Research Review

2021 Volume No. 6

Research Review

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The Other Side of Censorship

Thomas Chen explores how 30 years of censorship of Chinese literature and film related to the Tiananmen Square Massacre have shaped public discourse.

Deportation Nation

Historian Emily Pope-Obeda explores U.S. deportation practices and their impacts, focusing on the 1920s when deportation “came of age.”

Modeling Catastrophes

Paolo Bocchini, Daniel Conus, Brian Davison and their colleagues leverage their collaborative experience in probabilistic modeling to sharpen their focus on catastrophe modeling, a discipline not traditionally explored in academia.

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Accidental Tourists

Andreea Kiss examines the cognitive underpinnings of firm international opportunity recognition.

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Predicting Successful Materials Design

Ganesh Balasubramanian applies computational modeling and predictive engineering to understand the mechanical properties of multi-principal element alloys.

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A Vicious Cycle

Kaitlin Anderson explores the relationship between disciplinary responses to student behavior and students’ academic outcomes.

Letter From Our Leadership

Our talented researchers continue to offer inspiration and insight through the most challenging times.

Interdisciplinarity & Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

A diverse team of Lehigh researchers examines components of the language, history and narratives of antibiotics related to their individual expertise.

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The Social Movements Behind Protest

Anthony DiMaggio studies the progression of social movements in the United States since 2008.

Precision & Practicality

Lei Wu explores Hilbert’s sixth problem to determine which mathematical approach to use in a particular regime.

Remaking the Nervous System

Michael Layden turns to the starlet sea anemone to better understand neural development and how the human brain evolved, and potentially improve treatments of central nervous system disorders.

A More Sustainable Human-Nature Relationship

Y.C. Ethan Yang works with a team of researchers incorporating data on human behavior into a climate-risk modeling framework to improve resilience of critical water, food and energy systems.

Unintended Consequences

Muzhe Yang’s work explores how the circumstances of maternal employment and other environmental factors impact maternal health, fetal health and infant health.

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Embracing Waste

Mary Foltz examines the ways several postmodern authors produce scatological works to critique how humans treat each other and the natural world.

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Reducing Health Disparities in Native Populations

Christine Makosky Daley and Sean Daley lead a team of researchers in a holistic approach to well-being.

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Harnessing the Power of Bacteria

Angela Brown’s research seeks to hijack bacteria’s machinery to better target drug delivery and combat antibiotic resistance.

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Does Distraction Equal Interest?

Daniel Zane investigates what happens to consumers when they are distracted by a background ad while multitasking.

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A Tooth and a Timeline

David Anastasio’s examination of ancient lake sediments clarifies ages of human migrations out of northern Africa.

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Closing the Intervention Gap

Ana Dueñas addresses a gap in services for Latino children with autism who need early intensive behavioral intervention.

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The Eye of the Beholder

Eugene Han analyzes eye movements to integrate theories of phenomenological aesthetics with the psychology of perception.

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Reading the Room

Esther Lindström examines instructional practices for teaching reading to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

On the Cover

There is no such thing as a mere academic exercise. Everything we do is intended to inform our understanding of the world and our place in it, whereby we can act more wisely and see the results of our actions more clearly. Welcome to research at Lehigh.


The Research Review publishes annually. The university-wide, topic-driven publication offers a comprehensive overview of research at Lehigh.

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