Schedule of Events - Festival of Scholars
Perspectives in Political Science
Monday, April 25, 2022
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom Session (by invitation only)
The mission of the Department of Political Science is to foster students’ intellectual and critical powers, and develop their capacities to apply the study of politics to the conditions of political life. By applying their academic skills and knowledge, students design and implement individualized projects that foster liberal learning, an appreciation of diversity, civic engagement, and/or global citizenship. This panel is a showcase of their projects.
Effect of De Jure & De Facto Laws and State Party Affiliation on Black Male Incarceration Rates
What is the history of racial disparity among incarceration?
What are the factors that contribute to incarceration rates?
How can de facto and de jure laws be changed to mitigate the disparities in the judicial system?
Title IX and Sex/Gender-Based Bias, Discrimination, and Violence on College Campuses
Sonia Chan, Dr. Haco Hoang
Dr. Haco Hoang
The Effects of Climate Change on African Women
Africa has been affected by climate change in intense ways, including harsher temperatures and increased pressure on African governments to address the issues that climate change brings to the afflicted countries. Evidence and case studies go to suggest that African women are the most affected by climate change within an already marginalized population. This being said, the purpose of this study is to examine both the direct effects of climate change on African women. To properly examine these, the study will look to answer the following:
How is Africa affected by the issue of climate change holistically?
More specifically, how are African women directly affected by climate change and how does this impact the day-to-day lives of African women?
How can the international community support African women in navigating and mitigating the effects of climate change?
Learning from Mistakes: An Economic Analysis of US Policy Response to COVID-19
The purpose motivating this study is to examine the relationship between global crises and U.S. fiscal policy, using the COVID-19 pandemic as a case study. In doing so, the study will investigate to find answers to the following questions:
How have pandemics affected the U.S. economy within the last century?
How has this current pandemic affected the U.S. economy?
Have research studies regarding COVID-19 been helpful in shaping effective policy?
This is a mixed methods study using quantitive and qualitative data.
Dr. Haco Hoang
Post-Proposition 13: An Examination of Racial Homeownership Disparities in Oxnard, CA.
Nelson Mendez, N/A
The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Outcomes in Latinx and Hispanic Communities
While the COVID-19 vaccine has become readily available in the United States, vaccine hesitancy among the Hispanic and Latinx community remains, putting them at further risk of adverse health outcomes.
In order to examine the impact of COVID-19 on this community, statistics were gathered from reputable health organizations and interviews were conducted with healthcare professionals.
The purpose of my research is to examine how COVID-19 has affected minority communities and how to improve health outcomes. This study will examine the following questions:
1.) Why has COVID-19 spread so rapidly amongst the Latinx and Hispanic community and negatively affected their health outcomes?
2.) How have historical medical injustices faced by the Latinx and Hispanic community affected their understanding of the vaccines and vaccine safety?
3.) How can we improve health outcomes and increase medical literacy among Latinx and Hispanic populations?