The Forsythe Family Program Faculty facilitates high-caliber human rights research at UNL. This list features recent faculty publications including journal articles, books, and edited volumes.

Andrews, A. R., Acosta, L. M., Acosta Canchila, M. N., Haws, J. K., Holland, K. J., Holt, N. R.**, & Ralston, A. L.** (2022).

Perceived barriers and preliminary ptsd outcomes in an open pilot trial of written exposure therapy with latinx immigrants.

Cognitive and Behavioral Practice29(3), 648-665.


Andrews, A.R., Haws, J.K., Acosta, L.M., Acosta Canchila, M.N., Carlo, G., Grant, K., & Ramos, A.K. (2020).

Combinatorial effects of discrimination, legal status fears, adverse childhood experiences, and harsh working conditions among Latino migrant farmworkers: Testing learned helplessness hypotheses.

Journal of Latinx Psychology. Advance online publication.


Curry, Dawne. 2022.

Social Justice at Apartheid’s Dawn: African Women Intellectuals and the Quest to Save the Nation

(New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).


Kazyak, Emily, Kelsy Burke, Maia Behrendt, and Marissa Oliver. 2023.

“Religious Exemption, LGBT Rights, and the Social Construction of Harm and Freedom.”

Law & Social Inquiry


Kazyak, Emily, Kelsy Burke, Rosalind Kichler, and Lora McGraw. 2021.

“‘Pee in Peace’ or ‘Make Everyone Uncomfortable’: Public Perceptions of Transgender Rights.”

Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World DOI: 10.1177/23780231211055541


Votruba, A. M., & Tisdale, C. N. (in press).

Examining Prosecutorial Decision-Making in Plea Bargaining: An Experimental Paradigm in a Community Sample.

Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy.


Blankley, K. M., Votruba, A. M., Bartz, L., & PytlikZillig, L. M. (in press).

ADR is Not a Household Term: Considering the Ethical and Practical Consequences of the Public’s Lack of Understanding of Mediation and Arbitration.

Nebraska Law Review, 99.


Wahu-Muchiri, Ng’ang’a.

“From Grace Ogot to Yvonne Owuor: Fifty Years of Depicting Kenyan Lands & Landscapes.”

African Literature Today, Nov. 2019.


Ng'ang'a Wahu-Mũchiri.

Writing In The Soil: Land and Landscape in Literature from Eastern and Southern Africa.

University of Michigan Press, 2023.


Werum, Regina, Christina Steidl, Sela Harcey, and Jacob Absalon. 2020.

“Military Service and STEM Employment: Do Veterans have an Advantage?”

Social Science Research.


Renzulli, Linda, Regina Werum, and Anne Kronberg. 2020.

“The Rise of Homeschooling Regulation in the Era of School Choice, 1972-2009.”

Sociological Forum 35:2:297-322.


Espinoza, R. K. E., & Willis Esqueda, C. (2015).

The influence of a capital case defendant’s mitigating information, race, and ses on death penalty decisions by European American and Hispanic venire persons.

Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21, 288-299. On-line first, 2014.


Willis Esqueda, C. (2015).

Race and its place in the United States legal system.

In The Witness Stand and Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Jr. New York, Springer.