Yasmeen Mekawy

Yasmeen Mekawy examines how emotion works to either mobilize people to participate in high-risk protest, or conversely, keep people in their homes.  Through an in-depth examination of the use of social media in the 2011 uprising in Egypt, she shows how emotional...

Brian Callaci

Brian Callaci uses a unique, original, hand-collected data set of five hundred and thirty franchise contracts in one state to understand the relationship between big restaurant chains and their franchisees.  This is important since the big restaurant chains have...

Michael D. Aguirre

Michael Aguirre explores the aftermath of the guest worker Bracero Program that brought Mexican farm workers to the U.S. between 1942 and 1964.  Focusing on the Eastern California borderlands of Imperial County, California, and Mexicali, Baja California Norte, he...

Adam Mertz

Adam Mertz’s research seeks to understand rural/urban political polarization by examining the rise of Wisconsin teacher unions during the 1970s. He argues that Wisconsin’s previous farmer-labor coalition was disrupted as rural voters felt that Democratic politicians...

Daanika Gordon

Daanika Gordon analyzes policing in a large Midwestern city to show the relationship between residential segregation and policing practices.  Through extensive fieldwork that included ride-alongs with police officers, she shows how police react to and help create...

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