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BYU Women's Research Institute grants first Distinguished Research Award

A Brigham Young University sociology professor was recently honored by the university's Women's Research Institute with its inaugural Distinguished Research Award for her contributions to the scholarly study of women.

Marie Cornwall is credited with substantial findings related to women's experiences and contributions.

Cornwall's current research focuses on the women's suffrage movement, exploring changing gender relations in achieving the right to vote for women in the United States.

Cornwall's other research interests include the coping strategies of laid-off Utah steelworkers, as well as the impact of macroprocesses on family life.

She has taught at BYU for 19 years. Prior to coming to BYU, Cornwall worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints researching and evaluating religious socialization, focusing on the reasons adults and adolescents remain actively involved in the Church.

Nominees for the new award, to be given to one faculty member each spring, were recommended by their peers and department heads.

The Women's Research Institute established the research award with the hope of stimulating and encouraging excellence in research focusing on the needs and opportunities for women everywhere.

For more information, contact Rachel Murdock at (801) 422-4605.

Writer: Thomas Grover

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