SISRM Alumni

About Our Students

Since its pilot in 2018, SISRM has grown from just one course and a handful of students to a robust program of 8 courses, daily workshops, and 125+ student participants.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and possess a variety of academic and professional skills and goals. In our most recent cohort the student body included UChicago undergraduates participating in the RA fellows program, visiting undergraduate students in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Summer Research Training Program (MMUF SRTP), and pre-college students from the Laboratory Schools and the Center for Data and Computing (CDAC) Summer Lab program.

SISRM fellows complete the program well-positioned for future academic and research pursuits. Throughout the program, fellows are exposed to programming and career resources that focus on thinking critically and creatively about skills and their applications.

SISRM RA Fellows

A core component of the Summer Institute is the Research Assistant program. The fellows who participate in this program work as part-time assistants on ongoing faculty projects throughout the University. For many students, this experience is the first introduction to a large academic research project.

Our alumni build on the skills gained during the RA program to pursue additional research opportunities, both on and off campus. Many view the RA program as a building block for their own academic pursuits and use the skills developed and relationships made to complete a BA thesis.

 

84 undergraduates and 55 faculty members participated in the RA fellows program in Summer 2022.

 

2022 Summer Institute in Social Research Methods cohort in front of the Art Institute of Chicago.

2022 SISRM Cohort at the Art Institute of Chicago

Read about the 2021 SISRM RA program in the summer 2021 issue of Dialogo.

Majors

Anthropology
Art History
Biological Sciences
Cinema and Media Studies
Classics
Cognitive Science
Comparative Human Development
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Criminal Justice
Data Science
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Economics
English
Environmental and Urban Studies
Environmental Science
Geophysical Sciences
Global Studies
History
History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Law, Letters, and Society
Linguistics
Mathematics
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Political Science
Pre-Nursing
Psychology
Public Policy Studies
Religious Studies
Russian and Eastern European Studies
Sociology
Statistics
Theater and Performance

Minors

Anthropology
Arabic
Architectural Studies
Astronomy and Astrophysical Sciences
Biological Sciences
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Data Science
Digital Studies
Education and Society
English
French
Geographic Information Science
Health and Society
History
History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science
Human Rights
Inequality, Social Problems, and Change
Linguistics
Mathematics
Media Arts and Design
Molecular Engineering
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Philosophy
Quantitative Social Analysis
Religious Studies
Romance Languages and Literatures
South Asian Languages and Civilizations
Spanish
Statistics
Visual Arts

SISRM Fellow Gabriella S.

Spotlight: Gabriella S.

Gabriella S. (Class of 2024) Gabriella is a third year student in the College majoring in Psychology. Her personal academic interests include moral and developmental psychology, as well as abstract topics such as happiness and meaning. This summer, Gabriella enrolled...
SISRM fellow Adam D. posing in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Spotlight: Adam D.

Adam D. (Class of 2025) Adam is a second-year student in the College majoring in Sociology. He is interested in parasocial relationships, which consists of applying socio-cultural theory to sociological practice, as well as consumerism and advertising. Additionally,...
2022 SISRM fellow Angel R.

Spotlight: Ángel R.

Ángel R. (Class of 2023) A fourth-year student in the College, Angel is majoring in History and Political Science. He is interested in post-colonial studies, specifically the different avenues through which colonized and oppressed peoples have imagined liberation....
SISRM fellow Elena T.

Spotlight: Elena T.

Elena T. (Class of 2025) Elena is a second year in the College majoring in history. Her academic interests combine the fields of history and environmental studies through environmental history, with an emphasis in Cold War politics. She is interested in how this time...