This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.

Baldy Center awards research grants

Published: June 10, 2009

The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy has awarded UB faculty members $92,000 for 2009-10 to support research projects on the interdisciplinary study of law and legal institutions and/or law and social policy.

The funds may be used for a variety of purposes, including fieldwork, archival research, data collection, research assistance to complete publications and transcription. Grants may not be used for curricula projects or conference travel.

The Baldy Center also awards small research grants three times a year. The deadline for proposal submissions for the next round of funding is June 15. Click here for more information.

Faculty members receiving annual grants, their departments and the name of their projects are:

• “Women's (Dis)Advantage: Does a Lifetime of Workplace Disadvantage Create Advantages for Bridge Jobs”? Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Geography, and Debra Street, Sociology.

• “The Worse the Crime, the More You Know: A Study of Non-Evidential Factors that Influence Judgments of Culpable Foreknowledge,” James R. Beebe, Philosophy.

• “Enemies of the Imagination,” Ruth Bereson, Arts Management.

• “Empirical Insights into Federal District Court Decision-Making,” Christina L. Boyd, Political Science.

• “Forms of Multilingualism: EU Language Policy, National Language and English,” Janina Brutt-Griffler, Polish Studies.

• “New Approaches for Establishing Comity Among Korea, China and Japan: Comparative Case of Thai-Japanese Relations,” Thomas W. Burkman, Asian Studies.

• “Freedom and Restraint: Dionysiac Institutions and the Ancient Greek Community,” Susan Guettel Cole, Classics.

• “How State Agencies Shape the Education of Professionals: The Case of Teaacher Preparation in New York State,” Catherine Cornbleth, Graduate School of Education.

• “Deregulation or Re-Regulation? Regulatory Reforms in Post-Communist Eastern Europe and Eurasia,” Dinissa S. Duvanova, Political Science.

• “Collecting Tibetan Law Codes,” Rebecca French, Law.

• “Catalans in New York: Impact of Linguistic Revitalization Policies in the Diaspora,” Eva Juarros-Daussà, Romance Languages and Literatures.

• “Fair Housing in the 20th Century,” Charles Lamb, Political Science.

• “The Impact of Catalan Language Policy on Muslim Immigrants in Barcelona, Spain,” Tilman Lanz, Anthropology.

• “Does Active Living Improve Capability? A Re-evaluation of Neighborhood Quality of Life”? Ferdinand Lewis, Urban and Regional Planning.

• “Follow the Money: The Impact of Federal, State and Local Funding,” Susan Vivian Mangold, Law.

• “Military Sexual Trauma (MST): Gender Differences in Perceived Treatment, Recovery and Resilience,” Brenda L. Moore, Sociology.

• “Pardons as a Tool of Restorative Justice: The Kansas Nine, Black Power on Trial,” Athena Mutua, Law.

• “Education of Japanese Overseas Children in the United States: Japan's State Policies and the Shifting and Conflicting Views of Parents on Bi-cultural Schooling,” Yoshiko Nozaki, Educational Leadership and Policy.

• “Formations of Community in Early Modern North India: Legal Regulations and Caste Boundaries,” Ramya Sreenivasan, History.

• “Gerdy Toost: Hitler's Other Chosen Architect,” Despina Stratigakos, Architecture.

• “The War on Terror in the Horn of Africa,” Mateo Taussig-Rubbo, Law.

• “Why Do People Sue for Medical Malpractice? Making Legal Decisions in an Era of Tort Reform,” Mary Nell Trautner, Sociology.

• “Reading Lawyers' Minds: Technological Implications for Legal E-Discovery,” Jianquiang Wang, Library and Information Studies, and Ying Sun, Library and Information Studies.

• “Maintaining Advantage: How Affluent Schools, Parents and Students Work to Position for College/University Entrance in Times of Massification,” Lois Weis, Educational Leadership and Policy.

• “The Way Class Works: Global Perspectives,” Lois Weis, Educational Leadership and Policy.

• “The Creation of the International Criminal Court,” Claude Welch, Political Science.

• “Fred Gary and Civil Rights Documentary Project,” Teresa Miller, Law.

• “History of Michigan Street Baptist Church,” Stephanie Phillips, Law.