Three faculty members in the Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences recently received summer research funding from the University’s Office of Sponsored Research.
The Research Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant Program is designed to be more inclusive of arts, humanities, social sciences, business and education disciplines. Dr. Dustin Avent-Holt of Social Sciences, Dr. Christina Heckman of English & Foreign Languages and Dr. Wendy Turner of History, Anthropology & Philosophy were all successful in their grant proposals. This was the first year faculty participated in the RCSA funding program.
The grants will cover funds for expenses and summer salary during the months of June and July for conduct of their research, including Heckman’s project titled “Rethinking Matter: Learning and Labor in Early English Culture,” Turner’s “Law and Regulation of Health in Post-Plague England” and Avent-Holt’s “Political Violence, Status Salience, and Workplace Inequality in Israel, 1005-2015.”
And more kudos to Avant-Holt: Oxford University Press recently published an article he authored with University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Don Tomaskovic-Devey. In Relational Inequalities: An Organizational Approach, the authors explore inequality using an organizational versus individual model to provide the first fully developed economic sociology of inequality.
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