The Africa Research Center (ARC), based at W&M’s Global Research Institute, is a research center where faculty and students collaborate on cutting-edge projects that address some of the biggest development challenges facing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Research streams focus on the impact of the mobile phone revolution; the origins and consequences of spatial inequality; the causes of armed conflict; and the educational benefits of sport-for-development programs. W&M students working with ARC deepen their understanding of African politics, societies, and development both in the classroom and through direct engagement with leaders, practitioners, and communities in Liberia and Tanzania.
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Mobile Technology, Public Health; Randomized Control Trials; Geospatial Analysis; Governance; Conflict; Long-Run Development
ARC recruits students each year in January through a selective application process. Highly-motivated, independent students with international experience, strong methodological skills, or a desire to achieve both are especially encouraged to apply. In the meantime, please email Professor Roessler to express your interest.
Innovations for Poverty Action; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; National Science Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development; W&M’s Center for Geospatial Analysis, Charles Center, and Reves Center