Alix Basden is working with Professor Katie Jarvis, who is in the process of writing a book about French society in the wake of the French Revolution. Together, they are studying the democratization of forgiveness in everyday French society at the time, and ways in which the state, the church, and other institutions created new protocols for forgiving in a culture being built on rubble. This study of peace-building can be analyzed and applied to small-scale conflict resolution around the world today.
Basden received a Gary Lyman Internship Award in the summer of 2019 in order to complete an internship with Louisiana Medicaid. She served as a researcher and legislative tracker in the office, which is a pioneer in health technology.