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Christine Merrilees

Please provide a brief description of your research interests

Dr. Merrilees uses a developmental intergroup approach to understanding how youth and emerging adults develop in contexts of intergroup conflict and divide. She utilizes longitudinal and experimental designs to examine how intergroup contact and identity process function in multiple contexts including Belfast Northern Ireland, Croatia, and in the Geneseo campus.

Are you looking for student research assistants for the upcoming semesters?

No

In what aspects are student research assistants involved in your lab?

Students can get involved in data collection, data analysis, and presentation of research findings.

What skills are you looking for in student research assistants?

Students must be truly interested in learning about the research process. They must have good reading comprehension skills and the ability to synthesize new information into a coherent piece of writing. They must also be prepared to be as dedicated to their research hours as they are to their other school work.

Is there anything else you would like to say?

I am looking for students who have a particular interest in international relations, racial and ethnic disparities, and students who want to learn more about statistics. I know most students are NOT interested in statistics, but I believe the techniques I can teach students are invaluable for those intending to go on to graduate school and they will better prepare students for 452.