News

June 2015

June 10th 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program director and Drugs, Security and Democracy Program senior advisor Daniella Sarnoff will present on "Proposal Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences" at the University of the West Indies–Mona in Jamaica on June 26 [RSVP to attend] →

May 2015

May 28th 2015
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program is pleased to announce its 2015 cohort: 80 fellows from 34 institutions will pursue projects across 15 disciplines →
May 12th 2015
"Taking the Long View on Recovery in Nepal": in an opinion piece for the Denver Post, International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Galen B. Murton (2014) calls for a redesign of global development and aid that better integrates local knowledge with external support →
May 1st 2015
In an article at The Immanent FrameIDRF fellow Alexander John Thurston (2011) looks at three strands of the Islamic State's intellectual genealogy—global jihadism, Salafi “rejectionism,” and medieval thinkers—and offers English and Arabic sources for further reading →

April 2015

April 14th 2015
IDRF fellow Etienne Stockland (2014) has published “Policing the Oeconomy of Nature: The Oiseau Martin as an Instrument of Oeconomic Management in the Eighteenth-Century French Maritime World” in History and Technology: An International Journal
April 10th 2015
“Why Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Supports the Deal”: International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Narges Bajoghli (2013), in a LobeLog piece, discusses findings from her fellowship research concerning Iran's Revolutionary Guard and paramilitary Basij organization →
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 27th 2015
IDRF fellow Amanda Alexander (2009) joins the board of the Prison Policy Initiative, a nonprofit that works to publicize how mass criminalization undermines national welfare →
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 →
March 18th 2015
"In Dialogue: Ethnographic Writing and Listening": Essay by IDRF fellow Marnie Jane Thomson (2011) for Savage Minds
March 17th 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Colin Brewster Hoag (2013) draws on his field research in a piece for Allegra Lab: "'Cleaning Up the Streets': How Joburg Cops Bring Order to Hillbrow by Bringing Chaos to Hillbrow #AnthroState" →
March 10th 2015
IDRF fellow Karen Greenough (2006) discusses her career path with the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology →
March 5th 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow and Association for Asian Studies–Social Science Research Council Dissertation Workshop participant Elizabeth Ann Cecil (2013 and 2012) has published a piece in South Asian Studies coming out of her funded projects investigating the earliest known religious community devoted to the worship of the Hindu god Siva →

November 2014

November 25th 2014
The Immanent Frame features a review by International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Etienne Stockland (2014) of Philip C. Almond's latest book The Devil: A New Biography (Cornell University Press) →
November 17th 2014
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellows Kasia Paprocki (2013) and Jason Cons (2005) coauthored "Brackish Waters and Salted Lands: The Social Cost of Shrimp in Bangladesh" for Food First [PDF] →

October 2014

October 17th 2014
IDRF fellow Christopher K. Morris (2010) has been appointed assistant professor of anthropology at Clarkson University →
October 8th 2014
Register for an informational webinar on the International Dissertation Research Fellowship application process with program director Daniella Sarnoff, to be held Wednesday, October 15 →

September 2014

September 24th 2014
In the latest SSRC Research Snapshot, IDRF fellow Maura Capps (2013) writes about her research examining the role of grasses in the British Empire's colonial settlements in Australia: “Weekends in the Clover: Imagining Colonial New South Wales” →
September 24th 2014
Watch a video recording of an informational webinar on the International Dissertation Research Fellowship’s application process (applications due November 4) →
September 9th 2014
Register for an informational webinar on the International Dissertation Research Fellowship’s 2015 application process with program director Daniella Sarnoff, to be held Tuesday, September 16 →