Featured Faculty Research

Our faculty conduct research in various areas of social and cultural sciences including sociology, anthropology, criminology, social justice and law. Faculty research projects have been supported by both internal Marquette funding and external grants from the National Science Foundation, U.S. State Department, National Institute of Justice, Office of National Drug Control Policy, and other agencies. Results of many research projects were disseminated in the books published by prestigious university and academic presses.

                                        Areas of Expertise

ANTHROPOLOGY

Dr. Jane Peterson- Near Eastern archaeology, lithic techniques

Dr. Michelle Rodrigues - Primatology, stress, social support


SOCIOLOGY

Dr. Erin Hoekstra - Social movements, health and medical sociology, migration

Dr. Michael McCarthy - American capitalism, political sociology, labor and social movement

Dr. Dawne Moon - Gender, sexuality, religion, emotions

Dr. David Nowacek - Language, law and society, environmental issues

Dr. Marcia Williams -- Race and inequality, education

Dr. Stephanie Dhuman - Race and ethnicity, Latinxs, (im)migration, gender, sexualities, families

Dr. Troy Washington - civic engagement, community organizing, empowerment, and educational policies

CRIMINOLOGY & LAW STUDIES

Dr. Anya Degenshein - Law and society, surveillance and digital technologies

Dr. Heather Hlavka - Criminology and law, sexual victimization and interpersonal violence

Dr. Aleksandra Snowden - Crime mapping, neighborhoods and crime

Dr. Meghan Stroshine - Policing, police-community relations, use of force

Dr. Darren Wheelock - Criminal punishment and controlcivic engagement, community organizing, empowerment, and educational policies

 

SOCIAL WELFARE & JUSTICE

Dr. Louise Cainkar - Arab American studies, Muslims in diaspora

Dr. Alexandra Crampton - Anthropology, social work, gerontology, alternative dispute resolution