Toor, Gaurav Inder Singh: Travel Grant - 2017-2018

College: 
Graduate School
Department: 
Government
Project Title: 
Improving Interethnic Tolerance in Kenya
Project Abstract: 
Does interethnic contact make people more or less tolerant of ethnic differences? The grant will allow me to directly engage in informal housing areas of Kenya, to improve interethnic tolerance in partnership with a community-based organization (CBO), Greenthumbs. By using a randomized control trial (RCT) of varying the ethnic identity of a social worker coming in meaningful contact with low tolerance individuals, my dissertation will question theoretical and methodological approaches in social sciences to study ethnic relations.