Migration and Multiculturalism (M&M) Research Interest Group

Leadership Committee

Elvira
Elvira Abrica
• Assistant Professor
• Educational Administration
• 129 Teachers College Hall
• 402-472-4532
• elvira.abrica@unl.edu
Research Interests
• Race, ethnicity, and immigrant generation in higher education; community college contexts, experiences of underrepresented students in STEM fields.

Ted Hamann

Edmund 'Ted' Hamann, Professor
• Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education
• HENZ 44B
• 402-472-2231
• ehamann2@unl.edu
• http://cehs.unl.edu/tlte/faculty/edmund-ted-hamann/
 Ethnographer, policy implementation studies 
Courses Teaching
• "Schooling in Demographically Transitioning Communities" (TEAC 840D); "Anthropology of Education" (TEAC 431A/831A); "Teaching ELLs in the Content Areas" (TEAC 413M/813M)

Courtney

•Courtney Hillebrecht, Associate Professor
• Political Science
• 526 Oldfather
• 402.472.5793
• chillebrecht2@unl.edu
• courtneyhillebrecht.com
Research Methods
• Mixed methods
Research Interests
• Human rights, international law, international adjudication, public opinion and human rights
Courses Teaching
• Human rights, international law, international relations.

Megan

Megan S. Kelley, Assistant Professor
• Department of Nutrition &
Health Sciences
• 104K Leverton Hall
• 402-472-7116
• megan.kelley@unl.edu
Research Interests
• Community health, health
program planning, academic-
community partnerships, social & behavioral determinants of health
Courses Teaching
• NUTR 256 Health Disparities; NUTR 400 Planning & Implementation of Health Promotion Programs


Patrice

Patrice McMahon, Associate Professor
• Political Science
• 525 OldH
• 402-472-3235
• pmcmahon2@unl.edu
• http://polisci.unl.edu/patrice-mcmahon
Research Methods
• Interviews, qualitative methods
Research Interests
• NGOs, peacebuilding, human rights/women's rights
Courses Teaching
• Intro to IR; From National to Human Security


Julie

Julie A. Tippens, Assistant Professor
• Department of Child,Youth, & Family Studies
• MABL 252
• 402-472-6560
• jtippens@unl.edu
Research Methods
• Ethnography; participatory
approaches and methods;
interviews
Research Interests
• Refugee health; refugee psychosocial wellbeing; elder and intergenerational resilience in forced migration; urban refugees in East Africa
Courses Teaching
• CYAF 982: International Research Methods; CYAF 895: Immigrant Families; CYAF 493/893: Global Case Studies in Refugee Health and Wellbeing; CYAF 330: 'Think Globally, Act Locally': Refugee Family and Community Wellbeing (service learning)


Regina

• Dr. Regina Werum, Professor
• Sociology
• 739 Oldfather Hall
• 402-472-3829
• rwerum2@unl.edu
• http://soc.unl.edu/regina-e-werum
Research Methods
• Quantitative and qualitative
Research Interests
• Social inequality, education, social movements, social policy
Courses Teaching
• Have taught Gender (SOCI 200, 490, 495), Race and Ethnicity (SOCI 217), social policy (800 level), Social movements (900 level), Sociology of Education (grad and undergrad); prepared to teach all these courses at all levels.

Members


Arthur "Trey" Andrews III

Trey
• Assistant Professor
• Department of Psychology
• BURN 317
• 402-472-7008
• arthur.andrews@unl.edu
• http://psychology.unl.edu/arthur-andrews
Research Methods
• Mental health assessment, trauma assessment, latent variable methods, longitudinal methods
Research Interests
• Latino mental health, stressor- and trauma-related disparities, mental health treatment development
Courses Teaching
• TBD


Rodrigo Cantarero

Rodrigo
• Associate Professor
• Community and Regional
Planning
• 315 Architecture Hall
• 402-472-9278
• rcantarero1@unl.edu
Research Interests
• Quality of life, immigrants, Latinos, minority health, small towns.


Virginia Chaidez

Virginia
• Assistant Professor
• Nutrition and Health Sciences
• 104A Leverton Hall
• (402) 472-7647
• vchaidez2@unl.edu
Research Methods
• Mixed methods
Research Interests
• Child-feeding practices; obesity and chronic disease prevention; Community Health Workers
Courses Taught
• Community nutrition education; Health behavior theories & application; Social marketing


Evan Choi

Evan
• Associate Professor; Extension
• Children & Poverty Specialist
• Child, Youth, & Family Studies
• HECO 131
• 402-472-5445
• jchoi@unl.edu
Research Methods
• Longitudinal analysis, structural equation modeling
Research Interests
• Health disparity, health literacy, health-related parenting in poor immigrant families


Kristen Derr

Kristen
• Project Manager
• Nebraska Center for Research on
Children, Youth, Families & Schools
• Whitter 160
• 402-472-2445
• kderr3@unl.edu • http://cyfs.unl.edu/TAPP/


Jim Gentry

Jim
• Professor
• Marketing
• CBA 311
• 402-472-3278
• jgentry1@unl.edu
Research Methods
• Mixed methods
Research Interests
• Chinese migrants, acculturation
Courses Taught
• Consumer Behavior, International Marketing
Iker Gonzalez-Allende
• Associate Professor
• Modern Languages and Literatures
• 1026 OLDH
• 402-472-3745
• igonzalezallende2@unl.edu
• http://modlang.unl.edu/dr-iker-gonz%C3%A1lez-allende
Research Interests
• Exile and Migration literature, Autobiographical writings in exile and migration
• Migration and Political Exile: Gender and Masculinities in Migration and Exile. I have a forthcoming book on Spanish masculinities in exile and migration from 1939 to 1999
Courses Teaching
• I taught a graduate seminar on Spanish exile after the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). In the future I plan to teach a graduate course on Spanish exile and migration in Latin America, Europe and the US

Iker Gonzalez-Allende
Iker
  • Associate Professor
  • Modern Languages and Literatures
  • 1026 OLDH
    • 402-472-3745
  • igonzalezallende2@unl.edu
  • http://modlang.unl.edu/dr-iker-gonz%C3%A1lez-allende
  • Exile and Migration literature, Autobiographical writings in exile and migration
    • Migration and Political Exile: Gender and Masculinities in Migration and Exile. I have a forthcoming book on Spanish masculinities in exile and migration from 1939 to 1999 Courses Teaching
    • I taught a graduate seminar on Spanish exile after the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). In the future I plan to teach a graduate course on Spanish exile and migration in Latin America, Europe and the US


Dr. Jeff G Hart

Jeff
• Extension Educator
• Special Projects Extension –
Research and Extension
• 204 Mussehl Hall
• 402-472-4743
• jeff.hart@unl.edu
• http://specialprojects.unl.edu/
Research Methods
• Qualitative, ethnographic, participatory
Research Interests
• Indigenous tribal leadership, C. G. Jung & indigenous tribal parallel thoughts & theories
Courses Teaching
• Informal teaching; Jungian psychological development for individuals & teams


Deryl Hatch

Deryl


• Assistant Professor
• Educational Administration
• TEAC 119
• 402-472-4231
• derylhatch@unl.edu
• http://cehs.unl.edu/edad/faculty/deryl-hatch/
• Research Methods
• Quantitative, Large Survey Data, Case
Study
Research Interests
• Higher education, community colleges, Latino males in HE




Christian King


Christian King
• Assistant Professor
• Nutrition and Health
Sciences
• 104I Ruth Leverton Hall
• 402-472-7532
• cking7@unl.edu
• http://sbsrc.unl.edu/Q%26MM%20Researchers.pdfvc
Research Methods
• Quantitative analysis, longitudinal analysis
Research Interests
• Health Policy, Social Policy, Policy Analysis and Evaluation, Social Inequality and Poverty, Health Disparities
Courses Teaching
• Health Policy


Loukia Sarroub

Loukia K. Sarroub
• Professor
• Teaching, Learning, &
Teacher Education
• HENZ 216D
• 402-472-5166
• lsarroub@unl.edu
• http://cehs.unl.edu/tlte/faculty/loukia-k-sarroub
Research Methods
• Ethnographic Research Methods, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/Linguistic Anthropology, Qualitative Research Methods
Research Interests
• Literacies in and out of school; language, gender, & and culture; reading assessment, youth cultures; socioeconomic disparities and achievement, religion and education
Courses Teaching
• Language and Power; Linguistics for the Classroom Teacher; Literacy Processes and Practices; Language, Culture, and Education; Ethnographic Research Methods; Discourse Analysis and Classroom Discourse Analysis; School and Society

Adam Thompson
Adam R. Thompson
• Assistant Director
• Kutak Ethics Center
• OLDH 1010
• 402-472-4386
• art@unl.edu
• ethics.unl.edu
• www.reasonsresponsive.com
Research Methods
• Analytic philosophy (as opposed to continental); conceptual analysis; deductive analysis; inductive analysis; qualitative primarily; can understand, general quantitative analysis at a fairly novice level
Research Interests
• Agency, moral responsibility, meta-ethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, social-political philosophy
Courses Teaching
• Ethics bowl (independent study), perhaps other courses in the philosophy department at or below 299 level



Kara Viesca
Kara Viesca
• Assistant Professor
• Teaching, Learning, &
Teacher Education
• HENZ 61D
• 402-472-2231
• kara.viesca@unl.edu
• http://cehs.unl.edu/tlte/faculty/kara-viesca/
Research Methods
• Qualitative (case study, frame analysis)
Research Interests
• Educator development, Educator development for working with bilingual students in mainstream classrooms, language policy, education policy, competencies of effective teachers of bilingual learners
Classes Teaching
• TEAC 317: Teaching ELLs in Elementary School; TEAC 813B ESL: Teaching and Curriculum

Sergio Wals
Sergio Wals
• Associate Professor
• Political Science & Ethnic
Studies
• OLDH 539
• 402-472-5704
• swals2@unl.edu
Research Methods
• U.S. and Cross-National Survey Research; Experimental Methods; Native Spanish Skills
Research Interests
• Immigrants' Political Behavior; Attitudes toward Immigrants and Immigration; Likelihood of Migration
Classes Teaching
• POLS/ETHN 333 - Immigration and Politics; POLS/ETHN/LAMS 277 - Latin American Politics

Lorey Wheeler

Lorey Wheeler
• Research Assistant Professor
• Nebraska Center for
Research on
Children, Youth, Families &
Schools
• Whittier 160D
• 402-472-6944
• lorey@unl.edu
Research Methods
• Research methodologies related to diverse racial and ethnic groups, longitudinal, family designs, and intervention design; and multivariate statistics
Research Interests
• Family, cultural, and immigration adaptation processes that contribute to Latino youth resilience that may protect against health and educational disparities
Courses Teaching
• EDPS 900A: Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Design

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Cynthia Willis-Esqueda
• Associate Professor
• Department of Psychology and Institute for
Ethnic Studies
• 336 Burnett Hall
• 402-472-3740
• cwillis-esqueda1@unl.edu
• http://psychology.unl.edu/race-ethnicity-lab/
• https://www.facebook.com/race.ethnicity.immigration/
Research Methods
• Ethnic minority methodology, Latino/a sampling
Research Interests
• Causal factors for immigration attitudes, immigrants' perceptions of well-being, decision making in culpability for Latino/a immigrants
Courses Teaching
• Psychology of immigration, psychology of racism