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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, 1991-92.

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" 1995.

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" 1995-96.

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" 1994-95.

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" 1992-93, 1993-94.

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" 1994-95, 1996.

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" 1995, 1996.

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 democracies" 1994.

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, 1989.

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, 1994.

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" 1988-89.

BRIAN MULLEN (Psychology, Syracuse University), "The effectiveness of intergroup conflict interventions: Cognitive representations and the phenomenology of being in a group" 1992-93.

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" 1992-93.

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" 1990-91, 1991-92.

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" 1990.

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" 1994.

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, 1995.

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 protest" 1993.

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'" 1990-91.

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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