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    • Engaging in the Process of Allyship: LGBTQ+ Community 

      Roland, Ashley; Pachipala, Krithi; Webb, Alisa; Morris, Madison; Park, Yunee; (2020)
      The LGBTQ+ community falls victim too often to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. As a result, members are disproportionately affected by mental health disorders, general inequality, as well as many forms of violence. In order to engage in effective allyship efforts, we hope to not only investigate these disparities but also to discover ...
    • Exploring Barriers to Women's Political Representation in Thailand 

      Palladino, Lauren (2020)
      Gender quotas have proven to be one of the more effective ways of improving women’s representation in legislatures worldwide. While extensive literature exists on the efficacy of these quotas throughout Europe, the Americas, and Africa, there is a newfound need to shift focus to gender representation in Southeast Asian nations. This study applies ...
    • Human Trafficking 

      Jelley, Shannon; Baker, Sierra; Messineo, Ashley; Minarro, Marta Cano; Nwadei, KC (2019)
      This document is a guide to leading a workshop on human trafficking in Houston. Included is an explanation of human trafficking's prevalence in Houston and what can be done to combat it. For the workshop, there is a true/false questionnaire, explanation of root causes, and a game demonstrating how the consumption of certain products increases demand ...
    • Increasing Health Literacy 

      Messineo, Ashley (2020)
      Low health literacy is a widespread problem in the United States. In 2006, the U.S. Department of Education released the first-ever national assessment of health literacy for English-speaking adults. The survey indicated that 9/10 adults struggle using everyday health information. Possessing health literacy skills is essential for safeguarding against ...
    • Rice Allyship Movement’s Racial Allyship Toolkit: Guidelines to Teaching an Effective Workshop 

      Huang, Jessica; Tseggay, Sarah; Considine, Craig (2019-04-04)
      This mixed methods study explores the experiences and perceptions of interracial dating, interracial relationships, and racial allyship among undergraduate students at Rice University and high school students at Kinder High School for Performing and Visual Arts. In fall 2017, over thirty-four Rice undergraduate students chosen through a multi-layered ...
    • Talking Trump: Exploring the use of Populist Rhetoric in Partisan Rallies 

      Palladino, Lauren (2020)
      Presidential speeches have immense power to advocate for policy, influence public opinion, and portray an image of a president. While extensive literature exists studying presidential addresses until the Obama era, this body of work needs to be updated to include the Trump presidency. Donald Trump’s rhetorical strategies have become a spectre of ...
    • ¡Vota!: Spanish-Language Ballots Affect the Policy Preferences of Voters 

      Rothschild, Connor; Scannell, Maddy; Stone, Eric; Berton, Sarah (2019)
      Present research related to racial group interactions has pointed to the existence of a group status threat; when a majority group feels threatened, it takes action to protect its status. This backlash has been observed in white people when primed with an increase in Hispanic immigration or demographic statistics indicating that white people as a ...