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Ivan Allen College CRIDC Graduate Paper Conference


Friday, January 31, 2020
Room 102, Stephen C. Hall Building


8:30am-8:45am Breakfast & Welcome

8:45-10 am Security

Chair: Richa Sighani, SPP

Michael Bivona (HSOC), “Blowback: Technology, Law, and the Emerging Shape of Justice under Drones”

Suon Choi (INTA), “The Effects of Science and Technology Policy on the North Korean Nuclear Program”

Karim Farhat & Karl Grindal (SPP), “Signal and Noise: Deterrence and Persistent Engagement at Crosscurrents”

Adriana Alvarado Garcia (IC/CoC), “Quotidian Report: Grassroots Data Practices to Address Public Safety”

10:05-11:20 am Environmental Impact

Chair: Vikrant Kamble, ECON

Tony Harding (ECON), “From Weather Fluctuations to Aggregate Climate Impacts”

Olufunke Adebola (INTA), “Institutions: Drivers of postharvest loss”

Archana Ghodeswar & Dr. Matthew Oliver, “The Economics of Industrial Ecology: Evidence of First-Order Effects from the Indian Electric Power Sector”

11:25–12:35 pm Feminism/ Race

Chair: Declan Abernethy, HSOC

Eric Steagall (HSOC), “’The Real Problem of the American Negro Is His Brain’: Black Athletic Success and the Shift of Scientific Racism in the Twentieth Century”

Brandy Pettijohn (DM/LMC), “Networked Publics, Viral Stories, and the Birth Justice Movement”

Rachel Sharon (HSOC), “Ignoring Sexism Is Sexism! A Review of Recent Sociological Research on Women and Health”

Amber Brooks (HSOC), “The Technology of Pharmaceuticals: Biopower and the Reproduction of the Hysterical Woman”

12:40 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00- 2:10 pm Social Impact of Technology

Chair: Daniel Schiff

Camila Apablaza (SPP), “A field experiment in workplace electric vehicle charging”

Alyssa Rumsey (DM/LMC), “Manufacturing Change: The Future of Work(ers)”

Anmol Soni (SPP), “Are All Incentives Created Equal? Role of Policy Design in State-Level Electric Vehicle Sales”

Li Zheng (HSOC), “Is Diet-Tracking a Road to Health, or Just a Fancy Lifestyle? Quantitative Research on Attitudes and Behaviors”

2:15 – 3:35 pm  Development

Chair: Neta Kanny, ALIS/ML

Xiaoyu Dong (ECON), “Measuring Multidimensional Well-being: An Application to the United States”

Olga Churkina (SPP), “Who does better on school tests? Evidence from Sweden”

Elizabeth Osman (INTA), “Understanding Nostalgia through Perceptions and System Outputs in the Visegrad Countries”

Jeremy Pesner (SPP), “Exploring Links between Research Proposals and Societal Impact”

3:40-4:55 pm Information Technology

Chair: Amber Brooks, HSOC

Daniel Schiff (SPP), “Citizen Concerns about Bias, Transparency, and Lack of Human Agency in Government Use of AI: Evidence from a Survey Experiment”

Eunji Emily Kim (INTA), “The Difference of AI Technology Development between the U.S. and China”

Alejandra Ruiz Leon (HSOC), “Science closes the Black Box, Museums are opening it”

Yuchen Zhao (DM/LMC), “VR Touch Museum”

5pm Reception


Event Details


  • Friday, January 31, 2020
Location: Room 102, Stephen C. Hall Building, 215 Bobby Dodd Way, Atlanta, GA

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