Highlighting the innovative and creative work our students and their faculty mentors are doing in the classroom 




SOWJ 3450. Arabs and Muslims in Global Context 

In this brief video, Aleema Haque summarizes her research on race, gender, and national security as they impact the lives of Pakistani Muslims in Great Britain. She also describes how the class taught her to think about and see the world in new ways.


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CRLS 3300.  Police & Society   

In the Spring of 2021, students created digital scholarship projects on various reforms aimed at improving police accountability and transparency.  This group created a timeline of noteworthy events related to the adoption and widespread proliferation of body worn cameras.       

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 frank jude chapter      dontre hamilton chapter

In the Fall of 2020, forty-five students in CRLS 3300. Police & Society researched and summarized ten cases that forever changed the relationship between the police and public in Milwaukee, WI.   Behind the Shield: The Hidden History of the MPD is the product of those efforts.  By leading readers through these high-profile cases of misconduct, their impact and aftermath, the authors demonstrate the damage done when police lose sight of their role as community guardians.


 web page from crls 3660

CRLS 3660.  Sexual Offenses and Offenders

Students in CRLS 3660, Sexual Offenses and Offenders, created digital scholarship projects between 2019 and 2020. The final site displays their hard work collecting, analyzing, and displaying their research on very difficult topics. Their projects combined research with avenues for social action and change. 


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ANTH 4995.  Anthropology Independent Study

For several years, Anthropology students have been gaining valuable field and laboratory experience by participating in the Camp Douglas/Bronzeville Archaeological Project.  Students volunteer for fieldwork that provides basic training in stratigraphic excavation and mapping at sites on Chicago's Near South Side.  Prof. Jane Peterson, a member of Marquette's Anthropology faculty,  serves as Laboratory Director for the project and runs the Archaeology Lab in Cramer Hall, where students learn how to process, identify, and analyze historical artifacts.  Their analyses have resulted in research projects that shed important, new light on several historic periods represented in the excavations, including Civil-war era Camp Douglas -- when the area served as a Confederate POW camp -- and the inception of the Bronzeville neighborhood where large numbers of African Americans moved as part of the Great Migration.  Student research also contributes to several community-based, heritage preservation initiatives currently underway. 

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Listen to Dr. Peterson and alum Noel Hincha discuss the Camp Douglas/Bronzeville Archaeological Project in this COVID Conversations podcast.