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Faculty Grants

  • 2016-2018. The Joseph Sidney Werlin Sociology Faculty Award to promote Latin American-US Cultural Understanding, University of Houston ($4,000)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (SES-1518873), National Science Foundation, (Co-PI with Joseph Galaskiewicz) “The Role of Health-Promoting Community Organizations in Urban Neighborhoods” ($6,334).
  • 2018-2020. National Science Foundation. “The Effects of Workplace and Legal Context on Understandings of an Emerging Protected Category.” Principal Investigator ($294,492).
  • 2017-2019. Department of Labor . “Analyzing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Federal Contractor and Noncontractor Firms.” Co-Principal Investigator ($249,967).
  • 2016-2017. Fund to Advance the Discipline, American Sociological Association. “The Demography of Sexuality: Queering Demographic Research, Theory, and Methods.” Principal Investigator. ($7,812).
  • 2009-2011. The Joseph Sidney Werlin Sociology Faculty Award to promote Latin American-US Cultural Understanding, University of Houston ($4,000).
  • 2018-2020. The Joseph Sidney Werlin Sociology Faculty Award to promote Latin American-US Cultural Understanding, University of Houston ($4,000).
  • 2016-2017. American Association of University Women, Summer Publication Fellowship ($6,000).
  • 2015-2017. National Center for Student Parent Programs, Advanced Scholars Grant. “Student Parents on Campus From Baby Boomers to Millennials: Best Practices for Student Parents Success in Higher Education." Principal Investigator. ($10,000).
  • 2012-2014. The Joseph Sidney Werlin Sociology Faculty Award to promote Latin American-US Cultural Understanding, University of Houston ($4,000).
  • 2017. Small Grant, Division of Research, University of Houston, “Status Characteristics and Perceptions of Body Shaming” ($5,000).
  • 2016. College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Project Completion Grant, “Embodied Resistance, Volume 2” ($2,000).
  • 2016. Teaching Innovation Program Grant, Faculty Development and Instructional Support, University of Houston, “Developing Students’ Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis Skills: A New Certificate Program” ($26,450).
  • 2015. College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Research in Progress Grant, University of Houston, “Under the Knife: Authenticity, Stigma, and the Cosmetically Altered Body” ($2,000).
  • 2014. College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Research Outreach Grant, University of Houston, “Under the Knife: Commodification, Authenticity, and the Cosmetically Altered Body” ($2,500).
  • 2012. Small Grant, Division of Research, University of Houston, “Bodywork: Clusters and Sequences, Psychological Health, and Social Networks” ($3,000).
  • 2012. Faculty Development Initiative Program Grant, Office of Faculty Development and Instructional Support, University of Houston, “Hybrid Course in the Sociology of the Body” ($3,900).
  • 2012. Grant-In-Aid Program, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Houston, “A Bodywork Continuum: Demographics, Clusters, and Tipping Points” ($6,000).
  • 2011. Quality Enhancement Plan Grant, Office of Undergraduate Discovery Programs, University of Houston, “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Overweight Body: Research, Methodologies, and Pedagogy” (with Andrew Gordon and Tracey Ledoux) ($10,000).
  • 2010. Quality Enhancement Plan Grant, Office of Undergraduate Discovery Programs, University of Houston, “Researching the Social Body: Qualitative Investigations” ($5000).
  • 2010. Small Grant, Division of Research, University of Houston, “Gendered Appearance Norms in U.S. Laws and Organizations: An Analysis of Employment Discrimination Lawsuits, 1973-2008” ($3,000).
  • 2009. Quality Enhancement Plan Grant, Office of Undergraduate Discovery Programs, University of Houston, “Advanced Research Practicum in Sociology” (with Alice Cepeda, Joseph Kotarba, and Jarron Saint Onge) ($8,500).
  • 2008. Women’s Studies Faculty Summer Fellowship, University of Houston ($4000).
  • 2008. New Faculty Grant, Division of Research, University of Houston ($6,000).
  • 2006. Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, Sociology Program ($7,500).
  • 2018. Faculty Research Seed Grant, Center for Mexican American Studies, University of Houston. “Linkages between marital status and physical health among older adults of Mexican descent.” ($3,500).
  • 2018. Project Completion Grant: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Houston. “Social activities and mental health among older adults in Mexico: The implications of gender, socioeconomic resources, and marital status.” ($1,800).
  • 2018. Research Progress Grant: College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, University of Houston. Co-Investigator with Kathryn Freeman Anderson and Jerónimo Cortina. “Work, live and play: The impact of local resource allocation on international migrants’ health outcomes.” ($5,400).
  • 2014-2016. The Joseph Sidney Werlin Sociology Faculty Award to promote Latin American-US Cultural Understanding, University of Houston ($4,000).
  • 2019. Research Progress Grant, “Framing Giving and the Threat of Rejection.” University of Houston ($2880).
  • 2014-2018. National Science Foundation (SES-1419517) “The Study of Social Structure, Identity, and Exchange” (Co-Principal Investigator) ($272,519).
  • 2014-2018. National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (Co-Principal Investigator) ($12,000).
  • 2010. National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (SES-1003281) for “Forms of Exchange, Uncertainty, and Retention in Social Networks” ($8,699).