Global Affairs student to study opportunities for women in leadership

Global Affairs student to study opportunities for women in leadership

This fall, Global Affairs undergraduate student Stephanie Tran will work with Robinson Professor Dr. John Paden of the Public and International Affairs department on the independent research topic of the available opportunities for women to obtain leadership positions in China today.

Stephanie is a participant of the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP), an independent research program that gives funding to selected students to pursue their topics part-time during the school semester. Stephanie's particular topic was inspired by two different papers that she wrote for previous courses. The first paper was written for Professor Paden's HNRS 230: Cross-Cultural Perspectives course, and focused on Chinese female gender roles from the early 1900's to the late 1960's. She wrote the second paper on the topic of women's gender roles during the beginning of Communism in China for an East Asian Government and Politics Oxford tutorial with graduate student and tutor Maria Repnikova.