The Phelan United States Centre encourages US-related interdisciplinary collaborations between academics and undergraduate student research assistants.
Topics investigated by the 2020-21 cohort include: How using Zoom has changed Congressional hearings on economic policy (Professor Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, UGRA Matthew Bradbury), Charismatic infrastructure for climate change adaptation in the US (Dr Rebecca Elliott, UGRA Emily Douglas), How US state institutions seek to control socially marginalised women (Dr Amanda Sheely, UGRA Sarah Ang) and the acceleration of prison reform in the age of COVID-19 (Dr Johann Koehler, UGRA Hawa Patel).
Research Assistants and LSE academics participating in this programme have been drawn from a range of departments: Economics, Government, International History, International Relations, Social Policy, Geography and Environment, and Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method. Read more about the 2020/21 programme.
Applications open annually, normally in the early Michaelmas term. Please watch departmental communications for future opportunities.
"Blown away by the brilliance of my UGRA Emily. I would have made exactly zero progress on this project without her work and her work is just so, so good.”
Dr Rebecca Elliot