UC Law professor awarded for research on links between property and extremism

University Research Council names inaugural class of Faculty Scholars

Assistant professor of law Meghan Morris is one of eight UC professors in the inaugural class of University Research Council (URC) Faculty Scholars.

The program awards eight promising early career faculty at the University of Cincinnati, providing them each with $25,000 to explore a transformative research idea for two years. Two winners were selected from each of the following categories: Arts & Humanities, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences & Engineering.

Meghan Morris.

Meghan Morris, Assistant Professor of Law and Affiliate Faculty, Department of Anthropology, joined UC in August 2020.

Morris, whose work falls in the Behavioral & Social Sciences category, plans to examine the relationship between property and extremism in the United States for her project, “This Land is My Land: Property and the American Dream.” With this research, Morris hopes to reveal the roots of important cultural conflicts over property, and, in doing so, offer tools to determine more peaceful and just responses to such conflicts in the future. 

The first class of scholars was selected based on the quality, novelty and impact of their individual research, along with a clear potential to make further, sustainable contributions to knowledge creation and improved societal outcomes, according to UC's Office of Research.

The program has been established as part of UC’s Research2030 strategic plan, a 10-year plan for UC research which will officially be announced during Research + Innovation Week Kick-Off. The Faculty Scholars program was created to establish a premier program focused on outstanding early career faculty throughout the university.

Read more about the URC Scholars program.

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