Key Grant Supports Research on Rhetoric and Hate Crimes in Trump Era
May 04, 2020
A college-wide grant will continue the work of Kelley Massingale, a junior from Imbler, Oregon, majoring in sociology with a criminology emphasis, and Omi Hodwitz, assistant professor of criminology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The pair are recipients of the Undergraduate Collaborative Research Key Grant from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. The grant is designed to encourage collaboration between CLASS faculty and undergraduate students on scholarly or creative projects. The FY21 grant will allow Massingale to travel to the American Society of Criminology conference in Washington, D.C., to present the results of their study, “Rhetoric and Hate Crimes: Examining the Public Response to the Trump Narrative.” This project examines the relationship between the narratives used by the Trump Administration regarding border regulations and controlled immigration and violent attacks or hate crimes targeting minority groups.
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