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Funded Research

The list below summarizes the research support that we have provided to the Northwestern academic community.

Overview of EDGS research support

Total granted to date: $574,561

For faculty: $496,537

For graduate students: $78,024

Departments and schools receiving funding:

Research funding by academic year

2016-2017

2016-17 EDGS Advisory Board

  • Haydon Cherry, history
  • William Hurst, political science
  • Mary Pattillo, sociology
  • Jeffrey Winters, political science, ex officio

2016-17 Arryman Mentors

  • Mary Weismantel, anthropology
  • Caroline Bledsoe, anthropology
  • William Hurst, political science
  • Wendy Pearlman, political science
  • Ann Orloff, sociology

EDGS Research Grants

  • Daniel Krcmaric, political science, "The Justice Dilemma: International Accountability and Internal Violence"

EDGS Graduate Summer Research Grants

  • Angel Alfonso Escamilla Garcia, sociology, "Between Borders: The Strategies of Central American Child Migrants and the Insight of Civil Organizations in Mexico and Guatemala"
  • Lantian Li, sociology, "Paradoxes of Protectionism: The Politics of New Drug Registration in China"
  • Andrea Rosengarten, history, "Namibian History Under Twentieth-Century German Colonial and South African Rule"

2015-2016

2015-16 EDGS Advisory Board: $15,000 in research support

  • Haydon Cherry, history
  • William Hurst, political science
  • Mary Pattillo, sociology
  • Jeffrey Winters, political science, ex officio

2015-16 Arryman Mentors

  • Haydon Cherry, history

2015 March round

EDGS Research Grants
  • Harvey Young, theatre/School of Communication, "Community Education Initiatives at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum"
  • Stephen Nelson, political science, "Market Rules:Contracts, Conventions, and Power in the International Market for Sovereign Debt"
  • Katherine Hoffman, anthropology, "Regimes of Care: Islamic Guardianship and the International Adoption of Muslim Children"
EDGS Research Symposium Grants
  • Karen Alter, political science, "The Authority of International Courts in a Complex World"
  • Ian Hurd, political science, "International History/Law/Politics"
  • Monica Prasad, sociology, "Can Comparative Historical Sociology Save the World?"
EDGS Book Conference Grants
  • William Hurst, political science, "Ruling Before the Law: The Politics of Legal Regimes in China and Indonesia"
EDGS Graduate Summer Research Grants
  • Douglas Gabriel, art history, "Collectivity and the Vestiges of Comintern Aesthetics in North Korean Visual Culture"
  • Xinran Guo, art history, "Cai Guoqiang's Maksimov Collection and Reinterpretation of Socialist Realism"
  • Rachel Levy, art history, "Buddhist Cultural and Artistic Heritage of Ladakh and Zangskar in India"
  • Elena Rodina, communication, "The Dynamics of Self-Censorship in Chechen Media: How Press is Regulated in the Absence of Formal State Censoring Apparatuses"
  • Blake Smith, history, "European Engagement with Asian Economies in the 18th Century"
  • Joseph Guisti, sociology, "Transforming Institutions in Latin America: Drug Treatment in the Age of La Guerra Del Narco"
2015-16 Rajawali Research Fellows
  • Wen-Qing Ngoei, history

2014-2015

2014-15 EDGS Advisory Board: $25,000 in research support

  • Peter Carroll, history
  • Laura Hein, history
  • Edward Gibson, political science
  • Jeffrey Winters, political science, ex officio
  • Carol Heimer, sociology

2014-15 Arryman Mentors

  • Rachel Riedl, political science
  • Andrew Roberts, political science
  • Mary Pattillo, sociology

2014 December round

EDGS Research Grants
  • Jordan Gans-Morse, political science, "Who Wants to be a Kleptocrat? Origins of Predatory Bureaucracies in Post-Soviet Russia"
EDGS Research Symposium Grants
  • Juliet Sorensen, law and Kellogg School of Management, "Public Health Then and Now: At the Axes of Equality, Development and Globalization"
EDGS Book Conference Grants
  • Ian Hurd, political science, "The Rule of Law in World Politics"

2013-2014

2013-14 EDGS Advisory Board: $30,000 in research support

  • Kate Baldwin, communication
  • Seema Jayachandran, economics
  • Peter Carroll, history
  • Edward Gibson, political science
  • Bridget Arimond, law
  • Jeffrey Winters, political science, ex officio

2013-14 EDGS Faculty Associates: $24,000 in research support

  • Treb Allen, economics
  • Karen Alter, law and political science
  • Ana Arjona, political science
  • Lori Beaman, economics
  • Aymar Christian, communication
  • Matthias Doepke, economics
  • Brian Edwards, English
  • Jordan Gans-Morse, political science
  • Dilip Gaonkar, communication
  • Edward Gibson, political science
  • Katherine Hoffman, anthropology
  • William Hurst, political science
  • Daniel Immerwahr, history
  • Brannon Ingram, religious studies
  • Cynthia Kinnan, economics
  • Rajeev Kinra, history
  • Kate Klein, Program of African Studies
  • Andrew Koppelman, law and political science
  • Cristina Lafont, philosophy
  • Wendy Pearlman, political science
  • Paul Ramirez, history
  • William Reno, political science
  • Rachel Riedl, political science
  • Galya Ruffer, political science
  • David Scheffer, law
  • Rebecca Shereikis, Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)
  • Kristen Stilt, law
  • Helen Tilley, history
  • Jessica Winegar, anthropology

2013-14 Arryman Mentors

  • Kate Baldwin, communication
  • Jordan Gans-Morse, political science
  • William Hurst, political science
  • Monica Prasad, sociology

2014 March round

EDGS Research Grants
  • Jordan Gans-Morse, political science, "Origins of Predatory Bureaucracies in Post-Soviet Russia"
EDGS Research Symposium Grants
  • Ana Aparicio, anthropology, "Theorizing Social Movements and Shifting Globalizations"
  • Joel Mokyr, economics, "Beliefs, Leadership, and Critical Transitions: Brazil 1964-2014"
EDGS Speaker Series Grants
  • Elizabeth Hurd, political science, "Law, Religion & Politics"
EDGS Graduate Summer Research Grants
  • Kofi Asante, sociology, "Collusion, Collaboration and Conflict: How Ghanaian Merchants Shaped Colonial State Formation, 1850-1950"
  • Savina Balasubramanian, sociology, "Family Planning Policy in Postcolonial India: Regulatory and Political Legacies"
  • Sadaf Hasnain, anthropology, "Emergence of an "Ahmadiyya Question: Understanding Discourses of Tolerance and Religious Pluralism among Pakistan's Urban Middle Class"
  • Moses Khisa, political science, "The Evolution of Political Institutions in Contemporary Africa"
  • Rahul Mediratta, political science, "Partners in Crime: How Smuggling Unites India and Pakistan"
  • Andre Nickow, sociology, "Organizing for Land and Power: Mobilization, Land Rights, and Rural Development in Bihar, India"
  • Nazli Ozkan, anthropology, "Turkey's Democratization Politics and Contested Definitions of Alevism in Media"
  • Sangyoon Park, economics, "Social Ties, Job Performance, and Job Satisfaction: A Case Study on Female Manufacturing Workers in Vietnam"
  • Jessica Pouchet, anthropology, "Amani Nature Reserve as Biodiversity Hotspot: Language, Political Ecology, and Environmental Governance in Tanzania"
  • Elena Rodina, communication, "Censorship and Self-Censorship in the North Caucasus"
  • Ari Shaw, political science, "Claiming International Rights: Human Rights Mobilization and Domestic Change"
  • Nicholas Smith, history, "Of sovereignty and extra-territoriality: piracy in Somalia and the Red Sea during the Scramble for Africa"
  • Xin Sun, political science, "Informal Institutions, Rents and Land Politics in China"
  • Marlous van Waijenburg, history, "Financing the African State: Development and Transformations of Fiscal Systems in the Long Twentieth Century"

2013 December round

EDGS Research Symposium Grants
  • Cristina Lafont, philosophy, "Critical Theory in Critical Times"
EDGS Book Conference Grants
  • Jordan Gans-Morse, political science, "Violence, Law, and Property Rights in Post-Soviet Russia"

2012-2013

2012-13 EDGS Advisory Board: $25,000 in research support)

  • Seema Jayachandran, economics
  • Peter Carroll, history
  • Edward Gibson, political science
  • Brodie Fischer, history
  • Bridget Arimond, law
  • Jeffrey Winters, political science, ex officio

2012-13 EDGS Faculty Associates: $16,500 in research support

  • Karen Alter, law and political science
  • Ana Arjona, political science
  • Lori Beaman, economics
  • Bruce Carruthers, sociology
  • Jordan Gans-Morse, political science
  • Edward Gibson, political science
  • Carol Heimer, sociology
  • William Hurst, political science
  • Brannon Ingram, religious studies
  • Daniel Immerwahr, history
  • Ben Jones, Kellogg School of Management
  • Cynthia Kinnan, economics
  • Kate Klein, Program of African Studies
  • Andrew Koppelman, law and political science
  • John McLane, history
  • Hamid Naficy, communication
  • Wendy Pearlman, political science
  • Monica Prasad, sociology
  • William Reno, political science
  • Rachel Riedl, political science
  • Galya Ruffer, political science
  • Rebecca Shereikis, Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)
  • Juliet Sorensen, law
  • Hendrik Spruyt, political science
  • Kristen Stilt, law

2012-13 Arryman Mentors

  • Jordan Gans-Morse, political science
  • Edward Gibson, political science
  • William Reno, political science

2013 March round

EDGS Research Grants
  • Seema Jayachandran, economics, "Why Do Mothers and Fathers Spend Differently on Children's Health?"
  • Wendy Pearlman, political science, "Breaking the Barrier of Fear: Personal Transformation in the Syrian Uprising"
  • William Reno, political science, "From Networks to Institutions: The Challenges of Armed Group Cohesion"
EDGS Research Symposium Grants
  • Karen Alter, political science and law, "Sub-regional Courts in Africa: Comparing Mandates, Priorities and Objectives"
  • Brannon Ingram, religious studies, "Imagining Publics in Colonial India: Print, Polemics, and the People"
  • Jeffrey Winters, political science, "Oligarchic Formation"
EDGS Graduate Summer Research Grants
  • Hayrunnisa Goksel, sociology, "Unbearable Heaviness of the Past: Kurdish Women's Narratives of Violence, Forced Migration, and Politics"
  • Jael Goldsmith, political science, "Striving for Services: Citizen Strategies in Changing Economic, Political, and Welfare Regimes, Chile 1954-2010"
  • Nurhaizatul Jamil, anthropology, "Marketing Islamic Manners Makeover: Sufi Piety Movement and Neoliberal Agency in Contemporary Singapore"
  • Raevin Jimenez, history, " Conceptualizing Trade in Southern Africa as Entering into Social and Power Relations Rooted in Livestock Sharing and Exchange"
  • Khairunnisa Mohamedali, political science, "How Ruling Elites in African States Balance Competing Domestic and International Pressures in Consolidating their Rule, and the Impact this has on Institutional Development"
  • Andre Nickow, sociology, "How and to What Extent Can Development Projects Cultivate Effective Community-level Institutions in Order to Advance Equitable Social and Economic Development?"
  • Silvia Otero, political science, "Subnational Dimensions of Development and Inequality in Latin America"
  • David Peyton, political science, "Political and Spatial Development in Contested Cities: A Case Study in Goma, Eastern Congo"
  • Diana Rodriguez-Franco, sociology, "Greening Latin America: The Causes and Consequences of Green Governance in the Andean Amazon"
  • Alvaro Villagran, history, "Urban Transportation, Politics and Citizenship: The Cases of Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo During the Brazilian Military Dictatorship, 1964-1985"
  • Mary Elena Wilhoit, anthropology, "Social Position in the Rural Andes: Revisiting Gender through a Lens of Property Ownership"
Rajawali Research Fellows
  • Michael Buehler, political science, Northern Illinois University, "Comparative Research on Shari誑a Policymaking in Two South East Asian Countries: Indonesia and Malaysia"
  • Teri Caraway, political science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, "Examining whether the Electoral Engagement of Labor Unions is Contributing to the Transformation of Indonesia's Party System"

2012 December round

EDGS Research Grants
  • Ana Arjona, political science, "Civilian Agency in Contexts of Non-State Governance"
  • William Hurst, political science, "The Institutional Politics of Courts and the Legal System in China and Indonesia"
  • Cynthia Kinnan, economics, "The Effects of Mobile Money on Adopters' Social Networks"
  • Monica Prasad, sociology, "Building a Sustainable Market"
  • Rachel Riedl, political science, "Religion and Contemporary Africa"
EDGS Research Symposium Grants
  • Rebecca Shereikis, Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA), "Radical Islamic Movements in Africa: Local Contexts and Transnational Connections"
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