Social and Cultural Sciences
Ph.D., 2007, University of Michigan
- SOWJ 2200 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
- SOWJ 2300 Conflict Resolution and Restorative Justice
- SOWJ 3001 Social Welfare Policy and Services
- SOWJ 4700/5700 Global Aid and Humanitarianism
- HOPR 4953 Doing Good (Honors Senior Full Circle Seminar)
Through interdisciplinary training in cultural anthropology, social work, gerontology, and alternative dispute resolution, Dr. Crampton examines the contingent meanings, and ongoing dynamics of professional helping by advocates and mediators in legal and social service contexts. Past research examined elder mediation in Ghana and the U.S. Current research is on U.S. child custody mediation in family court.
- 2016. Crampton, Alexandra, "Escape from the Laboratory: Ethnographic Methods in the Study of Elder and Family Court Mediation." Negotiation Journal, 32(3): 191-211.
- 2015. Crampton, Alexandra. "Decolonizing Social Work 'Best Practices' through a Philosophy of Impermanence." Journal of Indigenous Social Development, 4(1), October 2015
- 2015. Crampton, Alexandra. "Ethnographic Refusal as Research Method: An Example from a Family Court Child Custody Mediation Program." Qualitative Social Work 14(4): 453-470.
(accepted). Crampton, Alexandra. “Ethnographic Refusal as Research Method: An Example from a Family Court Child Custody Mediation Program.” Qualitative Social Work.
2013. Crampton, Alexandra. “’No Peace in the House’: Witchcraft Accusations as an ‘Old Woman’s Problem’ in Ghana for Anthropology & Aging Quarterly Vol. 34(2): 199-212.
2013. Crampton, A. “Population Aging as the Social Body in Representation and Real Life,” Anthropology & Aging Quarterly, Vol 34(3): 100-112.
2013. Crampton, Alexandra. “Elder Mediation in Theory & Practice: Study Results from a National Caregiver Mediation Demonstration Project,” Journal of Gerontological Social Work Vol. 65(5): 423-37.