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  • 1. Fellows & Grantees

    Aarti Sethi

    Chronicles of Deaths Foretold?: Farmer Suicides in Chhattisgarh, India
    More than a quarter of a million farmers have committed suicide across India since 1995. Since what one report terms the 'largest wave of recorded suicides in human history' (Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, 2011) first received attention in the mid-nineties, the 'farm…

    Year 2014 University Columbia University Fellowship/Grant International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

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    Abigail L. Fine

    Objects of Veneration: Music, Materiality, and Marketing in the Composer-Cults of Nineteenth-Century Germany and Austria
    My dissertation explores the popular veneration of nineteenth-century German and Austrian composers as figures akin to saints. The project's seven case studies focus on material "relics" as encounters with the composer's body, along with the museums that housed relics as sites fo…

    Year 2014 University University of Chicago Fellowship/Grant International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

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    Adrien P. Zakar

    On a Biplane: Aerial Photography and the Politics of Space in the Middle East (1895-1950)
    My dissertation examines the history of aerial photography in the Middle East through the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of independent states in Syria under French mandate, Iraq under British rule and in the Republic of Turkey (1895-1950.) First, my project explores…

    Year 2014 University Columbia University Fellowship/Grant International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

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    Ahmet Tunc Sen

    Astrology and the Mediterranean Apocalypse: Knowledge, Prophecy, and Politics at the Ottoman Court, 1450s-1550s
    My project aims to explore hitherto overlooked and understudied Ottoman astrological texts produced and disseminated throughout the late-fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, a significant period of time that not only witnessed the fall of Constantinople, the fall of Granada and imp…

    Year 2014 University University of Chicago Fellowship/Grant International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

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    Akshya Saxena

    Vernacular Englishes: Language, Translation, and Democratic Politics in Post-Liberalization India
    My project explores the relationship between language and democracy in post-liberalization India through a study of the expanding presence of English in India. It asks: what is the place of English —as a language and as a symbol– in claims for representation and power by hith…

    Year 2014 University University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Fellowship/Grant International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

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    Alexa Hagerty

    Blood and Bone: Kinship, Science and the Imagined Body in "Humanitarian Exhumations" of the Dead
    Exhumation of the dead has become a normative human rights intervention and a requisite aspect of transitional justice. In the wake of political violence, exhumation aims to provide judicial evidence of mass atrocity and to return human remains to families. Understood as bringing…

    Year 2014 University Stanford University Fellowship/Grant International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

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    Alexander D. Huezo

    Contested Natures & Insecurities: The Aerial Fumigation of Illicit Crops in Colombia
    Colombia is the only country in the world that currently permits the aerial fumigation of illicit crops. This practice, financed by the US State Department, has exacerbated the already tenuous circumstances of a rural population caught in the crossfire of an ongoing civil confli…

    Year 2014 University Florida International University Fellowship/Grant International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

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    Alexander P. Brey

    Beyond the Bilad al-Sham: Images of Hunting in the Umayyad Empire
    This dissertation will explore the polycentric nature of artistic production within the Umayyad empire by focusing on three examples of architectural decoration found in present day Jordan, Iran, and Tajikistan. All three contain representations of hunting and slaughter; a popula…

    Year 2014 University Bryn Mawr College Fellowship/Grant International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

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    Ameem Lutfi

    Soldiers now, Citizens later: Baloch Mercenaries and Bahraini State Formation
    National Armies, composed of citizen-soldiers, have been an integral feature of modern nation-states. Recruitment of nationals for state institutions like the army is considered essential for tying together the nation and the state. The nation furnishes state armies with its own…

    Year 2014 University Duke University Fellowship/Grant International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)

  • 10. Fellows & Grantees

    Andra B. Chastain

    Vehicle of Progress: The Santiago Metro and the Techno-Politics of Military Rule in Chile, 1965–1990
    My dissertation is a history of the Santiago metro system in the context of changing techno-political regimes in Chile. My central question is why public transportation became a shared concern among diverse actors between 1965 and 1990 and how their proposals changed over time. P…

    Year 2014 University Yale University Fellowship/Grant International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)