The Travelers Lab is a mechanism for bringing together faculty and students with overlapping interests in particular research topics and ideas, and in the analytical tools that can be used to pursue and develop those topics and ideas.
Interested? Here’s what we’re up to.
During the 2016-2017 academic year we were excited to fully launch the Wesleyan hub of the Lab, hosted by Dr. Pavel Oleinikov (Associate Director of Wesleyan’s Quantitative Analysis Center), which brought together students interested in working on Professor Shaw’s, Professor Torgerson’s, and Professor Franklin-Lyon (of Marlboro College)’s projects. It has been more popular than we expected. Wesleyan University and Marlboro College students interested in joining us should contact any of these professors to learn about the multitude of ways they might get involved.
The lab expanded through our collaboration with Dr Helen Birkett of Exeter University, who had a memorable residency at Wesleyan in the fall of 2017, working with several students. We also hope to continue collaborations with Dr. Jason L. Simms as he moves to Lafayette College.
Excitingly, in the fall fo 2018, a teaching-research collaboration was struck up with Professor Kathryn Jasper of Illinois State University, in which her students and some of the Lab’s existing projects and methods came together.
For more on these and other current members, please follow the links below.