2013-2014 Q.A. Shaw McKean Fellows
Alfredo Carlos, a Q.A. Shaw McKean Jr. Fellow, is working on a study of worker cooperative development that will focus on WAGES (Women's Action to Gain Economic Security) in Oakland, California and the Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleveland, Ohio. These two organizations are trying to transform low-income communities through alternative models of economic development by building community wealth and providing meaningful dignified jobs and green employment opportunities that can improve the workers' quality of life. The study itself seeks to understand the models and their difficulties and successes in order to see if they can be replicated in other impoverished communities. He will also explore what policy prescriptions can be promoted to facilitate these types of projects. He is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of California at Irvine.
Christopher Michael, a Q. A., Shaw McKean Jr. Fellow, is studying the success and failure of U.S. worker cooperatives between 1973 and 2013 in relation to financing, demutualization, and market access. He will examine one set of twenty successful worker cooperatives (operating for ten or more years) and one set of twenty failed worker cooperatives (that had operated for five or less years). The following industries will be represented: technology firms, construction/renovation, restaurants, bicycle shops, printing, law firms, cleaning services, bookstores, bakeries, and alternative energy. He is a Ph.D. candidate in politics at the City University of New York and a J.D. candidate at the CUNY Law School.
2012-2013 Q.A. Shaw McKean Fellows
Andrew Scott Waugh, a Q.A. Shaw McKean Jr. Fellow, is working on the political contribution behavior of actors associated with employee ownership in the United States. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California at San Diego in the Department of Political Science.
Craig Borowiak, a Q.A. Shaw McKean Jr. Fellow, is researching transnational solidarity economy movements and the place of cooperatives and worker ownership within those movements in the United States. He is an associate professor of political science at Haverford College with a Ph.D. from Duke University in political science.
2011-2012 Q.A. Shaw McKean Fellows
Kyongji Han, a Q.A. Shaw McKean Jr. Fellow, is studying differences in the operational mechanisms and outcomes of stock options that are given to high level executives and broader groups of employees. She is a Ph.D. candidate in industrial relations and human resources at Rutgers University.
Ozge Tekin, a Q.A. Shaw McKean Jr. Fellow, is studying whether ESOPs might be helpful to companies in boosting their productivity and promoting a new framework for competitiveness in domestic and global markets. She is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.