Friday, April 12, IAS seniors presented their final honors theses to peers, faculty advisors, and IAS program leaders. While the world areas covered were expectedly diverse, seniors explored a range of methodologies and subject analyses, as well.
Friday, April 12, IAS seniors presented their final honors theses to peers, faculty advisors, and IAS program leaders. Students’ efforts certainly paid off when they exhibited the variety of insightful and pertinent topics they had investigated over the course of this past year. While the world areas covered were expectedly diverse—addressing topics from Chile (by Sofia Goodman) to China (by Helen Li)—seniors explored a range of methodologies and subject analyses, as well. Some students showed an impressive diversity of interests even while covering the same world area, like Ryan Mendelson and Alicia Zhang, who both focused on Mexico, but from two distinct lenses of liberalization and climate change (respectively).
Some students, like Ethan Evans and Eleanor Sadik-Khan, utilized large datasets and data modeling, and others, like Jordan Hughes and Clayton Covington, relied on intensive textual analysis and reading to put forth their assessments based on rules of law. An impressive number of students employed field research from their time studying abroad. For example, Sabrina Wang supported her findings on non-communicable diseases with in-person interviews at the World Health Organization, and Anjali Vishwanath assessed mental health opportunities for refugees in Jordan by meeting with the very people who provide such programs. Across all methodologies, disciplines, and subjects, we are proud to see the successful culminations of our IAS seniors’ hard work.
Congratulations to Seth Blum, Jordan Hughes, Sofia Goodman, Clayton Covington, Alicia Zhang, Ryan Mendelson, Helen Li, Anjali Vishwanath, Eleanor Sadik-Khan, Abby Rochman, Sabrina Wang, and Ethan Evans!