African-American Responses to Stigmatization

Faculty Member:  Michele Lamont

Description: The research is focused on how the repertoires of strategies for responding to stigmatization vary with group identity, the porousness of group boundaries, available cultural repertoires, and other factors. Student researchers are finalizing a book based on this data, as well as on similar data on stigmatized groups in Brazil and Israel. 

Work in collaboration with graduate Research Assistants on Professor Michele Lamont's team. This involves completing reviews of the literature and helping a research team conduct a range of tasks, from reanalyzing data to creating tables and helping with bibliography search. Undergraduate researchers involved in this project use Atlas.ti to analyze interview data on African-American responses to stigmatization.

This position is part of the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URS) in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. Scholars must be current Harvard College undergraduates.