Doyle Undergraduate Fellows 2016-2017
During the 2016-2017 academic year, student fellows focused on the complex issue of the global refugee crisis. Fellows conducted original research on four key aspects of the crisis: gender, education, youth, and health. During the fall semester, students concentrated on building a strong foundation in their issue area by researching the broader context of the crisis and their particular area of focus. In the spring, students mapped the faith-inspired organizations working on the ground with refugees in the areas of gender, education, youth, and health, and conducted interviews with workers to understand the organizations' work, the challenges they face, the successes they have had, and the future of aid and relief work in the respective fields. Upon completion of their research, each student fellow wrote a case study to share with a broad audience of scholars and practitioners. Berkley Center senior fellows Katherine Marshall and Father David Hollenbach, S.J., served as mentors to the students, helping guide their research and make connections to relevant organizations.