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Challenge grant research to be presented

Faculty from the NDSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will present research on important local issues during the “AHSS Dean’s Challenge Grant Research Talks,” scheduled for Friday, March 24, at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Badlands room. The event is open to the public.

The challenge grants promote research and creative activity by the college’s faculty members. The grants supported research that emphasized interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as focused on issues of diversity.

“These grants have played an important role in developing faculty research that is both collaborative across multiple disciplines, as well as focused on addressing challenging issues in our community and region,” said Christina Weber, associate dean and associate professor of sociology. “We had very strong projects this year, and all of them tackle important issues that I think many people across campus will find both informative and innovative.”

Participating faculty and research topics include:

• Sarah Boonstoppel, assistant professor of criminal justice, and Kjersten Nelson, associate professor of political science – “The Role of Social and Political Institutions in the Resettlement Experience of New Americans”

• John Creese, assistant professor of anthropology – “Indigenous Diaspora and the Geopolitics of Survivance: The Chequamegon Bay Archaeological Survey”

• Ann Burnett, professor and director of women and gender studies, and Jessica Jung, Theatre NDSU artistic director – “Stein/Holum Projects’ Man Camp: A Collaboration between Theatre Arts and Women and Gender Studies”

• Steven Briggs, assistant professor of criminal justice, and Daniel Pemstein, assistant professor of political science – “The Impact of the Department of Justice’s Consent Decrees on Police Departments’ Use of Force”

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