Highlights from the Behavioral Sciences Faculty: 2017-18

June 25, 2018

Enjoy the highlights from the past year of the good work being done by Behavioral Sciences faculty.


Patrick Beauchesne's co-edited volume, Children and Childhood in Bioarchaeology, was published by the University Press of Florida in May.

John Chenoweth's article, "Natural Graffiti and Cultural Plants: Memory, Race, and Contemporary Archaeology in Yosemite and Detroit," appeared in the American Anthropological Association's flagship journal, American Anthropologist, in 2017.

Brian McKenna published "Anthropology at the Red-Green Crossroads" in the edited collection, Environmental Criminology.


Francine Dolins received a $234,000 multi-year grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation for "Primates in Virtual Space."

Roger Loeb directed a production last fall of To Be Young, Gifted and Black: A Portrait of Lorraine Hansberry in Her Own Words at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit.

The research on food insecurity and food pantries on college campuses conducted by Carmel Price (sociology) and Harmony Reppond and their colleagues was presented in March to the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and the Government Accountability Office.

In addition to publishing 3 pedagogical essays and case studies, Jane Sheldon won the Neuro Bureau's 2017 Brain Art Competition in the Best Humorous Brain Illustration category. Check out "Arborization."

Caleb Siefert co-edited a special section of the Journal of Personality Assessment in March on Clinical Applications of the Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale-Global Rating Method: From Research to Practice.

The 6th edition of Rick Straub's Health Psychology textbook will appear in early 2019 from Macmillan.


Amy Brainer's book, Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan, will be published by Rutgers University Press in January 2019

Paul Draus and his colleagues received a $10,000 Catalyst Grant from the Graham Sustainability Institute at UM-Ann Arbor for "A Green Energy Village in Detroit's Eastern Market: Establishing a Strategy for Scalability and Integrated Assessment." 

Carmel Price's co-authored essay, "Disturbing the Dead: Community Concerns over Fracking below a Cemetery in the Utica Shale Region," appeared in March in Fractured Communities Risk, Impacts, and Protest Against Hydraulic Fracking in U.S. Shale Regions, published by Rutgers University Press.


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