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Katie Marker receives NSF grant

Katie Marker has received a dissertation improvement grant from the National Science Foundation Sociology Program for her dissertation titled, “The Role of Religion and Ethnicity in Business Networking”. Isaac Martin is her dissertation chair. Katie’s dissertation explores the influence of religion in business networking in an ethnic economy. For this research, she is conducting 120 interviews with Iraqi, Palestinian, and Lebanese entrepreneurs of Muslim and Christian faiths, who own businesses in Metropolitan Detroit. Her research has also received funding from the Kauffman Foundation and the University of California Labor and Employment Research Fund.

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