News

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 →
September 4th 2014
Now open for applications: the International Dissertation Research Fellowship, providing support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled in PhD programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research on non-US topics (due November 4) →

August 2014

August 13th 2014
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship Program is pleased to announce the 2014 IDRF cohort: 80 fellows from 35 universities will pursue projects in 12 disciplines →

June 2014

June 24th 2014
Transregional Research Postdoctoral and IDRF fellow Wazhmah Osman (2013 and 2009) has published an article in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society: "On Media, Social Movements, and Uprisings: Lessons from Afghanistan, Its Neighbors, and Beyond" →
June 17th 2014
DSD and IDRF fellow Nicholas Barnes (2012) writes about his field research in "Rio de Janeiro’s BOPE and Police Pacification: Fear and Intimidation in Complexo da Maré" for Anthropoliteia
June 17th 2014
DSD and IDRF fellow Nicholas Barnes (2012) writes on the increasingly controversial police efforts to combat drug trafficking gangs in Rio de Janeiro for World Politics Review

May 2014

May 29th 2014
DSD and IDRF fellow Teo Ballvé (2012) writes on land conflict, drug trafficking, and the Colombian peace talks in an op-ed for the New York Times
May 5th 2014
DSD and IDRF fellow Angélica Durán Martínez (2011 and 2010) will participate in a panel on "The Drug Economy and the Role of the FARC" at the Wilson Center, part of a May 13 meeting on drug trafficking and Colombia's peace process (free and open to the public) →