Brendan is a junior majoring in Psychology (B.A.), Political Science (Honors), and Philosophy. He is also the Assistant Director General for UConn Model UN, a photographer for Humans of UConn, and a team leader for UConn Honors Across State Borders.
In his freshman year, he was awarded a position as a Bennett Research Assistant. With this opportunity, he was able to work with Professor Morrell on the Scholio Project. As a part of the research team, Brendan was able to help pilot test and report on a platform, known as the Deliberatorium Platform, that aimed to promote intellectual humility, empathy, and public discourse within the comment sections of online news articles. Later on, he applied for and was awarded a SHARE Award. As a recipient, he was able to continue to assist the Scholio team, as they prepared to conduct the Scholio Experiment, by reporting on the platform’s strengths, weaknesses, and possible improvements. During this year, he will be working alongside Professor Anievas to help assist him on his current research surrounding his manuscript project. The project aims to examine the role of race and the far-right in the making of the US-led postwar ‘liberal international order’. In particular, through theoretically-informed empirical analysis, the manuscript shows how the far-right contributed to the crystallization of a distinct racialized anticommunist politics at home crucial to US power-projection abroad.
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like a perspective on the social sciences in research, feel free to reach out him.