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Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship Projects

This page provides information on the Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship projects currently available and is typically updated by mid-February of the current academic year.


The Humanities Fellowship program is for undergraduate students in humanities or social science programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. The fellowship is designed to encourage research in these areas and to offer paid opportunities, which are often unavailable in the humanities. Applicants must be in their sophomore year or later.

Full List of Requirements (PDF)


The application deadline is for 2018-2019 has passed. The application for 2019-2020 will be available in early 2019.

2018-2019 Projects

Project Faculty Name Department Project Title
01 Phillip Ayoub, PhD Politics LGBT Politics and Resistance in Global Comparison
02 Meghan Butryn, PhD Psychology Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment
03 Naomi Goldstein, PhD Psychology Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline
04 Asta Zelenkauskaite, PhD Communication The Use of Trolling via Breitbart News Portal
05 Wes Shumar, PhD Anthropology EnCoMPASS: Emerging Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment
06 Ashley Dickinson, PhD
Criminology and Justice Studies Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity Project
07 Christian Hunold, PhD Politics Urban Greening: Implications for Human-Wildlife Relations in Philadelphia
08 Jason Orne, PhD Sociology LGBTQ Commercial and Nightlife Spaces in Philadelphia: Mapping and Analyzing the 1995 to Present
09 Amelia Hoover Green, PhD Politics Armed Group Institutions in Africa, 1992-Present
10 Amelia Hoover Green, PhD Politics Critical Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
11 Peter Amato, PhD Philosophy Development of a Philosophy and Political Economy Course
12 Karen Nulton, PhD English and Philosophy Learning from Co-op Writing and the Veterans' History Project
13 Erin Graham, PhD Politics The Decline of Multilateralism in the United Nations
14 Emmanuel F Koku, PhD Sociology Social Networks and HIV Testing Among African Immigrants
15 Adrienne Juarascio, PhD Psychology Addressing Weight History to Improve Behavioral Treatments for Bulimia Nervosa (The INSPIRE Project)
16 Chloe Silverman, PhD Politics Ethical Autism Research Cultures and Community Engagement
17 Robert D'Ovidio, PhD Criminology and Justice Studies Understanding End-user Decision Making for Securing Online Accounts
18 Evangelia G. Chrysikou, PhD Psychology Exploring the Neural Bases of Cognitive Flexibility Through Non-invasive Brain Stimulation
19 Kevin M. Moseby, PhD Sociology The Racialization of HIV/AIDS in U.S. News Media Coverage, 1981-2015