The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Welcomes Its 2022 Emerging Scholars

(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. 

TOP FROM LEFT: CLAUDIA TORRES PATINO, SALIH NOOR, DANIEL SOLOMON, LIANA WOSKIE, PATRICK HOEHNE, CHRISTINE CHALIFOUX, ALEX DIAMOND, NORMAN JOSHUA

In selecting the awardees, highest priority was given to research that addresses urgent, contemporary problems of violence.

“The 2022 cohort of HFG Emerging Scholars is, as always, a very select group of doctoral students whose dissertation projects—in anthropology, sociology, public health, history, law, and political science–were judged especially likely to further the foundation’s mission of clarifying the causes of violence,” said Joel Wallman, Director of Research. “Ethnic violence, vigilante behavior, violence against women, and armed non-state groups motivated by a political vision, illicit profits, or both, are among the topics we’ll know more about as a result of the excellent scholarship of these doctoral candidates.”

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.


2022 Scholars and Research Topics

Christine Chalifoux (University of Michigan). Betrayal and Belonging: Kinship, Ethnicity, and Cosmopolitanism in Kampala

Alex Diamond (University of Texas-Austin). An Uncomfortable Peace: Everyday State Formation in Colombia’s Peace Laboratory

Patrick Hoehne (University of Nebraska-Lincoln). American Reavers: A Genealogy of Extralegal Collective Violence in the United States

Norman Joshua (Northwestern University). The Fashioning of Authoritarianism: Emergency, Counterinsurgency, and Militarization of Everyday Life in Indonesia, 1930-1968

Salih Noor (Northwestern University). The Legacies of Liberation: Settler-Colonial Domination, Revolutionary Violence, and Political Change in Southern Africa

Claudia Torres Patino (Harvard University). Under Harm: Paradoxes of the Law in Action in the Mexican Street Sex Economy

Daniel Solomon (Georgetown University). The Order of Violence: Pogroms in Comparative Perspective

Liana Woskie (London School of Economics). Quantifying Structural Violence: Female Sterilization and Normalized State Repression in Healthcare

For more information contact:

Nyeleti Honwana, Program Officer

info@hfg.org | 646.428.0971

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