollow Prize: The Descriptive-Substantive Representation in City Government
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Major:
Political Science; History
Research Interests:
Zero-Day: The Theory and Politics of Security in America's Schools

2013

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Major:
History
Research Interests:
"American Hypnosis: Understanding What American Film Policy Means for the Cold War."
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Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
Why They Voted: Youth Political Participation in the 21st Century
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Major:
Economics
Research Interests:
"Financing US public higher education - a time series and comparative study on the sustainability of US higher education funding."

2013

History, UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
"An Analysis of The 1902 Anthracite Strike."
History, UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
"Direct Democracy and Statecraft in California, 1948-1958."
Double Majors: Environmental Science, Environmental Economics and Policy; Minor: Energy Resources
Research Interests:
"Wetland Restoration and Sea Level Rise Risk for Coastal Communities: A Case Study of the Alviso Ponds Restoration Project."

2012

ackerman
Major:
Sociology
Research Interests:
“A Comparative Analysis of the Framing of Legal Membership Before and After 9/11”
james_0
Major:
Political Science and African American Studies
Research Interests:
"Historical Impacts of National, State, and Local Housing Policies and Practices on African American Residents of Alameda"
kaufman
Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
"Looking up Your Representative's Vote? C for Effort?"
kim
Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
"American Gaze at the American Gays: Interest Groups, Media, and the Political Elite's Impact on American Public Opinion of Gays"

2012

pelke
Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
"Female Legislators and the ‘War on Women'"
white
Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
“Occupational Hazard: Ballot occupation as a proxy for party in low-information elections”

2011

Major:
Political Economy, Business Administration
Research Interests:
"Politify: The First Tool to Forecast Your Income for Political Scenarios"
Major:
Political Science and Psychology
Research Interests:
"Assessing the Regulation of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in California"
Major:
Anthropology
Research Interests:
"Deinstitutionalization: The Scope and Magnitude of Criminalizing the Seriously Mentally Ill"
Major:
Political Science and Environmental Economics and Policy
Research Interests:
"African Americans and the Republican Party: Bridging the Gap Between Race and Partisan Identity"
schwartzman_0
Major:
Geography
Research Interests:
"American Labor from Left to Right: The Appalachian Pro-Coal Movement"
Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
"Biodiversity and the courts: Endangered SPecies Law in the U.S., Australia, and Canada"
Major:
Political Science and Sociology
Research Interests:
"Civic & Political Engagement of Chinese Americans in Ethnic Suburbs"
Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
"Defining Ethanol Policy: the Influence of the Media on Congressional Issue Framing"
Program Services Coordinator
Northern California World Trade Center
Major:
Middle Eastern Studies
Research Interests:
"Narratives of the 2003 War: Iraqi Refugees & US Veterans (the NOW Project)"

2010

Research Interests:
"The Tea Party: A New Force in Republican Politic"
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"Subjects of Statelessness: The Impact of the Humanitarian Response and the U.S. Asylum Process on the Rights of Haitian Refugees"
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"The Bloody Code’: Dueling and the Coming of the Civil War, 1850 – 1856"
Research Interests:
"Radicals for Capitalism: Ayn Rand and the Conservative Youth Movement of the 1960s"
Research Interests:
"How Do Doctors Organize? A Study of ‘Organized Medicine’ from 2006 through 2010"
Research Interests:
"Female Gubernatorial Candidates 2002-2004: Utilizing Campaign Adverstising to Fight Gendered Perceptions of Viability"

2009

Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
"The Politics of Food Safety Regulation: Congress, the President, and the USDA"
Major:
Forestry and Natural Resources
Research Interests:
"The Americorn Way: An Analysis of the Farm Bill on the Price and Production of Corn"
Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
"Congress, the Court, and the Corruption of Copyright"
Major:
History
Research Interests:
"The History of Mexican Immigrant Laborers: Post-WWI through the Bracero Program"
Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
"United We Stand: Wiretapping and the Necessity of the Unitary Constitution in Foreign Affairs"
Major:
Political Science
Research Interests:
"Power Shifts in Sacramento: The Effects of Term Limits on Legislative Staff"