In 2011, Mieko Yoshihama, Professor of Social Work, began a participatory action research project using a method called PhotoVoice to analyze the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear crisis on women in northern Japan.
Greta R. Krippner's research explores the persistance of gender-based pricing in insurance markets. Krippner received an IRWG Faculty Seed Grant in Winter 2014.
Yasamin Kusunoki’s research gives insight into patterns of intimate partner violence experienced by young women. Kusonoki received an IRWG Faculty Seed Grant in Fall 2013.
Assistant Research Professor Philip Veliz was quoted by Sports Illustrated in a special report about heroin use among young male athletes:
Moreover, "sports that involve high levels of contact (e.g., football) tend to socialize youth to view pain, violence and risk as normative features," Veliz said, and these "may influence risky behavior both on and off the playing field. In other words, participants in contact sports learn to view their body as an instrument that can be easily gambled with, even if it would involve permanent damage."