Abroad: Toledo, Spain - Spring 2020
Courtney “Claire" Mitchell works with Professor Terrence McDonnell to study empathy as a concept, particularly ways in which empathy can be provoked through simulation. Mitchell is excited about possible applications of this research in the fields of international development, medical education, and engineering.
My research interests include global health, communication, and societal contributors to intersectional well-being. I especially enjoy studying childhood and infancy with respect to these topics.
I am excited to work with Professor McDonnell in exploring empathy as a concept, investigating how international organizations use new media technologies to provoke empathy and generate altruism for their causes.