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Einaudi Center to provide research help to doctoral students

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Jeff Tyson

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has selected 12 Cornell graduate students for the 2018 Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program.

The competitive program, in its second year, offers seminars, workshops and mentoring to doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences who are developing interdisciplinary research projects abroad, or planning domestic projects on topics that connect to global issues.

It is supported by the New York-based Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC) as part of its University Initiative.

The students come from nine fields of study. They will attend five seminars during the spring semester and three-day workshops in May and September to develop their research skills, plan summer pre-dissertation research, write a compelling research proposal and connect their projects to issues that transcend their discipline and region.

The seminars are organized by the two program leaders, Hirokazu Miyazaki, an anthropologist and director of the Einaudi Center, and Wendy Wolford, the Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Development Sociology and incoming vice provost for international affairs.

The workshops will be led by faculty facilitators Raymond Craib, associate professor of history and director of the Latin American Studies Program, and Neema Kudva, associate professor of city and regional planning.

The students will also receive $5,000 each to assist in funding their summer research.

The participants are:

· Sebastian Diaz Angel, history;

· Naomi Egel, government;

· Raashid Goyal, Near Eastern studies;

· Delilah Griswold, development sociology;

· Mushahid Hussain, development sociology;

· Bethany Jorgensen, natural resources;

· Barkha Kagliwal, science and technology studies;

· Andi Kao, international and comparative labor;

· Mary Kate Long, Asian studies;

· Jose Sanchez Gomez, government;

· Erin Scott, government; and

· Nidhi Subramanyam, city and regional planning.

The SSRC University Initiative is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Heike Michelsen is associate director for academic programming at the Einaudi Center.


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