Welcome to the 2016 DASR Blog!

courtyard in Chinese house with lanterns and plants

Welcome to the blog for the 2016 winners of the Dean’s Award for Summer Research (DASR). It’s time for another exciting year of engaging projects that span the globe as well as academic disciplines.

The DASR was created to encourage advanced Gallatin undergraduates to pursue an original research or creative project related to their concentration during the summer months. Over the past few years our scholars have produced work that has led them to complete superb senior projects, fellowships, and PhD programs. This year’s winners will go on to present the culmination of their findings to the Gallatin community at the next DASR Conference in Fall 2016.

Join us this summer as we follow 21 rising juniors and seniors as they embark on research journeys across the country and spanning three continents. Some of our scholars will study the arts while others engage with religion and politics. They will work on films, ethnographic studies and archival research. Some will conduct research in our own backyard, while others will travel to Europe, China and Cuba. Before these young scholars move forward with presenting their research to the Gallatin community, follow them from the beginning through their blog posts each day. It’s bound to be an exciting ride!