• A Scott Voorhees

    Urban Air Quality Management in the Context of Developmental Constraints: Diverging Approaches to Controlling Particulate Matter Pollution in the Pacific Rim

    Year
    2003
    University/Institution
    United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    Fellowship/Grant
    Abe Fellowship
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Aaron Bobrow-Strain

    Rethinking Thuggery: Landed Elites and Agrarian Violence in Chiapas, Mexico

    Year
    1999
    University/Institution
    University of California, Berkeley
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Aaron George Jakes

    Finance in the Fields: Egypt, Agricultural Credit, and the Age of Global Comparison
    In 1882, the British military invaded Egypt to forestall the Egyptian state’s potential default on its debts to private banks in London and Paris. The ensuing occupation coincided with a series of major shifts in the structures and practices of imperial finance. In these decades, a massive extension of international financial networks sought to transform remote rural environments into vital frontiers for the direct investment of metropolitan capital. While the great banks of Europe had once restricted…

    Year
    2010
    University/Institution
    New York University
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Aaron George Jakes

    Delta Forces: Egypt's Agrarian Transformation in Global Comparative Perspective, 1882-1914

    Year
    2009
    University/Institution
    New York University
    Fellowship/Grant
    DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Aaron Hyman

    Rubens in a New World: Prints, Authorship, and Transatlantic Intertextuality
    This dissertation analyzes colonial-era paintings in Latin America that were derived or copied from European prints that crossed the Atlantic and circulated in the New World. My project uses this transatlantic frame to reassess how works of art relate to one another across geographic distances and cultural divides and to rethink the terms through which early modern authorship has been understood: originality, invention, replication, and the slavish copy. Though scholars have long understood the importance…

    Year
    2015
    University/Institution
    University of California, Berkeley
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Aaron Malone

    Partnering for Development? Examining diaspora-state interactions in Mexico's 3x1 Program.

    Year
    2014
    University/Institution
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    Fellowship/Grant
    DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Aaron Shackelford

    "I Think I Could Turn and Live Awhile With the Animals": The Writer's Struggle with Animals in America, 1850-1865

    Year
    2008
    University/Institution
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Fellowship/Grant
    DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
    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 'farmer's' suicide' has emerged as a potent politically charged symbol for intense public debates on the depredations of neoliberal structural adjustment, and the failures of state and society. Scholarly and activist discourses have at…

    Year
    2014
    University/Institution
    Columbia University
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Abby Kinchy

    Transgenic Crops and Transnational Activism: Controversies over Mexican Maize and Canadian Canola

    Year
    2005
    University/Institution
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Abdoulaye Sounaye

    Muslim Epistemologies of Social Transformation in Niger

    Year
    2008
    University/Institution
    Northwestern University
    Fellowship/Grant
    DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Abdourahmane Idrissa

    Complicit Disputes: Islamic and Secular Norms of Political Modernity in Niger

    Year
    2006
    University/Institution
    University of Florida
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Abdul-Gafar Oluwatobiloba Oshodi

    Political Economy of Sino-Africa Infrastructural Development Partnership: A Study of Nigeria

    Year
    2013
    Fellowship/Grant
    Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Abdulai Iddrisu

    Contesting Islam: Wahhabism, Education, and Muslim Identity in Northern Ghana, 1950-2005

    Year
    2006
    University/Institution
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Abhit Bhandari

    Elites, Property Rights, and Economic Growth in Developing Countries
    How do firms ensure their contracts will be enforced in environments often characterized by weak rule of law? Where does the protection of property rights come from, and who does it exist for? When do economic actors carve out their own rule of law? Answers to these understudied questions have enormous implications for economic growth in the developing world. I argue that domestic political competition among elites can bring about surprising advancements in the protection of property rights. I highlight t…

    Year
    2015
    University/Institution
    Columbia University
    Fellowship/Grant
    DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Abigail Anne Dumes

    Musical Citizenship: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Belonging among African Gospel Performers in France.”

    Year
    2007
    University/Institution
    Yale University
    Fellowship/Grant
    DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Abigail E. Bennett

    Linking Global Factors and Local Institutional Diversity: Responses of Small-Scale Fisheries to Globilization

    Year
    2012
    University/Institution
    Duke University
    Fellowship/Grant
    DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 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 for these encounters. While the project takes objects and spaces as its focus, I will also draw upon other "sites" of popular reception, such as panegyric poems, memoirs, obituaries, and biographies. An important aspect of my study…

    Year
    2014
    University/Institution
    University of Chicago
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Abigail Noelle Martin

    Towards Biomass Sustainability Assurance: Technology, Politics and Governance

    Year
    2008
    University/Institution
    University of California, Berkeley
    Fellowship/Grant
    DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Adam Michael Auerbach

    Cooperation in Uncertainty: Migration, Ethnicity, and Community Governance in India's Urban Slums
    In the face of common threats, why do some vulnerable communities develop institutions that advance their collective interests and security while others fail? Through a comparative analysis of slum communities in urban India, my dissertation will explain how community governance institutions take shape in contexts of ethnic diversity and patronage politics—conditions that describe many cities in the developing world. Two related puzzles motivate my research. First, the level of basic public goods and…

    Year
    2010
    University/Institution
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Adam D. Baird

    Young Men’s Pathways to Violence and Organised Crime: The Case of Medellín, Implications for Policy and Intervention

    Year
    2011
    University/Institution
    University of Bradford
    Fellowship/Grant
    Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Adam Fish

    The Physical and Virtual Worlds of New Media Firms

    Year
    2010
    University/Institution
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Fellowship/Grant
    DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Adam J Taylor

    Going up? Japan’s race to build the fastest elevators in the world in a slowing China

    Year
    2015
    University/Institution
    The Washington Post
    Fellowship/Grant
    Abe Fellowship for Journalists
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Adam John Clulow

    Rival Diasporas: Cooperation, competition and conflict between the Chinese Mercantile Community and the Dutch East India Company in early modern Japan

    Year
    2009
    Fellowship/Grant
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Adam Paul Bronson

    Democracy, Science, and Everyday Life: Science of Thought and Postwar Japan, 1946-1996

    Year
    2008
    University/Institution
    Columbia University
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • Adam Tanner

    Different Approaches in Japan and the United States in the Multi-Billion Dollar Hidden Trade in Our Private Medical Data

    Year
    2014
    Fellowship/Grant
    Abe Fellowship for Journalists
    Fellows & Grantees