June 2015

June 12th 2015
Working papers presented at "Pushing the Boundaries of Migration Studies: Perspectives from the U.S. and France," a conference cosponsored by the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program and Harvard University's Transnational Studies Initiative, are now available online, featuring contributions by DPDF fellows Anne Bouhali (2012), Matthieu Mazzega (2010), Josepha Milazzo (2012), Guillaume T. Ma Mung (2010), Sihé Néya (2012), Cynthia Salloum (2011), and Evren Yalaz (2010) →

May 2015

May 28th 2015
DPDF fellow Melissa Adler (2010) has coauthored "Social Scientists’ Data Sharing Behaviors: Investigating the Roles of Individual Motivations, Institutional Pressures, and Data Repositories” in Elsevier's International Journal of Information Management
May 20th 2015
Drawing on her fellowship research, Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship fellow Andrea L. Korda (2009) uses a media archaeology approach in proposing an alternative trajectory for the development of modernism in Printing and Painting the News in Victorian London: "The Graphic" and Social Realism, 1869–1891 (now available from Ashgate Publishing) →
May 6th 2015
In Remixing Reggaetón: The Cultural Politics of Race in Puerto Rico, Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship fellow Petra R. Rivera-Rideau (2007) draws on her fellowship research in looking at how reggaetón musicians critique official discourses of "racial democracy" (now available from Duke University Press) →

April 2015

April 22nd 2015
DPDF fellow Ramzi Fawaz (2007) will speak at Queer/Art/Poetics: A Conference on the Art of Queer Theory, presented by the Sexual Politics/Sexual Poetics Collective, to be held at Wesleyan University April 23–25 →
April 20th 2015
Participants in the 2013 Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship research field Critical Approaches to Human Rights, including research director Amy Ross and fellows Austin Kocher, Laura Matson, Jaimie Morse, and Azita Ranjbar, will discuss the complexities of human rights research at the Association of American Geographers’ annual meeting in Chicago this week →
April 8th 2015
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship fellow Kyrstin Mallon Andrews (2014) won the Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology's Roseberry Nash Student Paper Contest for her essay titled “Sinks for the Press: Cholera and State Performance of Power at the Dominican Border,” drawn from her Hispaniola-based research →
April 1st 2015
At Youth Circulations, International Dissertation Research Fellowship and Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship fellow Stephanie Maher (2012 and 2011) draws on her fieldwork in Senegal for “Interrogating the Wave: Media Representations of African Migrant Youth" →

March 2015

March 25th 2015
"Yesterday’s News: Religion, Politics, and Violence in Kenya": IDRF and DPDF fellow Samar Al-Bulushi (2014 and 2013) draws on her fellowship research and personal experience in the field in an opinion piece for Warscapes on the policing of terrorism in Mombasa →

January 2015

January 20th 2015
A review of Empires of Vision: A Reader, edited by Martin Jay and Sumathi Ramaswamy, directors of a 2009 Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship research field of the same name, is available at Project Muse

August 2014

August 27th 2014
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program is a cosponsor of "Look Out! Visual Culture and the Future of the Humanities," a symposium to be held August 29–30 at USC, organized in part by members of DPDF’s 2007 Visual Culture research field →

July 2014

July 25th 2014
Now open for applications: the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, providing graduate students in the humanities and social sciences with interdisciplinary training support to formulate innovative doctoral dissertation proposals (deadline October 15) →
July 16th 2014
New from the University of Chicago Press: The Other Americans in Paris: Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth, 1880–1941, by Nancy L. Green, codirector of the 2014 DPDF research field Immigrants and Their Homeland Connections: Transnationalism in Historical Perspective →

May 2014

May 27th 2014
The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship announces its 2014 cohort: 72 fellows will develop projects in 6 interdisciplinary research fields →

March 2014

March 18th 2014
Martin Jay and Sumathi Ramaswamy, directors of the 2009 DPDF research field Empires of Vision, located at the intersection of the cross-disciplinary fields of colonial and postcolonial studies and visual culture, have published an edited volume coming out of that work: Empires of Vision: A Reader (Duke University Press) →

December 2013

December 12th 2013
Fellow Spotlight video: Watch DPDF fellow Aynne Kokas (2007) describe how the fellowship enriched her Fulbright application and informed her career choices →
December 4th 2013
The Student Fellowship Competition of the Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship is now open for applications (due: February 3) →
December 2nd 2013
DPDF announces results of the 2014 Faculty Field Competition, introducing six new research fields and research director teams →

November 2013

November 19th 2013
New from Cambridge University Press: Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877–1929, by DPDF research director Ajay K. Mehrotra (2013) →
November 15th 2013
DPDF fellow Antero D. Garcia (2010) coauthored “The Importance of Still Teaching the iGeneration: New Technologies and the Centrality of Pedagogy” in the Harvard Educational Review