Hackworth Research Grant Winners Winter 2003
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics is pleased to announce its first
winners of Hackworth Grants for Research and Teaching in Applied Ethics.
The grants are funded by an endowment from Michael and Joan Hackworth
to the Markkula Center.
The grant recipients are five faculty members and one student, all from
Santa Clara University:
Jane Curry, Associate Professor, Political Science - Project:
"Justice After the Fall: Considerations in Dealing With Abuses of
the Past in New Regimes."
Professor Curry's research focuses on the concept of "transitional
justice" or how places like South Africa, El Salvador, and the countries
of Eastern Europe have attempted to account for violent, repressive pasts
while moving forward into open, democratic futures. The $5,000 grant will
cover the costs of student research assistance, travel to South Africa,
and summer support.
Lawrence Nelson, Associate Professor (Adjunct), Philosophy and
Women and Gender Studies. Project: "Toward a Concept of Constitutional
Professor Nelson plans to use the Hackworth Grant for research and writing
on three related topics: the moral status of the extracorporeal human
embryo; moral respect for the disabled and forgoing treatment of conscious,
incompetent personS; and a theory of constitutional personhood. The $5,000
in funds will be used for summer support and to cover the cost of books,
materials, and photocopying.
Assistant Professor, Theater and Dance - Project: "Barred from Life
- a Performance Work"
Professor Popalisky will use the Hackworth Grant - in coordination with
other SCU funding sources - to create a performance work that is to premiere
in the Winter or Spring Quarters of 2004.The project will incorporate
dance, vocals, music, video, and photomontage to create a "visceral
connection to the essentially invisible human suffering that wrongful
conviction engenders." Popalisky will work on the project with Kathleen
Ridolfi, director of the Innocence Project at the SCU Law School. The
$4,000 grant will be used to cover the cost of travel to interview the
wrongly convicted, production expenses, and research assistance.
Deborah Garvey, Assistant Professor, Economics - Project: "Evaluating
Immigrants' Educational Opportunities"
Professor Garvey's study will compare the "secondary school performance
of immigrant and second-generation youth to native-born youth whose parents
were also born in the United States." Her study of this topic is
part of a broader research focus on factors over the life-cycle that affect
immigrants' educational attainment. She will use the $1,855 grant for
research assistance and travel to participate in a related academic conference.
Dennis Moberg, Professor, Management - Project: "Business
Ethics Case Study on WorldCom"
Professor Moberg will use the Hackworth Grant to aid in the preparation
of a case on WorldCom for a best-selling business ethics textbook. The
$1,000 grant will cover the cost of research assistance in sorting through
the vast volumes of data in the public domain about the questionable accounting
practices of the telecommunications giant.
Kristin Love, Senior, Leavey School of Business - Project: "The
Ethics of Non-Governmental Development Organizations in El Salvador"
The $760 grant will assist Ms. Love to travel to El Salvador this summer
to examine how NGOs are integrated with the Salvadoran communities they
intend to help and whether a better ethical framework should guide this
integration. She will prepare a paper for presentation in Fall 2003.