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Shannon Harper receives grant from the 2022-2023 LAS Seed Grant for Social Sciences

Shannon Harper received $8,000 from the 2022-2023 LAS Seed Grant for Social Sciences for her project titled, “Examining Severe Intimate Partner Violence and Survival Strategies Among Women Survivors in Rural Iowa: A Mixed-Methods Approach.” The study will utilize mixed-methods (semi-structured interviews and domestic violence survey measures) to examine rural Iowa severe IPV survivors’ selection and … Continue reading Shannon Harper receives grant from the 2022-2023 LAS Seed Grant for Social Sciences

Shannon Harper—“Identifying Revictimization Trajectories Among Adolescent Girls Using Latent Class Growth Analysis: An Examination of State Dependence and Population Heterogeneity.”

This study examines the relationship between prior varying forms of victimization (physical abuse) and subsequent bullying victimization (i.e., state dependence) among 574 adolescent girls, and tests how risky lifestyles (family violence, sibling aggression, peer delinquency, self-report delinquency) (i.e., population heterogeneity) mediate this relationship. A diverse, majority African American sample of adolescent girls in grades 5–7 … Continue reading Shannon Harper—“Identifying Revictimization Trajectories Among Adolescent Girls Using Latent Class Growth Analysis: An Examination of State Dependence and Population Heterogeneity.”

Shannon Harper—“The Systemic Model of Social Disorganization and Homicide and Suicide Trajectories in South Korean Community Areas: Testing the Stream Analogy of Lethal Violence.”

The stream analogy of lethal violence (SALV) argues that homicide and suicide are similarly driven by frustration and aggression. SALV research has examined forces of production (i.e., lethal violence rate [LVR]) and forces of direction (i.e., suicide-homicide ratio [SHR]). The current study applies 6 foundational social disorganization theory (i.e., the systemic model) structural predictors and … Continue reading Shannon Harper—“The Systemic Model of Social Disorganization and Homicide and Suicide Trajectories in South Korean Community Areas: Testing the Stream Analogy of Lethal Violence.”

Ramesh Balayar and Robert Mazur: Beyond household income: the role of commercial vegetable farming in moderating socio‑cultural barriers for women in rural Nepal

Promoting rural women’s agricultural entrepreneurship in the Global South has become a major policy and program priority for governments and development partners. Women’s income earning is viewed as a pathway to their empowerment and gender equality. The research goal was to understand how patriarchal sociocultural norms and practices influence women’s participation in commercial vegetable farming … Continue reading Ramesh Balayar and Robert Mazur: Beyond household income: the role of commercial vegetable farming in moderating socio‑cultural barriers for women in rural Nepal