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Completed faculty research projects

Dr. Robert Carini has, as one area of focus, the sociology of education and recently published an article, "Is Collective Bargaining Detrimental to Student Achievement?:  Evidence from a National Study," in the Journal of Collective Bargaining.  His second article, "New Directions for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Schools," will be published in the same journal later this year.

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Dr. Gul Marshall has recently had published in the area of religious women’s social activism.  One of her works compares Turkish secular feminist and Islamist women activists in their approaches to the question of the compatibility of feminism and Islam.  Another work that she co-authored with Dr. Anu Sabhlok compares the Turkish Islamist and Indian Hindu-nationalist women’s framing of work.

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Prof. Angela Orend and Dr. Patricia Gagne' recently published a study on corporate logo tattoos. The article, which appears in the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Vol. 38, No. 4, 493-517 (2009), is titled "Corporate Logo Tattoos and the Commodification of the Body.

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Drs. Cynthia Negrey, Hiromi Taniguchi, and Wayne Usui

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), 2003-2006
The Department of Sociology and Department of Political Science ran a three-year summer program in 2006. Begun in 2003, the REU program was a 10-week program held at the University of Louisville which allowed students to design and conduct their own research project related to the recent merger of Louisville and Jefferson County. In doing so, they sharpened their skills in research methodology and mastered some of the literature on urban governance, while working one-on-one with a faculty mentor, and completing a written report of their own research project. Students participated in methodology and statistics workshops, team meetings, colloquia, independently gathered and analyzed data, wrote a peer reviewed paper, and delivered a professional-style presentation to peers. Some students continued working with their faculty mentors into the fall and spring semesters, and several, ultimately, presented their papers at a national conference. 

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