Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, had his research featured at ISU Day at the Capitol on March 5. With funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Data Science for the Public Good is a summer fellows program that trains the next generation of social and computer scientists … Continue reading Shawn Dorius presents research at ISU Day at the Capitol
An Iowa State team of researchers, led by associate professor of sociology Shawn Dorius, has received a $260,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to provide scientific support to the Iowa Department of Public Health as it works to advance substance use recovery resources in Iowa. The ISU team will collect … Continue reading Shawn Dorius receives grant to advance substance use recovery
Iowa State’s U.S. Latino/a Studies Program (USLS) has named Shannon Harper, assistant professor of sociology, as a featured faculty member on its website. Harper will also be teaching a new joint USLS and criminal justice course this fall, Latinas and Victimization: Examining Survival Strategies and Justice (CJST/USLS 360X).
Monic Behnken, associate professor of sociology and director of the Leadership Studies Program, presented “An Intersectional Perspective on Community Leadership” March 7 at the University of Iowa Women’s Summit. Behnken’s talk helped attendees recognize how their various social identities are a grounding source of strength in the context of community leadership.
Chris Morris, graduate student in the Department of Sociology, recently received a Brown Graduate Fellowship from Iowa State’s Office of the Vice President for Research. Morris was awarded the $10,000 grant for evaluating farmers’ perspectives on conservation planning as part of the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, and for his contributions to the Consortium … Continue reading Chris Morris receives Brown Graduate Fellowship
Professor of sociology Susan Stewart was recently elected to serve as Iowa state director of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS). Founded in 1936, MSS comprises nearly 1,300 scholars, students and practicing sociologists in universities, government and businesses from nine states.
Alissa Stoehr, assistant teaching professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, together with Heather Rellihan, professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Anne Arundel Community College, co-authored a book chapter, “The Status of Women’s and Gender Studies at Community Colleges” in the 2019 book “Theory and Praxis: Women’s and Gender Studies at Community Colleges.” Published by … Continue reading Assistant teaching professor Alissa Stoehr publishes book chapter
Daniel Butler, assistant professor of sociology, had his study, “Understanding How In-prison Experiences Influence Female Offenders’ Maladjustment to Prison,” published in the Dec. 23, 2019, online edition of Justice Quarterly. In this paper, Butler examined whether what women experience while in prison influences assaults, filing of grievances and mental health problems. The results of the … Continue reading Daniel Butler publishes study on how incarceration impacts women