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Junior Faculty Scholars Workshop Presents " In Their Shoes" by Bahiyyah M. Muhammad

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In an effort to encourage Junior Faculty research, the College of Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce the COAS Junior Faculty Scholars Workshop. Each month COAS will host a workshop that will allow one junior faculty member to present a work-in-progress. The work-in-progress that will be presented for the upcoming month will be pre-circulated and attendees will be required to read the work in preparation for the workshop discussion. 

This month, Associate Professor Bahiyyah M. Muhammad, from the Department of Sociology & Criminology, will be presenting "In Their Shoes: Children of Incarcerated Parents Speak Out About Life on the Outside". The workshop will take place on September 25, 2019 from 12p.m. to 1p.m. in the Dean's Conference Room inside Locke Hall. A limited number of sandwiches will be generously provided by Potbelly's so the first to arrive will be served until supplies last. To be added to the distribution list to receive works please contact Associate Dean Thomas Foster at

A brief abstract about the work-in-progress is below:

Many researchers have answered questions about the effects of incarceration on children, few obtaining their findings through direct-interviews.  This study interviewed black children aged 7-18, identifying and analyzing how parental incarceration has affected their lives and their relationships with their parents. Five persisting thematic categories were identified, including (1) communities and neighborhoods, (2) police, (3) special bonds, and (4) parent contact.

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