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Extremism Researcher Pete Simi Awarded $254,147 to Study Threats Targeting Public Officials

August 1, 2022 by Allison Devries | News

Dr. Pete Simi (Sociology) was awarded a $254,147 one-year grant from the University of Nebraska Omaha’s National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center of Excellence for terrorism prevention and counterterrorism research. This grant supports opportunities for student researchers to work on this project alongside Dr. Simi. The

Testimony of Chapman Sociologist Pete Simi Leads to Judgment Against Organizers of Charlottesville Rally Professor Simi’s research on white supremacists who planned the Unite the Right rally reflects his commitment to exposing the hidden spaces of hate.

June 15, 2022 by Dennis Arp | News

Two weeks into the high-profile trial of the white nationalists who organized the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Chapman University sociologist and hate group researcher Pete Simi finally got his chance to testify as an expert witness. He was more than ready for the moment. “Simi’s testimony was devastating,” the Slate online

Wilkinson Student Can’t Be Stopped, Even by a Hurricane Arianna Benitez ’22 Sociology, minor Broadcast Journalism, Puerto Rico

June 9, 2022 by Belana Beeck | News

“Hurricane Maria left my home in shambles. Most of my family’s member’s homes were also affected by this natural disaster,” says Arianna Benitez ’22. “For about four and a half months, I lived with no electricity; I had little food and water but that didn’t deter me from my goal: applying to Chapman.” Benitez remembers

After Fleeing Afghanistan, Law School Alumni Find Refuge at Chapman

May 13, 2022 by Dennis Arp | News

Fahima Amini (LLM ’16) heard the front door open and knew immediately something was wrong. Why would her husband, a physician, be home from the hospital in the middle of the day? Then she saw his face and realized their worst fears were now real. “The Taliban are in Kabul,” her husband, Dr. Mohammad Tawab

NEH Grant Awarded to Launch Asian American Studies Minor at Chapman University

January 26, 2022 by | News

A National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant will establish a minor in Asian American Studies and support current ethnic studies courses and programming at Chapman University. The $150,000 award announced in January is the largest NEH grant in the university’s history and just one of 208 awarded to universities, museums and other organizations across

Testimony of Chapman Sociologist Pete Simi Leads to Judgment Against Organizers of Charlottesville Rally

January 26, 2022 by Dennis Arp | News

Two weeks into the high-profile trial of the white nationalists who organized the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., Chapman University sociologist and hate group researcher Pete Simi finally got his chance to testify as an expert witness. He was more than ready for the moment. “Simi’s testimony was devastating,” the Slate online

Wilkinson College’s Ghost Hunt

October 29, 2021 by Danielle Espiritu | News

Just in time for Halloween,  Sociology Professor and Department Chair Chris Bader, who specializes in studies of fear and the paranormal, led fifteen Wilkinson College students, faculty, and staff  on a tour of the Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House, a “haunted” residence of one of Orange County’s first female physicians, who lived and worked there from

Dr. Kranjac Publishes Multiple Research Articles

October 5, 2021 by Allison DeVries | News

Dr. Ashley Wendell Kranjac’s (Assistant Professor of Sociology) research seeks to understand scholarship in health inequalities, social stratification, and population studies. Dr. Kranjac investigates whether multifaceted determinants of risk persist after considering the sociodemographic characteristics of individuals and the neighborhoods in which they live. Her work has appeared in Pediatrics, Social Science & Medicine, Population

Fear Factor: What Spooks Americans?

September 28, 2021 by | News

Just in time for Halloween, Wilkinson College Undergraduate Research Fellows in the Henley Lab and Babbie Center have completed research papers based on their participation in the Study of American Fears. Among those, Americans’ Top Fears, Fear of COVID-19 in America, and Fear of Civil Unrest. Students are involved in every aspect of the survey,

From Our Eyes: My Chapman Research Experience

August 30, 2021 by | News

I’m Elizabeth La Scalza, a recent Chapman alumna and Sociology major. I wanted to share my experience being an undergraduate research assistant during my time at Chapman. I’ve always had an interest in the social sciences, activism, and policymaking, I minored in Political Science and Environmental Studies, and this gave me the opportunity to fulfill

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