Center for Women & Work

Center for Women & Work - Emerging Scholars Program

Thank you for your interest in the Emerging Scholars Program! This program provides students with a unique year-long opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained from courses at UMass Lowell to a faculty member's on-going research. Students who participate gain valuable research experience and build on their classroom learning. 

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2014-2015 Partnership Projects

The CWW takes pleasure in sponsoring such innovative projects within an array of disciplines. The 2014-2015 partnership projects include:

  • Travis Overton (Sociology/Philosophy) and Assistant Professor Angelica Duran-Martinez (Political Science)
    Coping with Danger and Fear: Organized Civilian Responses to Drug Violence

  • Melissa Kiessling (English) and Associate Professor Dale Young (English)
    SIMUL-Acts: The Theatrical Process, Student Actors, and Simulated Patients in Nursing Training

  • Flávio Da Silva Souza (Political Science) and Assistant Professor Jenifer Whitten-Woodring (Political Science)
    The Fabled Fourth Estate: Media Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights

  • Megan Shea (History) and Associate Professor Christopher Carlsmith (History)
    Writing the History of the Non-Profit Organization Save Venice

  • Julie O’Neil (Psychology/Education) and Associate Professor Jill Lohmeier and Shanna Thompson (Graduate School of Education)
    The Science Express Project

  • Nick Gates (Political Science) and Assistant Professor Urmitapa Dutta (Psychology)
    Fair Trade and Global Justice: Exploring Volunteer Discourses on Fair Trade in a Development Organization

  • Phillip Geoffroy (Political Science) and Professor Robert Forrant (History)
    Where Did the Work Go and What Can We Do About It?

  • Henry DeLima (Psychology) and Assistant Professor Yana Weinstein (Psychology)
    Mind Wandering in the Classroom

Information about Past Emerging Scholars Projects

To learn more about what the students have done, view their mid-year presentations (pdf). These articles document past Emerging Scholar Projects in action!
The Emerging Scholars Program is administered by the Center for Women & Work, and funded by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.