Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study Announces 2021-2022 Class of Undergraduate Research Fellowships | News | Department of Political Science

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) has selected 16 Notre Dame students for its 2021-2022 Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. Students were chosen through a competitive application process and were selected on the basis of their research experience, potential for collaboration and interdisciplinary commitment.

The undergraduate research fellows will serve as research assistants for the institute’s new faculty and graduate fellows, who are carrying out research projects on the topic of resilience. Undergraduate scholarship recipients receive work-study compensation for their contribution to the program.

“Undergraduate fellows bring creativity, talent and boundless energy to our community of institutes,” said Meghan Sullivan, Director of NDIAS and Professor of Philosophy at Wilsey Family College. “Through their work, they help our professors and graduate scholarship holders to develop their projects and expand the scope and relevance of their research. We have high hopes for this 2021-2022 cohort, and we are certain that they will leave the year with new skills, strong mentors and the ambition to answer questions in search of answers.

In addition to supporting the research projects of the institute’s faculty and academics, undergraduates regularly attend institute events and come together in weekly research seminars. Led by J’Nese Williams, Deputy Director of Educational Initiatives at NDIAS, these seminars are designed to develop undergraduate students’ research and communication skills and broaden their academic and professional networks.

“On a campus teeming with research opportunities, NDIAS offers undergraduate fellows a unique interdisciplinary experience,” said Williams. “Our seminars help students learn to clearly express the concepts of their home disciplines to people from a variety of fields. These flexible communication skills will allow students to make a meaningful contribution to the 21st century ideas market. I look forward to working with our impressive class of incoming students.

The 2021-2022 NDIAS Undergraduate Research Fellows are:

Minha ansari, second year student specializing in economics
Bennett dye, second year student specializing in political science
MyKayla Geary, junior major in economics and sociology
Jonathan gilman, junior major in environmental sciences
Brigitte Harrington, major in political science and cinema, television and theater
David Haung, junior major in chemistry and political science
Alexis kelly, junior major in art history and psychology
Maria Camila Leon, senior specializing in psychology and Latin studies
Kendra lyimo, second year art history student
Lyric medeiros, junior major in English, journalism, cinema, television and theater
Christian Morrison, junior major in classical letters and economics
Carlos Benito Murga, junior major in psychology
Charlotte probst, senior specializing in biological sciences and philosophy
Emma Ryan, second year student majoring in political science and world affairs
Lillian witte, specialization in anthropology and gender studies
Felicity Wong, second year with specialization in English

NDIAS brings together an interdisciplinary group of faculty, doctoral students, and undergraduate scholars to study issues that require common focus, benefit from sustained research and discussion, and advance our understanding of fundamental issues that affect our ability to conduct research. precious and meaningful lives. . For more information, please visit


J’Nese Williams / Deputy Director of Educational Initiatives

Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Studies / University of Notre Dame

I Nese Williams / 574.631.4838 / @OurDameIAS

About Notre Dame Research:

The University of Notre Dame is a private research and teaching university inspired by its Catholic mission. Based in South Bend, Indiana, its researchers advance human understanding through research, scholarship, education, and creative endeavor to be a repository of knowledge and a powerful means of doing good in the world. For more information, please visit or @UNDResearch.

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