2018 Graduate Conference

Graduate students enrolled in Ivan Allen College Liberal Arts graduate courses submitted abstracts by January 1st, 2018 to present papers at the IAC graduate student conference. Presentations were scheduled as 10 minute papers on panels or 9 minute roundtable presentations during the conference on Friday, January 26th, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., in Room 102 of the Stephen C. Hall Building (215 Bobby Dodd). The Ivan Allen Graduate Student Advisory Board members reviewed the abstracts and organized the schedule for the conference. Graduate students were recruited to volunteer as session chairs and respondents.

 

2018 IAC Graduate Student Conference Program

January 26, 2018

Urban and Rural Infrastructure
Revathi Roopini Veriah (Public Policy): The Ery System: Conflict & Management of Common Property Resources in Tamil Nadu, India
Xincheng Shen (History and Sociology): Meandering Shortcut: Shanghai’s Slow Adoption of Water Closet in the 20th Century

Organizations, Communities, and Social Change
Rebecca Watts Hull (History and Sociology): When one size does not fit all: Lessons from a comparative study of ‘Real Food’ campus campaigns
Supraja Sudharsan (Nunn School): Transnational networks and urban climate governance

Energy Technology and Policy
Chair: Rebecca Watts Hull (History and Sociology)
Ross Beppler (Public Policy): Identifying Barriers to the Deployment of Widespread Dynamic Electricity Pricing
Jenna McGrath (Public Policy): How Do Disruptions on the U.S. Electric Grid Influence Federal Funding?
Anthony Harding (Economics): Coordination through Cooperation: Climate Clubs with Solar Geoengineering

Transnational Cooperation and Conflict
Chair: Christopher Zakroff (History and Sociology)
Suon Choi (Nunn School): Mining Rhetoric of North Korea: Its Perception of the U.S.-R.O.K. Extended Deterrence
Plamen Mavrov (Nunn School): A Survey of Past Challenges to the Transatlantic Partnership
Christopher Long (History and Sociology): Mirror over the Horizon: Hexagon and Institutional Realignment in Early US Space Espionage
Plamen Mavrov (Nunn School): A Survey of Past Challenges to the Transatlantic Partnership
Christopher Long (History and Sociology): Mirror over the Horizon: Hexagon and Institutional Realignment in Early US Space Espionage

Technology and Culture
Chair: Brooke Bosley (Digital Media/LMC)
Garrett Bunyak (History and Sociology): Fat Cats and Porky Pooches: ‘Pet Obesity,’ Moral Panic, and Multi-species Possibilities
Amanda Domingues (History and Sociology): Gender, race and science: the unsinkable drown proofed bodies
Alice Hong (History and Sociology): A Grave Danger: Sanitary Arguments for Cremation in the United States at the Turn of the 20th Century

Research and Data
Alaina Totten (Economics): The Impact of Displaced Persons on International Relations
Adriana Alvarado Garcia (Digital Media/LMC): The Lack of Data on Human Rights Violations in Mexico
Firaz Peer (Digital Media/LMC): Whose Context is it anyway? How Zillow’s algorithmic system conflicts with other operational contexts in the housing market

Innovation
Chair: Josh Fisher (Digital Media/LMC)
Jon Schmid (Nunn School): Do External Threats Drive Military Technology Innovation? Empirical Evidence in the Affirmative
Seokbeom Kwon (Public Policy): Impact of patent ownership transfer patent holdup risk and innovation of firms
Seokkyun Woo (Public Policy): The Role of Curiosity in Science: Evidences from Ig Nobel Prizes
Alice Clifton (History and Sociology): Front-Line Fowl: Messenger Pigeons as Communications Technology in the U.S. Army

* Prize winner

Read abstracts of prize winners (link)