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The TRUSST Lab advances the cross-boundary social science of trust by supporting PhD student-led research projects that advance the theory and practice of trust. Potential lab projects are evaluated by the full lab primarily for fit.

 

Lab projects are primarily supported through a gift from an anonymous donor. Decisions regarding the use of those funds are made collectively. Lab projects have also been supported directly by a variety of internal and external funding programs.

Undergraduate and graduate students who are not currently leading a project support existing lab projects.

Interested students are encouraged to contact the lab at trusstlab@gmail.com.

Active Lab and Synergistic Projects

Exploring Power, Vulnerability, and Trust in Public Governance through a Feminist Lens

Project Lead: Katie Darcy

Status: In revision

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Student Experienced Harm at Higher Education Institutions: A Qualitative Study

Project Lead: Amanda Osuna

Status: Preparing manuscript

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Disentangling Trust and Risk as Drivers of Compliance with a Governance Agency
 

Project Lead: Jenna Van Fossen

Status: Preparing manuscript

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Military Sexual Trauma Among Female Veterans in Michigan: Exploring Experiences, Dynamics, and Responses

Project Lead: Makayla Burden

Status: Conceptualizing project

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Mobilizing the Law: The Role of Vulnerability and Court Process in the Decision to File a Small Claims Suit

Project Lead: John Ropp

Status: Preparing manuscript

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Student Trust and Sense of Belonging in Higher Education Institutions
 

Project Lead: Amanda Osuna

Status: Preparing manuscript

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Evaluating the Self-Reinforcing Relationship 
between Trustworthiness and Trust

Project Lead: Jenna Van Fossen

Status: Preparing manuscript

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Lab Students

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Olatayo Bakare

Dept. of Political Science

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Travis Olson

Dept. of Educational Admin

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Makayla Burden

School of Criminal Justice

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John Ropp

School of Criminal Justice

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Antonia Gordon

Dept. of Political Science

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Tiffany Williams

Department of Sociology

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Vincent Liu

School of Criminal Justice

Lab Alumni

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Katie Darcy

Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn

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Amanda Isabel Osuna

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Tampa

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Jenna Van Fossen

Department Psychology, Clemson University

External Advisory Board

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Michelle Chambers

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

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Bill McEvily

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Collaborating Faculty

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Justin Pickett

School of Criminal Justice, University of Albany

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Sarah Prior

Department of Sociology, Michigan State University

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Adam Zwickle

Dept. of Comm. Sustainability, Michigan State University

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