2019 First Time PIs

Anzhelika Antipova (Earth Sciences)

Title: Trip Generation Modification Factors for Louisiana

Anzhelika Antipova used GIS in the study "Trip Generation Modification Factors for Louisiana" to see how socio-economics, density and diversity around a certain land use may impact trip rate generation. She has computed the socio-economic values, and density and diversity indicators per each catchment area around survey sites. This and empirical data obtained from fieldwork by observation and statistical modeling were used to map trip rates around each of the sites under 8 different scenarios.

Keith Bowers (Biological Sciences)

Amaia Iratzoki-Greenfield (Criminology and Criminal Justice)

Amaia Iratzoqui obtained her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University, and also holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and M.S. in Public Administration from Florida International University. She has served as assistant professor within the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Memphis since 2015.

Dr. Iratzoqui's research focuses on the causes and consequences of victimization, particularly with regards to intimate partner violence and the gendered nature of repeat victimization. Her published work concerns topics such as the gendered nature of victimization, repeat victimization, domestic and intimate partner violence, and theoretical development. She is Principal Investigator on a two-year grant in conjunction with the Public Safety Institute evaluating the efficacy of domestic violence service provisions by the Family Safety Center, a Shelby County family justice center. As part of this project, she is currently evaluating results from focus groups with victims of domestic violence who received services within Memphis and Shelby County. Focus groups were conducted with clients of the Family Safety Center and several associated agencies (the YWCA, Agape, Casa Luz, and the Shelby County Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center). Preliminary analyses of these interviews have identified issues central to themes of contact with the criminal justice system, interactions with social service agencies, and expectations for outcomes relative to the resolution of their domestic violence cases. Further analyses will continue using existing data on revictimization, referrals and follow-ups, client satisfaction, and communication and coordination with service providers, along with surveys of community members, criminal justice personnel, and service providers through the funded period of June 2020.