Author Archive

August Update: Return to campus and prep for research showcase

By • Sep 5th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As I returned to campus and got settled into my classes, I took a brief break from my research to adjust to the workload and my new schedule. Over the course of the last weeks of summer, I worked to locate data sources that will help me answer my research questions. Much of the data…
Read More

The post August Update: Return to campus and prep for research showcase appeared first on W&M Honors Fellows.



June Updates: Public fora, content-neutrality, and my literature review

By • Jun 30th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have spent the past month digging into the literature on my topic in order to assess the political and social context in which clinic access laws—and more specifically, buffer zone laws—are enacted. There are hundreds of articles and books available to read, so one of the hardest parts of this step has been remaining…
Read More

The post June Updates: Public fora, content-neutrality, and my literature review appeared first on W&M Honors Fellows.



Buffer Zones and Beginnings

By • May 30th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi, everyone! I’m back in my hometown of Charleston, South Carolina for the summer after busy Spring semester, beginning my research on the factors that predict the enactment of state-level abortion clinic access laws. Although I have undertaken directed research in the Government department before, it was a bit overwhelming to get started on such…
Read More

The post Buffer Zones and Beginnings appeared first on W&M Honors Fellows.



Abstract: Factors Determining the Enactment of Abortion Clinic Access Laws

By • Apr 11th, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello, everyone! I’m Hannah Gourdie, and I’m a Government and French/Francophone Studies double major at the College. This summer, I will continue the work I began in the Government department’s Dunn Civil Liberties Research Colloquium under the guidance of Professor Christine Nemacheck. This project will allow me to explore the intersection of free speech regulation…
Read More

The post Abstract: Factors Determining the Enactment of Abortion Clinic Access Laws appeared first on W&M Honors Fellows.



Factors Predicting the Enactment of Abortion Clinic Access Laws

By • Mar 31st, 2017 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

This summer, I will be conducting my Monroe research on state-level abortion clinic access laws. Ultimately, this project will lay the groundwork for my senior thesis in the Government department. I’m excited to get started! My abstract is below: During the early 1990s, reproductive health clinics experienced a spike in targeted violence. In response, several […]

The post Factors Predicting the Enactment of Abortion Clinic Access Laws appeared first on Upperclass Monroe Scholars Summer Research Projects.