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Faculty Research Interests

Associate Chair
Faculty Research Interests
Rebecca Steffenson
  • Regional economic competitiveness
  • University knowledge transfers and innovation policy
  • External commercial policy of the European Union
  • Transatlantic market integration
Faculty Research Interests
Daniel Bliss
  • Economic and community development
  • State, local and urban government
  • Impact of regional cooperation among local governments on economic development
  • Impact of state and national politics on local governments' delivery of public policy
Christine Himes
  • Demography of aging
  • Obesity and health
  • Family caregiving
  • Body size and disability
Patrick R. Ireland
  • Local-level migrant integration policies in Europe, North America, and Australia
  • Migration and health, especially with respect to HIV/AIDS
  • The relationships between migration, health, and development in Africa/Europe and the Mexico/U.S.
Noah McClain
  • Urban sociology
  • Organizations
  • Security
  • Consumption
  • Objects and Technology
  • Work
Christena Nippert-Eng
  • Cognitive sociology
  • Culture and everyday life
  • Microsociology
  • Social psychology
  • Privacy
  • Work
  • Gender
  • The home
  • Time and space
  • Technology
  • Ethnography
  • The Western Lowland Gorillas of the Lincoln Park Zoo
Carolyn Purnell
  • 18th-century France
  • Early modern European history
  • History of science and medicine
  • History of the senses
  • Food studies
  • Sensibility
  • Everyday life
  • Enlightenment philosophy
  • The Republic of Letters (the international Enlightenment)
  • Gender and sexuality
Ullica Segerstrale
  • Creativity
  • Science and values
  • Scientific conduct and misconduct
  • Scientific controversies
  • Social impact of emerging technologies
  • Human nature and human future
  • Social and psychological aspects of architecture and design
  • Social communication
  • Higher education
  • Collaboration across disciplines
Matthew A. Shapiro
  • National innovation systems with special focus on Northeast Asia
  • Environmental and energy policies
  • Politics of science and technology
Faculty Research Interests
Elizabeth S. Friedman
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Physical and chemical analysis of archaeological material
  • Ancient technological processes
  • Material culture
  • Cultural ecology
  • Synchrotron radiation applications to archaeology