Updates: graduate students

The Tobin Project seeks exceptional individuals to join our collaborative team. We are currently accepting applications for our Research Analyst, Communications Associate, and Case Writer positions.

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2019 History of American Democracy Graduate Student Workshop

On September 26th and 27th, the Tobin Project convened nine graduate students for a workshop on the History of American Democracy. Participants joined Tobin staff and alumni of previous workshops to share their research projects, give feedback on each other’s work, and consider the potential impact of their topics, which included:

- The effect of administrative burden on political participation

- Economic voter intimidation and workplace democracy in the late-nineteenth century

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2019 Conference on Inequality and Decision Making

On April 26th and 27th, the Tobin Project hosted a Conference on Inequality and Decision Making, convening forty-seven scholars of psychology, sociology, economics, and other fields to investigate the impacts of high and/or rising economic inequality on individuals’ behavior. By studying how inequality affects individuals’ behavior and decision making, we hope to gain insight into some of the mechanisms through which inequality may have large-scale economic, social, and political outcomes.

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The 2018 Update includes developments throughout our research areas, featuring articles on When Democracy Breaks, the Prize for Exemplary Work on Inequality and Decision Making, and Reassessing Threat Assessment. Download it here or read it below.

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The Tobin Project seeks exceptional individuals to join our collaborative and entrepreneurial team. We are currently accepting applications for our Research Analyst and Case Writer positions.

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The Tobin Project and the Social Science Research Council’s Scholarly Borderlands Initiative are soliciting graduate student proposals for research projects that address how cultural factors may contribute to regulatory capture in the United States.

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2018 HAD GSW

On May 31st and June 1st, the Tobin Project held a Graduate Student Workshop on the History of American Democracy. Nine graduate students from a range of disciplines and institutions joined Tobin staff and alumni of previous workshops to share their research projects. Participants provided input on each other’s work and considered the potential impact of their topics, which included:

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2018 RTA Graduate Student Workshop

On April 26th and 27th, the Tobin Project held a Graduate Student Workshop on Reassessing Threat Assessment. Nine graduate students from a range of disciplines and institutions joined Tobin staff and alumni of previous workshops to share their research projects. Participants provided feedback on each other’s work and considered its implications for contemporary security issues, including:

- Right-wing extremist radicalization on Twitter

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The 2017 Update covers developments throughout our research areas in the past year, featuring the History of American Democracy conference, research on Reassessing Threat Assessment, a Prize on Inequality and Decision Making, and recent events as part of our Government and Markets initiative. Download it here or read it below.

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The Tobin Project is now accepting applications for our 2018 Graduate Student Fellowship and Workshops from doctoral and professional students conducting research on real-world problems related to our National Security and Institutions of Democracy initiatives.

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