Top row, from left: Lee Cabatingan, Sora Han, Dewayne Williams and Kate Kuhlman. Middle row, from left: Angela Lukowski, Maria Rendón, Amanda Geller and Nicole Iturriaga. Bottom row, from left: Nícola Ulibarrí, Ajay Garde, Avipsa Roy and Tony Cheng.
Professors whose research was impacted by COVID-19 receive $181,661 in awards
In an effort to enhance the ability of assistant and associate-rank faculty members whose research has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, UCI’s Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor has awarded $181,661 to Social Ecology faculty members as part of its universitywide Interim COVID-19 Research Recovery Program. The Social Ecology recipients and their awards:
- Lee Cabatingan, assistant professor of criminology, law and society, $30,080 to support fieldwork in Barbuda, as well as for hiring a graduate student researcher for the research project "Performing Property Differently: Land, Law, and Lives in Post-Disaster Barbuda."
- Sora Han, associate professor of criminology, law and society, $25,156 for her book, “Mu: 49 Lines of Flight.”
- Dewayne Williams, assistant professor of psychological science, $25,000 for “Eliminating Health Disparities,” a project focused on identifying and eliminating detrimental psychophysiological responses to unfair treatment such as discrimination, which can directly contribute to poorer health in marginalized groups.
- Kate Kuhlman, assistant professor of psychological science, $20,000 for "Psychological sensitivity among adversity exposed adolescents"
- Angela Lukowski, associate professor of psychological science, $20,000 for “Examining Recall Memory and Generalization in Children with Down Syndrome and Neurotypical Controls Matched on Developmental Age.”
- Maria Rendón, associate professor of urban planning and public policy, $15,000 to conduct archival research and oral histories of the Mexican community in Long Beach.
- Amanda Geller, assistant professor of criminology, law and society, $14,131 for hiring a graduate student researcher for several projects at the intersection of law enforcement and public health.
- Nicole Iturriaga, assistant professor of criminology, law and society, $10,000 to fund a graduate student researcher to help with summer research on her projects, “The Tulsa Race Massacre and Forensics-based Human Rights” and “Biometrics, Embodied Surveillance.”
- Nícola Ulibarrí, assistant professor of urban planning and public policy, $9,908 for “Managing equity and resilience in low-carbon energy transitions.”
- Ajay Garde, associate professor of urban planning and public policy, $5,386 for “Beyond Zoning: Rules of Development for the Future of Cities.”
- Avipsa Roy, assistant professor of urban planning and public policy, $5,000 for hiring a graduate student researcher for a project exploring equity issues around bicycling ridership in Orange County.
- Tony Cheng, assistant professor of criminology, law and society, $2,000 for “Blue Illusions: Machine Policing and the Production of Public Input.”
Mimi Ko Cruz
Director of Communications