Jeannine Bell, A.M. & Ph.D., Political Science, J.D. Law, Rackham Merit Fellowship and Susan Lipschutz Award
As a social justice activist and scholar raised in 1970s Detroit, Jeannine Bell is no stranger to the challenges faced by marginalized populations today. Currently a professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Jeannine focuses on the systemic racism that permeates the layers of American society. Her latest book, Hate Thy Neighbor: Move-In Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing, explores the factors behind continued neighborhood segregation, despite the efforts to combat it.
I-Uen (Yvonne) Hsu, Ph.D. Candidate, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Barbour Scholarship, Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship, Predoctoral Fellowship
In 1996, scientists mapped out the STAC (SH3 and cysteine rich domain) family of genes. Since then, their function has been somewhat of a mystery. That is, until around twenty years later when in Dr. John Kuwada’s lab at University of Michigan, a group of researchers including Ph.D. candidate I-Uen (Yvonne) Hsu discovered the STAC3 gene’s purpose and the mechanism underlying it.
Emily Saidel, Ph.D. Student, Communication Studies, Ruth Youngblood Fellowship
The West Wing. Scandal. House of Cards. Veep. Madam Secretary. What might be entertainment to us is research material for Ph.D. student Emily Saidel, as she digs deeper into the fictional representations of the United States federal government.
Eric Bettis, Ph.D. Student, Urban and Regional Planning, Boehner Fellowship, Rackham Merit Fellowship
When people think of social equity, most don’t immediately think of a city transit system, but for Rackham graduate student, Eric Bettis, the two are directly related. As a second-year Ph.D. student in urban and regional planning at Taubman College, Eric spends the majority of his time thinking about how transit systems and transportation provision can be used to make the world more equitable. How does providing more transit options increase access to better schools, jobs, and recreational and community activities, specifically for those living in poverty?
Originally from Seattle, political science Ph.D. candidate Chinbo Chong didn’t always think a career in academia was for her, but that all changed when she met someone with a potentially shared experience in the field. During her undergraduate career, she took her first political science course and was pleasantly surprised on the first day of class when her professor, an Asian American man, walked into the room.
Last updated: February 13, 2015 - 11:38am