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

Senior Honors Thesis Grant Recipient: Jennifer Wu '19

Jennifer Wu

Jennifer Wu, a member of the Class of 2019, is a Quantitative Social Science (QSS) major and a Government and Japanese minor.

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The Rockefeller Center Senior Honors Thesis Grants program provides funding of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences.

Jennifer Wu, a member of the Class of 2019, is a Quantitative Social Science (QSS) major and a Government and Japanese minor.

Jennifer is interested in political psychology, public opinion, and political methodology and her QSS senior thesis looks at how people react to civil comments from a politician compared to uncivil comments, and how much of a difference it makes to the public if politicians apologize for their uncivil comments. Furthermore, it will look at whether in-group/out-group characteristics, specifically gender of respondent and politician, moderate how favorably people view a politician after an apology compared to no apology. Her advisor is Government Professor Yusaku Horiuchi, the Mitsui Professor of Japanese Studies.

On campus, Jennifer participates in the Dartmouth Japan Society, Alpha Theta Gender Inclusive Greek House as an exec, and the Gender Inclusive Greek Council as secretary. She is also co-captain and women’s epee squad leader of the Dartmouth College Fencing Club. After graduating from Dartmouth, Jennifer hopes to continue doing political science research before attending graduate school. 

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