Nabhan-Warren selected as Associate Vice President for Research
Kristy Nabhan-Warren has been selected as an Associate Vice President for Research by Vice President for Research Marty Scholtz. She began her new part-time role on July 1.
Nabhan-Warren will recommend new arts, humanities, and social sciences programs to stimulate external funding in all disciplines and work to stimulate new interactions between interdisciplinary research teams.
Nabhan-Warren is a professor and V.O. and Elizabeth Kahl Figge Chair of Catholic Studies in the Departments of Religious Studies and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. She earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University in 2001 and joined the University of Iowa faculty in 2012.
Her research focuses on U.S. Latinx Catholics, and the intersections of religion, work, and migration in the Midwestern United States. Her newest book, which came out last September with the University of North Carolina Press, is Meatpacking America: How Migration, Work and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland, a deep ethnographic study that focuses on the intersections of migration, religion, and work in Iowa. Meatpacking America has garnered much interest from academics and the general public alike.
"I am so excited about this new role within OVPR, and to be part of Marty's team to support and amplify University colleagues' research and scholarship,” said Nabhan-Warren. “This is a unique and exciting opportunity to innovate alongside colleagues from many colleges and OVPR. I can't wait to get started."
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