This summer I’ll be serving as a Finnegan Fellow in the Pennsylvania State government. In this role, I’ll be assigned to work with a Pennsylvania state agency in Harrisburg, PA. I’ll also be attending weekly lunches with key Pennsylvania cabinet members and officials such as the Pennsylvania Attorney General. If you look at the James A. Finnegan Foundation website, there is a lot of general information provided about the internship program.
In terms of research, I’m mostly interested in American race relations, education, media culture, urban development, and social movements. I’m not exactly sure what my thesis will be focused on. I have been conducting some preliminary research on a case study focused on racial housing segregation and how it has impacted education and school district funding for whites and minority students.