In 2009, Soliya established a collaborative research and evaluation partnership with the Saxelab Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at MIT. They have worked with the Connect Program to conduct independent evaluation of the program’s success. Their rigorous evaluation has consistently shown substantial learning among participants in four keys areas, essential to effective citizenship in an increasingly diverse and connected world.
Together we are working to develop new methodologies for assessing the impact of cross-cultural experiences whether those are online or in-person. We believe that this is a critical component of ensuring the field as a whole is effectively creating knowledge, attitude and behavior change on an individual and group level.
Soliya has worked with MIT, as well as psychology and neuroscience labs at Harvard and the New School for Social Research, on the link between media and social behavior.
To view this published research click here (pdf).