International and Area Studies Research Community

This site is for students doing research and writing in Northwestern's International and Area Studies Programs--International Studies (IS), Asian Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. That's because research and writing are integrally related in this program. Students need to learn how to write research proposals, grant proposal, literature reviews, and papers based on both primary and secondary research. In addition, students enrolled in the IS Honors Program can find specific resources here for research and writing. 

Solving Common Problems

Getting started in International Research

Writing a Literature Review

Proposal Writing Advice for IAS

Other NuWrite Resources Related to IAS

Documentation advice: APA

Faculty Research Videos

As the Assistant Director for International and Area studies, Bianca Ramirez is available to answer your questions.