Our group is building a global data set of food intake and nutritional content to estimate diets and nutritional adequacy. Building off our initial efforts constructing the GENuS database (Smith et al. 2016, PLOS One), this task involves collecting data from a wide variety of sources and building them into a central framework. With this powerful tool, we hope to explore how different global environmental stressors could affect the rates of nutritional deficiency and
Professors Matthew Blackwell (Gov) and Maya Sen (HKS) are seeking paid undergraduate research assistants to work on a book project on the long-term impact of slavery on contemporary American political attitudes. The book project is co-authored with Professor Avidit Acharya at Stanford University. Read more about The Political Legacy of American Slavery
The Research Program on Children and Global Adversity (RPCGA) at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) was established to advance an evidence base regarding strategies and methods for improving child health service delivery and increasing protections and effective services for children in adversity.
Description: The research is focused on how the repertoires of strategies for responding to stigmatization vary with group identity, the porousness of group boundaries, available cultural repertoires, and other factors. Researchers are finalizing a book based on this data, as well as on similar data on stigmatized groups in Brazil and Israel.
Work in collaboration with Professor Michele Lamont's team. This involves helping a research team conduct a range of tasks related to delivering the book (finalizing tables,
This project comprises the compilation of the most extensive database of British legislative records ever built. We have already acquired every speech made in the British House of Commons after 1803, and are soon to acquire every roll call undertaken between 1832 and 1900. Our research focuses on when and how party discipline emerged in the British House of Commons. Primary responsibility of the student is to 'clean up' of roll call
In 2002, in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee, Dr. Betancourt, director of the FXB Center’s Research Program on Children and Global Adversity began a prospective longitudinal study (LWSAY) on children associated with armed conflict and armed groups (CAAFAG) in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Follow-up data were collected in 2003/2004 and 2008. The sample includes former child soldiers and other war-affected youth. It was the first