In May 2013, Dr. Rick Jones, Professor of Sociology, will lead a two-week study abroad course on Comparative Crime and Punishment. The course will focus on the contrasting corrections styles in the U.S., Finland, and Estonia. Appropriate for students majoring in criminology, sociology, social welfare and justice, and political science, the course offers students opportunities to tour prisons in Finland & Estonia and talk with prisoners, former prisoners working with offenders. If interested, contact OIE.
Elin Stebbins Waldal, author of the award-winning book Tornado Warning: A Memoir Of Teen Dating Violence And Its Effect On A Woman’s Life, spoke as part of the McGee Lecture Series on Marquette’s campus. The public is welcome. Her book Tornado Warning, a first-person account of intimate partner violence, has been recognized as: a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient for 2011 in the Adult Book Category, The 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards Best Parenting Teens Book Winner , and aFinalist in the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards.
Dr. Angelique Harris published a book for undergraduates on different forms of writing within the field of sociology.
Dr. Louise Cainkar collaborates with faculty in History, Languages, Political Science, and Theology which organized a two-day conference on Islam and Muslims.
Drs. Heather Hlavka, CRLS, and Sameena Mulla, ANTH, received a grant award of $100,042 from the National Science Foundation for their interdisciplinary project titled “Trace, Body, Voice: U.S. Cultural Narratives of Sexual Assault in the Post-Forensic Trial.” Using the Milwaukee County Court system, this ethnographic project investigates how forensic evidence, witness testimony and other legal evidence coalesce to produce a social life for medico-legal evidence and create new cultural narratives in contemporary sexual assault trials.
Recognized in 2011 with the Champion of HOPE Award for an individual who Expresses Hope, Opportunity, Healing and Education for her commitment to spreading awareness about the prevalence of teen dating abuse, Waldal is a regular speaker for speaking and educating high school and college students. She has appeared on countless radio programs across the country. Additionally, she is a California state certified domestic violence advocate.
Our faculty conduct qualitative research on a wide range of topics. Take a look at some of their publications.
Race and Housing Issues in Milwaukee was the focus of a forum the Department co-sponsored with the Institute of Urban Studies and the Department of History Speakers included scholars and community activists, and topics ranging from the history of open housing laws to current eviction practices on discriminatory practices done by the Miwaukee Fair Housing Council.
SOCS Staff Member KathyHawkins was a recipient of a Simmons grant for Project Night Night. Comfort totes are being distributed to children in homeless shelters consisting of a blanket, huggable size stuffed animal and blanket.
Dr. Louise Cainkar, Assistant Professor of Social Welfare & Justice was awarded a Council on American Overseas Research Centers Senior Fellowship for her new transitional study on second-generation American Muslim youth. The fellowship will support four months of research in the Middle East in Spring 2011.
Each received the award for their high academic performance and demonstrated leadership throughout their years at Marquette. We wish them well in their future endeavors.