Kristen Shorette, sociology graduate student, has received a $10,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how fair trade organizations impact the global market place. 

Focusing on inequalities between the northern and southern hemispheres, she will examine how new fair trade organizations are formed, why they seem to be concentrated in some areas as opposed to others, and how they may be used to benefit producers in the developing world and reduce global inequality. 

This study began in August and will run through July 2012.

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