Research & Scholarship

The research and scholarly efforts of our faculty ensure a vibrant and engaged environment for learning. Recent research and scholarship projects of faculty who teach in the Human Rights Program are listed below.

Books

Frederickson, H. G. and R. K. Ghere eds. 2013 [forthcoming] Ethics and Public Management 2nd ed. Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe Publishers.

Ghere, R. K. 2012 [forthcoming]. NGO Leadership and Human Rights. Sterling VA: Kumarian Press.

Hudson, N. F. (2009). Gender, Human Security, and the United Nations: Security Language as a Political Framework for Women. London: Routledge.

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Book Chapters

Ensalaco, M. "Illegal Immigration, the Bishops, and the Laity: Strangers No Longer." Strangers No Longer. Kevin Appleby et al, eds. Paulist Press. Forthcoming 2013.

Ensalaco, M. "The Catholic Church and the Immigration Crisis in the Americas." Ecclesiology and Exclusion: Boundaries of Being and Belonging in Postmodern Times. Dennis M. Doyle, Timothy J. Furry, and Pascal D. Bazzell, eds. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books. 2012.

Majka, T., Linda Majka. "Institutional Obstacles to Incorporation: Latino Immigrant Experiences in a Mid-Size Rustbelt City." Latinos in the Midwest, edited by Rubén Martinez. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State Press, 2011.

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Journal Articles

Ensalaco, M. "Decent Work for Domestic Workers: Towards and Integral Approach to Labor Trafficking." St. Thomas University Intercultural Human rights Law Review. 2012.

Ghere R. K. 2013 [forthcoming]. "Ethics and Gender in International Development Programs: Comparing Three Cases." Public Integrity.

Ghere, R. K. 2011. “Network Legitimacy and Accountability in a Developmental Perspective.” Public Integrity. 13.2: 153-180.

Hudson, N. F. (2009). Securitizing Women’s Rights and Gender Equality. Journal of Human Rights, 8(1), 53-70. Martorano, N. A., Hedlund, R. D., Coombs, K., Hamm, K. E. (2009). Party Stacking on Legislative Committees. Legislative Studies Quarterly.

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Book Reviews

Ghere, R. K. Review of Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me). Public Integrity.

Hudson, N. F. (2008). Review of Not Just another Book on NGOs (2nd ed., vol. 10, pp. 303-305). Storrs, CT: International Studies Association.

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Grants

Ensalaco, M. “Roesch Research Fellows and Undergraduate Social Science Research Symposium.” Sponsored by University of Dayton, Academic Excellence and Student Engagement Grant. (September 2007 - March 2008).

Hudson, N. F. (Principal). “Human Rights Studies Program: Developing the Capstone Course.” Sponsored by University of Dayton Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center, $3,720. (December 7, 2009 - December 31, 2010).

Hudson, N. F. (Principal). “United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000): Ten Years On.” Sponsored by Research Council Faculty Seed Grant, University of Dayton Research Institute, $6,000. (October 2009 - December 31, 2010).

Hudson, N. F. (Principal). “Human Rights Studies Program: Developing the Capstone Course.” Sponsored by University of Dayton Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center, University of Dayton, $3,720. (December 7, 2009 - December 31, 2010).

Hudson, N. F. (Principal). “International Studies Association Annual Conference.” Sponsored by Human Rights Section, International Studies Association, $400. (March 2007 - January 2008).

Talbott, A. "Creation of a Service-Learning Course on Human Trafficking." Sponsored by University of Dayton Program for Christian Leadership Faculty Fund for Vocational Exploration.

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Papers

Ghere, R. K. “Accountability and Legitimacy Problems in Public Networking Systems.” 2009 American Society for Public Administration Conference, Miami, FL. (March 23, 2009).

Ghere, R. K. “Accountability and Ethics in Public Networks: A Case Study.” 2008 International Conference on Public Administration, Minneapolis MN. (September 25, 2008).

Hudson, N. F. “Security Discourse as a Political Framework for Action: A comparative analysis of children and women in the UN Security Council.” International Studies Association Annual Conference, New York, NY. (February 2009).

Hudson, N. F. “The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission: What a gender analysis tells us about the business of international peace and security today.” International Studies Association Annual Conference, New York, NY. (February 2009).

Majka, L. C., Majka, T. J. “Bringing Research to the Community: The Miami Valley Forum on Immigration.” Annual Meeting, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Boston, MA. (August 2, 2008).

Majka, L. C., Majka, T. J. “Facilitating Immigrant Incorporation: Activating Local Institutions through a Community Forum on Immigration.” Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, Boston, MA. (August 1, 2008).

Majka, T. J., Majka, L. C. “Institutional Obstacles to Incorporation: Latino Immigrant Experiences in a Mid-Size Rustbelt City.” Latino/a Communities in the Midwest, Julian Samora Institute, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. (November 6, 2009).

Majka, T. J., Majka, L. C. “The Children of Working-Class Immigrants: Segmented Assimilation or Incorporation into Communities.” Annual Meeting, American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA. (August 9, 2009).

Majka, T. J., Majka, L. C. “Challenging Institutional Disadvantage through Service Learning in an Inner-City Neighborhood.” Annual Meeting, Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, CA. (August 9, 2009).

Majka, T. J., Majka, L. C. “Dayton and Ohio: Patterns of Recent Immigrants.” Immigration Reform: Implications for Farmers, Farm Workers, and Communities, University of California-Davis, Washington Center, Washington, DC. (May 22, 2009).

Majka, T. J. 'Institutional Assimilation: Obstacles and Progress for Miami Valley Immigrants." First Miami Valley Forum on Immigration, University of Dayton, Law School, Dayton, OH. (February 27, 2008).

Talbott, A. "Diffusion of Human Trafficking Policy across the US States: Determinants of Adoption and Comprehensiveness," (co-authors: Nancy Miller and Christopher Klarich), 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Forthcoming, October 2012.

Talbott, A. "Institutional Implications of Serving Victims of Human Trafficking," (co-author: Alisa Bartel—Cincinnati VA), 9th Annual International Conference on Human Trafficking, Prostitution, and Sex Work, University of Toledo, Ohio. Forthcoming, September 2012.

Talbott, A. "Human Trafficking Policy Diffusion," (co-authors: Dr. Nancy Miller and student, Christopher Klarich), Midwest Political Science Association annual conference, Chicago. April 2012.

Talbott, A. "Beyond Just Raising Awareness: Developing a Multi-level Public Information and Social Marketing Campaign for Demand Reduction and the Prevention of Human Trafficking," 8th Annual International Conference on Human Trafficking, Prostitution, and Sex Work, University of Toledo, Ohio. September 2012.

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Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

Ghere, R. K. Accountability and Ethics in Public Networks: A Case Study. Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Public Administration.

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Invited Lectures

Ensalaco, M. "The (In)dignity of Work." Catholic Relief Services Sixth Annual conference Imago Dei: Proclaiming Human Dignity through Solidarity. Dayton, OH. March 3, 2012.

Ensalaco, M. "Catholic Higher Education and Catholic Social Teaching: Implementing the Vision." Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Peace and Justice Advisory Committee Annual Meeting. Notre Dame University. March 24, 2011.

Ensalaco, M. "Solidarity and Modern Day Slavery." Catholic Relief Services Fifth Annual Global Solidarity Conference, Who is My Neighbor? The Call to Global Solidarity. Dayton, OH. March 12, 2011.

Ensalaco, M. "The Church and the Immigration Crisis." Conference on Ecclesiology and Exclusion. University of Dayton. May 18, 2011.

Ensalaco, M. "Catholic Colleges and Universities in the Movement to Abolish Modern-Day Slavery." Invited Presentation to the Coalition of Catholic Organizations against Human Trafficking and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Washington, D.C. November 15, 2011.

Hudson, N. F. “Gender, Security and Resolution 1325 for European Security and Defense Policy.” Security Sector Reform and Resolution 1325 in European Union Peace Operations, Operation 1325, Stockholm, Sweden. (November 26, 2009).

Majka, T. J. “Immigration Policies and Reform.” Community Conversation, Asian American Council, Wright State University, Dayton, OH. (January 24, 2009).

Majka, T. J., Majka, L. C. “Human Rights and Immigrant Youth Employment.” Symposium: The Daily Struggles of Immigrant Workers, Antioch College: Arthur E. Morgan Fellows, Yellow Springs, OH. (November 14, 2009).

Majka, T. J., Majka, L. C. “Institutional Obstacles to Incorporation: Latino Immigrant Experiences in the Dayton Region.” Symposium: The Daily Struggles of Immigrant Workers, Antioch College: Arthur E. Morgan Fellows, Yellow Springs, OH. (November 14, 2009).

Talbott, A. "Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy: A Case for Academic Activism." Department of Geography, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. September 2012.

Talbott, A. Keynote address, Human Trafficking Conference, Women 4 Women chapter, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. January 2012.

Talbott, A. Lecture on global, national, and state impact of human trafficking, Feminist Tea: Human Trafficking 101, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio. April 2012.

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Presentations

Hudson, N. F. “Gender, Human Security and International Organizations.” Colloquium for Research on Women and Gender, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (January 11, 2010).

Hudson, N. F. “Human Security Challenges in Post-Conflict Security Sector Reform Efforts.” New Perspectives on Gender and Human Security, International Gender Policy Research Circle, Transatlantic Applied Research on Gender Equity Training (TARGET) and the Center for Research on Gender and Women at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. (March 20, 2010).

Hudson, N. F. “Resolution 1325 and Women’s Activism at the United Nations.” Women’s and Gender Studies Course on Feminist Activism, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (March 24, 2010).

Hudson, N. F. “Women, Gender and United Nations Peacebuilding.” Political Science Course on International Peacebuilding, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (March 25, 2010).

Hudson, N. F., Butler, M. J. “Gender Equality and Transitional Justice: The Legal Enforcement of SCR 1325 in International Adjudication.” International Studies Association Annual Conference, International Studies Association, New Orleans, LA. (February 20, 2010).

Majka, L. C. “Community Research and Development Roundtable.” Society for the Study of Social Problems, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Atlanta, GA. (August 16, 2010).

Majka, T. J., Majka, L. C. “Challenging Institutional Disadvantage in an Inner-City Neighborhood: Service-Learning Projects and their Community Outcomes.” International Conference on Research in Service-Learning and Community Engagement, Indianapolis, IN. (October 29, 2010).

Majka, T. J., Majka, L. C. “Empowering Disadvantaged Neighborhoods: The Potentials and Limitations of Service Learning.” American Sociological Association, Atlanta, GA. (August 16, 2010).

Majka, T. J., Majka, L. C. “Facilitating the Incorporation of Immigrants and Refugees into Our Communities.” Regional Neighborhood Network Conference, City of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (October 9, 2010).

Talbott, A. "Sex Trafficking in the US and Ohio" for members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Professional African American Women’s Sorority, Dayton, Ohio. May 2012.

Talbott, A. "Human Trafficking: Prevention and Demand Reduction."  5th annual Greater Cincinnati Human Trafficking Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. February 2012.

Talbott, A. Presentation on human trafficking to over 200 area high school students at the Junior Council on World Affairs Youth Forum, Clayton, Ohio. December 2012.

Talbott, A. "Implications of Working with Victims of Human Trafficking." For YWCA case managers and staff, Dayton, Ohio. October 2012.

Talbott, A. "Human Trafficking is the Modern Day Slave Trade." For members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Professional African American Women’s Sorority, Dayton, Ohio. October 2012.

Talbott, A. Presentation on Abolition Ohio and human trafficking to Montgomery County Board of County Commissioners Meeting. Televised and video published on county website. October 2012.

Talbott, A. “Human Trafficking 101.” Human Trafficking Awareness Luncheon, Stop Human Trafficking Dayton, Dayton, OH. (November 11, 2010).

Talbott, A. “Opening Remarks and Introduction.” Ending Slavery in Ohio Town Hall Meeting, Unbound Movement & University of Dayton Human Rights Studies Program, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH. (November 6, 2010).

Talbott, A. “Remarks and Introduction.” Becoming Aware and Affecting Change: The Nightmare of Human Trafficking in the Dayton Region, Stop Human Trafficking Dayton, Dayton, OH. (September 23, 2010).

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Workshops

Hudson, N. F. “Curricular and Institutional Matters in Human Rights Education.” Human Rights in Liberal Arts Education, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. (November 21, 2009).

Talbott, A. Seminar on Modern Day Slavery, Human Trafficking, and Community Involvement at STOP Human Trafficking Dayton Volunteer Training Meeting. July 2011.

Talbott, A. Seminar on Trafficking in Persons at Montgomery County Prosecutors, Victim/Witness Division. April 2011.

Talbott, A. Seminar on Trafficking in Persons at University of Dayton Lifelong Learning Institute. March 2011.

Talbott, A. "Labor Trafficking" at End Slavery Cincinnati/NKY R&R Annual Conference. January 2011.

Talbott, A. "Ending Slavery in Ohio Town Hall Meeting," a public forum of stakeholders in the anti-trafficking movement consisting of representatives from state government, social service providers, academia, and nonprofit organizations. Organizer. National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Ohio. November 2010.

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Other Intellectual Contributions

Ghere, R. K. “Ethics in Public Networks.” 2009 American Society for Public Administration Conference, Miami, FL. (March 22, 2009).

Hudson, N. F. “Laws, Resources, and Conflicts: Challenges and Hopes.” International Studies Association Annual Conference, New York, NY. (February 15, 2009).

Hudson, N. F. “Crafting Human Security in an Insecure World.” Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA. (September 2008).

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