September 2, 2021
(NEW YORK) — The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of its 2021 HFG Emerging Scholars. The eight doctoral candidates—chosen through a rigorous, peer-review competition—are working to advance knowledge of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence around the world.
Their dissertations explore a range of urgent global topics from policing in Chicago public housing to post-conflict peace efforts in Côte d’Ivoire.
In selecting the awardees, highest priority was given to research that addresses urgent, contemporary problems of violence.
“This year’s cohort of HFG Emerging Scholars comprises eight graduate students whose dissertation proposals were deemed exceptionally promising in HFG’s evaluation process,” said HFG Director of Research Joel Wallman. “Violence has a lamentably wide geographic scope; this set of doctoral projects matches that breadth, analyzing problems of violence in Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the United States. As always, we hope that research on how violence originates, what sustains it, and what reduces it will inform approaches to preventing it.”
These awards were previously known as the Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowships.
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation is a leader in creating and disseminating knowledge on the nature, consequences, and reduction of violence in its many forms, including war, crime, and human aggression.
2021 Scholars and Research Topics
Francis Abugbilla (University of Washington). The Impact of Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Mechanisms on Reconciliations in Africa: A Case Study of Côte d’Ivoire
Hannah Baron (Brown University). In Pursuit of Justice: Vigilantism, Policing, & Rights in Mexico
Mariana Carvalho (University of California, San Diego). The Causes and Consequences of Political Assassinations
Madeleine Hamlin (Syracuse University). Policing the Projects: Crime, Carcerality, and Chicago Public Housing
Lotte Houwink ten Cate (Columbia University). Ravaged Interiors: A Modern History of Intimate Violence, 1970-2000
Jiwon Lee Kim (Stanford University). Ethnic Conflict and Non-ethnic Voting: State Co-optation of Ethnic Minorities in Myanmar and Beyond
Joshua Schwartz (University of Pennsylvania). Dovish Reputation Theory: When Fighting to Demonstrate Resolve Backfires
Thomas Stevens (University of Pennsylvania). A Socialist Republic of Soldiers: Veterans, Violence, and Democracy in the Soviet 1920s
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