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DPDF Student Fellowship Competition 2007

The first DPDF Program offered training in preparing dissertation research and funding proposals to student fellows.

The 12 student fellows who participated in each field were drawn from 30 universities and 20 disciplines or interdisciplinary studies (including anthropology, political science, sociology, history, geography, cultural/critical studies, art history, American studies, literature, urban planning, public policy, economics, Asian languages and cultures, African studies, Latin American studies, ethnomusicology, and conflict analysis and resolution).  The 60 fellows were selected from a total of 367 applicants.

For information about the fields, field research directors, fellow projects, and workshop agendas, please browse the links below.

DPDF Research Fields

Black Atlantic Studies
Field Directors:
  • Andrew Apter, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles, History
  • Percy C. Hintzen, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, African American Studies
Rethinking Europe: Religion, Ethnicity, Nation
Field Directors:
  • Rogers Brubaker, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Sociology
  • John Richard Bowen, Dunbar-Van Cleve Professor in Arts & Sciences, Washington University, Anthropology
The Political Economy of Redistribution
Field Directors:
  • Jonathan Rodden, Professor, Stanford University, Political Science
  • Erik Wibbels, Associate Professor, Duke University, Political Science
Visual Culture
Field Directors:
  • Vanessa R. Schwartz, Professor, Director, Visual Studies Research Institute, University of Southern California, History, Art History, Critical Studies
  • Anne Higonnet, Ann Whitney Olin Professor at Barnard, Columbia University, Art History
Water Sustainability: Society, Politics, Culture
Field Directors:
  • Steven Caton, Professor of Contemporary Arab Studies, Harvard University, Anthropology
  • Benjamin S. Orlove, Professor; Lecturer at Columbia, University of California, Davis, Environmental Science