Addressing the Injustices of the Past: Socioeconomic Deprivation and Intercommunal Reconciliation in Northern Ireland, Belfast, and Northern Ireland
This project will seek to investigate the role that continued legacies of socioeconomic deprivation in many of the most affected areas of the conflict in the cities of Londonderry/Derry and Belfast have had on ongoing attempts to address the past and advance intercommunal reconciliation between local Catholic/nationalists and Protestant/unionists populations.
Older Ghanaian Adults’ Perceptions of Physical Activity: An Exploratory Qualitative Study, Accra, Ghana
What are Ghanaian older adults’ perceptions of physical activity? What are the characteristics of a physical activity program that would be attractive to them?
Tracing Social Disappearance and Mapping Social Mobilization in Authoritarian North America, Mexico City, Mexico
Through what governmental techniques is punitive neoliberalism maintained in central Mexico, and what is the resulting shape of social disappearance? How and to what effect for community organization do participants in contemporary justice movements construct solidarity against these governmental techniques?
Citizenship at the Intersections of State Intervention and Criminal Justice Oversight: Toward an Action Agenda on Socio-legal Approaches to Regulating Street Prostitution in the EU and North America, Essex University, United Kingdom
The project goal is to formulate a legal and policy action agenda derived from examining the expanded criminal justice oversight and state intervention justified by dominant socio-institutional forces’ mandate to maintain order among groups deemed disorderly. This investigation will achieve its goal by uniting North American and European Union research on street-involved women, who struggle with addiction, homelessness, poverty, criminal justice oversight, and, in EU contexts, often lack the right to legal residence and employment. This goal, which addresses questions of citizenship and human rights among globally marginalized populations, comprises the following five objectives to:
1. intensively collaborate for three weeks in person with Dr. Isabel Crowhurst, Deputy Director of Essex University’s Centre for Intimate & Sexual Citizenship and Chair of the European Union-funded ProsPol network of scholars and practitioners engaged in policy work with members of European national and municipal judiciaries (http://prospol.eu/is1209/);
2. Determine what accounts for gaps between empirical evidence and sociolegal practice vis-à-vis street-involved women in some North American and EU contexts but not others;
3. Ascertain whether particular sociolegal approaches facilitate certain types of living and working conditions for street-involved women;
4. Explore country-specific forces and actors which foster the development and global circulation of “best practices” for regulatory instruments designed to address street involvement;
5. Analyze results to develop an action agenda
What are the best practices for integrating questions of justice and equity into interdisciplinary collaborative grant-writing across the social sciences, particularly for environmental and energy policy-making?
Can medical, community health, and social interventions impact the health of a poor, isolated village in rural Honduras?
1) How and why do manakins (small tropical birds) perform courtship displays that are too rapid for the human eye (but not the birds) to detect? 2) Can educational outreach programs help endangered Andean Black-and-chestnut Eagles?
1) Does the Bolivian government’s controversial new coca law exacerbate or ameliorate the uneven effects of “social control” on coca union politics and livelihood security between and within the coca growing regions? If so, how?
2) How are Chapare region coca growers perceiving and adapting to the socioecological crisis presented by the coca-killing fungus?
Sarah Strauss and Carrick Eggleston
By modeling the fundamental transformations of the Scottish energyscape since the 18th century, we will connect the geographic, resource, and technology transformations that have taken place with cultural narratives and visual representations demonstrating the importance of interactions between aesthetics, environment, and economy.