Social Sciences Summer Capstone Projects

The Social Sciences Summer program culminates in a detailed research proposal studying one aspect of gentrification in Harlem or greater New York City. After submitting their written proposals, students present their research to our program faculty, take questions, and receive feedback. Browse capstone papers from past years below:

Summer 2016

Gentrification and Music Diversity in Harlem
by Bingzhi (Benjamin) Wang, Wending (Jeff) Ying and Xiaowen (Joanna) Zhang

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*Selected as Best Research Design, Session II

Gentrification and Locality: A Study of Salons in Harlem
by Elizabeth Liu and Mike Ma

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The Relationship between Gentrification and Sense of Security in Harlem
by Annabell Su and Lee Li

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The Influence of Gentrification on Educational Quality in Harlem
by Queenie Xia and Lawrence Chu

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*Selected as Best Research Design, Session I

The relationship between the social integration of elderly people and gentrification
by Marc Jiang and Jessy Wu

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Gentrification and Residents' Attitude Towards New Residents
by Glory Gu and Caroline Zhang

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Summer 2015

Study Gentrification Differently: Landlords, Tenants, and Residential Property Owners
by Fran Wang, Josh Zheng, Rain Yao, and Viktor Jiang

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*Selected as Best Research Design

Gentrification and Graffiti in Harlem
by Jiayu (Jane) Qiu, Kemin (Daisy) Cao, and Shuqiao (Berry) Yang

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*Selected for the INCITE at Columbia University High School Fellows Program

Gentrification in Harlem: The Adaptation and Roles of Local Businesses
by Yunyang (Datura) Zhou, Yi (Frank) Zhan, and Zixuan (Helen) Jin

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Gentrification on Food: Correlation between Gentrification and Food Prices
by Yang Yitao and Chen Zhaoyuan

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Gentrification and Mobile Traffic: Traffic and Quality of Residential Life
by Kang (Danimal) Ma, Xinyi (Emma) Wang, Huaxing (Tommy) Cui, Jiayu (Susie) Wu

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The Relationship between Gentrification and Protest
by Ding Zhaofeng, Chen Hongyu, Xue Gaofei, and Zhang Tianjun

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