News

January 2016

January 22nd 2016
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Emily Marker (2012) draws on her SSRC-supported research in an article for French Politics, Culture & Society: “Obscuring Race: Franco-African Conversations about Colonial Reform and Racism after World War II and the Making of Colorblind France, 1945–1950” →
January 8th 2016
IDRF fellow Azza Basarudin (2006) draws on her fellowship research in Humanizing the Sacred: Sisters in Islam and the Struggle for Gender Justice in Malaysia (University of Washington Press) →

December 2015

December 21st 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Kirsten Weld’s (2007) book Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorship in Guatemala, based on her dissertation, has received the 2015 WOLA-Duke Human Rights Book Award from the Washington Office on Latin America and Duke University →
December 18th 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship and Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship fellows Sarah E. Parkinson (2009 and 2008) and Orkideh Behrouzan (2009 and 2008) draw on their fellowship research in an article for Social Science and Medicine: “Negotiating Health and Life: Syrian Refugees and the Politics of Access in Lebanon” →
December 16th 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Timo Schaefer (2012) received the 2015 Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities & Fine Arts for “The Social Origins of Justice: Mexico in the Age of Utopian Failure, 1821–1870” →
December 10th 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Daniel Beben (2012) has been awarded Best PhD Dissertation on a Subject of Iranian Studies by the Foundation for Iranian Studies for his scholarship on a minority community of Shia Muslims in Tajikistan: “The Legendary Biographies of Nâsir-i Khusraw: Memory and Textualization in Early Modern Persian Ismâ`îlism” →
December 7th 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Alexander Thurston (2011) draws on his SSRC-supported fieldwork in an article for the Journal of the American Academy of Religion: “The Salafi Ideal of Electronic Media as an Intellectual Meritocracy in Kano, Nigeria” →

November 2015

November 16th 2015
Attend a joint book launch for Making Sense of the Central African Republic, coedited by CPPF deputy director Tatiana Carayannis and IDRF fellow Louisa Lombard (2009), and The Real Politics of the Horn of Africa: Money, War and the Business of Power, authored by former program director Alex de Waal, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17, at Columbia University (open to the public) →
November 13th 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Edin Hajdarpasic (2003) has authored Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840–1914 (Cornell University Press), based on his fellowship research →
November 4th 2015
The London School of Economics hosted a book launch for Making Sense of the Central African Republic, coedited by Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum deputy director Tatiana Carayannis and International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Louisa Lombard (2009) →

October 2015

October 29th 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow D. Asher Ghertner (2006) has authored Rule by Aesthetics: World-Class City Making in Delhi (Oxford University Press), based on his fellowship research →
October 26th 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Courtney Handman (2004) has authored Critical Christianity: Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea (University of California Press), an outcome of her fellowship →
October 20th 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Alexander John Thurston (2011) has published "Muslim Politics and Shari'a in Kano State, Northern Nigeria," based on his fellowship research, in African Affairs
October 14th 2015
IDRF and DPDF fellow Adrien Zakar (2014 and 2013) draws on his SSRC-supported research for an article in the International Journal of Middle East Studies: "The End of Ottoman Positivism: The Gökalp-al-Husari Debate of 1916" →
October 9th 2015
International Dissertation Research Fellowship fellow Matthew S. Hopper (2003) has authored Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire, based on his fellowship research, now available from Yale University Press →
October 7th 2015
Register for an informational webinar on the International Dissertation Research Fellowship application process with program director Daniella Sarnoff, to be held next Tuesday, October 13 →
October 6th 2015
IDRF fellow Jacob Blanc (2014) has published "The Faces of Itaipu: Community, Memory, and Struggle in Rural Brazil," an extended version of his 2015 IDRF Photo Competition–winning photo essay, in Edge Effects
October 2nd 2015
Applications for the 2016 International Dissertation Research Fellowship, supporting the next generation of scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-US cultures and societies, are due November 3 →

September 2015

September 21st 2015
IDRF and DPDF fellow Brian Jacobson (2009 and 2007) has published Studios Before the System: Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space (Columbia University Press), based on his SSRC-supported dissertation research →
September 15th 2015
IDRF fellow Sara Shneiderman (2005) draws on her SSRC-supported dissertation research in Rituals of Ethnicity: Thangmi Identities Between Nepal and India, now available from University of Pennsylvania Press →