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START Announces 2009-2010 Undergraduate Research Program Award Recipients


START Announces 2009-2010 Undergraduate Research Program Award Recipients

April 21, 2009

START Announces 2009-2010 Undergraduate Research Program Award Recipients

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) today announced the recipients of their 2009-2010 Undergraduate Research Program (URP) recipients.

URP recipients are actively engaged in critical research related to the study of terrorism and responses to terrorism, consistent with the mission of START. In addition to their individual research project, URP students participate in START faculty-led research projects. Each recipient is paid $3,000 to enhance his/her START research and professional development and receives funds to attend the 2010 START Annual Meeting in College Park, MD. After a rigorous and competitive selection process, START has selected 5 URP recipients for the 2009-2010 Academic Year.

2009-20010 URP Participants include:

  • Celinet Duran , John Jay College, Criminology, " Extremism In and Out of Prisons"
    Mentored by Joshua Freilich, "US Extremist Crime Database"
  • Ashley Lohman, Stanford University, International Relations, " Tactical Change and Middle Eastern Terrorist Organizations "
    Mentored by Martha Crenshaw, "Effectiveness of Counterterrorism Strategies"
  • Evan Perkoski, Wesleyan University, Government and Politics, "Counterterrorism and ETA in Spain"
    Mentored by Erica Chenoweth, "Dealing with the Devil: Counterterrorism and its Impacts"
  • Devin Rubin, SUNY-Purchase, Psychology, " Perceptions of Suicide Terrorism: Experimental Analyses"
    Mentored by Anthony Lemieux, "Turning to Terrorism: Experimental Investigations of Motivations"
  • Brittany Turner, University of Arkansas, Criminology, Sociology and Psychology, "Terrorist Residence v. Target Location: Improving Understanding and Conception of 'Residence'"
    Mentored by Brent Smith, "Patterns in US Terrorism Events"