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New work group on food studies

The Center for the Study of Injustice and the Center for Environmental Policy at IPSR are coordinating a new KU Work Group on Food Studies. All members of the KU and Haskell communities with scholarly and activist interests in food studes, food justice, and agriculture are welcome. If you have any further questions about the working group, please contact Dietrich Earnhart ( or Hannah Britton (

Research Affiliate in the News

New study provides the first detailed look at the organization of sustainability initiatives at the city level.The study was led by Rachel Krause, IPSR affiliate and assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration. Read the full press release at the link below.

IPSR Doctoral Research Fellow Alum in the News

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.

Researcher studies why gender-based violence persists in Namibia

In an academic article published in the journal Signs, Hannah Britton, associate professor of women, gender & sexuality studies and political science and director of IPSR's Center for the Study of Injustice, and KU graduate student Lindsey Shook concluded surrounding rape and to provide more support services for victims. Read the full press release at the link below.

Research featured in The New York Times

New analysis of academic science fields show little gender bias, but suggest women's earlier educational choices lead to underrepresentation in math-intensive fields. The article titled Academic Science Isn't Sexist features the research of Donna Ginther, professor of Economics and Director of IPSR's Center for Science Technology & Economic Policy.