Student Research

WGGP Student Research Symposium, September 20, 2017

314B Illini Union

1:00-4:15pm (Lunch available at 12:45)

RSVP appreciated at http://

Session I: 1:00-2:35pm

Welcome Remarks
Colleen Murphy
WGGP Director and Professor of Law, Philosophy & Political Science                                                        

“Countering Violent Extremism and Encouraging Civic Engagement in West Africa”
Alice Iannantuoni                                                            Ph.D. Student in Political Science

Vernita Pearl Fort, Commentator                              Institute of Communications Research, College of Media; Ret. US Diplomat (USAID)

“Seasonal Masculinities: Seasonal Labor Migration and Masculinities in Rural Maharashtra, India”
Pronoy Rai                                                                          Ph.D. Candidate in Geography

Ghassan Moussawi, Commentator                           Assistant Professor, Sociology

“Help-seeking following Violence against Women: A Cultural Perspectives”
Suvarna Menon                                                               Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical/Community Psychology

Rebekah Niblock, Commentator                                Staff Attorney, The Immigration Project


Session II: 2:45-4:15

“Plant-derived edible oils as emerging larvicides for yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) control
Teresia Njoroge                                                                                Ph.D. Student in Entomology

Flavia Andrade, Commentator                                   Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Community Health

“Viticulture is the sector of the future”: The Contemporary Implications of the Colonial Agricultural Practice in Tunisia
Kat Wisnosky                                                                    Ph.D. Student in History

Rini Bhattacharya Metha, Commentator                Assistant Professor, Comparative and World Literatures & Dept. of Religion

“Sustaining gender-based inequality? The unintended consequences of solar development in India”
Ryan Stock                                                                          Ph.D. Candidate in Geography

Rebecca Thornton, Commentator                             Associate Professor, Economics

Women's Empowerment & International Development Focal Point Grant, 2015-16

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