• 26.Adam Thomas

    Racial Ambiguity and Citizenship in the Postemancipation British Caribbean and United States
    My work uncovers overlooked experiences of racially ambiguous people in the postemancipation British Caribbean and US. Scholars tend to define these societies as failed experiments in racially inclusive citizenship, but in doing so they rely on dichotomies like black/white, free/enslaved, and success/failure. I place racially ambiguous people in their frameworks. Instead of addressing those whose physical traits defied easy categorization--e.g. people of "mixed race" who "passed"--I analyze subjects whose…

    Year
    2013
    University/Institution
    University of California, Irvine
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 27.Adedamola O. Osinulu

    Venues of Transformation: Pentecostal Spaces in Lagos, Nigeria

    Year
    2009
    University/Institution
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 28.Adeem Suhail

    Dead Dreams and Boys with Pistols: Rethinking Urban Violence in Lyari Town, Pakistan
    Within the space of a decade, the township of Lyari transformed from a peaceful neighborhood known to be a bastion of working-class solidarity to an urban war-zone marked by violence between street gangs organized along ethnic lines. This study seeks to answer the question why. Hitherto, anthropological inquiry has either taken an 'objectivist' route that explains urban violence as a by-product of 'larger forces'; or a 'subjectivist' approach that highlights the lived experience of precarity. However, bet…

    Year
    2015
    University/Institution
    Emory University
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 29.Adewale Michael Aderemi

    Oil and the Politics of Economic Development in Rentier States: Nigeria and Indonesia in Comparative Perspective 1966-1998

    Year
    2013
    Fellowship/Grant
    Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 30.Aditi Saraf

    Invoking ‘Azaadi’: Practices of Freedom in Kashmir
    The movement for freedom from Indian rule, articulated as azaadi - the Urdu word for freedom - was launched in India-administered Kashmir in 1989, resulting in more than a decade of armed militancy and a brutal reprisal by the Indian state. At present, Hurriyat (G), the Islamist faction of the political front of Kashmiri separatists based in the capital city of Srinagar heads the freedom movement.While the demand for freedom from India is made transnationally intelligible as the political right to self-de…

    Year
    2011
    University/Institution
    Johns Hopkins University
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 31.Admire Mare

    Makers or Breakers of Peace? An Analysis of the Role of the Zimbabwean Press in the Coverage of Political Violence during the 2008 Harmonised Elections

    Year
    2013
    Fellowship/Grant
    African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Grants
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 32.Adole Raphael Audu

    Political Violenec and the Development of Nigeria:a study of Yobe State

    Year
    2014
    Fellowship/Grant
    Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 33.Adrian Favell

    Made in Translation: LA-Tokyo Mobility Networks and the Emergence of "Offshore" Japanese Cultural Industries in Art, Fashion and Food

    Year
    2005
    University/Institution
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Fellowship/Grant
    Abe Fellowship
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 34.Adrian L. Yen

    Psycho-pharmaceuticals and Traditional Medicine in Acholiland: Emerging Forms of Therapeutic Citizenship In Postwar Northern Uganda
    Today in the Acholi region of post-conflict northern Uganda, international peacebuilding initiatives intersect with national health reforms to make generic psychotropic drugs, like benzodiazepine—an anti-anxiety drug, an important part of the care that government hospitals and NGOs provide for one of the highest rates of “war-related” mental illness recorded in clinical history. The recent influx of psychotropic drugs raises questions about why and how these medicines are made available to affected…

    Year
    2012
    University/Institution
    University of California, Davis
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 35.Adrian Lerner Patron

    Jungle Cities: The Making of Urban Space in Twentieth-Century Amazonia
    The Amazon Rainforest became an urban region during the twentieth century. In Brazil and Peru, more than seventy percent of the almost 26 million inhabitants of Amazonia live in cities. My dissertation examines the environmental history of Manaus (Brazil) and Iquitos (Peru), the two largest and most important cities of Amazonia during the twentieth century. Drawing from local, regional and national archives, as well as from select interviews, I explore the relationships between the environmental condition…

    Year
    2015
    University/Institution
    Yale University
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 36.Adriana Chira

    Circulating Freedoms: Citizenship Rights and Political Activism around the Gulf of Mexico, 1868-1898
    During the Cuban War of Independence (1868-1898) and U.S. Reconstruction, U.S. and Cuban Afro-descendants transformed regional commercial networks and port cities on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, which had traditionally sustained Caribbean plantation economies, into an infrastructure for spreading radical interpretations of freedom and citizenship after slavery. My dissertation project examines the circulation of people and vernacular ideologies of race and citizenship between two societies transitioni…

    Year
    2012
    University/Institution
    University of Michigan
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 37.Adriana Valencia

    Migration and the City: Early-seventeenth century urban history in Granada, Valencia, Rabat, and Tetouan

    Year
    2005
    University/Institution
    University of California, Berkeley
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 38.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 the social construction of this technology at a time when, upon the fall of the empire, aerial mapping became instrumental to the charting of former Ottoman territories. There, aerial photographs were able to capture the coexiste…

    Year
    2014
    University/Institution
    Columbia University
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 39.Adrien P. Zakar

    Provincial Commodities, Environmental Thinking and the Making of Nation States in the Middle East

    Year
    2013
    University/Institution
    Columbia University
    Fellowship/Grant
    DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 40.Adrienne P. Dunn

    A Long Way From Home: African American Female Exodusters from the South to the West 1879-1900

    Year
    2011
    University/Institution
    Howard University
    Fellowship/Grant
    DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 41.Agnes Sohn

    Urban-to-rural youth migration in South Korea: Youth cultural production at the periphery

    Year
    2015
    Fellowship/Grant
    Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 42.Ahilan Arasaratnam Kadirgamar

    Reconstruction and Dispossession: Landed Relations in Post-war Sri Lanka
    In May 2009, a three decade long civil war came to an end in Sri Lanka. Its war-torn areas are now under reconstruction; a process led by state infrastructure development. While the livelihoods of rural people of Jaffna, the war-torn, predominantly Tamil district in northern Sri Lanka, are mainly from agriculture, foreign remittances and the state sector also contribute to their household incomes. How is reconstruction shaping their relations to agriculture as a livelihood and land as a productive asset?…

    Year
    2012
    University/Institution
    City University of New York Graduate Center
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 43.Ahilan Arasaratnam Kadirgamar

    Reconstruction and Dispossession: Landed Relations in Post-war Sri Lanka

    Year
    2014
    University/Institution
    City University of New York Graduate Center
    Fellowship/Grant
    AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop Series
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 44.Ahmad Amara

    Echoes of Legal Pasts: Landed Property Relations in the Negev, 1858-1948
    My dissertation research aims to explore the interplay of geography and law in a relational way in the Negev, now part of Israel, under two different regimes: the late Ottoman, since the enactment of the Ottoman Land Code (1858-1917), and the British Mandatory (1917-1948). Looking at both the social and the material dimensions of geography and law, this project examines the frequent reconfigurations of land relations in the Negev over the century preceding 1948 and how land rights were defined and reshape…

    Year
    2013
    University/Institution
    New York University
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 45.Ahmed Ali Ibrahim

    Authoritative Scriptural Interpreters: An Anthropology of Islam
    Shortly after the collapse of the central government in Somalia in 1990, there began to sprout up clan-based Islamic or Shari'a courts in southern Somalia. The courts began a process of centralization which culminated in the formation of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) in 2004. By 2006 the ICU was in control of all of southern and central Somalia. An Ethiopian invasion of the country in December 2006 resulted in the disintegration of the ICU as a governing entity and a unified political movement. The Shari…

    Year
    2013
    University/Institution
    City University of New York Graduate Center
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 46.Ahmed El Shamsy

    The Role of Legal Maxims in the Development of Islamic Law

    Year
    2006
    University/Institution
    Harvard University
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 47.Ahyoung Yoo

    To Be Two Places at Once: Technology, Globalization and Contemporary Korean Art

    Year
    2015
    Fellowship/Grant
    Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 48.Aidan A. H. Forth

    The Origins of the Camp: Violence and Humanity in the British Empire, 1830-1902
    Usually associated with the totalitarian regimes of the mid-twentieth century, concentration camps first appeared during the South African War (1899-1902). My project traces the development of the concentration camp in British imperial practice. By exploring the affinities between South African camps and earlier precursors, my project examines the evolving practices of encampment and the cultural mentalities that informed them. Metropolitan and colonial workhouses, military cantonments, arrangements fo…

    Year
    2010
    University/Institution
    Stanford University
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 49.Aileen Robinson

    Technological Wonder: The Theatrical Fashioning of Modern Scientific Knowledge, 1838-1905
    What was the impact of social and cultural modes of transmission upon the creation of modern scientific knowledge? My dissertation investigates the influence of nineteenth-century public performance on the communication and utilization of scientific and technological knowledge. The popular performance culture of Victorian Britain was a vital center of communication, disseminating ideas, theories, and critiques while creating a vital sphere of social, cultural, and political discussion (Newey and Richards…

    Year
    2012
    University/Institution
    Northwestern University
    Fellowship/Grant
    International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF)
    Fellows & Grantees
  • 50.Aimi Hamraie

    The Science & Phenomenology of the Body in Universal Design: a feminist, disability studies approach

    Year
    2010
    University/Institution
    Emory University
    Fellowship/Grant
    DPDF Student Fellowship Competition
    Fellows & Grantees