The Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal (OURJ) is an open access undergraduate research journal at the University of Oregon. It showcases some of the best research and publications by UO undergraduate students across all disciplines. OURJ is edited and produced by an undergraduate student editorial board, comprised of individuals with rich writing, editing, and research experience and who are passionate about the publication of undergraduate work.
If you are interested in joining the OURJ editorial board please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018-2019 Editorial Board
Editor-in-Chief, Junior, Psychology
Joshua is a junior psychology major in the Clark Honors College. He is a research assistant in the Social Affective Neuroscience Lab and Personality and Social Dynamics Lab, and is working on developing research and data analysis skills to pursue graduate study in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He is interested in the science of teams in organizations, and hopes to both conduct and apply group dynamics research in the future. Outside of academics, Joshua enjoys reading sci-fi novels and watching films with his friends.
Editor, Senior, Political Science and Journalism
Sravya is a senior in the Clark Honors College studying political science and journalism with a minor in Middle East and North Africa Studies. Her research interests are primarily in U.S. foreign policy, particularly in the areas of democracy promotion and human rights. She hopes to pursue a career in foreign policy or serve in public office in the future. Outside the journal, Sravya serves as the president of the UO Foreign Policy Forum, reports on politics for KWVA Radio, and coaches debate for the Corvallis School District.
Editor, Sophomore, Biology and History
Starla is a sophomore in the Clark Honors College majoring in biology and history. She is interested in attending graduate school to study how the human genome can shed light on a variety of historical and demographic questions. She holds a black belt in Taekwondo and has completed the Oregon Music Teachers Association Piano Syllabus program “With Distinction.” In her free time, Starla enjoys going to sporting events, travelling, and watching Disney movies with friends.
Editor, Junior, Mathematics
Emma is a junior in the Clark Honors College majoring in math and minoring in Spanish and economics. In terms of research, Emma is interested in studying math education in the secondary level and plans to pursue this topic for her CHC thesis. Besides her editorial position for the journal, Emma works in the library as a writing tutor. Emma’s other interests include music, art history, films and traveling.
Editor, Junior, History and Planning, Public Policy, and Management
David is a junior history and PPPM (planning, public policy, and management) major in the Clark Honors College. He has served as a research assistant for the Sustainable Cities Initiative working on a book project on designing streets for bikes and cyclists. His research interests lay at the crossroads between history and policy/planning. He is currently focusing on documenting a history of Oregon planning. His career goals vary by the day, but they center around transportation planning and further academic work. Outside of class or work, he can be found riding his bike around Eugene, reading, and bothering his friends.
Editor, Sophomore, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Economics, and International Studies
Shuxi is a sophomore majoring in anthropology, Asian studies, economics and international studies. She pursues research in globalization, transnational mobility and political economy and plans to go to graduate school in anthropology in the future. She works as a coordinator for the UO Associated Students of Undergraduate Research and Engagement and serves on the board of
the UO Undergraduate Anthropology Club.
Editor, Junior, Communication Disorders and Sciences
Kayla is a junior in the Clark Honors College majoring in CDS (communication disorders and sciences) and minoring in special education. She works as a research assistant in the Optimizing Swallowing and Eating for the Elderly lab and plans to research the impact of post-stroke swallowing disorders on caregiver burden for her CHC thesis. Outside of school, Kayla works as a personal support worker and enjoys knitting, playing piano, reading, and playing tennis in her free time.
- Barbara Jenkins, Coordinator of Outreach and Special Programs, UO Libraries, University of Oregon
- Kevin Dean Hatfield, Director of Academic, Residential, and Research Initiatives and Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, University of Oregon
- Lucy Gubbins, Founding Chief Editor
- Drew Serres, Founding Editor
- JQ Johnson, University of Oregon Libraries
If you are interested in submitting your work to OURJ, please see our Submissions page for details on requirements and deadlines. For further questions, please contact email@example.com.