Research


Coldness We Didn’t Feel

In the research I have been doing with Professor Jeffrey Burds, we have chosen to focus on the Soviet Union’s influence in the Middle East during the Cold War on the Arab-Israeli conflict -a key concept that has significantly shaped the region’s history since.


Research, Revising, and Refugees

With the current crisis in Syria, the discussion of the rights of refugees is a topic that is more important than ever. Last semester, I worked with Professor Serena Parekh to help put the finishing touches on her book about this topic


Honors Students 2016 Convocation Award Recipients

The annual Academic Honors Convocation celebrates the highest achievements of our distinguished community. A tradition launched in 2011 by President Joseph E. Aoun, this ceremony is one of the most significant events of the academic year.


An Affair with Espionage

The real world of espionage is much grittier, involves less glamour, and is almost never as spontaneous as Hollywood would have you believe. This is the world I spent my semester exploring in my assistantship with Professor Jeffrey Burds.


Turkey on a Need to Know Basis

This research ended up tying back in to what I study at Northeastern: as an International Affairs major, I have taken a lot of courses centering on today’s state system, and how to define a state and a national identity.


“Science” in Political Science

I had an opportunity to focus on the cosmetics sector and research the use of nanotechnologies in it, as well as look at the regulatory mechanisms aimed towards protecting interests of consumers.


Plotnik’s Movie Palace

Since May, we have been organizing and directing workshops and staged readings of the show. This allows us to edit and provide feedback on the piece, which has evolved greatly over the course of our time working with Professor Feinstein.


A Woman’s Place in Architecture

Although architecture was entirely male-dominated prior to the 20th century, women were able to argue for their place within the field. Most importantly, these women focused on developing spaces for children, like nurseries and their gardens or urban public spaces.


The Media and Entertainment Industry

Prof. De Ritis’ research seeks not only to present China’s creative industries within a global context, but also to provide insights and expertise such that the reader may begin to understand how to meet these challenges.


Working With A Virtual Arm

By learning how the brain masters the use of an arm, it will be easier for others to understand how muscle degradation, by aging or disease, affects the way the brain uses the arm.