New Gambrell Faculty Fellows will study various aspects of equity

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The Gambrell Faculty Fellows program has named a new cohort of scholars to help illuminate the way to a more equitable community. Researchers will receive funding for projects focused on topics from challenges facing students with disabilities at UNC Charlotte to how Black women business owners have coped with the stresses of the pandemic.

The eight scholars working on these projects, representing five colleges or departments, will join almost 30 previous fellows in research that promotes greater socioeconomic mobility in the Charlotte region.

“We are beginning to see what we hoped for with this initiative – a broad group of faculty researchers from multiple disciplines directing their scholarship toward the realities of economic mobility in the Charlotte Region,” said Lori Thomas, executive director of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute.

Taryne Mingo and Tabitha Haynes, faculty members in the Cato College of Education’s Counseling Department, will examine the intersection of gendered racism and business stress; the researchers will seek to understand how these women take care of themselves, particularly during the pandemic.

Katherine Idziorek and Michelle Zuñiga from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences are exploring “What does a 10-minute neighborhood really mean?”

Andrew Case, f psychological science, and Sharon Watson, anthropology, along with members of the Social Aspects of Health Initiative, will work to understand how to help place-based initiatives measure their effectiveness.

Othelia Lee, from the School of Social Work, and Stella Kim, from the Cato College of Education, plan to study how UNC Charlotte students with disabilities are prepared for college and work.

Read the entire story on the Urban Institute website.