Samantha Rabin, daughter of Karen and Steven Rabin of Edgartown, has been selected for the Levitt Research Fellows Program at Hamilton College. The program is open to all students who wish to spend the summer working in collaboration with a faculty member on an issue related to public affairs.

Fellows spend 10 weeks intensively researching their issue and provide a written assessment of their work at the completion of the summer. In addition, Levitt Fellows give a public presentation of their research findings to the Hamilton community in the fall semester.

Miss Rabin, a sophomore majoring in sociology, is a graduate of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. She will be working with professor Jennifer Irons on a project titled, Open Season on Tourists? Identity and Community on Martha’s Vineyard. The project will attempt to understand whether or not income dependence and independence shapes such factors as expression of antipathy towards tourists, self-identification within the community, and community participation/involvement.