PhD Doctor of Philosophy
Pop Culture & Politics
We could explore the relationship between popular culture and politics, including political representations in pop culture and how they intersect with issues of race, gender, ad sexuality. After choosing the particular topic, we can will read and discuss the sociological literature then develop a research question, choose the methodology, and conduct research that culminates in a conference paper, academic journal article, or think piece.
Contemporary topics in citizenship
For this project, we'd read and discuss topics about citizenship including the rights and duties that come with such a status, who is allowed to be a citizen, who isn't, what is statelessness, what does it mean for those who experience it, and what privileges are afforded to those who have certain citizenships? Depending on your individual interests, this could culminate in traditional research paper or Op-ed, or alternatively in a more creative endeavor like an educational video or a podcast.