Jean Beaman, an Assistant Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies and joint awardee of a 2015 Global Midwest Internal Seed Grant for the project Why Barack Obama’s Road to the White House Began in Chicago: Race, Gender, and Politics in the Midwest, 1900-2016.
Richard Hogan is an Associate Professor of Sociology and a 2015-2016 Awardee of the PRF Research Grant for his project Local matters: Regulating Economic Development in Two Indiana Cities.
Christie Sennott, an Assistant Professor of Sociology and awardee of a 2015 PRF International Travel Grant for Round 3 to conduct the following international research on her project Women Want To Talk and Be Heard: Measuring Women’s Rational Empowerment After the Democratic Transition in South Africa in the Agincourt sub-district of Mpumalanga Province in South Africa in July 2015.
Monica Trieu, an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies and a 2015-2016 Awardee of the PRF Research Grant for her project Transnational Activism and National identities: Professional Turkmen Migrants in the United States.
Fenggang Yang, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society, who has received a grant of $3.5 million dollars from the John Templeton Foundation. Fenggang will be the Principal Investigator for “Chinese Religious Markets and Spiritual Capital: A Research and Field Development Initiative” that will begin in August. The three-year project, which partners with Chung Chi College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, will map the religious landscape of China using GIS technologies and spatial statistics; assess spiritual capital in the emerging civil society; and establish a new journal where first-rate research can be published. Assistant Research Professor Jonathan Pettit from the Department of Sociology and Associate Director of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society is a co-PI on the project.