In support of his research, Michael Musheno has received research funds from the European Commission International Grant Program and twice won grants from the National Science Foundation. He has served as the faculty sponsor for successful research proposals to support the scholarship of both undergraduate and graduate students. His scholarship draws substantially upon narratives, particularly the storytelling of subjects and agents of the state, and uses interpretive field methods.
Michael’s book, Cops, Teachers, Counselors: Stories from the Front Lines of Public Service (University of Michigan Press, 2004) co-authored with Professor Steven Maynard-Moody of the University of Kansas, is the winner of the American Political Science Association’s 2005 Herbert A. Simon Book Award and the winner of the 2005 Best Book of Public Administration Research from the American Society of Public Administration. He has authored and coauthored 9 books and over 40 academic journal articles and chapters, including pieces appearing in every major socio-legal academic journal, including Law and Society Review and Law and Social Inquiry as well as major public policy/administration journals in the U.S. and Europe.