UW-Green Bay professors receive Institute on Race and Ethnicity grants

GREEN BAY — The University of Wisconsin System Institute on Race and Ethnicity has awarded Campus Reading Seminar grants to UW-Green Bay professors Regan A. R. Gurung, Human Development and psychology, and Thomas Nesslein, Urban and Regional Studies (economics).

The Institute’s Campus Reading Seminar grants support reading groups and scholarly exchanges on racial/ethnic subjects by making funds available for the purchase of books that focus on racial/ethnic themes. Participants in the seminars may include faculty members, academic and classified staff, students and people from the community.

Gurung has studied social support and close relationships between people and cultural differences in coping with life stressors, including HIV infection, pregnancy and smoking cessation. He is currently investigating sex differences in self-perceptions of body image, health and fitness and has initiated a research program on impression formation and how clothing influences how people are perceived.

Nesslein’s scholarly interests focus on the political economy of the capitalist welfare state, especially relating to urban and housing policy issues. He is the author of more than two dozen articles and book reviews published in Urban Studies, Kyklos, Journal of Regional Science, Urban Affairs Quarterly, Scandinavian Housing and Planning Research, the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, the Encyclopedia of Housing, and Scandinavian Studies.

Editor’s Note: For more information contact Judy Treskow at the UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity at (414) 229-4804.