Petia A Kostadinova

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Political Science
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: BSB 1102 Phone: 312-413-2187
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I am working on two related projects (1) collecting election promises made by the two major parties in the US, since the 1960. Once these pledges are identified, the project investigates whether or not each promise has been fulfilled (acted upon by either Congress or the president)

    (2) the second project is more contemporary and looks at which promises from the 2016 election campaign were posted on Twitter (by candidates and parties).

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5 or more

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Min GPA 3.0 preferred, although I will consider students with lower GPA.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Research assistants will 'code' election platforms for promises/pledges, and will look into congressional databases for information on pledge fulfillment. For the second project, students will identify Twitter hashtags related to the election campaigns in 2016.

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