affiliate faculty

The Development of the MiStory International Trauma Recovery Research Consortium

The Multicultural Study of Trauma Recovery (MiStory) is an international research consortium working to understand how context, culture, the self, gender, and trauma recovery intersect. Directed by Professor Denise Saint Arnault with funding in part from IRWG seed grants, the collaborative currently has 30 members from 13 countries across several continents, and continues to grow.

Uncovering Racist and Sexist Stereotypes in Social Science Research

“Surveys used in public opinion research often contain meanings and assumptions that remain out of sight of the researchers who rely on them.” Prof. Sara McClelland was recently awarded a three-year grant from Indiana University to assess the presence of negative stereotypes in research about abortion.

Faculty Seed Grant Report: Cheryl Moyer

In 2015, Dr. Cheryl Moyer received IRWG funding to conduct a pilot study exploring the shift from surgical to self-induced medical abortion in two fishing villages in urban Accra, Ghana. Data from the project have been presented at several national and international meetings, and two manuscripts have been published or submitted for publication. 

Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan

Interweaving the narratives of multiple family members, including parents and siblings of her queer and trans informants, Amy Brainer analyzes the strategies that families use to navigate their internal differences. In Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan, Brainer looks across generational cohorts for clues about how larger social, cultural, and political shifts have materialized in people’s everyday lives.