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 Projects

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

Project Lead: Katie Darcy

Status: Under review

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

Project Lead: Jenna Van Fossen

Status: Analyzing data

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Exploring the Correlates of Fear of Unjustified Police Harm
 

Project Lead: Travis Carter

Status: Collecting data

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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: Under review

Links: Report

Evaluating the Self-Reinforcing Relationship 
between Trustworthiness and Trust

Project Lead: Jenna Van Fossen

Status: Analyzing data

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Exploring Institutional Trust and Social Factors in Sexual Minorities' IPV-Related Help Seeking Behaviors 

Project Lead: Jed Knode

Status: Preparing materials

Links

Lab Students

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Olatayo Bakare

Dept. of Political Science

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Vincent Liu

School of Criminal Justice

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Jenna Van Fossen

Department of Psychology

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Travis Carter

School of Criminal Justice

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Amanda Isabel Osuna

School of Criminal Justice

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Matt Cota

Dept. of Political Science

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Mark Speers

School of Criminal Justice

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Jed Knode

School of Criminal Justice

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John Ropp

School of Criminal Justice

Lab Alumni

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Katie Darcy

Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn

External Advisory Board

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Michelle Bruneau

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

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Jon Jackson

Department of Methodology, London School of Economics

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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