Currently, Katherine Fugate is continuing to assist Professor Margaret Triyana with a project on women's political participation in Indonesia. Indonesia implemented a quota system for female candidates, and Professor Triyana's research hopes to use the details of this quota system to analyze the strength of female politicians. Fugate has been assisting in the data collection and cleaning of this project, helping to scrape and clean data on candidates from all levels of government going back a couple decades. She has also written literature reviews to assist with this project and looks forward to continuing to help with more analytical aspects of the project as it moves forward.
Fugate’s international experience includes being based in Jerusalem for the 2018 summer through the Center for Social Concern's International Summer Service Learning Program. She was able to live and work on a Palestinian farm (Tent of Nations) with an outreach mission of peacebuilding through environmental awareness. Fugate assisted with research and writing for the curriculum of Tent of Nation's environmental educational school program for Palestinian students. She was also able to work at Wi'am, a Palestinian conflict transformation center, as well as meet and hear from various community leaders from both sides of the conflict, including government negotiators, Bedouin heads of household, and Israeli settlers.
I am primarily interested in using economics as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of public policy and aid programming as methods to lift individuals and communities out of poverty both domestically and internationally. Within the field of economics, I am particularly interested in work around development economics, behavioral economics, and political economy.
Currently, I am assisting Dr. Maggie Triyana with an upcoming project on women's political participation in Indonesia. Indonesia implemented a quota system for female candidates, and Dr. Triyana's research hopes to use the details of this quota system to analyze the strength of female politicians. Right now I am assisting in the data collection stage of the project and I have been compiling data from past election cycles. I have also written literature reviews and look forward to continuing to help with more analytical aspects of the project as it moves forward.