Nineteen Politics Students Present Research at Conferences

August 30, 2019

By Alexis Soucy

Abigail Nolan '19
Abigail Nolan '19

Abigail Nolan ’19, an international relations and English double major from Mahopac, N.Y., was one of five students nationwide to have research published in the Spring 2019 issue of the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics (PSA Journal).

Nolan’s article, "Confident Women, Compassionate Leaders: The Effect of Single-Sex Education on Female Empowerment in Uganda," was also her senior thesis. She found that students from coed schools in Uganda feel “more empowered” overall than their peers in single-sex schools, but that single-sex schools focus their approach on teaching students to recognize barriers to their gender inequality.

In addition to being published in the PSA Journal, Nolan was one of 19 students in the Department of Politics to present research at a conference on and/or off campus during the 2018-19 academic year. Twelve of these students were awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Undergraduate Research Committee.

Jenna Kate Bisbee ‘19 and Abigail Konig ‘19 participated in the 2019 Pi Sigma Alpha Student Research Conference at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Grace D’Antuono ‘19, Jenna Kate Bisbee ‘19, Joshua Caruso ‘19, Julia Nosel ‘19, and Leah Stagnone ’19 took part in Southern New Hampshire University’s Undergraduate Research Day.

Ten students presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, Ill., including Bisbee, Caruso, Cullen Clougherty ’19, D’Antuono, Nick Fulchino ’19, Madison Mangels ’19, Nolan, Ariana Smith ’19, Stagnone, and Christopher Williams ’19.

Harrison Morin ’19 and Samuel Ennis ’19 shared their work at the New England Political Science Association Annual Conference in Portland, Maine.

At Saint Anselm College, students participated in the Social Science Poster Session, the S.O.A.R. Outstanding Student Research Symposium, and Mind over Major.

The complete list of presenters, their majors, and their research projects are as follows:

Jenna Kate Bisbee ’19, International Relations: “Hitler's Hand in the 21st Century: How Holocaust Collaboration in the 1940's Shapes Modern Anti-Semitism”

Joshua Caruso ’19, Politics: “Can We Trust Our Democratic Institutions?”

Cullen Clougherty ’19, Politics: “American Picking and Choosing:  An Examination of American Media Coverage on Terrorist Attacks and the Implications of their Frames and Rhetoric”

Grace D'Antuono ’19, International Relations: “Show Me the Money: An Analysis of the Success Rates of Minority Populations & School District Spending in New Hampshire“

Ryan Dumont ’19, Politics: “Right to Work Legislation- The Passage or Defeat in Modern America”

Nicholas Fulchino ’19, Politics: “The Buck Stops Where? Analyzing Gubernatorial Influence and Bipartisan Compromise in the State Budget Process”

Abigail Konig ’19, Politics and English: "Syria's Diaspora in the Making: An Analysis of the Variation in Middle Eastern Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis"

Tristan Longley ’19, International Relations: “Effects of Terror Attacks, Unemployment and Asylum Seekers on the Approval of the Front National”

Cassandra Moran ’19, International Relations: “State-Sponsored Success – State-Sponsored Terrorism, Effective Control, and Success”

Harrison Morin ‘19, International Relations: “A Cultured International World: The UNESCO World Heritage Convention, States, and Sociocultural and Historical Narrative Reconstruction”

Madison Mangels ’19, Politics: “#Echo-Chambers, @CrossCuttingConversations, and Political Affiliation: An Empirical Analysis of Political Homophily on Twitter”

Abigail Nolan ’19, International Relations and English: "Confident Women, Compassionate Leaders: The Effect of Single-Sex Education on Female Empowerment in Uganda"

Julia Nosel ’19, International Relations and Criminal Justice: “Strategies of Violence in Gangs and Terrorist Organizations”

Alexandros Pandazis ’19, Politics: “Ascetic Citizenship: A Study of Patristic Charity and Its Place in Politics”

Kaitlyn Patterson ‘19, Politics: “Candidate Gender and Media Coverage: An Examination of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Race"

Ariana Smith ‘19, Politics: “Gender Stereotypes and their Effect on Low-informed Voters”

Leah Stagnone ’19, Politics: “Return of the Race Card: Racially Divisive Appeals on Crime in the Presidency of Donald Trump”

Christopher Williams ’19, Politics: “Can Laughs Create Action? Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Motivates Political Action in its Audience”