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Research Development Program awards 15 recipients

Dean Uta Poiger is pleased to announce 15 new recipients of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) Dean’s Research Development Awards. This is the second cohort of recipients since the program began in fall 2012. The grants are designed to support CSSH faculty members’ research and lead to proposals for more significant support from external sources. A committee of CSSH faculty members and Dean’s Office staff members reviewed all proposals.

Each year, CSSH will have two funding cycles for this program. The deadline for the next cycle is Friday, October 18, 2013. More information on the application process is available in the call for proposals.

Summer 2013 CSSH Dean’s Research Development Award Recipients

  • Christopher Bosso, Professor of Public Policy, “Early Stage Research on Regional Food Systems and Policy”;
  • Phil Brown, University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences, “Grassroots – Mapping and Gardenroots – Hands-on, Emerging Methods for Civic Science”;
  • Robert Hall, Associate Professor of African American Studies and History, and Interim Chair of Department of African American Studies, “Diet, Obesity, and Physical Activity Among African Americans: Deep History or Recent Crisis?”;
  • Carla Kaplan, Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature, “Queen of Muckrakers: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford”;
  • Jung Lee, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, “To Hold up Half the Sky: Strategies of Resistance Among the Dalit Women of Nepal”;
  • Alisa Lincoln, Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology, “An International Comparison of Limited Literacy Among People with Serious Mental Illness Disentangling the Social Consequences of Mental Illness”;
  • Katherine Luongo, Assistant Professor of History, “Witches and Bureaucrats: Witchcraft-Driven Violence in Africa and its Relation to Global Asylum-Seeking”;
  • William F. S. Miles, Professor of Political Science, “Hausa Diaspora in Africa: Migration of a Muslim Minority in a Hyper-Securitized Environment”;
  • Janet Randall, Professor of Linguistics and English, “The Plain English Jury Instruction Project”;
  • Heather Streets-Salter, Associate Professor of History, “Webs of Empire: Connections Across Imperial Boundaries in Southeast Asia”;
  • Jacob Stowell, Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, “An Examination of Detailed Homicide Information: Integrating Mortality Record Data with Police Department Homicide Reports”;
  • Berna Turam, Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, “Scales of Democracy: Urban Space, Power, and Freedom”;
  • Thomas Vicino, Assistant Professor of Political Science, “Sustaining the Marvelous Megalopolis: An Analysis of Urban Transformation in Brazil”;
  • Liza Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Sociology, “The Politics of Forced Evictions: A Comparative Study of State Power and Claims-Making in Urban India”; and
  • Gregory Zimmerman, Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, “An Inclusive Mixed Methods Approach to the Study of Social Networks: Supplementing Quantitative Data from Two Large-Scale Collaborative Efforts with Original Qualitative Research.”

– Courtesy of CSSH Dean’s Office

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