Research

At Georgetown College, research unites faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students in the search for new knowledge through academic methods of inquiry. As senior scholars, faculty express and pursue the most ambitious questions in their fields while inviting inviting students to participate in a process of inquiry, exploration, and discovery. Students join in this research in classrooms, laboratories, archives, and the field, all the while gaining valuable training and mentorship from their faculty advisors. At the College, both the new knowledge generated by research and the process of inquiry itself are central to the education and formation of students.


Research News

Cover of book Born to Parse

New Book by Linguistics Professor Gives New Insights to Field of Cognitive Science

November 23rd, 2020

David Lightfoot, a professor in the Department of Linguistics and co-director of the PhD-level Interdisciplinary Concentration in Cognitive Science, recently published Born to Parse through MIT Press. The book provides new contributions to the field of cognitive science, specifically in the area of Minimalist thinking in language acquisition.

Fals Borda with study group for Felicita Campos, 1973. Coleccion Fotografica, 1946

Spanish and Portuguese Professor Publishes Book on Noted Sociologist Orlando Fals Borda

November 16th, 2020

Joanne Rappaport, a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, published Cowards Don’t Make History in October of this year. The book follows the research-activist collective La Rosca de Investigación y Acción Social, which was created by renowned sociologist Orlando Fals Borda, a pioneer for sociological research in Latin America and beyond.

Working Together: Professor and Alumnus Co-Edit Book After Four-Year Collaboration

November 5th, 2020

Peter C. Pfeiffer and Nathan T. Tschepik (C’18) co-edited Meanings of Modern Work in Nineteenth- and Twenty-First-Century German Literature and Film, which just appeared with Peter Lang Publishing’s peer-reviewed series German Studies in America. Pfeiffer, a professor in the Department of German, and Tschepik began working on this project when Tschepik was an undergraduate student at Georgetown.