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The Institute for Social Science Research has selected Professor Libby Sharrow as one of only seven scholars

The Institute for Social Science Research has selected Professor Libby Sharrow as one of only seven scholars for 2016 - 2017. As a select member of this program, Professor Sharrow will serve to strengthen existing social science infrastructure on campus in order to stimulation high-quality scholarship and interdisciplinary collaboration. 

Professor Sharrow is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Political Science and History. Her research focuses on the politics of sex and gender in the United States.  She is particularly interested in the politics of public policy in contemporary U.S. history.  She will use her residency in the ISSR Scholars Program to support her drafting of a grant application to fund research exploring the long-term effects of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 on political mobilization, participation, and opinion.  This work will expand on her first book manuscript on the policy history of Title IX and the political construction of sex and gender.

ISSR Scholars participate in a year-long seminar with Mentors, Naomi Gerstel, PhD (Sociology) and Mary Fechner, PhD (Office of Resource Development), to help each of to develop a strong research grant proposal. In addition to attending in-depth sessions on grant writing and receiving valuable peer feedback on their proposals, ISSR Scholars are given unique opportunities to consult with nationally recognized experts about their proposals. This year's ISSR Scholars will develop innovative new research that has the potential to shape social theory and policy. 

You can read more about the Scholars here.

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