Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Sabrina Baur

Analyzing Wealth and Race Distribution in Film and Literature

During the Summer of 2023, I will continue to work on computational sociolinguistics and Natural Language Processing research focusing on wealth and race in film and literature under David Bamman. This research aims to uncover social and cultural implications by investigating how characters of different racial and wealth backgrounds are depicted. By quantifying linguistic features and conducting various forms of data analysis, we plan to identify variations in the portrayal of wealth and race, shedding light on hidden biases and contributing to a more nuanced understanding of societal norms and inequalities perpetuated through media.

Message To Sponsor

I would like to extend my sincerest appreciation to the donor who made my research opportunity possible. Their contribution has allowed me to further pursue my research interests and grow both as a person and researcher. I am deeply grateful for your generosity and support, and I will make the most of this opportunity!
Major: Cognitive Science
Mentor: David Bamman, School of Information
Sponsor: Anselm Fund
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