University of illinois at chicago's interdisciplinary center for research on violence: Changing systems to prevent violence in chicago and beyond

Paul Schewe*, Carl C. Bell, Larry Bennett, Paul J. Goldstein, Rebecca Gordon, Mark Mattaini, Patricia O'Brien, Stephanie Riger, Heather J. Risser, Dennis P. Rosenbaum, Amie M. Schuck, Barbara Simmons, Sarah E. Ullman

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Abstract

This article describes an interdisciplinary center at the University of Illinois at Chicago focused on collaborative research on violence. Our center is unique in its emphasis on developing infrastructure and distinctive processes for overcoming obstacles to interdisciplinary research; the involvement of outside policy makers, advocates, and service providers in jointly discussing and developing research proposals; the breadth of commitments from leading violence researchers and administrators across five colleges; and the innovativeness of proposed research projects that support interdisciplinary activity and show promise for funding. The center has developed an infrastructure to address violence-related issues in both research and teaching. This article discusses the challenges of implementation and boundary spanning in a university context and makes recommendations for sustainability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1176-1193
Number of pages18
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • collaborative research
  • interdisciplinary
  • research center
  • violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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