Funded Research

One mission of the Kunz Center for Social Research is to support sociological research across disciplines. In order to defray expenses related to independent research, the Kunz Center invites applications for the Kunz Center Research Support Awards. Awards of up to $500 are available.

For more information on faculty awards, please click here.

For more information on student awards, please click here.

Funded Faculty Projects

Littisha Bates
2014, "Inspiring School Success"

Sarah Mayorga-Gallo
2014, "Impacts of Housing Tenure and Race on Social Inequality"

Funded Student Projects

Megan Underhill
2014, “Becoming White: The Racial Socialization Practices of White Parents”

Kelli Chapman
2014, "Dating In and Out of the Closet: Negotiating Relationships as an LGBT Teenager”

Ciera Graham
2013, "Black Spaces at White Institutions: How Do African American Students Perceive and Utilize the Black Campus Community at Predominately White Rural and Urban Campuses?”

Mark Killian
2012, "Everything in Common: The Strength and Vitality of Christian Intentional Communities."

2011, "The Joyful Community Remix: Resurgence of Religious Intentional Communities in the United States" (Dissertation research)
Presented at the Annual Conference for the Society of the Scientific Study of Religion, October 2011, Milwaukee, WI

Katie Jimenez
2010, "Youth Soccer in the American Middle-Upper Class: How parents use soccer to create good girls," (Master's Thesis research)
Presented at the North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, 2011, Cleveland, OH

Hara Bastas, Amanda Staight, Tamika Odum (with Dr. David Maume)
2009, "Social bonds and the relative risk of deviance and psychological distress among Cincinnati-area girls," focus groups, for the Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Presented as "Girls Opinions Wanted (and needed)" by Hara Bastas and Tamika Odum at the North Central Sociological Association Annual Meeting, 2009, Dearborn, MI

Travis Speice
2008, "Relationship between mode of HIV transmission, social support, and coping strategies," (Master's Thesis research)