SEB: Social Sciences Board

The Social Sciences Editorial Board reads and reviews the professional schools submissions and helps determine what is published. Contact Khushboo Chougule with questions. 

SEB Social Sciences Chair


Khushboo is a sophomore pursuing Cognitive Science and Computer Science, with a business certificate and Spanish minor. She loves the work that she does as a part of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience lab under Dr. Bennett Bertenthal, where she studies child development and human cognition using eye-tracking. In addition to IUJUR, Khushboo is a member of the Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference planning committee, a brother of the Alpha Chi Sigma professional fraternity, a hospitality chair in the Raas Royalty Dance Competition Roundtable, and a dancer on the HoosierRaas dance team.

A junior at Indiana University majoring in International Studies and Neuroscience, Iman Mahoui’s extracurriculars include mentoring students through the School of Global and International Studies mentor collective, engaging with refugees in central Indiana through IU’s No Lost Generation chapter, and continuing her Neuroscience research under the lab of Dr. Sengelaub. As a member of Indiana University’s congress and chair of the student relation’s committee, she passed bills and promoted agenda’s to further each students academic and social experience at Indiana University. In her spare time, she also volunteers as a tutor in the Arabic department. This is her third year as a student editorial board member in the IU Journal of Undergraduate Research, developing since her freshman year, sustaining an annual, student-run, faculty-mentored undergraduate research publication for Indiana University. Finally, as a member of the merit-based Wells scholarship program, Indiana University’s most prestigious merit scholarship, she contributes to the publication of a yearly newsletter that documents the achievements of Wells scholars across the world.

Katherine is a sophomore from Evansville, Indiana, majoring in political science. She has been conducting research under Dr. Bernard Fraga in the Political Science Department since her freshman year. She is also active in several political organizations on campus and currently co-runs a WIUX show. After graduating, she is interested in pursuing a law or advanced academic degree.

Abe is a sophomore with a wide variety of academic interests, ranging from math and computer science to languages and economics. He enjoys writing music, designing story-based video games, and following current events in politics. He is very excited to work with his fellow undergraduates to refine and develop their original ideas in research.

Sruthi is a freshman from Fishers, IN. She is pursuing a major in Human Biology and a minor in Psychology. She is involved in organizations such as HOSA, the HRC Advisory Board and Honorvol. She is a Thai food enthusiast, a news junkie, and an avid reader.

Julia is a junior studying political science (with departmental honors) and economics. She is also pursuing a certificate in the Liberal Arts & Management Program (LAMP) and an individualized minor in feminist politics. She is an undergraduate research assistant to Dr. Diana Z. O'Brien in the Department of Political Science, where she researches women's access to political power. Outside of IUJUR, she is an opinion columnist and editorial board member for the Indiana Daily Student, as well as the Political Organizing & Resources Chair for IU's Feminist Student Association. In her free time, she enjoys listening to advertisements on podcasts.

Asmaa Mahoui is a freshman from Indianapolis, IN majoring in Biochemistry. Asmaa is passionate about combining her interests in the natural sciences with public advocacy and policy, which is displayed in her involvement with the Journal, IU Student Association, United Way of Central Indiana, and Minority Association of Premedical Students. In her free time, Asmaa enjoys reading, eating good food, spending time with her friends, and watching international movies and TV shows.

Amee is a junior studying Biology and Economics. She is a Cox Research Scholar and conducts research under Dr. Jake McKinlay in the microbiology department regarding the dynamics of bacterial co-culture. Amee is also involved with the IU chapter of Habitat for Humanity where she currently serves as president. In her free time she enjoys running and stress-baking.