Dr. WheelockMembers of our department conduct multidisciplinary research in areas of anthropology, sociology, criminology, social justice and law.

Undergraduate students can participate in research projects during Fall, Spring or Summer semesters by registering for an independent study course.


While most undergraduate research projects do not provide monetary compensation, they are excellent opportunities to prepare for graduate or professional schools or improve your chances at the job market.


Qualified students should also check with the McNair Scholar program for additional assistance in finding research opportunities.


Additional opportunities for undergraduate research funding also include the Center for Peacemaking and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.

Our department conducts an annual Research Salon, a student-led conference where interested undergraduate students can present results of their research.


Undergraduate students who are interested in current research opportunities should contact listed faculty via email.


​Dr. Angelique Harris

    - conduct library research and literature reviews

    - analyze data

    ​- write up results


Dr. Meghan Stroshine

Dr. Olga Semukhina

Dr. Heather Hlavka and Dr. Sameena Mulla

Dr. Darren Wheelock

Dr. Louise Cainkar

Dr. Roberta Coles

Dr. Michael McCarthy


Contact the Department of
Social and Cultural Sciences

Lalumiere Language Hall, Room 340
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-6838 | Fax: (414) 288-6444