In July 2018 DCR fellow Lachezar Ivanov took the great chance to participate in the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), visiting advanced courses in regression, experimental research methods, and computing. 954 participants representing over 300 institutions in 34 nations and at least 30 different disciplines joined the ICPSR Program for its 55th year.
During his time in Michigan, Ivanov was a visiting member of Prof. Joshua Ackerman´s Evolutionary Social Psychology Lab. Ackerman, a leading scholar in the field of evolutionary psychology focusing on the topics of threats of infectious diseases and life history strategies, invited the fellow to participate in lab meetings, where he could present his latest research project. Receiving valuable inputs from the lab team, Ivanov wants to thank the ESP Lab for the very warm welcome.