May 15, 2017

Doctoral students win research support from Einaudi Center

Twelve Cornell graduate students have been selected for a new program that supports dissertation development. The program is a partnership of Cornell’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Brooklyn, New York-based Social Sciences Research Council’s University Initiative.

The Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program offers seminars, workshops and mentoring to doctoral students in the humanities and the social sciences who are developing interdisciplinary research projects abroad or planning domestic projects on topics that connect to global issues.

The students come from eight departments in three of Cornell’s schools and colleges. They will attend weeklong workshops in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis and receive one-on-one and group support from faculty facilitators Durba Ghosh, associate professor of history, and Marina Welker, associate professor of anthropology. They will also receive funding assistance for their summer research this year.

The awardees are:

  • Shoshana Deutsh, science and technology studies
  • Hilary Faxon, development sociology
  • Karlie Fox-Knudtsen, socio-cultural anthropology
  • Lara Fresko, history of art (contemporary art)
  • Nikolaus Krachler, ILR
  • Lisa Lehner, science and technology studies
  • Can Ouyang, ILR
  • Simon Posner, anthropology
  • Ewan Robinson, development sociology
  • Aditi Sahasrabuddhe, government (international relations)
  • Janet Smith, development sociology
  • Kelsey Utne, history (modern South Asian history)

The program is led by Hirokazu Miyazaki, an anthropologist and director of the Einaudi Center, and Wendy Wolford, the Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Development Sociology. They seek letters of interest from faculty members who would like to serve as facilitators in 2018.

The SSRC University Initiative is made possible by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation support.