2016-17 IPSR Doctoral Research Fellows
Advisor: Gary Reich (Political Science)
Ryan Daugherty’s research concentrates on the diversity of Maya political activities in Guatemala. He is specifically examining how Maya groups emphasize political participation at the local level instead of national level government.
Geography and Atmospheric Science
Advisor: Barney Warf (Geography and Atmospheric Science)
Geographer Jean Eichhorst explores human-environment interactions with a special emphasis on the relationships between people, water, and policy/regulation. Her interdisciplinary research uses social theory to examine the Republican River Compact and its influence on the river basin's irrigation districts and their responses to water availability.
|Andrea Gómez Cervantes|
Advisor: Cecilia Menjívar (IPSR, Sociology)
Andrea's research interests lay on immigration, immigrant families, race/ethnicity, skin color, and globalization. More specifically, her previous work ranges from Latinas in higher education, immigrants' skin color and employment opportunities, and transnational motherhood. In her dissertation, entitled: "Mixed-Status Immigrant Families: Social Inequality and Agency in Family, Identity and Community," she investigates how structural inequalities of race, gender, and class affect mixed-status immigrant families (those with members that have diverse legal statuses in the same family) and how individuals face and negotiate these inequalities.
Advisor: Elizabeth Kozleski and Tom Skrtic (Special Education)
Tamara's research interests broadly address establishing inclusive schooling systems in post-war settings. To this end, her research focuses on students who are marginalized in public education, due to minority ethnic status, low socioeconomic status, gender and dis/ability. Tamara's research work seeks to understand how individuals and communities post war engage with formal learning and teaching, and through this critical understanding make visible the practices and processes within current school systems that perpetuate and maintain marginalization. In developing this deep and expansive understanding of how schools function war torn vulnerable communities, her research seeks to dismantle systemic marginalization and re-establish school systems that are inclusive which are firmly grounded on equity and social justice agendas.
Advisor: Adrianne Kunkel (Communication Studies)
Natalie currently studies the intersections between gendered communication, perceived social support, and interpersonal violence. Her dissertation research focuses on building a theory around the communicative experiences of men who have perpetrated violence against an intimate partner.
|Young-Shin (Angela) Park|
School of Public Affairs & Administration
Advisor: Rachel Krause (School of Public Affairs & Administration)
Angela's research focuses on understanding how and why local institutions – governmental and nongovernmental – forge interagency collaboration and to what extent these collaborations matter for policy and client outcomes. She is particularly interested in social and environmental policy arenas where joint-production of publicly-funded programs is prevalent.
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Advisor: Hannah Britton (IPSR, Political Science, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies)
Marcy's research focuses on the relationship between public policy, gender, labor and sexuality. She is analyzing the discourse surrounding human trafficking policy using a postcolonial feminist lens. Additionally, she is researching the societal, economic, and political factors that push individuals into exploitative labor practices.
Carlos's current research interests focus on the economics of earnings inequality, in particular on the effect of performance-related pay in gender differences in earnings at the top of the wage distribution. He is also interested on the effects that mergers and acquisitions may have on labor market outcomes.
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