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Elizabeth Boyle, Faculty Fellow, Fall 2008

Elizabeth Boyle (Sociology, College of Liberal Arts): “Child Rights, Economic Neoliberalism, and Children‘s Well-Being”

As a result of the feedback she received from other fellows, Boyle expanded the scope of the project and was able to think with more complexity about the relationships involved. She completed two articles, including “International Human Rights Law, Global Economic Reforms, and Child Survival and Development Rights” with Minzee Kim, forthcoming in Law & Society Review. She also submitted a grant proposal to the National Science Foundation from that project, and began to sketch out her next book. She completed data collection and drafted a paper on Somali refugees, completed revisions on an article on migrants, and wrote a review of social science research on gender in the international system, “Gender Issues in Global Perspective,” forthcoming in Sociology Compass. Through the IAS, she was able to connect with faculty across the University, one result of which was her becoming an affiliate of the Minnesota Population Center.

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