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UW Faculty Members Receive Funding for Further Research

May 3, 2017

Nine new University of Wyoming faculty research projects will receive funding through the UW Center for Global Studies Research Excellence Awards for international fieldwork in summer/fall 2017.

Faculty can receive up to $5,000 in seed money for international research. More than 36 faculty projects have been funded by the Center for Global Studies (CGS) the last three years. All awards are made possible through a private partnership with the Office of Research and Economic Development, the UW School of Energy Resources and other private donors.

Recipients, listed by professional titles and project titles, are:

-- Nevin Aiken, Department of Political Science, and Global and Area Studies associate professor, “Addressing the Injustices of the Past: Socioeconomic Deprivation and Intercommunal Reconciliation in Belfast and Northern Ireland.”

-- Laura Balis, UW Extension educator, Lander, “Older Ghanaian Adults’ Perceptions of Physical Activity: An Exploratory Qualitative Study, Accra, Ghana.”

-- Nicholas Crane, Department of Geography assistant professor, “Tracing Social Disappearance and Mapping Social Mobilization in Authoritarian North America, Mexico City, Mexico.”

-- Susan Dewey, Gender and Women’s Studies Program associate professor, “Citizenship at the Intersections of State Intervention and Criminal Justice Oversight: Toward an Action Agenda on Sociolegal Approaches to Regulating Street Prostitution in the EU and North America, Essex University, United Kingdom.”

-- Teena Gabrielson, Department of Political Science chair and associate professor, “Environmental Justice in Collaborative Research and Adaptive Policymaking, Sydney, Australia.”

-- Linda Johnson, College of Health Sciences' adjunct faculty, “Honduran Brigade Community Health Partnership in Agua Salada, Honduras.”

-- David McDonald, Department of Zoology and Physiology professor, “Sharpened Perception: Sensory Diversity of Neotropical Birds (Brazil, Peru and Panama).”

-- Zoe Pearson, Global and Area Studies assistant professor, “Political and Socioecological Challenges to Bolivia’s ‘Social Control’ Policy, La Paz, Bolivia.”

-- Sarah Strauss, Department of Anthropology associate professor, and Carrick Eggleston, Department of Geology and Geophysics chair, “From Abbotsford to Aberdeen: Scotland’s Energyscape in Transition, Edinburgh, Scotland.”

For more information about CGS, call Jean Garrison, CGS director, at (307) 766-6119 or email

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