Fraser Center Awards 2023-2024

Wayne State University is proud to announce the recipients of the Fraser Center Awards for research and educational development! Each of the research grant recipients will be sharing their findings in a public research presentation within the next 18 months and a summary of their work will be published on Labor@Wayne. The courses under the development grants will be added to the curriculum in the B.A. and M.A. degree programs.

Fraser research grant recipients

  • "The Unintentional Consequences of Supervisor Work-Family Support: A Multi-Study Exploration Using Mixed Methods," Xing Liu and Carrie Zhang, assistant professors in the Department of Management and Information Systems, Mike Illitch School of Business
  • "Who Gets the Credit and Who Gets the Blame? Making Sense of Employee Work-Nonwork Balance Satisfction Attributions," Matt Pisczek, assistant professor of management, Mike Illitch School of Business
  • "The Internation Political Economy of Migration," research conference at the University of Duisberg-Essen, July 18-20, 2024. Heidi Gottfired, associate professor of sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Fraser graduate student research grants

  • "Competing Constructions of Labor Value: Representations of Patient-Workers in State Mental Hospital Reports before 1970," Kellan McNally, doctoral student, Social Work and Anthropology (SWAN) program.
  • "A Tale of Two Paternalisms: Comparing Welfare Capitalism Practices in Michigan's Upper Penninsula," Alexandrea Penn, doctoral student, Department of History
  • Fraser labor educational development grants

  • "History of Labor in Latin America," Reyna Esquival-King, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and the Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • "Music Copyright: The Workplace and the Law," Eldonna L. May, Department of Music, College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts and the Honors College
  • "Survey of the Music Business," James Fusik and Jeremy Peters, Department of Music, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
  • "The Philosophy of Work," Soraya (Layla) Saatchi, Honors College
  • "Dispute Resolution in Labor and Employment," Michael Nowakowski, WSU Law School and the Labor Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Thank you to all who applied and shared their exciting work in labor studies and workplace issues.

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