Laurie Schaffner

    Email Address: schaff@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Sociology
    Secondary Department: Gender and Women's Studies
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: BSB 4146B MC 312 Phone: 996-3005
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    youth culture and the law; gender, sexuality, and the state; youth, law, and globalization; youth in Mexico.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Junior standing; Bilingual Spanish/English preferred; Able to work independently; good attention to detail; have completed one social science methodology course and one social problems theory course; reliable, responsible, productive, interested in social justice engaged scholarship.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I am currently researching youth in the sex economy (traditionally termed Commercially Sexually Exploited Children). I need research assistance with data entry from interviews, literature reviews, online and library research, handling a bibliography, and other research-related tasks.

    I am also researching the US juvenile legal system from the perspective of children in trouble with the law. Research assistance may include case law searches, updating statistics, online research, literature reviews, handling a bibliography and the like.

    I will carefully train you and mentor you so you can learn about the tasks that research requires.

    Contact researcher via URE Email Webform

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