Lauren Martin, director of research for the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) has received the 2016 University of Minnesota President's Community-Engaged Scholar Award.
Administered by the Office for Public Engagement and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, the annual award recognizes exemplary community-engaged scholarship by a faculty member or P&A employee whose academic career has reflected longstanding commitment to the University’s definition of public engagement.
Martin has a body of scholarship that addresses the challenges of sex trading/trafficking and the achievement gap. She authored the recent Mapping the Market for Sex with Trafficked Minor Girls in Minneapolis: Structures, Functions, and Patterns and oversees UROC’s scholarly research projects and grant applications.
The award's Collegiate/Campus-wide recipients are:
- Elizabeth Bartlett, professor, Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Lucy Fortson, associate professor, School of Physics and Astronomy
- Joseph Gaugler, professor, School of Nursing
- Abigail Gewirtz, professor, Department of Family Social Science
- Stephen Kells, associate professor, Department of Entomology
- Perry Moriearty, associate professor, Law School
- Timothy Smith, professor, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
- Kathy Quick, assistant professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs