Welcome to the 2019 DASR Blog!

Washington Square Park

Welcome to the blog for the 2019 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 2019.

Join us this summer as we follow 19 rising juniors, seniors, and graduate students as they embark on research journeys across the country and around the world. Some of our scholars will study the arts while others engage with law 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 Hawaii, Italy, China, Japan, France, and Mexico. 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!