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The Weidenbaum Center is a research institute at Washington University in St. Louis that supports social scientific research in the fields of public policy, economics, political science, and sociology. Led by Weidenbaum Center Director Andrew Reeves (pictured), the Center funds faculty research, provides administrative support for research activities, and sponsors a wide range of public affairs programs. In doing so, the Center serves as a bridge between scholars, policymakers, and the general public. Through unbiased empirical research and events, the Center addresses many of the pressing public policy issues facing America and the world today.
The Weidenbaum Center provides significant research support for faculty in the departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology. This support allows a wide array of faculty members to participate in a variety of impactful research, and is of particular importance to our younger faculty who are just starting their research careers. Research efforts contribute to work that addresses key social issues locally, nationally, and globally, and enhances the prominence of Washington University in the academic and policy world. Donations fund our grant programs which support this research. We could not support nearly as much research without this generosity.
The 6th annual Women's Networking Luncheon and Public Policy event was held on November 1. Fifty-four women attended from areas including academia, business, government, and nonprofit sectors. Taylor Carlson (left), Associate Professor of Political Science, and Diana Z. O'Brien (right), Bela Kornitzer Distinguished Professor and Professor of Political Science, presented their research. Carlson presented her work on distorted democracy, focusing on the ins and outs of how people detect disagreement, as well as the potential social ramifications of the conversation. O'Brien presented her work on the multifacted roles of women in politics, focusing on representation, voting, and behavior. The event was moderated by Elizabeth Larson, Associate Director of Research and Administration at the Weidenbaum Center. There was lively Q & A sessions following both presentations. A special thanks to event organizer, Molly Cline (center), co-chair of the Weidenbaum Center Eliot Society Committee, for her tireless efforts in organizing this terrific event each year! See more event photos and comments below.
"A Good Reputation: How Residents Fight for an American Barrio" is a forthcoming book by Weidenbaum Center Research Fellow Elizabeth Korver Glenn. Glenn is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology. In "A Good Reputation," Korver-Glenn and co-author Sarah Mayorga delve into the development and transformation of the reputation of Northside, a predominantly Latinx barrio in Houston. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research and in-depth interviews with residents, developers, and other neighborhood stakeholders, the authors show that people’s perceptions of their neighborhoods are essential to understanding urban inequality and poverty. Professor Glenn received a small grant from the Weidenbaum Center for research efforts that helped support this book.
Weidenbaum Center Administrative Coordinator Alana Bame provides her answers to our new question & answer series featuring Weidenbaum Center faculty, staff, or student affiliates.
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Speaker Diana Z. O'Brien
Speaker Taylor Carlson
Attendees Susan Conrad (left) and Marie Casey
Attendees Christy Beckmann (left) and Mary Schoolman (right), with Molly Cline (event organizer)
Congratulations to our Fall 2023 Weidenbaum Center Internal Grant Awardees!Find out more about Weidenbaum Center Internal Grant Awards
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