Andrew Kohut Fellowship

The Andrew Kohut Fellowship Program in Public Opinion & Survey Research honors the memory of Andrew Kohut and his numerous contributions to the science and art of survey research. To read more about Andrew and his work, click here.

Each year, applicants to the Kohut Fellowship program submit project proposals for review by the Roper Center staff and Board of Directors. Students who are chosen for the Fellowship engage in their own original public opinion-focused research projects using data from the Roper Center archives. They have the opportunity to learn about the methods and techniques of survey research and other forms of public opinion research, analysis and dissemination and are invited to assist in supervised Roper Center projects.

2017 Kohut Fellows

Jose Sanchez Gomez

José Tomás Sánchez Gómez

José Sánchez Gómez is a second-year PhD student in the Government Department at Cornell University. His research interest is on comparative politics of Latin America. He focuses on contentious politics and constitutional change, social movements and party politics. In 2015, he finished his Master of Public Administration at CIPA, Cornell. Before coming to Cornell, he served as a public official in the Civil Service Department of Paraguay, and worked for NGOs in programs for social and democratic development. His Kohut Fellowship research project focuses on economic sentiments and major political changes in Chile between 1966 and 2016.

Claire Liu 

Claire Liu is a rising junior pursuing a double major in Government and independent study, focused on persuasion and propaganda through the Arts and Sciences College Scholar program, and a minor in French. She is fascinated by topics of modern mass misinformation, campaign messaging and the roles and responsibilities assigned to social networks and corporations by the American public. Her Kohut Fellowship research project explores the “fake news” phenomenon in the 2016 presidential election.