How Disease Creates Bias in Immigration Law

Hello, my name is Michelle Furmansky and I’m majoring in Finance and Political Science with a minor in Economics. Growing up as the daughter of Jewish refugees from Kiev, Ukraine (former Soviet Union), I couldn’t help but view the American experience through the lens of immigration. Through my family’s journey, I Iearned about the xenophobia…

My Brackenridge Summer

Though it’s been unlike any summer before, over the past few months I’ve learned about research across a wide array of disciplines and grown more familiar with conducting research in the social sciences. As I worked to complete my project, I especially gained a greater understanding of the challenges that can arise in this type…

Group Efforts

With this activity, I had the opportunity to work with individuals conducting research across a wide array of disciplines like sociology, linguistics, and microbiology, among others. Though we were initially unsure of how to combine our distinct works into a cohesive project, we soon found common themes through which we could examine topics of inequality…

Significant Conversations

The virtual Brackenridge experience has been characterized by break-out rooms galore! Something I have greatly enjoyed because it’s allowed me to meet the other scholars and learn about their works. Yet, I also love these interactions because with each new Zoom-Room comes a fresh opportunity to practice explaining my work and its significance to people…