Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Hackworth Research Grant Winners, Spring 2008

Faculty

Marc Bousquet, SCU Department of English, $2,500 for summer support for work on a project called "Students Are Already Workers." Professor Bousquet is at work on a book on the ethical implications of undergraduate student labor, including paid and unpaid internships, work- study, and such forms of adding value to campus as participation in athletics and the creation of consumable content.

Lawrence Nelson, SCU Department of Philosophy, $2,500 for summer support for work on a project called "Does Ashley Need Protection From Her Parents and Physicians and Advocacy of Her 'Best Interests.'" Professor Nelson will be researching and writing a paper based on the case of a 10- year- old disabled girl in the State of Washington whose parents and physicians approved medical procedures like estrogen therapy for growth attenuation that have become the subject of intense moral and legal controversy and come under sharp criticism by some in the disability rights community.

Meir Statman, SCU Deparment of Finance, $1,000 for summer support to complete work on a paper called "The Wages of Social Responsibility." Professor Statman is using categories like corporate governance and diversity developed by KLD Research and Analysis to evaluate returns of socially responsible investment portfolios.

Shannon Vallor, SCU Department of Philosophy, $3,658 for summer support and travel reimbursement related to a project called "Social Networking Technology and Human Relationships: A Virtue Ethics Approach." Professor Vallor presented a paper on this topic at a workshop in the Netherlands and is developing this project into a book- length manuscript.

Students

Alexandra Dunne, SCU '09, $2,500 to support research in support of her senior thesis, tentatively titled, "Fair Trade Coffee Farms, Community Welfare, and Family: A Case Study of Two Coffee Fincas in El Salvador." Ms. Dunne will be using the grant to support her travel this summer to El Salvador and to support her time as a research intern on two coffee farms there. An Individual Studies: Global Cultural Studies major, she will be working on her thesis with Professor Luis Calero, S.J., of the Anthropology Department.

Elizabeth Tellman, SCU '09, $2,500 to support research in support of her senior thesis, tentatively titled, "Fair Trade, Export, and Local Markets: Coffee Production and El Salvador." Ms. Tellman will be using the grant to support her travel this summer to El Salvador and to support her time as a research intern on two coffee farms there. An Individual Studies Program: Sustainable Globalization major, Ms. Tellman will be working on her thesis with Professor Leslie Gray of the Environmental Studies Institute.

Tellman is the author of "Community Resilience and Hurricane Ida:How Marginalized Salvadorans Lacking NGO and Governmental Support Cope with Climate Shock," in the United Nations publication Source 15/2011.


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