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Social Sciences Research Center
Using multi-method approaches to understand complex social problems across the social sciences
Faculty Spotlight: Robert Vargas
Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, Sociology
The Violence, Law, and Politics Lab is a research group is devoted to studying how local, national, and global politics affect cities and neighborhoods. Both interdisciplinary and multi-method in nature, the team is currently conducting a multi-city project of geographic homicide patterns from 1870-Present to examine whether violence in American cities can be reduced via increased government accountability, transparency, and the provision of humanitarian or economic assistance.
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