"Regina is a wonderfully creative scholar who works on important issues around the political consequences of violence, including civil wars and crime. We knew she was a committed teacher; we’re so glad that she’s being recognized as a strong mentor as well."
— Andrea Louise Campbell, Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science; and Head, MIT Political Science
Regina Bateson, Assistant Professor of Political Science at MIT-SHASS, has been awarded a 2016 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
The Office for Undergraduate Advising & Academic Programming solicits nominations every year from UROP students for these highly competitive UROP Mentor of the Year Awards. One MIT faculty member and one graduate student/non-faculty UROP supervisor who have demonstrated exceptional mentorship and teaching in a research setting each receive the mentoship award annually.
Scholar, Teacher, and Mentor
"Gina is a wonderfully creative scholar who works on important issues around the political consequences of violence, including civil wars and crime," said Andrea Louise Campbell, Department Head and Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science. "Clearly she has found a way to convey the relevance of her research methods and the enthusiasm she brings to her work to her undergraduate research partners. We knew she was a committed teacher; we’re so glad that she’s being recognized as a strong mentor as well."
Regina Bateson joined the MIT-SHASS Political Science Department in 2013. Her research focuses on comparative politics, with interests in crime, violence, civil wars, policing, and informal institutions. She has twice been recognized by the American Political Science Association for outstanding quality of her work, with the 2014 Gabriel A. Almond Award for the best dissertation in comparative politics and the 2013 Heinz I. Eulau Award for the best article published in the American Political Science Review. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Tinker Foundation, and Yale University, among others.
Archive: Regina Bateson: Crime, punishment and politics
MIT political scientist studies the long-term effects of war on social and political behavior.
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