The following is a list of research projects and dissertations
that were funded since 1985 by HFG and that address political
violence, terrorism, or sub-state social movements. As a group,
the projects have contributed an extensive body of scholarly
findings to these fields. (Institution indicates affiliation
when grant was received.)
SCOTT ATRAN (Truman Institute, Hebrew University), "Thawra
to Intifada: The domestication of Arab rebellion in Palestine.
Mastering techniques of resistance and repression through
alternating structures of violence, 1936-present" 1990-91,
LES BACK and MICHAEL KEITH (Goldsmiths College, University
of London) and JOHN SOLOMOS (University of Southampton), "The
cultural mechanisms of racist expression: A study of racism
and anti-Semitism in graffiti, pamphlets, style and body symbolism"
PINAR BATUR-VANDERLIPPE (Sociology, Vassar College) and JOHN
M. VANDERLIPPE (International Studies, Vassar College), "The
bridge between Asia Minor and Central Asia: Muslim Turkic
intellectuals and problems of sovereignty and identity"
J. BOWYER BELL, "The Irish troubles since 1962: A history
and an analysis of the dynamics of revolutionary strategy
and tactics" 1987, 1988, 1989.
J. BOWYER BELL, "The dynamics of political violence:
The recent Irish experience" 1990.
MICHAEL F. BROWN (Anthropology, Williams College), "A
study of recurrent messianic violence in Amazonian Peru: The
Ashaninka Indians, 1945-1965" 1989-90.
MARTHA CRENSHAW (Government, Wesleyan University), "The
outcome of terrorism against democracy" 1987, 1988.
JILL CRYSTAL (Political Science, University of Michigan),
"Authoritarianism and its adversaries in the Arab world"
ROBERT D'ATTILIO, "Chronicles of subversion: A study
of the Italian anarchist movement in America" 1990-91.
RAPHAEL S. EZEKIEL (University of Michigan), "Naturalistic
research on the lives and organizational strategies of American
Klan and Nazi leaders" 1987-88, 1988-89.
TOYIN FALOLA (History, University of Texas at Austin), "The
partisan god, secular divinities, and the divided polity:
Religious violence, dominance and aggression in modern Nigeria"
WILLIAM F. FISHER (Anthropology, Harvard University), "Contesting
the nation: The 'restoration' of democracy and the volatility
of ethnic/state conflict in Nepal" 1995-96.
RICHARD G. FOX (Anthropology, Duke University), "Cultural
redefinition of peace and violence: The invention and diffusion
of Gandhian nonviolent revolution" 1992-93.
JONATHAN FRIEDMAN (Anthropology, University of Lund), "Migration,
multiculturalism and the transformation of the nation state"
DAVID D. GILMORE (Anthropology, Hunter College), "Rural
revolutionism in southern Spain" 1989-90, 1990-91.
GUSTAVO GORRITI, "Maoism in the Andes: The Shining Path
insurrection" 1987, 1988.
DONALD P. GREEN (Political Science, Yale University) and
ROBERT P. ABELSON (Psychology, Yale University), "Hate
crime, public norms, and white supremacist activity: A study
of bigoted violence and intimidation in North Carolina"
CHARLES R. HALE (Anthropology, University of California,
Davis), "Mestizo nationalism and Indian identity: Barriers
to ethnic conflict resolution in Central America" 1989-90.
SANA HASAN, "The changing role of the Coptic Church
in the Shenouda Era: Religious revival, political mobilization
and social change in Egypt" 1990-91, 1991-92.
ROBERT M. HAYDEN (Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh),
"Citizenship law, nationalism and democracy: Questions
of dominance and ethnic peace in Eastern Europe and western
ROBERT W. HEFNER (Anthropology, Boston University), "Islam
and political violence: Muslim Indonesian debates on the 1965-1966
killings" 1993, 1994.
MICHAEL W. JACKSON (University of Sydney), "The morality
of terrorism" 1988.
MARK JUERGENSMEYER (University of California, Santa Barbara),
"A comparative study of religious violence" 1988,
BRUCE KAPFERER (Anthropology, University College London),
"Nationalism, ethnicity, and the cultural structure of
violence" 1990, 1991.
ANASTASIA KARAKASIDOU (Hellenic Studies, Princeton University),
"The converging frontiers of Greek and Macedonian nationalisms:
The creation and contestation of national identity in Northwestern
Greece" 1993-94, 1994-95.
MARTIN KRAMER (Tel Aviv University), "The innovative
violence of Hizballah" 1988-89.
BRUCE LAWRENCE (Religion, Duke University), "Violence
and post-colonial Islam" 1990-91, 1991-92.
LIORA LUKITZ, "Violence, conflict and political culture
in Iraq of the 1990s: The logic of contradiction" 1993,
ANTHONY W. MARKS (Political Science, Columbia University),
"Mobilization responses to state domination in South
Africa, the United States and Brazil" 1993-94.
DAVID MAXWELL (International Centre for Contemporary Cultural
Research, Keele University), "Protestant fundamentalism,
post-war reconstruction: Pentecostalism as a transnational
religious movement" 1995.
ARIEL MERARI and NEHEMIA FRIEDLAND (Tel Aviv University)
"Hostage negotiations: An empirical and theoretical study"
BRIAN MULLEN (Psychology, Syracuse University), "The
effectiveness of intergroup conflict interventions: Cognitive
representations and the phenomenology of being in a group"
ANNE MARIE OLIVER and PAUL STEINBERG (Center for Middle Eastern
Studies, Harvard University), "The rhetoric and symbology
of violence in the political slogans, communiques, and graffiti
of Palestinian youth during the years of the intifada: Documentation
and analysis" 1992-93, 1993-94.
MICHAEL PAINTER (Institute for Development Anthropology),
"The role of Bolivia's peasant union movement in reducing
violence associated with the war on drugs" 1992-93, 1993-94.
SUNITA PARIKH (Political Science, Columbia University), "The
relationship between preference policies, politics, and violence
in India" 1992-93.
SUNITA PARIKH (Political Science, Columbia University), "Politics
by other means: Religion and violence in India" 1994.
LEWIS PERRY (History, Vanderbilt University), "Civil
disobedience in American history" 1991-92.
JOYCE PETTIGREW (Social Anthropology, Queen's University),
"The rise of Sikh resistance in the Punjab, post 1984"
DONATELLA DELLA PORTA (Social Science, Wissenschaftszentrum
Berlin fur Sozialforschung), "Underground political organizations
in Europe: A comparative analysis of terrorism in Italy and
in the Federal Republic of Germany after the Second World
War" 1990-91, 1992-93, 1993-94.
JERROLD M. POST (The George Washington University), "Pathways
of terrorism" 1988, 1989.
DAVID C. RAPOPORT (Political Science, University of California,
Los Angeles), "Sacred terror: The messianic experience"
FERNANDO REINARES (Sociology, Universidad Nacional de Educacion
a Distancia, Madrid), "Participation in terrorist organizations:
A sociological study of ETA" 1993-94.
BARRY RUBIN (Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University),
"The PLO and the political effects of a terrorist strategy"
NANCY SCHEPER-HUGHES (Anthropology, University of California-Berkeley),
"Dangerous Young Lions: Popular justice and the 'lost
generation' of South African youth" 1996.
PETER SCHNEIDER (Fordham University), "Transformations
in Sicilian Mafia: Social organization, ideology, and violence,
1945-1985" 1987-88, 1988-89.
PAUL E. SIGMUND (Politics, Princeton University), "From
guerilla warfare to democratic politics in Latin America"
EMMANUEL SIVAN (History, Hebrew University), "Cosmology
and social organization in Jewish and Islamic fundamentalism"
1990-91, 1992-93, 1993-94.
EHUD SPRINZAK (Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem),
"The emergence of the Israeli radical right" 1986-87.
MARY MARGARET STEEDLY (Anthropology, Harvard University),
"Gender in a time of revolution: Placing Karo women in
the Indonesian struggle for independence 1945-50" 1994,
PATRICIA G. STEINHOFF (Sociology, University of Hawaii),
"Deadly ideology: Violence and commitment in the Japanese
Red Army" 1990-91, 1991-92.
DAVID STOLL (Woodrow Wilson Center), "Narratives of
violence, the human rights movement, and the peace process
in Northern Quiche, Guatemala" 1993-94, 1994-95.
NATHAN STOLTZFUS (Center for European Studies, Harvard University),
"The collapse of communism and the tradition of German
MICHAEL T. TAUSSIG (Department of Performance Studies, New
York University), "The nervous system: An ethnographically
based inquiry into death squads, institutionalized uncertainty,
and the culture of terror in Third World states" 1990.
RALPH A. THAXTON, JR. (Politics, Brandeis University), "Predatory
socialism and the formation of peasant resistance to state
domination in rural China, 1949-1995" 1994-95.
JOHN L. P. THOMPSON (Sociology, Columbia University), "Trends
in political killing: A measurement scheme and case study"
1986-87, 1987-88, 1989.
MELBURN D. THURMAN, "Prophetic movements and war in
native North America" 1988, 1989-90.
VALERY A. TISHKOV (Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology,
Russian Academy of Sciences), "Ethnonationalism and ethnic
conflicts in and after the Soviet Union" 1992-93.
IRWIN UNGER (History, New York University), "A history
of the 1960s American New Left" 1987.
LEONARD WEINBERG (Political Science, University of Nevada)
and JEFFREY KAPLAN (Arctic Sivunmum Ilisagvik College), "The
emergence of a violent Euro-American radical right" 1995-96.
ROBERT W. WHITE (Sociology, Indiana University), "Provisional
Irish Republicans: Ten years on" 1996.
MEIR ZAMIR (History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev),
"Sectarianism and violence in Lebanon: The roots of a
national failure" 1990-91, 1991-1992.
JOSEBA ZULAIKA (Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno),
"The cultural roots of political terrorism: Ritual models
of causation" 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88.
ALLEN FUNG (History, Harvard University), "Warlord politics:
The struggle over the constitution, 1917-1919" 1995-96.
MARCELA CALISTO GUERRERO (History, University of California,
San Diego), "Peasant resistance in Puno, a region of
Peru, 1900-1930" 1993-94.
JAMES HOGUE (History, Princeton University), "Bayonet
rule: Five street battles in New Orleans and the rise and
fall of radical reconstruction" 1995-96.
PRADEEP JEGANATHAN (Anthropology, University of Chicago),
"A storm in paradise: Communalism, thuggery and collective
violence in urban Sri Lanka" 1994-95.
MIKAEL KARLSTROM (Anthropology, University of Chicago), "Twagala
emirembe (we love peaceful reigns): Convergences and tensions
between state-sponsored democratization and the revival of
Ganda royalism in post-civil war Uganda" 1994-95.
ZHITIAN LUO (History, Princeton University), "From revolutionary
violence to world war: Warlordism, nationalist politics, and
the origins of the Sino-Japanese War, 1920-1931" 1991-92.
CECILIA MENDEZ (History, State University of New York at
Stony Brook), "Peasant rebels in the name of the King:
The roots of political violence in Ayacucho" 1993-94.
MICHAEL S. SILVESTRI (History, Columbia University), "Policing,
political violence, and public order: The imperial state in
Bengal, 1905-1947" 1995-96.
DEJAN TRICKOVIC (Anthropology, New School for Social Research),
"Revolution and stigma: Personal narratives of the Yugoslav
revolution and the construction of the 'bourgeoisie'"
BARBARA F. WALTER (Political Science, University of Chicago),
"The resolution of civil wars: Why incumbents and insurgents
do not negotiate" 1994-95.
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