News

April 2015

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
November 12th 2013
DPDF research director Isaac William Martin (2013) has published Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent (Oxford University Press) →
November 5th 2013
DPDF fellow Nikhar Gaikwad (2012) published an article in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science: “Presidential Prospects, Political Support, and Stock Market Performance” →
November 5th 2013
DPDF research director Helga Leitner (2011) has coauthored an article for Urban Geography: “Provincializing Global Urbanism: A Manifesto” →

July 2013

July 30th 2013
Watch DPDF Fellow Rebecca Woods (2008) talk about her work in the Animal Studies research field in the program’s latest Fellow Spotlight video →
July 16th 2013
New DPDF Fellow Spotlight video: watch Stuart Schrader (2011) discuss his Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship experience in the research field "Provincializing Global Urbanism" →

June 2013

June 27th 2013
DPDF research director Nancy Foner (2010) has a new book with Columbia University Press, One Out of Three: Immigrant New York in the Twenty-First Century