Office Hours: Professor Lauren Prather
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Travel the World</span></div><div><br></div><div>“I started this scratch off map in graduate school. I realized it would be fun to get everyone that has come through my office involved and sign it. The initials represent all the people who have participated. Even though I’ve had many colleagues travel to unique places, it’s amazing how vast the world is. We still have a ways to go!”</div><div><br></div> flic.kr “I started this scratch off map in graduate school. I realized it would be fun to get everyone that has come through my office involved and sign it. The initials represent all the people who have participated. Even though I’ve had many colleagues travel to unique places, it’s amazing how vast the world is. We still have a ways to go!”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">A Book of Gibberish</span></div><div><br></div><div>“This was a gag gift from my advisor in graduate school. This book is literally 300 pages of complete gibberish. There are graphs, there are charts, but none of them make sense or mean anything. I like to put it up next to my peacekeeping books for a laugh.” </div><div><br></div> flic.kr “This was a gag gift from my advisor in graduate school. This book is literally 300 pages of complete gibberish. There are graphs, there are charts, but none of them make sense or mean anything. I like to put it up next to my peacekeeping books for a laugh.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Georgian Propaganda</span></div><div><br></div><div>“This was a collection of campaign posters that I gathered in the country of Georgia last fall. These were the two main candidates who people were claiming are Putin’s puppets. In Georgia, these posters are very common around the city.” </div><div><br></div> flic.kr “This was a collection of campaign posters that I gathered in the country of Georgia last fall. These were the two main candidates who people were claiming are Putin’s puppets. In Georgia, these posters are very common around the city.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">A Life of Compassion</span></div><div><br></div><div>“The book is based on a graduation speech advising students to live a compassionate life after they graduate. I think it’s the only non-academic book I have. I have it turned out so that I can see it and be reminded of the message daily.”</div><div><br></div> flic.kr “The book is based on a graduation speech advising students to live a compassionate life after they graduate. I think it’s the only non-academic book I have. I have it turned out so that I can see it and be reminded of the message daily.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">JadeAid: A Humanity Card Game</span></div><div><br></div><div>“One of my areas of interest is foreign aid. It’s a Card Against Humanity-esque game about the foreign aid/humanitarian relief industry. It’s probably too inappropriate to play with students.” </div><div><br></div> flic.kr “One of my areas of interest is foreign aid. It’s a Card Against Humanity-esque game about the foreign aid/humanitarian relief industry. It’s probably too inappropriate to play with students.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Hellman Fellow</span></div><div><br></div><div>“The Hellman fellowship comes with funding to push a project that could be critical for tenure over the line. I got the fellowship last year and it helped me fund the research I did in Georgia.” </div><div><br></div> flic.kr “The Hellman fellowship comes with funding to push a project that could be critical for tenure over the line. I got the fellowship last year and it helped me fund the research I did in Georgia.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Postcard Exchange</span></div><div><br></div><div>“In graduate school, the first couple summers we all went to foreign countries for research or to study languages. We had a postcard sending contest, where all of us agreed on the same day to send a postcard wherever we were in the world. This one is from a friend in Greece, who volunteered during the refugee crisis.” </div><div><br></div> flic.kr “In graduate school, the first couple summers we all went to foreign countries for research or to study languages. We had a postcard sending contest, where all of us agreed on the same day to send a postcard wherever we were in the world. This one is from a friend in Greece, who volunteered during the refugee crisis.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Obama’s Motorcade</span></div><div><br></div><div>“When I was in graduate school, I got a call from my friend at Berkeley for an opportunity to drive in the motorcade for Obama (though I thought I was going to be riding in it!). I ended up driving a huge white press van. It was very nerve-wracking, but this lapel badge is what we had to wear. Obama thanked us for our superb driving.”</div><div><br></div> flic.kr “When I was in graduate school, I got a call from my friend at Berkeley for an opportunity to drive in the motorcade for Obama (though I thought I was going to be riding in it!). I ended up driving a huge white press van. It was very nerve-wracking, but this lapel badge is what we had to wear. Obama thanked us for our superb driving.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Kala-Matic Employment Lozenges</span></div><div><br></div><div>“When I was interviewing for my job at GPS, we were at dinner and I was really tired and hungry. We had a plate of antipasti which included olives. I thought there were almonds on the plate. Turns out, they were people’s discarded olive pits – my future colleagues’ discarded olive pits. This gift is a gag from my mother-in-law.” </div><div><br></div> flic.kr “When I was interviewing for my job at GPS, we were at dinner and I was really tired and hungry. We had a plate of antipasti which included olives. I thought there were almonds on the plate. Turns out, they were people’s discarded olive pits – my future colleagues’ discarded olive pits. This gift is a gag from my mother-in-law.”
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Women Also Know Stuff</span></div><div><br></div><div>“#WomenAlsoKnowStuff is an initiative to promote and publicize the work of female scholars in political science. It’s a great resource for news media, as it includes a searchable database of women academics. I support the initiative and think it’s a great way to promote expertise.”</div><div><br></div> flic.kr “#WomenAlsoKnowStuff is an initiative to promote and publicize the work of female scholars in political science. It’s a great resource for news media, as it includes a searchable database of women academics. I support the initiative and think it’s a great way to promote expertise.”

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