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Announcing the 2018-19 Doctoral Research FellowsDate: 2018-08-01
IPSR is excited to announce the next cohort of participants in our Doctoral Research Fellows Program! Congratulations to Darlingtina Atakere (Psychology and Gerontology), Matt Comi (Sociology), Mariah Crystal, (Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies), Nicole Humphrey (School of Public Affairs & Administration), Gregory Leung (Economics), Nicholas Natchoo (Curriculum & Teaching), Cassandra Osei (School of Public Affairs & Administration), and Courtney Wilt (Special Education). This cohort will begin the program in the fall.
The Doctoral Research Fellows Program helps to develop the next generation of interdisciplinary social science scholars by providing training and support. Fellows will meet approximately twice each month throughout the academic year to discuss research progress, gain skills in interdisciplinary research methods, and share experience and knowledge.
Byeongdon Oh, Sociology Doctoral Student, awarded NSF Dissertation FundingDate: 2018-05-09
Byeongdon Oh received a dissertation award from the National Science Foundations for doctoral students in Sociology. Oh's project aims to explain why the socioeconomic association between parents and children declines over children's schooling levels up to the baccalaureate level and reemerges at the post-baccalaureate level. His research will uncover three mechanisms of the U-shaped pattern in intergenerational association using datasets from the National Survey of College Graduates. His advisor, ChangHwan Kim, serves as PI. IPSR provided research and grant development assistance and will administer the award. See link below for more information.
Immigrant detention centers referred to as family centers but resemble prisons, researchers findDate: 2017-08-15
Despite federal officials labeling centers where immigrant women and their families are held as family detention centers or release programs as "Alternative to Detention," University of Kansas researchers found the detention complexes function like jails and prisons and that ATD programs are essentially expanded surveillance schemes.
Women held with their children in such centers are often required to wear orange jumpsuits and are color-coded by a level of threat, according to a recent study KU scholars conducted in interviews with attorneys who frequented the detention centers in Pennsylvania and Texas. Read more at the link below.
Racial profiling of Latino immigrants influences indigenous, non-indigenous families differently, study findsDate: 2017-08-14
Immigration policies focusing on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications on immigrants and their family members, many of whom are U.S. citizens, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher who explores these consequences amongst mixed-status families in the Midwest. Read the full KU News article at the link below.
Researchers win NSF grant to study frontline workers to human traffickingDate: 2016-10-25
University of Kansas researchers have received a $30,000 grant to study how frontline workers in the Midwest identify and assist those vulnerable to human trafficking.
"Human trafficking is so complicated that survivors' identities might be read in different ways by different people," said Corinne Schwarz, a KU doctoral candidate in women, gender and sexuality studies and a co-principal investigator for the project. "Someone might be a survivor of sex or labor trafficking, but if they go to the police, their first frame or identity might be as someone with an undocumented status or perhaps even a criminal."
Hannah Britton, associate professor of women, gender and sexuality studies and political science, is the study's principal investigator. Britton also directs the Center for the Study of Injustice at KU's Institute for Policy & Social Research in which she coordinates KU's Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiative, or ASHTI. ASHTI is a working group of faculty and students engaged in teaching and research about slavery and trafficking.
Schwarz receives NSF dissertation improvement grantDate: 2016-09-15
Corinne Schwarz, a doctoral student in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, has received a dissertation improvement grant from the Law and Social Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation. She will study frontline responses to vulnerability, exploitation, and trafficking in communities across Kansas and Missouri. Schwarz's advisor is Hannah Britton, Director of the Center for the Study of Injustice (CSI) at the Institute for Policy & Social Research.
Announcing the 2016-17 Doctoral Research FellowsDate: 2016-08-23
IPSR is excited to announce the next cohort of participants in our Doctoral Research Fellows Program! Congratulations to Ryan Daugherty (Political Science), Jean Eichhorst (Geography and Atmospheric Science), Andrea Gómez Cervantes (Sociology), Tamara Handy (Special Education), Natalie Hoskins (Communication Studies), Young-Shin (Angela) Park (School of Public Affairs & Administration), Marcy Quiason (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), and Carlos Zambrana (Economics), who will begin the program this fall. The Doctoral Research Fellows Program helps to develop the next generation of interdisciplinary social science scholars by providing training and support. Fellows will meet approximately twice each month throughout the academic year to discuss research progress, gain skills in interdisciplinary research methods, and share experiences and knowledge.
NPR - Hidden Factors In Your Brain Help To Shape Beliefs On Income InequalityDate: 2016-01-05
Laura Van Berkel, graduate student in social psychology and IPSR doctoral research fellow was recently on NPR talking about her research on hierarchical beliefs.
IPSR Doctoral Research Fellow Alum in the NewsDate: 2014-11-10
April Rand, former IPSR Doctoral Research Fellow, was recently featured in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette talking about her research on the effects of the sex-trade. Rand's doctoral research, funded by the National Institute of Justice, was about women in the Kansas City, Missouri area trying to leave the commercial sex industry. Rand is currently an assistant professor of social work at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.