The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Funded Research Projects

2016

David Bucci, Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences, “Alleviating the burden of PTSD:  A novel hypothesis”

Simon Chauchard, Department of Government, “Crowdsourcing Data on Campaign Spending in India”

Jeremy Horowitz, Department of Government, “Urbanization and the Transformation of Ethnic Political Preferences in Africa:  An Experimental Study in Kenya”

Janice McCabe, Department of Sociology, “Friendship Networks of Success:  How Institutional and Individual Factors Impact Undergraduates’ Academic and Social Success”

Brendan Nyhan, Department of Government “Dartmouth Experiments Conference”

Kim Rogers & Emily Walton, Department of Sociology “Interacting Across Difference”

2015

Janice McCabe
Department of Sociology
"Friends with Academic Benefits: How Networks Matter During and After College"

Donna Coch
Department of Education
"Pictures Rhyme: An Investigation of Automatic Co-Activation of Spelling and Sound"

Sean Kang
Department of Education
"Examining the Effects of Interleaved Practice on Science Learning"

Brendan Nyhan
Department of Government
"The Causes and Consequences of Historical Misperceptions in Intergroup Conflict"

2014

Deborah Jordan Brooks
Department of Government
"The Publicity Paradox"

John L. Campbell
Department of Sociology
"Small States in Big Trouble"

Nathaniel Dominy
Department of Anthropology
"Deep Indigeneity: Contributions of Archaic DNA to Indigenous Identity and Public Policy Among the Mamanwa of the Phillipines"

Jason Houle
Department of Sociology
"Household Debt, Social Inequality, and Family Wellbeing"

David Kraemer
Department of Education
"The Neural Representation of Conceptual Learning"

Jennifer Lind
Department of Government
"The Rise of Nationalism in Japan"

Won Mok Shim
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
"Seeing the World Through Target-Tinted Glasses: The Effect of Positive Mood on Visual Perception"

2013

Reena Goldthree
African and African-American Studies Program
"Democracy Shall Be No Empty Romance"

Jonathan Freeman
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
"Integrating Facial and Vocal Cues in Emotion Perception"

Brian Greenhill
Department of Government
"Norm Transmission in Networks of Intergovernmental Organizations"

Deborah L. Nichols
Department of Anthropology
"Early Ceramic Obsidian Production and Exchange in the Basin of Mexico"

Catherine J. Norris
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
"Imitation as Social Glue: A Social Neuroscience Investigation of the Causes, Mechanisms, and Consequences of Social Mimicry"

2012

John Campbell
Sociology
"Small States in Trouble"

Sienna Craig
Anthropology
"Genes and the Fertility of Tibetan Women at High Altitude in Nepal: Biocultural Perspectives on Reproduction and Social Change"

Brad Duchaine
Psychological and Brain Sciences
"Face Perception in Developmental Prosopagnosia"

Thalia Wheatley
Psychological and Brain Sciences
"How Thought Maps onto Space"

Douglas Irwin
Economics
"Dartmouth International History Group"

Udi Greenberg
History
"German Emigres and the Weimer Origins of the Cold War"

Xun Shi 
Geography
"How Much Water Can We Give to Nature: The Water Resource Problem of Tarim River, Xinjiang, China"

Douglas Haynes
History
"R.D. Karve, Global Sexology and the Making of 'Modern' Sexuality in Western India, 1920-1925"

Robert Johnson 
Economics
"The Evolution of Production Fragmentation and Trade in Value Added over Four Decades"

Brendan Nyhan
Government
"Political Influence on Public Corruption Prosecutions"

2011

Andreas Moxnes
Economics
"The Customer Margin in International Trade and the Role of Trade Costs"

Russell Rickford
History
"A Struggle in the Arena of Ideas: Black Independent Schools and the Quest for Nationhood, 1968-1980"

Christopher Sneddon
Geography
"The Social, Biophysical, and Policy Dimensions of Dam Removal"

Sharlene Mollett
Geography
"Tourism Troubles: Struggles for Land on the Panamanian Atlantic Coast"

M. Cecilia Gaposchkin
History
"Crusade, Liturgy, Ideology, and Devotion: 1095-1400"

Marc Dixon
Sociology
"The Expanding Tactical Repertoire and Influence of Social Movements: Social Protest and Corporate Change"

Lucas Swaine
Government
"Personal Autonomy, Political Philosophy, and Democracy"

Michele Tine
Education
"Working Memory Differences Between Children of Rural and Urban Poverty"

Xun Shi
Geography
"Assessing the Association Between Metropolitan Gentrification and Urban Health Policy"

Denise Anthony
Sociology
"Exploring the Relationship Between Health Information Technology and Hospital Quality"

2010

Richard Howarth
Environmental Studies Program
"Environmental Values, Beliefs, and Behavior"

2009

Robert Bonner
History
"Slaveownians Abroad: Proslavery Confederates on the Global Stage"

Michelle Clarke
Government
"The Ethics of Patriotism" - a fall conference

Sienna Craig
Anthropology
"Cultivating the Wilds: Considering Potency, Protection, and Profit in the Use of Materia Medica in Transnational Asian Medicines"

Thalia Wheatley
Psychological and Brain Sciences
"Cross-Modal Emotional Dynamics"

Richard Winters
Government
"Conference on Politics and Policy in the United States"- Conference will be held in 2011

2008

David Bucci
Psychology & Brain Science
"Physical Exercise: Effects on Brain Function and Behavior"

Sienna Craig
Anthropology
"Himalayan Healers in Transition:  Social and medical Change Among Tibetan Medicine Practitioners in Nepal"

Joseph Cullon
History
"The Balance of Industry: Colonial Maritime Manufacturing and the Reformulation of British Mercantilism in the Eighteenth Century"

Martin Dimitrov
Government
"The Role of the Secret Police in Suppressing Dissent in Communist Bulgaria: Evidence from the Newly Opened Communist Party and State Security Archives"

Pascaline Dupas
Economics
"Consumption Smoothing, Microfinancing, and Business development: Theory and Evidence from Informal Retail Businesses in Western Kenya"

Jennifer Fluri
Geography and Women's and Gender Studies
“Gender and Development Policy: The Spatial Impacts of the International Community on Gender Relations and Economic Reform in Kabul, Afghanistan”

Douglas Irwin
Economics
"Origins of the GATT"

Sharlene Mollett
Geography
"Contested Spaces: the Politics of Natural Resource Access in Central America"

Catherine Norris
Psychology & Brain Science
"The Effect of Video Game Play on Stereotype Activation and Applications"

Tanalis Padilla
History
"The Intended Lessons of Revolution: School Teachers in the Mexican Countryside, 1940-1975"

Peter Tse
Psychology & Brain Science
"How Our Expectations Can Cause Us to Misperceive Reality"

Thalia Wheatley
Psychology & Brain Science
"The Uncanny Valley: The Neural Correlates of Perceived Distortions of Human Form"

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