Undergraduate Poster Presenters

Join us at the Thirteenth Annual ASMEA Conference to view the poster presentations of the following undergraduate students:

Mr. Russell Heibel, Northern Illinois University
Russell is a junior at Northern Illinois University. He is a member of the honors program and majoring in history with a focus on Africa while minoring in anthropology and political science.

Variances in Influence of Eastern and Western Africa in Relation to the Americas, Europe, and Asia
Abstract: Foreign investment offers a stimulus for economies but risks creating dependent economies and distraught populations.

Mr. Noah Pruitt, Abilene Christian University **2020 Best Poster Winner**
Mr. Pruitt is a senior Political Science and Global Studies major at Abilene Christian University. He is involved with research programs on ACU campus, including the multiple entries in the ACU Undergraduate Research Festival, is a member of the ACU Undergraduate Research Leadership Team, and is an ACU Undergraduate Scholar.

Entrenched Politics: Relationship between the Length of Tenure in Office and the Freedoms Experienced by Peoples in the Middle East and Africa
Abstract: The focus of the presentation is the idea of the rising tide of authoritarianism, which can be seen in the MENA region.

Ms. Christina Walker, Oakland University
Christina Walker is studying International Relations and French at Oakland University. She works at the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations in the Department of State and served as Editor of the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal. Currently, she is applying to graduate schools for the Fall 2021 term.

Images of ISIL: A Photo Content Analysis of Western Media Bias on African Terrorist Attacks
Abstract: The understanding that the news media plays a vital role in constructing the image of countries begs the question of how western presses use image frames when reporting on domestic ISIL attacks versus attacks in Africa? To answer this question, I content analyze 387 articles from nine presses.