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Doctoral Dissertation Research: How Frontline Work Identifies and Categorizes Human Trafficking
Principal Investigator: Hannah E. Britton
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Period: 2016 - 2018
Status: Completed

Project Summary:
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.

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The Heartland Sexual Assault Policies & Prevention on Campuses Project
Principal Investigator: Alesha E. Doan
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Period: 2016 - 2019
Status: Completed

Project Summary:
The Heartland Sexual Assault Policies & Prevention on Campuses Project aims to help post-secondary schools prevent sexual assaults on campus based on a gender-centered public health framework. The award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health to work with institutions in Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas, including KU and Kansas State University. The research team includes Alesha Doan, KU associate professor of political science and in the School of Public Affairs and Administration and the grant's principal investigator; Juliana Carlson, assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare, and Natabhona Mabachi, a research assistant professor of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Doan and Carlson are faculty affiliates of the KU Institute for Policy & Social Research, which developed and will administer the grant.

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