Scholar Kim Stevens has received dissertation funding from the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund. Kim's dissertation research employs in-depth phenomenological interviewing to examine how low-income students who participate in a federal TRIO program make meaning of their engagement in campus extracurricular and co-curricular activities.
The Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund was established in 1991 in honor of Ruth Schlossberg Landes, Ph.D. (1908–1991) for interdisciplinary research and publications on subjects that were of interest to Dr. Landes during her professional and academic career.
Dr. Landes conducted fieldwork among Afro-Brazilians, African-Americans in the United States of America, and American Indians, including the Ojibwa, Potawatomi, and Sioux. She worked in Canada, Brazil, England, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and in the U.S.A. Her research topics included, but were not limited to, aging, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, immigrant and minority populations, culture and education, language and identity, and religion.
Congratulations to Kim on this exciting grant.