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.

Sexual Assault

Dr. Hlavka and Dr. Mulla study sexual assault trials to learn how evidence pieces fit together.

Life After the NFL

Dr. Jones and Dr. Holstein conduct a study of life after the professional football...

Black Father Myth

Dr. Coles addresses the myth of black fathers in her recent book...


Dr. Cainkar discusses findings of her research on Arab-American and Muslim American and issues of Islamophobia.