Poverty in Writing & Images

Project Summary

Ashley Murray (Chemistry/Math), Brian Glucksman (Global Cultural Studies), and Michelle Gao (Statistics/Economics) spent ten weeks using sentiment and image analysis to understand semantic shifts in the way American presidents have used the term “poverty,” stretching from the 1930s to the present day.  

In addition to many YouTube videos of presidential speeches, they made use of a large archive of presidential addresses provided by the American Presidency Project.

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Themes and Categories
Year
2018
Contact
Paul Bendich
Mathematics
bendich@math.duke.edu

Disciplines Involved: English, Literature, History, Public Policy, Political Science, all Quantitative STEM

Project Lead: Astrid Giugni

Project Manager: Nora Nunn

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