HFG At The Crossroads Forum


The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation held At the Crossroads, a forum which examined the rise in gun violence in New York and other cities, on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

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Directed by HFG’s Distinguished Fellow of Practice Greg Berman, the forum is an extension of the At the Crossroads (ATC) editorial series which examined the disturbing phenomenon of violence in New York and other U.S. cities in recent months. The series has fostered public conversation in the last year through in-depth interviews with twelve leading researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and advocates who have studied and considered the problem from numerous angles. 

The March 29 forum was an in-person and virtual gathering bringing together ATC interviewees and others to discuss the causes of gun violence, what has worked to curb it, and where additional research is needed to understand the problem.

Panel One: “What’s Happening?”

Over the past two years, gun violence has increased precipitously in many American cities. This panel posed a series of questions about this phenomenon: What’s gone wrong?  What are the underlying forces, both long-term and short-term, that have led to the historic increases in violence?  And how big a problem do we have exactly?  Is the health and vitality of New York and other American cities in peril or is this just a temporary blip?

  • Peter Moskos, Professor of Law, John Jay University of Criminal Justice
  • Marlon Peterson, Writer, Activist, Host, Decarcerated Podcast
  • Elizabeth Glazer, Founder, Vital City
  • Aaron Chalfin, Assistant Professor of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Greg Berman (Moderator), Distinguished Fellow of Practice, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation; Co-Editor, Vital City

Panel Two: “What Works and What We Don’t Know”

In figuring out how to address violence, we are not starting from scratch — a range of interventions, some grounded in law enforcement and others rooted in community-based crime prevention — have shown encouraging results over the years. At the same time criminal justice research has come a long way from the days when people thought that “nothing works” to reduce crime or change behavior. Still, significant gaps in our knowledge remain. What do we know about what works? Where should researchers be focusing their energies in the days to come if the goal is to advance knowledge about reducing violence? 

  • Morgan Williams, Assistant Professor of Economics, Barnard College
  • Joseph B. Richardson Jr., Joel and Kim Feller Endowed Professor of African-American Studies and Anthropology, University of Maryland
  • Caterina Roman, Professor of Criminal Justice, Temple University
  • Jeffrey Butts, Director of the Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Greg Berman (Moderator), Distinguished Fellow of Practice, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation; Co-Editor, Vital City

In conjunction with the forum, the Foundation published the interview series as a print anthology and report.

At the Crossroads

2021: New York City is at a crossroads moment.  

After decades of decline in violent crime in New York City, recent years have seen a significant increase in homicides and shootings. The New York Police Department reported that murders in the city rose to 462 in 2020—a 45-percent increase from 2019.  The city recorded 1,531 shootings in 2020—a 97-percent increase from the prior year. Is this the beginning of a trend that will lead us back to the “bad old days”? Is it just a COVID-related statistical blip that will soon be forgotten?

At the Crossroads, 2021-2022, a year-long series by criminal justice expert and HFG Distinguished Fellow of Practice Greg Berman, examined these questions to foster a public conversation about community violence in New York and other cities through in-depth interviews with leading researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and advocates.

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In the 1970s and 1980s, New York City was an international symbol of chaos and disorder, with many observers concluding that the city had become “ungovernable.” That all changed in the early 1990s. Violent crime in New York City plummeted, with the number of murders reduced by close to 90 percent from its high of more than 2,200 in 1990. By the second decade of this millenium, it had never been safer to live, work, or visit New York City.

Of course, no one is throwing ticker-tape parades for the criminal justice system at the moment. Recent years have been dominated by Black Lives Matter protests, which shined a spotlight on the enduring legacies of racism in the American justice system. These protests have added fuel to a number of local political movements—to close Rikers Island, to halt the building of new jails, and to defund the police.

These developments serve as backdrop for a disconcerting increase in the number of shootings in New York City. What is driving this trend, and what can be done to halt or reverse it? Mr. Berman will explore these questions through this HFG series examining community violence in New York City and other metropolitan areas.

The Foundation published the interview series as a print anthology and held the At the Crossroads Forum in March 2022. Read the report here.


February 17, 2022

“There Are Clearly Spaces Where Law Enforcement Does Not Belong”: A Conversation with Tracie Keesee

Dr. Keesee has spent more than three decades thinking about police-community relations. She was the first African American commander in the Denver Police Department, Denver’s first female police captain, the first deputy commissioner for equity and inclusion in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and cofounder of the Center for Policing Equity, an organization dedicated to reducing racial disparities and promoting cultural change within American police departments.

She spoke with Greg Berman, the Distinguished Fellow of Practice at The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, about race and policing.

“You are now hearing some of the same conversations that happened in the ‘90s, that we are going to need more officers to get spiking crime under control. I think we need to be very careful about this.” – Tracie Keesee

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January 20, 2022

“You Have to Crack Down on Gun Offenders”: A Conversation with Peter Moskos

Peter Moskos, a criminologist and John Jay College professor, is an expert on community policing. His book Cop in the Hood, recounts his experience and insights working as a police officer in Baltimore, Maryland. He hosts the podcast Quality Policing and curates the Violence Reduction Project, highlighting strategies for reducing neighborhood violence.

In his interview with HFG’s Greg Berman, Moskos discusses community policing in the Black Lives Matter era, the impact of bail reform and police-led crime prevention efforts including ‘broken windows’ policing in New York City.

“Is American policing a bad concept that we’re doing our best with, or is it a good concept with flaws?.” – Peter Moskos

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December 16, 2021

“We Need to Value Black Lives in the Same Way That We Value Others”: A Conversation with Kami Chavis

Kami Chavis is the director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest University School of Law. A former federal prosecutor, Chavis has spent the bulk of her academic career focusing on issues of police accountability and racial justice.

In her interview with HFG’s Greg Berman, Chavis talks about issues of police reform and the relationship between police violence and the recent increase in shootings in many American cities.

“When you have the type of police misconduct that we’ve seen, it delegitimizes our entire criminal justice system. And so you won’t have the community partners that you need in order to prevent and address the violence that’s happening.” – Kami Chavis

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November 23, 2021

“Violence Is Contagious”: A Conversation with Andrew Papachristos

Andrew Papachristos is a professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. He has been able to show that a relatively small number of individuals are involved in gun violence within any given community—and that these people tend to be connected to one another by a web of relationships.

In his interview with HFG’s Greg Berman, Papachristos talks about his research into neighborhood violence and about the challenges faced by academics who choose to venture beyond the academy.

“Especially in the current political moment, we’re often pitting the need to address structural problems against the need to intervene in the here-and-now. The truth is that we have to do both.” – Andrew Papachristos

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October 21, 2021

“Why Do People of Color Have to Go to Extremes to Save their Kids?” A Conversation with Joseph Richardson

Joseph Richardson, a professor of African-American Studies and Anthropology at the University of Maryland whose research helped to inform the creation of the Capital Region Violence Intervention Program, a hospital-based program that provides trauma-informed care and psychological services to survivors of violent injury in an effort to prevent further violence and victimization.

He spoke with HFG Distinguished Fellow of Practice, Greg Berman, about his work as a scholar-activist, his take on the recent rise in shootings in American cities, and the relationship between structural violence and interpersonal violence.

“Scholarship should be informing policy or informing programming or changing the narrative with the public.” – Joseph Richardson

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September 21, 2021

“We Have a Lot of Damage to Undo”: A Conversation with Jeremy Travis

Jeremy Travis has been involved in almost every significant effort to address crime and violence in the United States during the past 50 years.  He tackled a range of crime and violence reform issues through his work with the Vera Institute, the New York Police Department, the U.S. Department of Justice, and John Jay College at the City University of New York where he served as president from 2004 to 2016.

Travis is now the executive vice president for criminal justice at Arnold Ventures where he oversees a portfolio of grants that seek to improve racial justice. In this interview with Greg Berman, Travis reflects on his career and the current “once-in-a-half-century” movement to reform the criminal justice system in the United States.

“We’ve gone so far off course. We are now in a period of fundamental course correction where we have to recognize the harm that we’ve done and undo many of the policies that have promoted this era of punitive excess.” — Jeremy Travis

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David Weisburd
August 18, 2021

“Evidence Doesn’t Seem to Play a Key Role”: A Conversation with David Weisburd

David Weisburd, the criminologist who led definitive research on “hot spots” policing in the 1990s, says that police should continue to focus their efforts on the places where crime is most concentrated using tactics that will not harm the residents of those areas.

In a wide-ranging conversation with HFG’s Greg Berman, Dr. Weisburd discusses his research and developments in the field amid calls for law enforcement reform in the Black Lives Matter era.

“There is a lot of talk about changing policing, but there is often little investment in programs that go beyond traditional enforcement efforts.”  -  David Weisburd

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Dr. Caterina G. Roman
July 16, 2021

“You Can Reduce Violence But Harm People”: A Conversation with Caterina Roman

Caterina Roman, a professor of criminal justice at Temple University, says we need to be concerned about the spike in homicides seen in New York City and other cities over the past year.

In her interview with HFG Distinguished Fellow of Practice Greg Berman, Roman calls for more research into violence prevention programs, including “focused deterrence” policing strategies.

“It would be great if policymakers and politicians would ... say, ‘We are optimistic that we can make longer term change, and we're going to do it by investing in neighborhood infrastructure. We're going to do this, we're going to tell you where the money's going, and we're going to measure the incremental change over time.’” -  Caterina Roman

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Dr. Shani Buggs
June 10, 2021

“True Equity Means Everyone’s Life Has Equal Value”: A Conversation with Shani Buggs

Dr. Shani Buggs, a national expert on gun violence, is assistant professor with the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis. She earned her doctorate in health and public policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and worked with the Baltimore mayor’s office and police department on violence reduction strategies and policies.

She spoke with HFG’s Distinguished Fellow of Practice Greg Berman about the recent spike in gun violence in New York and other cities.

“Individuals carry today because it's better to be caught with a gun than to be caught without a gun. People carry weapons because they perceive that the system doesn't keep them safe.” -  Dr. Shani Buggs

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Richard Aborn
May 13, 2021

“We’re Losing a Sense of Accountability”: A Conversation with Richard Aborn

Richard M. Aborn is president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City which works with law enforcement, government agencies, community-based organizations, and academia to improve public safety through innovation. The former prosecutor spoke with HFG’s Distinguished Fellow of Practice Greg Berman about the current spike in violence in New York City and the need for more research into the trend.

“I'm concerned about whether this de-emphasis on accountability has signaled that we're taking our foot off the gas on violent crime. If you commit violent crimes, the system should respond.” - Richard Aborn

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Marlon Peterson
April 8, 2021

“People Who Do Harmful Things Are Reacting to Harmful Things”: A Conversation with Marlon Peterson

Marlon Peterson is the author of Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song and host of the podcast Decarcerated. After serving a ten year prison sentence for his involvement in an armed robbery that resulted in the deaths of two people, he helped implement Save Our Streets Brooklyn, New York’s first Cure Violence program, which trains credible messengers from the community to help interrupt violence on the streets of Brooklyn. He talks with Greg Berman about his unique history, his take on what’s going on in New York at the moment, and his predictions for the future.

“When somebody decides to pick up a gun, it’s because there's something inside that they're dealing with ... Issues with trauma are always at the root before somebody picks up a gun.” - Marlon Peterson

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Dr. Jeffrey A. Butts
March 2, 2021

“Social Disruptions Reveal Who We Are”: A Conversation with Jeffrey Butts

Jeffrey Butts, the director of the Research and Evaluation Center at John Jay College, talks with Greg Berman about the recent spike in homicides during the pandemic in New York and other cities. Dr. Butts discusses the analysis of administrative data to understand patterns of violence and what violence interventions work to reduce violence. He says we need to look beyond law enforcement tactics to prevent violence.

“Anyone who thinks that the way to improve public safety is to invest in law enforcement is just pushing us further down the path toward a police state, where the only public safety we have is purchased and maintained through force and coercion.” - Jeffrey Butts

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The Harry Frank Guggenheim Emerging Scholars

(Formerly the HFG Dissertation Fellowships) 

2023

Tessa Devereaux Evans (Cornell University). To Have and to Hold: The Determinants of Insurgent Gender Governance
Eldad Levy Guerrero (University of Texas at Austin). Making a Market for Security: Private Security Entrepreneurship in Mexico City
Tauhid bin Kashem (University of California, Irvine). Violence and Protection at the Borders of the Refugee Regime: Refugee Response in South and Southeast Asia
Isabel Laterzo (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). The Politics of Public Security: An Analysis of Campaigns and Policy in Brazilian States
Britni Moore (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). Police Recruits and the Discursive Construction of Rape in Sexual Assault Training
Ana Paula Pellegrino (Georgetown University). The State That Forges Armed Criminal Groups
Apekshya Prasai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Gendered Processes of Rebellion: Understanding Strategies for Organizing Violence
Matthew Schissler (University of Michigan). Cultivating Islamophobia: Fear, Revulsion, and a Buddhist Movement Against Muslims in Myanmar
Natán Skigin (University of Notre Dame). Punitive Solidarity in Drug Wars: How Human Rights Campaigns Shape Prosocial Behavior and Criminal Justice Preferences

2022

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
Daniel Solomon (Georgetown University). The Order of Violence: Pogroms in Comparative Perspective
Claudia Torres Patino (Harvard University). Under Harm: Paradoxes of the Law in Action in the Mexican Street Sex Economy
Liana Woskie (London School of Economics). Quantifying Structural Violence: Female Sterilization and Normalized State Repression in Healthcare

2021

Francis Abugbilla (University of Washington). The Impact of Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Mechanisms on Reconciliation in Africa: A Case Study of Côte d’Ivoire
Hannah Baron (Brown University). Human Rights Backlash from Below: Criminal Violence, Justice Attitudes & the Rule of Law in Mexico
Mariana Carvalho (University of California, San Diego). Political Assassinations and Criminal Politics in Brazil
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 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 Soldiers’ Socialist Republic: Veterans and Rebels in the Early Soviet Union

2020

Maayan Armelin  (History, Clark University).  Leadership Styles and Social Relations in the SS-Einsatzgruppen
Philip Johnson  (Political Science, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York).  Narcommunication: The Public Messages, Murders, and Media of Organized Crime
Chulani Kodikara  (Political Science, University of Edinburgh).  Grief and Hope, Inscription and Erasure: A Struggle for Truth and Justice in Post-War Sri Lanka
Molly Minden  (Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison).  Legacies of Wartime Violence in Social Mobilization: Resistance to Dams in Guatemala
Lindsay Randall  (Anthropology, University of Edinburgh).  Contesting the City: Kinship, Islam, and Ethnic Politics of Belonging in Harar, Ethiopia
Maria Restrepo-Ruiz  (Public Health, University of Connecticut).  Intimate Partner Violence in Armed Conflict Contexts: The Case of Colombia
Matthew Simonson  (Network Science, Northeastern University).  Kill a Stranger, Save a Neighbor: Civilian and Combatant Networks Under Fire
Roya Talibova  (Political Science, University of Michigan). Why Fight? The Causes and Consequences of Joining an Autocrat’s Army
William Whitham  (History, Princeton University).  Statism and Anarchy: Illusion, Insurrection, and the Tragedy of the Left

2019

Tracey Blasenheim (Political Science, University of Minnesota). Rule of Law(yers): Legal Expertise and the Prosecution of Modern Warfare
Kelsey Cundiff (Sociology and Criminology, Pennsylvania State University). Reassessing the 1990’s Crime Decline: A Novel Methodological Approach
Scott Delaney (Public Health, Harvard University). Social Determinants of Corticolimbic Development and Aggressive Behavior
Jonathan Gordon (Sociology, New York University). Precarious Peace: Violence and Local Imaginaries of Security in Medellín, Colombia
Nora Gross (Sociology and Education, University of Pennsylvania). Bullets, Books, and Brotherhood: An Ethnography of High School Life in the Context of Urban American Gun Violence
Tommy Jamison (History, Harvard University). Pacific Wars: Peripheral Conflict and the Making of the U.S. "New Navy," 1865-1897
Paul Katz (History, Columbia University). Transnational State Torture: Counterrevolutionaries and the Left in Southern South America, 1968-1985
Camilo Nieto Matiz (Political Science, University of Notre Dame). Integrating Subnational Peripheries: Incumbents, Violent Actors, and State-Building in Colombia
Douaa Sheet (Cultural Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center). The Influence of Differential Concepts of "Dignity" on Inciting Violence in Post-Uprising Tunisia
Robert Zeinstra (History, Princeton University). Bush War: Environmental Reckonings of Zimbabwe's Liberation War

2018

Adele Blazquez (Social Anthropology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales). Between the Cartel and the State: Ethnography of Everyday Life in the Context of Violence and Drug Trafficking in Badiraguato, Sinaloa
Jean Baptiste Gallopin (Sociology, Yale University). Fear, Violence, and Restraint: Dynamics of Historical Change in the Tunisian Revolution
Zoltan Gluck (Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center). Security and Social Transformation: An Anthropology of Kenya’s War on Terror 1998-2018 (Declined)
Sana Jaffrey (Political Science, University of Chicago). Leveraging the Leviathan: Reassertion of State Power and the Rise of Vigilante Violence in Democratic Indonesia
Kevin Li (History, University of California-Berkeley). Entrepreneurs of Disorder: Gangsters, Revolutionaries, and Collaborators During the Decolonization of Vietnam (1945-1955)
Adam Lichtenheld (Political Science, University of California-Berkeley). Making Migrations: The Strategic Use of Population Displacement in Civil War
Benjamin Schneider (History, George Mason University). A Dirty War: American War Crimes and Military Justice, 1942-1945
Stephanie Soubrier (History, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne). Race Guerrières: Army, Science, and Politics in the French Colonial Empire From 1857 to 1918
Benjamin Spatz (International Affairs, Tufts University). Bullets, Banks, and Borders: How Targeted Sanctions Alter the Domestic Balance of Political Power in Sanctioned States
Anoush Suni (Anthropology, University of California-Los Angeles). Palimpsests of Violence: Ruination and the Politics of Memory in Anatolia

2017

Stefanie Israel (Sociology, University of Notre Dame). Expiration Date: Mega-Events, Police Reform, and Contested Monopolies of Violence in Rio de Janeiro's Favelas
Charles Larratt-Smith (Political Science, University of Toronto). Landed Elites, Peasant Social Networks, and State-Insurgent Embeddedness in Contested Territory: Evidence From Colombia
Gabriella Lloyd (Political Science, Ohio State University). Mandating (In)Security? How UN Missions Endanger the Civilians They Intend to Protect (Declined)
Benedito Machava (History, University of Michigan). The Morality of Revolution: Urban Cleansing, Re-Education Camps and the Politics of Morality in Socialist Mozambique, 1975-1988
Ellicott Matthay (Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California-Berkeley). Impacts of Exposure to Community Violence on Self-Harm in California: A Multi-Level Population-Based Study
Seung Joon Paik (Political Science, George Washington University). Territorial Changes, the Prospect of Victory, and Civilian Victimization: Evidence From the Korean War
Isaac Scarborough (History, London School of Economics). The Extremes It Takes to Survive: Tajikistan and the Collapse of the USSR (1985-1992)
Jeremy Siegman (Political Science & Anthropology, University of Chicago). Enemies in the Aisles: Antagonistic Politics in Israeli-Palestinian Commercial Contact Zones
Adeem Suhail (Anthropology, Emory University). Dead Dreams and Boys with Pistols: The Roots of Urban Violence in Lyari Town, Karachi, Pakistan
Kai Thaler (Political Science, Harvard University). When the Rebels Win: State Power and Public Interests After Civil Wars

2016

Lancelot Arzel (History, Institut d’Etudes Politiques). Hunt and War: Colonial Violence in the Congo Free State (1885-1908)
Nicholas Barnes (Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Monopolies of Violence: Gang Governance in Rio de Janeiro
Foster Chamberlin (History, University of California-San Diego). Honor Bound: The Military Culture of the Civil Guard and the Political Violence of the Spanish Second Republic 1931-1936
Samuel Fury Childs Daly (History, Columbia University). Forging the Biafran State: Law and Crime in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1976
Madeleine Elish (Anthropology, Columbia University). Shifting Soldiers and the Social Logics of Remote Warfare
Edip Golbasi (History, Simon Fraser University). The Anti-Armenian Massacres of 1895-1896: The "Climate of Violence" and Communal Riots in the Eastern Provinces of the Ottoman Empire
Craig Jones (Geography, University of British Columbia). The War Lawyers: US, Israel, and the Spaces of Targeting
Regina Kazyulina (History, Northeastern University). Female Collaboration and Postwar Retribution in Soviet Ukraine, 1941-1955
Lauren Maxwell (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University). Estimating the Effect of Intimate Partner Violence on Women’s Reproductive Health Outcomes
Letha Victor (Anthropology, University of Toronto). Dirty Things: Violence, Spirit Forces, and Social Change in Acholi, Northern Uganda

2015

Noel Anderson (Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). The Geopolitics of Civil War: External Aid, Competitive Intervention, and the Duration of Intrastate Conflict
Lei Duan (History, Syracuse University). Private Gun Ownership in Republican China 1912-1949
Ian Johnson (History, Ohio State University). The Faustian Pact: Secret Soviet-German Military Cooperation in the Interwar Period
Victor Louzon (History, Yale University). The 1947 Taiwanese Rebellion: Last Battle of the Sino-Japanese War?
Dasa Mortensen (History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Silencing Histories of Violence in Shangri-La: The Contested History of Tibetan Participation in the Chinese Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976
Ishan Mukherjee (History, University of Cambridge). Violence, "Disorder,' and Decolonization: Practices of State Control in Calcutta, 1945-1950
Marc Opper (Politics, University of Virginia). Fighting the People, Fighting for the People: Insurgent Governance and Conflict Outcomes
Nicholas Radburn (History, Johns Hopkins University). The Long Middle Passage: The Enslavement of Africans and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1604-1807
Colin Rose (History, University of Toronto). Homicide in North Italy: Bologna 1600-1700
Rachel Sweet (Political Science, Northwestern University). Institutional Choice in Civil War: Rebel Tactics for Managing Political Disorder
Alec Worsnop (Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Organization and Community: Determinants of Insurgent Military Effectiveness

2014

Teofilo Ballve (Geography, University of California-Berkeley). Territorial Masquerades: Violence, Paramilitaries, and Frontier State Formation in Colombia
Casey Ehrlich (Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Grassroots Peace: Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Rural Colombia
Matthew Hulbert (History, University of Georgia). Guerilla Memory: Irregular Recollections From the Civil War Borderlands
Mihaly Kalman (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University). Hero Shtetls: Jewish Armed Self-Defense From the Pale to Palestine, 1871-1929
Kathleen Klaus (Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Claiming Land: Institutions, Narratives, and Political Violence in Kenya
Daniel Krcmaric (Political Science, Duke University). The Justice Dilemma: International Criminal Law, Mass Atrocities, and Civil Conflict
Michael Mcconnell (History, University of Tennessee-Knoxville). Home to the Reich: The Nazi Occupation of Europe's Influence on Life Inside Germany, 1941-1945
Jean Pierre Misago (African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand). Migration, Governance, and Violent Exclusion: Exploring the Politics of Xenophobic Violence in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Rebecca Nielsen (Political Science, Yale University). Civil War, Networks, and Women in Politics: Female Secret Societies in West Africa
Christian Sahner (History, Princeton University). Christian Martyrdom in the Early Islamic Period
Katherine Saunders-Hastings (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford). Order and Insecurity Under the Mara: Violence, Coping, and Community in Guatemala City
John Straussberger (History, Columbia University). The "Particular Situation" in the Futa Jallon: Ethnic Conflict, Political Community, and Belonging in Twentieth-Century Guinea
Ana Villarreal (Sociology, University of California-Berkeley). The Logistics of Fear: Drug Violence and Everyday Life in the Mexican Metropolis
Adnan Zulfiqar (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania). If Some Obey, None Shall Sin: The Development of Communal Obligations and Their Relationship to Violence in Islamic Legal Theory

2013

Sayaka ChatanI (History, Columbia University). Nation-Empire: Youth Mobilization in Japan’s Colonized Peripheries, 1895-1950
Maggie Dwyer (Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh). Anticipating the Revolt: Trends in Military Mutinies in West and Central Africa Since Independence
Derek L. Elliott (History, University of Cambridge). Torture and Revenue Extraction in Company-Administered Madras, c. 1833-1857
Anthony Fontes (Geography, University of California, Berkeley). What Violence Makes: Transnational Gangs in Postwar Guatemala
Francesca Grandi (Political Science, Yale University). Troubled Peace: Explaining Political Violence in Post-Conflict Environments
Mallorie Hatch (Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University). The Social Cost of War: Investigating the Relationship Between Intergroup and Intragroup Violence During the Mississippian Period of the Central Illinois Valley
Froylan Enciso Higuera (History, SUNY: Stony Brook). Made in Sinaloa: From the Regional to the Global History of the Mexican War on Drugs, 1909-1985
Jared McBride (History, University of California, Los Angeles). A Sea of Blood and Tears: Ethnicity, Identity, and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Volhynia, Ukraine, 1941-44
Brian McQuinn (Anthropology, Oxford University). Inside a Revolution: The Cognitive Foundations of Armed Struggle in Libya

2012

Daniel Blocq (Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Formation of Armed Self-Defense Groups
Cyd Cipolla (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University). “After These Horrendous Crimes, That Creature Forfeits His Rights”: The Violent Sex Offender As an Exceptional Criminal (Declined)
Anna Hedlund (Social Anthropology, Lund University). “Exile Warriors”: Violence and Community Among Hutu Rebels in the Eastern Congo
Trenton Jones (History, Johns Hopkins University). Deprived of Their Liberty: Prisoners of War and the Making of Revolutionary American Military Culture, 1775-1783
Jeffrey Lane (Sociology, Princeton University). The Digital Street: Adolescent Violence, Technology, and Urban Community
Javier Osorio (Political Science, University of Notre Dame). Hobbes on Drugs: Understanding Drug Violence in Mexico
Tom Pessah (Sociology, University of California, Berkeley). Backgrounding: The Meaning of Cleansing in Israel/Palestine, 1948
Raz Segal (Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University). The Disintegration of a Borderland Society: Genocide and Mass Violence in Subcarpathian Rus
Henning Tamm (Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford). The Dynamics of Transnational Alliances in Africa, 1990-2010
Gene Tempest (History, Yale University). The Long Face of War: Horses in the French and British Armies on the Western Front

2011

Ana Antic (History, Columbia University). Psychiatry in Flames of War: Development of "Social Racism" and Psychiatric Culture in Yugoslavia
Mark Anthony Geraghty (Anthropology, University of Chicago). Genocide Ideology, Nation-Building, Counter-Revolution: Specters of the Rwandan State and Nation
Janet Lewis (Government, Harvard University). Ending Rebellion Early: The Initial Stages of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency
Lena Meari (Anthropology, University of California, Davis). Sumud: A Philosophy of Confronting Interrogation
Andrés Moya (Economics, University of California, Davis). The Impact of Violence on Risk Attitudes and Subjective Expectations, and the Creation of Chronic Poverty Among the Internally Displaced Population in Colombia
Paola Castano Rodriguez (Sociology, University of Chicago). The Time of the Victims: Understandings of Violence and Institutional Practices in the National Commission of Reparation and Reconciliation in Colombia
M. Benjamin Thorne (History, Indiana University, Bloomington). The Anxiety of Proximity: The "Gypsy Question" in Romanian Society, 1934-1944 and Beyond
Joshua M. White (History, University of Michigan). Catch and Release: Piracy, Slavery, and Law in the Early Modern Ottoman Mediterranean (Declined)

2010

Waitman Beorn (History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). Descent Into Darkness: Wehrmacht Complicity in the Holocaust in Belarus, 1941
William Feldman (Politics and International Relations, Oxford University). War and Privatization
James Lenaghan (History, Ohio State University). "Their Religion Is Rebellion, Their Faith Is Faction": State Religion and the Etiology of Insurgent Violence in Ireland and Poland-Lithuania, 1569-1649
Benjamin Lessing (Political Science, University of California, Berkeley). The Logic of Armed Violence in Drug Wars
Sarah Mathew (Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles). A Causal Understanding of Warfare, Based on the Origins of Human Cooperation: Case Study of Cattle-Raiding Among Turkana Pastoralists in Kenya
Eduardo Moncada (Political Science, Brown University). The Business and Conflict of Criminality
Christine Nutter (Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago). Between Local Ethics and State Aspirations: Child Corporal Discipline in Rural Morocco
Silvia Pasquetti (Sociology, University of California, Berkeley). Organized Refugees and Fragmented Citizens: A Comparative Ethnography of Group Formation and Violence Across the Green Line
Emily Putnam-Hornstein (Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley). Do "Accidents" Happen? An Examination of Injury Mortality Among Maltreated Children
Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl (Political Science, Yale University). Dynamics of Civil Wars: The Causes and Consequences of Subsidies to Armed Groups

2009

Robert Dale (History, Queen Mary, University of London). Life After War: The Demobilization and Postwar Adjustment of Red Army Veterans in Leningrad Region, 1944-1950
Karin Friederic (Anthropology, University of Arizona). Frontiers of Violence: Women's Rights, Intimate Partner Violence, and the State in Ecuador
Pablo Kalmanovitz (Political Science, Columbia University). After the War: Reestablishing Rights and Institutions
Ozge Serin (Anthropology, Columbia University). Sovereignty and Sacrificial Violence: The Death Fast Movement in Turkey 2000-2007
Paul Staniland (Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Explaining Cohesion, Fragmentation, and Control in Insurgent and Paramilitary Groups
Eric C. Steinhart (History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Ethnic Germans and the Holocaust: Nazifying the Black Sea Germans, 1941-1944
Jeffrey T. Ward (Criminology, University of Florida). An Assessment of Deterrent and Labeling Effects for Violent Offending Subpopulations: A Contemporary Methodological Approach
Sarah Zukerman (Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Guns, Politics, or Bankruptcy: Disentangling the Determinants of Armed Organizations' Post-War Trajectories

2008

Mark T. Berg (Criminology, University of Missouri, St. Louis). Understanding the Persistence of the Victim-Offender Overlap: Modeling Causal Mechanisms Across Place and Time
Rezarta Bilali (Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst). The Effect of Group Identity on Memories of Past Conflict
Charles Laurie (Sociology, University of Oxford). Political Violence in Zimbabwe's Land Seizure Era
Evangelos Liaras (Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). The Failed Promise of Electoral Engineering in Northern Ireland, Turkey, Sri Lanka, and Ghana
Mary Ashburn Miller (History, Johns Hopkins University). Nature's Fury: Violence and Natural Metaphor in the Rhetoric of the French Revolution
Barton A. Myers (History, University of Georgia). Controlling Chaos: Unionists, Military Policy, and Irregular Warfare in Confederate North Carolina
Hisyar Ozsoy (Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin). From Conflict to Compromise: Multiculturalism and the Renegotiation of Kurdish Political Identities in Turkey
Alexandra Scacco (Political Science, Columbia University). Who Riots and Why? Explaining Individual Participation in Ethnic Violence in Nigeria
Joshua M. Stein (History, University of California, Los Angeles). The Right to Violence: Assault Prosecution in New York, 1780-1840
Yektan Turkyilmaz (Cultural Anthropology, Duke University). Claiming Victimhood, Creating Nations: The Ethno-Nationalist Conflict in Eastern Anatolia

2007

Ana Maria Arjona (Political Science, Yale University). Insurgent State Building
Sepideh Bajracharya (Social Anthropology, Harvard University). A Country of Hearsay and Rumor: Vigilantism, Rumor, and the Moral Sanction to Rule Urban Nepali Neighborhoods
Jonathan D. Caverley (Political Science, University of Chicago). A Rational Theory of Democratic Militarism
Sabina Cehajic (Psychology, University of Sussex). Dealing With the Past of Intergroup Violence: Psychological Reactions to Collective Wrongdoings
Miguel La Serna (History, University of California, San Diego). The Corner of the Living: Local Power Relations and Indigenous Perceptions in Ayacucho, Peru, 1940-1985
Cristina Soriano (History, New York University). Rumors of Revolution: The Influence of Caribbean Turmoil in Venezuelan Political Culture (1790-1810)
Christopher Wildeman (Sociology, Princeton University). Parental Imprisonment, the Prison Boom, and the Intergenerational Transmission of Stigma and Disadvantage

2006

Christopher Blattman (Economics, University of California, Berkeley). The Impact of War on Young Ex-Combatants and the Determinants of Reintegration Success: A Study of Children and Youth in Northern Uganda
Erin Casey (Social Work, University of Washington). Predicting Sexual Assault Perpetration Among Adolescent Boys: The Role of Individual and Social Network Factors
Sreeparna Chattopadhyay (Anthropology, Brown University). Private Pain: Examining Domestic Violence in a Slum in Mumbai
Nick Copeland (Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin). Bitter Earth: Violence, Development, and the Disfiguration of Mayan Political Resurgence in Post-Revolutionary Guatemala
Stephanie Cousineau (History, University of Calgary). Ruthless War: A Comparative Analysis of German and American Unrestricted Submarine Warfare Campaigns of World War II
Hussein Anwar Fancy (History, Princeton University). Boundary-Crossing, Boundary-Making: Muslim and Christian Mercenaries in the Western Mediterranean (1213-1327)
Erin Kinnally (Psychology, University of California, Davis). Genetic and Developmental Risk Factors for Impulsivity and Aggression in Rhesus Macaques
Adria Lawrence (Political Science, University of Chicago). Against Empire: Nationalist Mobilization in the Decolonization Era
Stacey Philbrick Yadav (Political Science, University of Pennsylvania). Islamist Political Parties and the Remaking of Democracy: Hizb Allah and al-Islah in Comparative Perspective

2005

Diana Allan (Anthropology, Harvard University). The Politics of Witness: Violence, Memory and Uncertain States of Belonging Among Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
Leo James Blanken (Political Science, University of California, Davis). Conquest or Commerce: Domestic Institutions and the Use of Force in the International System
Mark Doyle (History, Boston College). Fighting Like the Devil for the sake of God: Protestants, Catholics, and the Origins of Violence in Belfast, 1850-70
Andrew Gilbert (Anthropology, University of Chicago). State-Making, State-Breaking: Refugee Return and the Political Geography of Bosnia-Herzegovina
Eric James Haanstad (Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison). Constructing State Order: An Ethnography of the Thai Police
Curtis Jackson-Jacobs (Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles). Tough Crowd: An Ethnographic Study of Physical Fighting
Christopher Lyons (Sociology, University of Washington). Social (Dis)organization and Racially Motivated Crime in Chicago
James Pile (Anthropology, Princeton University). Contemporary Warfare in the New Guinea Highlands
Taylor Corpus Sherman (History, University of Cambridge). Punishing Collective Action in India, 1919-1956: The Politics of Human Rights and State Violence
Scott Leon Washington (Sociology, Princeton University). Blood Bound: A History of the Crystallization of the One-Drop Rule in the United States, 1890-1935
Murat Yuksel (Sociology, Columbia University). Forced Migration and Politics of Internal Displacement in the Making of Modern Turkey, 1923-1950

2004

Lori A. Allen (Anthropology, University of Chicago). Suffering Through Nationalist Uprising: Violence, Victimization, and Human Rights in Palestinian Politics
Ruchi Chaturvedi (Anthropology, Columbia University). The Political and Its Violence: Party Workers, Democracy, and Law in South India
Jangam Chinnaiah (History, University of London). Contesting Hinduism: Emergence of Dalit Paradigms in Telugu Country, 1900-1950
Rachel Hope Cleves (History, University of California, Berkeley). The Problem of Violence in the Early American Republic
Theodora Dragostinova (History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). Between Two Motherlands: Struggle for Nationhood Among the Greeks in Bulgaria, 1906-1949
Ioannis D. Evrigenis (Government, Harvard University). "Carthage Must Be Saved": Fear of Enemies and Collective Action
Melissa Gonzalez-Brenes (Economics, University of California, Berkeley). Determinants of Domestic Violence: Quantitative Evidence From Rural Tanzania
Kelly Lynne Jarvis (Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine). Maternal Parenting and Child Adjustment in the Context of Domestic Violence
Brian J. Peterson (History, Yale University). Transforming the Village: Migration, Colonialism, and Islam in French Southern Mali, 1880-1960
Marina Welker (Anthropology and History, University of Michigan). Corporate Security by Other Means: Mining and the Rise of "Corporate Social Responsibility" in Indonesia
Caroline Yezer (Cultural Anthropology, Duke University). Memory and Truth in the Shadow of War: Local and National Reconciliation in the Peruvian Andes

2003

Brett S. Abrahams (Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics, University of British Columbia). Mouse Strains Transgenic for Human Nuclear Receptor 2E1: New Tools for Understanding the Biology of Aggression
Vasile B. Cernat (Psychology, Babes-Bolyai University). Ethnic Stereotypes and Attitudes: The Role of Social Knowledge
Alexander B. Downes (Political Science, University of Chicago). Targeting Civilians in War
Suzanne E. Fry (Politics, New York University). When States Kill Their Own: The Legitimating Rhetoric and Institutional Remedies of Authority Crisis
Jonathan Gumz (History, University of Chicago). Streams of Violence in the "Land of Milk and Honey": The Habsburg Occupation of Serbia, 1913-1918
Michael Mcgovern (Culture, History, Theory, Emory University). Narratives of Betrayal: The Creation of a Productive Other and a Flirtation With Genocide in Southeastern Guinea, West Africa
Daniel Monterescu (Anthropology, University of Chicago). The Limits of Peaceful Co-Existence: Jewish-Arab Relations, Urban Space and the State in Palestinian-Israeli Mixed Towns, 1948-2003
Thomas Pegelow (History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). Between Control, Reunification and Discursive Congestion: The Politico-Cultural Conflicts Over Germanness and Jewishness in Germany, 1928-1948
Ramnarayan Singh Rawat (History, University of Delhi). Overcoming Domination: Struggles of Identity Among the Chamars of Uttar Pradesh, 1881-1956
Javier Carrerra Rubio (Social Anthropology, University of Saint Andrews). The Yanomami Discourse and Practices of the Interplay Between Peace and War in the Process of Their Political Integration Within the Venezuelan Nation-State
Sharon Shalev (Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science). Social Isolation As a Form of Control: The Use of Solitary Confinement in Contemporary Penal Systems and the Proliferation of Supermax Prisons
Susan Shepler (Social and Cultural Studies in Education, University of California, Berkeley). Conflicted Childhoods: Fighting Over Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

2002

Asad Ali Ahmed (Anthropology, University of Chicago). Adjudicating the Nation, Disciplining Islam: Blasphemy Trials and Islamic Nationalism in Contemporary Pakistan
Thomas H. Chivens (Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). Democracy on the Beat: Policing of Domestic Violence in Poland
Megan Lee Comfort (Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science). Home Sweep: The Social and Cultural Consequences of Mass Incarceration for Women With Imprisoned Partners
Jenny Isaacs (Psychology, Saint John's University). In-School Weapon Carrying: Associations With Aggression, Environmental Threat, and Social Cognitions
Jennifer MacDonald (Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Family Crime on Trial in Rural France, 1815-1914: The Case of Cote-d'Or
Diane Purvin (Policy and Management, Brandeis University). Intimate Partner Violence Among Low-Income Urban Families: Economic, Social, and Relational Consequences
Rosellen N. Roche (Social Anthropology, The University of Cambridge, England). The Inheritors: Violence and the Social Development of Working-Class Protestant and Catholic Youth in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Martha S. Santos (History, University of Arizona). Serties Temerosos (Menacing Backlands): Honor and Violence in a Changing World, Cera Brazil, 1830s-1890
Alexander Statiev (History, University of Calgary). Soviet Counterinsurgency Policy (1943-50)

2001

James Patrick Daughton (History, University of California, Berkeley). The Civilizing Mission: Missionaries, Colonialists, and French Identity, 1885-1914
Peggy Froerer (Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science). Ethnic Conflict and Emergent Hindu Nationalism: Christian/Hindu Adivasi Relations in Chhattisgarh, Central India
Shan Hu (Biology, Lehigh University). Estrogen, Serotonin, and Aggression: The Missing Molecular Link
Matthew E. Keith (History, The Ohio State University). The Logistics of Power: Tokugawa Response to the Shimabara Rebellion and Power Project in Seventeenth-Century Japan
Ron Levi (Law, University of Toronto). The Constitution of Community in Policing the Everyday: Legal Implications of an Emerging Criminal Justice Paradigm
Rochona Majumdar (South Asia Languages and Civilizations and History, University of Chicago). Dowry Deaths, Marital Violence, and the Politics of Marriage in Bengal: 1914-1961
B. Gregory Marfleet (Political Science, Arizona State University). Taking Risks for War and Peace: Groups, Leaders, and Crisis Behavior
Michael Nest (Politics, New York University). Restraining the State: The Role of Social Groups in Limiting State Violence and Dominance in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Duane Edward Thomas (Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University). The Impact of the School Classroom Context on the Development of Aggressive Behavior Problems in Children

2000

Fiona B. Adamson (Political Science, Columbia University). Globalization and the Territorial State: International Migration, Transnationalism, and "National Security"
Kimberly Barletto Becker (Psychology, University of Arizona). Reactions to Violence: A Study of Children From Violent Homes
Peter N. S. Hoaken (Psychology, McGill University). The Roles of Executive Cognitive Function, Impulsivity, and Reactivity in Aggression
Michelle Kuhl (History, Binghamton University). Modern Martyrs: African Americans Redefine the Meaning of Lynching, 1890-1940
Anne-Maria Boitumelo Makhulu (Anthropology, University of Chicago). Squatter Politics, Squatter Violence: Challenges to the New Housing Policy in South Africa
Robert P. Marlin (Anthropology, Rutgers University). Legacies of Violence: Spirit Possession and Constructions of Gender and Illness in Central Mozambique
Carlota McAllister (Anthropology, The Johns Hopkins University). Good People: Violence and Responsibility in a Post-Revolutionary Guatemalan Village
Kamal Sadiq (Political Science, University of Chicago). When Migrants Become a Threat: Conflict Over Citizenship in India and Malaysia
Lisa L. Sample (Criminology, University of Missouri-St. Louis). The Social Construction of the Sex Offender
Kimberly Theidon (Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley). Traumatic States: Violence and Reconciliation in Peru
Andres Villarreal (Sociology, University of Chicago). Structural Determinants of Violent Crime in Contemporary Mexico

1999

Tin-Bor Victoria Hui (Political Science, Columbia University). Rethinking War and Change: Competing Logics in World Politics

1998

Michael Gaddis (History, Princeton University). Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire
Mohammed Hafez (International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science). Political Islam: Explaining the Sources of Accommodation and Violence
Matthew Huss (Psychology, University of Nebraska). An Examination of Psychopathic Batterers' Violence Against Women and the Implications for treatment and the legal system
Anahita J. N. Kazem (Anthropology, University of Durham). Conflict Management and the Ontogeny of Social Skills in Free-Ranging Juvenile Rhesus Macaques
Wayne Lee (History, Duke University). From Riots to War: Public Violence in Eighteenth-Century North Carolina
Scott London (Anthropology, University of Arizona). Domestic Violence and Family Law in Senegal, West Africa
Stephen C. Lubkemann (Anthropology, Brown University). Migration and the Local Structuring of National Means of Violence and Displacement in Post-Colonial Mozambique's Civil War
Tamara Neuman (Anthropology, University of Chicago). Land Appropriation and Violence in National Religious Settlement: The Case of Kiryit Arba
Ajantha Subramanian (Cultural Anthropology, Duke University). A Greater Share in the Sea: Ecology, Development, and Social Conflict in a South Indian Fishery
Holly Wardlow (Anthropology, Emory University). "You Think You're So Strong?": Female Agency and Violence Among the Huli of Papua New Guinea
Rebecca Stetson Werner (Psychology, Bryn Mawr College). Understanding Aggression in Preschoolers: Its Focus, Motivation, and Social Goals As Related to Social-Cognitive Abilities and Social Functioning

1997

Pierre Cenerelli (History, Brandeis University). Reporting Decolonization: French Journalists and the Indochinese War, 1946-54
Andrew Jay Diamond (History, University of Michigan). The Battles of Hoodlums, Rebels and Vice Lords: Youth Gangs, Street Violence, and the Politics of Race in Chicago, 1941-1973
Gautam Ghosh (Anthropology, University of Chicago). Riot, Religion, Remembrance: The Partition of India and Its Aftermath, 1947-1997
Manu Goswami (Political Science, University of Chicago). The Production of India: Colonialism, Nationalism, Territorial Nativism, 1870-1920
Anne Hardgrove (Anthropology, University of Michigan). The Cultural Politics of Religious Humanism in India
Shadd Maruna (Criminology, Northwestern University). Desistance and Development: The Psychosocial Process of Going Straight
Vjekoslav Perica (History, University of Minnesota). Religious Revival and Ethnic Mobilization in Yugoslavia, 1965-1991: A History of the Yugoslav Religious Question From the Reform Era to the Civil War
Celia Rothenberg (Anthropology, University of Toronto). Palestinian Village Women and Stories of the Jinn: Experiences of Oppression Through Stories of Spirit Possession
David Sorensen (Criminal Justice, Rutgers University). Intimate Partnerships, Procreation, and Desistance From Violent Offending: Disentangling the Marriage-Crime Relationship
Stephen Striffler (Anthropology, New School for Social Research). Violence, Collective Action, and Agrarian Transitions in Coastal Ecuador since 1900

1996

Andrew W. Cohen (History, University of Chicago). The Struggle for Order: Law and Resistance to the Corporate Ideal in Chicago, 1900-1940
Alx Dark (Anthropology, New York University). Community Identity, Alliance, and Confrontation Over the Environmental Movement in Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia
Karen Franklin (Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology). Hate Crime or Rite of Passage? An Exploration of Assailant Motivations in Antigay Violence
Kaushik Ghosh (Anthropology, Princeton University). The Primitive As National Modern: Indian Modernity and the Making of Adivasi Ethnicity in Jharkhand
Lazima Onta-Bhatta (Anthropology, Cornell University). Street Children's Lifeworlds and the Development Discourse in Nepal
Aminur Rahman (Anthropology, University of Manitoba). Domination and Violence in Development: A Study of Women and Credit Programs in Rural Bangladesh
Andrea L. Smith (Anthropology, University of Arizona). Colonial Liminality, Status Anxiety, and Maltese-Origin Pieds-Noirs
Tracy Tullis (History, New York University). A Vietnam At Home: Policing the Inner City, 1963-1974
Peter Verbeek (Psychology, Emory University). Peacemaking in Young Children
Steven Ian Wilkinson (Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Why Violence Stops: Hindu-Muslim Conflict in India

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholars

(Formerly The Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Grantees)

2024

Javier Auyero (The University of Texas at Austin). Police Collusion and Drug Violence: What is the Relationship?
Julie Chernov Hwang (Goucher College). How Terror Cells are Constructed: The Role of Social Networks
Melchesidek Chétima (University of Québec in Montréal) and Scott MacEachern (Duke Kunshan University). Slave-Raiders and Boko Haram on the Border
Rebecca Clift (University of Essex). Behind Closed Doors: Trajectories to Violence in Intimate Interaction
Mikkel Dack (Rowan University). Fighting Fascism: Eliminating and Preventing Violent Extremism Since WWII
Graham Denyer Willis (University of Cambridge) and Pedro Mendes Loureiro (University of Cambridge). More and Better Prisons, More and Worse Criminal Governance?: Exponential Prison Construction and Violence in Brazil
Alex Hinton (Rutgers University). “Never Again!” and the Problem of Prevention
Sami Miaari (Tel Aviv University) and Maha Sabbah-Karkabi (Ben Gurion University). Economic Opportunities, Criminal Activity, and Deterrence: Evidence from the Palestinian-Arab minority in Israel
Melanie-Angela Neuilly (Washington State University). At the Root of Lethal Violence: The French Death Investigation System and the Accuracy of Mortality Statistics in Violence Prevention
Jessica Stern (Boston University) and Megan McBride (Center for Naval Analyses Institute for Public Research). Assessing Mental Distress, Relative Loneness, Ideology, and Leakage in a Violent Extremism Intervention Dataset

2023

Christopher Davey (Clark University) and Claudine Kuradusenge-McLeod (American University). Erasing Refugees: How Camps became Killing Fields in the First Congo War.
Surulola Eke (Political Science, Queen’s University). Towards a Constructivist Grounded Theory: Understanding the Transnational Production of Anti-Immigrant Sentiments in the Digital Age in Africa.
Charles Larratt-Smith (Political Science, Tecnológico de Monterrey). Forging Informal Citizenship in the Shadow of the State: Armed Non-State Actors and Migrant Incorporation in the Colombian and Mexican Borderlands.
Juan Luna (Political Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile). Organized Crime, State Crises, and the Consolidation of Violent Democracies.
Aila Matanock (Political Science, University of California, Berkeley). Inviting Intervention: Statebuilding by Delegating Security.
Diana Peel (Criminology, Makerere University) and Elizabeth Kibuka Musoke (Criminology, Makerere University). From Domestic Abuse to Death Row: The Experience of Women Who Kill Their Intimate Partners in Uganda.
Yaniv Voller (Political Science, University of Kent). Pro-Government Militias as Social and Political Actors and Their Impact on Governance and Security Orders.
Karin Wachter (Social Work, Arizona State University). Pre- and Post-Resettlement Drivers of Intimate Partner Violence Among Afghan Refugees in the United States.

2021 – 2022

Margherita Belgioioso (University of Kent). Rebel Tactics, Local Public Support and the Upcoming Phase of the Peace Talks in Southern Thailand
Laura Blume (University of Nevada, Reno). Cataloguing Murder: Tracking Violence Against Public Figures in Central America
Abby Cordova (University of Notre Dame). Violence against Women and Political Engagement in Multi-Violence Contexts: Evidence from El-Salvador
Stephen Davis (University of Kentucky). The Bitter Aloe Project: Building a Prosopographic Understanding of Apartheid Era Violence Through Advanced Machine Learning
Mohammed Ibrahim Shire (University of Portsmouth). Targeted recruitment: Explaining why certain clans join and eschew Al-Shabaab in Somalia
Ore Koren (Indiana University Bloomington). Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks and Political Conflict in Africa
Eduardo Moncada (Columbia University). State Responses to Non-State Security Provision: A Comparative Urban Study in the Americas
Andrew Papachristos (Northwestern University). Murder by Structure: How Street Gangs Built the Great American City
Raul Sanchez de la Sierra (University of Chicago). Morality, Violence, and Opportunism: Inside the Nduma Defense of Congo Militia
Renard Sexton (Emory University). Ground-Truthing Fishing Conflicts in the South China Sea
Eric Tenkorang (Memorial University). Kinship, Lineage Norms and Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Ghana

2020

Smadar Ben-Natan (University of Washington). The Carceral State in Conflict: Between Reconciliation and Radicalization
Katherine Bruce-Lockhart (University of Waterloo) and David M. Anderson (University of Warwick). Understanding Violence and Incarceration in Africa: Evidence from British Colonies and Postcolonial States
Ankur Datta (South Asian University). Victimhood in a Time of Crisis: Muslims and the Riots of 2020 in New Delhi, India
David Henig (Utrecht University). Deadly Environments: Living Among Explosive War Remnants in Former Yugoslavia
Daniel Hirata and Carolina Christoph Grillo (Fluminense Federal University). Police Special Operations and Armed Criminal Groups in Rio De Janeiro
Benjamin Hoy (University of Saskatchewan). Dominating a Continent: Violence, Retribution, and Forcible Confinement in North America
Dorian Juric (Unaffiliated). "Twas Always Known As the Bloody Frontier": Rumours, Memories, and Bosnian Identity in the Migrant Crisis   
Gema Kloppe-Santamaria (Loyola University Chicago). In the Name of Christ: Religious Violence and Its Legitimacy in Mexico (1920-2020)
Uri Lifshin (Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya). Increasing Perceived Similarity of the Self to Animals to Reduce Intergroup Hostility and Promote Peace: Testing a Novel Intervention in Three Nations
Pamela Mainye (Kisii University). Super-Cops, Extra-Judicial Killings, and Popular Imaginaries of Policing in Facebook Groups in Nairobi
Eric Min (University of California, Los Angeles). Fighting and Bargaining Across Two Centuries of International Conflict
Laine Munir (African Leadership University). Valuable Resources: Women, Conflict, and Modern Mining Practices in Rwanda
Robert Simiyu (Kisii University). Geography, Identity Formation, and Intra-Ethnic Conflicts in Kenya's Mt. Elgon Region: Deconstructing the Soy-Mosop Divide As a Basis for Conflict Resolution
Jeremy Speight (University of Alaska), Philip A. Martin (George Mason University), and Giulia Piccolino (Loughborough University). Ex-Rebel Authority in Post-Conflict Politics: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire
Yael Zeira (Syracuse University) and Alexandra Siegel (University of Colorado Boulder). The Ethnicization of Conflict: A Social Media Analysis

2019

Diogo Britto (Economics, Catholic University of Milan), Paolo Pinotti (Economics, Bocconi University), and Breno Sampaio (Economics, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco). Economic Shocks, Social Insurance, and Violent Crimes: Evidence from Brazil
Gianmarco Daniele and Marco Le Moglie (Economics, Bocconi University). Drug Cartels’ Violence in New and Traditional Illegal Markets
Angélica Durán-Martinez (Political Science, University of Massachusetts-Lowell). Dialogues and Negotiations with Criminal, Non-Rebel Groups in Latin America
Romina Istratii (History, Religions, and Philosophies, School of Oriental and African Studies). Religion, Conscience, and Abusive Behaviour: Understanding the Role of Faith and Spirituality in the Deterrence of Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Ethiopia
Neeti Nair (History, University of Virginia). Hurt Sentiments and Blasphemy in South Asia
Zozan Pehlivan (History, University of Minnesota). A Climate of Violence: Environmental Crises in Late Ottoman Empire
Steven Pierce (History, University of Manchester). Culpable Identities: Violence, Criminal Law, and the Politics of Personhood in Colonial Northern Nigeria
Lynn Stephen (Anthropology, University of Oregon). Can the State Interrupt the Vicious Cycle of Gendered Violence That It Helped to Create? Evidence from Guatemala

2018

Charles Anderson (History, Western Washington University). In Search of Popular Sovereignty: British Rule and the Great Revolt (1936-39) in Palestine
Holly Nyseth Brehm (Sociology, Ohio State University) and Nicole Fox (Criminal Justice, California State University, Sacramento). Resisting Genocidal Violence
David Brotherton (Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice) and Rafael Gude. Violence Reduction and Social Inclusion in Ecuador: Legalizing Street Gangs and Declining Rates of Homicide
William Carrigan (History, Rowan University) and Clive Webb. Foreign-Born Victims of Mob Violence and the Decline of Lynching in the United States
Corey Chivers (Penn Medicine), Mark Gross (Sociology and Criminology, Cabrini University), and Lauren B. Landau (African Centre for Migration & Society, University of Witwatersrand). Predicting Community Violence: Using Longitudinal Neighborhood Data to Forecast Vigilante and Xenophobic Violence in Urban South Africa
David Cooke (Psychology, University of Bergen), Barbara E. Mcdermott (Psychiatry, University of California-Davis), and Jennifer Skeem (School of Social Welfare and Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California-Berkeley). Targeting Institutional Risk Factors to Reduce Patient Violence
Yolana Pringle (Humanities, Roehampton University). Political Violence and Mental Health in Africa, 1970s-90s
Molly Pucci (History, University of Dublin). The Czechoslovak Arms Industry and the Changing Face of Global Warfare, 1859-1989
David Wildermuth (Global Languages and Cultures, Shippensburg University). Ordinary Soldiers: A Case Study of the Nazi-Soviet War of Annihilation 
Criselda Yabes. Marawi: How Violent Extremism Reached the Southern Philippines

2017

Daniel Agbiboa (Conflict Resolution, George Mason University). Dying to Save: Youth Vigilantism, the Civilian Joint Task Force, and Counterterrorism in Nigeria
Siddarth Chandra and Raechel White (Geography, Michigan State University). Geographic Perspectives on the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66 in Central and East Java
Mark Hanna (History, University of California-San Diego). Infamous Designation: The Discourse of Piracy, Slavery, and Empire in the Early Modern Anglophone World, 1600-1900
Erin Kinnally (Psychology, University of California-Davis). Epigenetic Disruption of the "Cycle of Violence" in Rhesus Macaques
Ronald Krebs (Political Science, University of Minnesota). War's Crucible: How Violent Conflict Shapes Democracy
Louisa Lombard (Anthropology, Yale University). Ethics in Wars of Protection
Aron Lund (The Century Foundation). Insurgent Fragmentation and State Attachment in the Syrian Civil War
Charlotte Mertens (Political Science, University of Melbourne). Unearthing Sexual Violence in the Congo Free State and Its Contemporary Significance
Javier Puente (History, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile). The Environmental Making of Sendero Luminoso: Drought, Famine, and Revolution in the Peruvian Andes, 1983-1986
Guillermo Trejo (Political Science, University of Notre Dame), Sandra Ley (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas), and Shannan Mattiace (Political Science, Allegheny College). Criminal Violence and Indigenous Resistance. Why Ethnic Autonomy Institutions Deter Drug Violence in Mexico
Spyridon Tsoutsoumpis (Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia). A New Kind of War: A History of the Greek Civil War 1946-1949

2016

Mustafa Aksakal (History, Georgetown University). The Ottoman First World War
Leonardo Arriola (Political Science, University of California-Berkeley). Violent Profits: The Political Economy of Electoral Violence
Arielle Baskin-Sommers (Psychology, Yale University). Specifying the Etiology of Violence: A Multi-Level Assessment of Self-Regulation and the Role of Affective Context
Karel Berkhoff (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies). Babi Yar: Site of Mass Murder, Ravine of Oblivion
Aurelie Daher (University of Oxford). Lebanese Hezbollah and the Syrian Conflict: Interventionism and Identitarian Violence
Andrew Dawson (Sociology, York University). An Analysis of the Long-Term Trajectories of Homicide Rates Between the United States and Canada From the Mid-Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century
Tanisha Fazal (Political Science and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame). Military Medicine and the Changing Costs of War
Anthony Fontes (Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Alexander Kupatadze (International Relations, St. Andrews University). State Cartels and Narco States: A Comparative Study of International Drug-Trafficking Violence in Central America and Central Asia
Sheldon Garon (History, Princeton University). When Home Fronts Became Battlegrounds: A Transnational History of Violence Against Civilians in Japan, Germany, and Britain in World War II
Morag Grant. The Social Musicology of War: A Framework for Understanding the Roles of Music in War
Sheri Johnson (Psychology, University of California-Berkeley), Charles Carver (Psychology, University of Miami), and Ephrem Fernandez (Psychology, University of Texas-San Antonio). Aggression in the Context of Impulsive Responses to Emotion: Testing an Intervention
Bruce Knauft (Anthropology, Emory University) and Anne-Sylvie Malbrancke (School for Advanced Study in Social Sciences, Paris). Homicide Reduction and Conflict Management in the Nomad Sub-District, Papua New Guinea
Adrienne Lebas (Government, American University). The Local Organization of Electoral Violence in Nigeria
Benjamin Lessing (Political Science, University of Chicago). Out: Prison Gangs As a Threat to State Authority
Abdeslam Maghraoui (Political Science, Duke University). To Live and Die in Tazmamart: Aggression, Social Capital, and Survival in a Moroccan Detention Camp, 1973-1991
Zachariah Mampilly (Political Science and Africana Studies, Vassar College). Taxation and Rebel Governance
Asher Orkaby (History, Harvard University). Egypt’s Chemical War in Yemen (1963-67) and the Limits of the Poison Gas Taboo
Grzegorz Rossolinski-Liebe (History, Freie Universitat Berlin). Collaborating Enemies: The German-Polish Collaboration and Anti-Jewish Mass Violence During the Second World War
Simon Turner (Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen) and Lidewyde Berckmoes (Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Amsterdam). Fearing the Violence to Come: An Ethnographic Exploration of How Past Experiences of Violence and Flight Shape Anticipations of Danger in Burundi
Anita Weiss (International Studies, University of Oregon). Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Local Actions, Local Voices

2015

Nadia Abu El-Haj (Anthropology, Barnard College at Columbia University). The Ethics of Trauma: Combat, Moral Injury, and the War on Terror
David Anderson (Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology). The Neural Circuitry of Aggression, Sex, and Sexual Aggression
Sarah Cameron (History, University of Maryland College Park). The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan
Philip Cook (Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University). Crime Gun Theft
Henar Criado (Political Science and Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Jordi Domenech (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), and Francisco Herreros (Spanish National Research Council). Legacies of the Past and Support for Terrorism in the Basque Country
Beth Lew-Williams (History, Princeton University). The Chinese Must Go: The Violent Birth of American Border Control
Harel Shapira (Sociology, University of Texas at Austin). An Education in Violence: Teaching and Learning to Kill in Central Texas
Rosalind Shaw (Anthropology, Tufts University). Disarming Justice, Demobilizing Memory, Producing "Post-Conflict" Life in Sierra Leone
Judith Smetana (Clinical and Social Psychology, University of Rochester). Aggression and Morality: Links in Early Childhood

2014

Mila Dragojevic (Politics, University of the South). Collective Crimes in Times of War: Explaining Local Variation in Violence Against Civilians
Rebecca Gould (Humanities, Yale-NUS College Singapore). On Traumatic Modernities: Forced Migration and Nakh Cultural Memory Along Caucasus Borderlands
Chris Kyle (Anthropology, University of Alabama at Birmingham). Spatial Analysis of Criminal Violence in Guerrero, Mexico
Peace A. Medie (International Affairs and Diplomacy, University of Ghana). “There Is Still No Justice Here!” Theorizing Women’s Movements’ Influence on Postwar African States’ Enforcement of Gender-Based Violence Laws
Nuno Monteiro and Matthew Adam Kocher (Political Science, Yale University). Political Violence During the German Occupation of France: A Micro-Level Analysis
Godwin Onuoha (Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD) Programme, Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa). Political Economy of Memory: The Making, Unmaking and Remaking of the Nigeria-Biafra War
Viridiana Rios (Independent) and Mario Arriagada-Cuadriello (Revista Nexos). An Unexpected Peace: Understanding Resilient Order and Violence in Multi-Gang Environments

2013

Javier Auyero (Sociology, University of Texas, Austin). In Harm’s Way: Violence at the Urban Margins in Contemporary Argentina
Max Bergholz (History, Concordia University). "None of Us Dared Say Anything." Mass Killing in a Bosnian Community During World War II and the Postwar Culture of Silence
Brian Delay (History, University of California, Berkeley). Shoot the State: Modernity and the Means of Destruction in the Americas: 1750-1920
Danielle Harris (Justice Studies, San Jose State University). Desistance from Sexual Offending Across the Life Course: A Multimethod Approach
William Hay (History, Mississippi State University). King George’s Generals: How the British Army Lost America, 1774-1781
Federico Lorenz (CONICET—National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina). Malvinas/Falklands War: Argentine Experiences of the 1982 Conflict Through Letters, War Diaries, and Amateur Photographs by Soldiers and Civilians Mobilized During the War
Chowra Makaremi (Anthropology, Institut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Enjeux Sociaux (IRIS)). Contested Narratives: A Genesis of State Violence in Post-Revolutionary Iran (1979-1988)
Isabelle Ouellet-Morin (Criminology, Université de Montreal). Stress Reactivity to Provocation and Aggression in Early Adulthood: Do Early Victimization and Regulation Processes Matter?
Jeffrey Rossman (History, University of Virginia). Stalin’s Great Terror: A Documentary History of Soviet Perpetrators
Randolph Roth (History, Ohio State University). Child Murder in America
Jennifer Sessions (History, University of Iowa). Colonialism on Trial: The Margueritte Affair in Fin-de-Siècle Algeria and France
Paul Staniland (Political Science, University of Chicago). Governing Coercion: States and Violence in Asia
Harry Verhoeven (Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford). When Comrades Go to War: Post-Liberation Movements, Elite Politics, and the Internal Dynamics of Africa’s Great War
Philip Roessler (Government, College of William & Mary). When Comrades Go to War: Post-Liberation Movements, Elite Politics, and the Internal Dynamics of Africa's Great War

2012

Tonio A. Andrade (History, Emory University). Ways of War: Toward a Global Military History
Elaine Eggleston Doherty (Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health). Exploring Violent Careers Over the Life Course: A Study of Urban African American Males and Females
Anthony R. Harris (Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst). Before Assault Victims Go to the Hospital: Trying to Measure "True" Race Differences in the Seriousness of Injury
Ann A. Laudati (Environment and Society, Utah State University). From Coltan to Cattle: Unearthing Violence in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
Richard Mcmahon (History, NUI, Maynooth). Violence, Law and the Irish Migrant Experience in Glasgow and New York, 1851-1900
Aaron B. Retish (History, Wayne State University). In the Courts of Revolution: Violence, Legality, and Social Control in the Soviet Rural Courtroom, 1917-1939
Pete G. Simi (School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska). Desistance from Right-Wing Extremism
Benjamin B. Smith (Political Science, University of Florida). History and Rebellion: The Origins of Self-Determination Conflicts in the Modern World
Magda Teter (History, Wesleyan University). The Pope’s Dilemma: Blood Libel and the Boundaries of Papal Power
Gunes M. Tezcur (Political Science, Loyola University Chicago). Ordinary People, Extraordinary Risks: Joining the Kurdish Insurgency in Turkey

2011

Laia Balcells (Institut d’Analisi Economia, CSIC). Dynamics of Violence in Conventional Civil Wars
Justin M. Carre and Ahmad R. Hariri (Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University). Examination of Psychological, Hormonal and Neural Risk-Factors Underlying Individual Differences in Human Reactive and Proactive Aggression
Clifton R. Emery (School of Social Welfare, Yonsei University). Beijing-Seoul Families and Neighborhoods Study
Ilya V. Gerasimov (Center for the Study of Nationalism and Empire). Ethnic Violence vs. Imperial Segregations: Multinational Criminality in the Russian Imperial City As a Space of Conflict and Cooperation
Edward A. Gutierrez (History, University of Hartford). "Sherman Was Right": The Experience of AEF Soldiers in the Great War
John Hagan (American Bar Foundation, Northwestern University). Home Foreclosures and Criminal Violence
Kwesi Kwaa Prah (Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society, Cape Town). The Search for Peace in the South Sudan
Nikolaus Wachsmann (History, University of London). The Nazi Concentration Camps

2010

Séverine Autesserre (Political Science, Barnard College). Seeing Like a Peacebuilder: An Ethnography of International Intervention
Linda Booij (Clinical Psychology, University of Montreal). Epigenetic Influences on the Development of the Serotonin System in Humans: A Mechanism of Risk for Chronic Aggressive Behavior
Emanuele Castano and Bernhard Leidner (Psychology, New School for Social Research). When We Torture: Moral and Pragmatic Arguments for and Against Torture, and Their Effect on Public Support for Redressing Past and Preventing Future Injustice
Anthony Di Fiore and Andres Link (Anthropology, New York University). Warfare and Coalitionary Violence in Nonhuman Primates: Spider Monkeys As a Model for Understanding the Evolution of Human Aggression and Sexual Coercion
James Manor (Commonwealth Studies, University of London). The Declining Power of Caste Hierarchy in Rural India: Implications for Patterns of Dominance, Increasing Violence, and the Democratic Process
Kevin Lewis O’Neill (Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto). Two Ways Out: Christianity, Security, and Mara Salvatrucha
Andrew V. Papachristos (Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst). The Diffusion of Lethal and Non-Lethal Violence in Gang Networks

2009

Enrique D. Arias (Political Science, City University of New York, John Jay College). Violence and Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Comparative Study of Kingston, Jamaica
Alexander Gribanov (Soviet and European History, Bentley College). Terror on the Record in the Soviet Union: The History of the Chronicle of Current Events
Anthony R. Harris (Criminology, University of Maryland). From Intentional Injury Through Homicide: Exploring Race Differences in the Sequelae of Criminal Assault
Michael Hechter and Steven Pfaff (Sociology, Arizona State University and University of Washington). Social Order and the Genesis of Rebellion: A Study of Mutiny in the Royal Navy, 1740-1820
Saida Hodžić (Women and Gender Studies, George Mason University). Of Rebels, Spirits, and Social Engineers: The Problems With Ending Female Genital Cutting
José Luis Ledesma (Contemporary History, University of Zaragoza). Controlling Violence in Wartime? Power Centralization and Economization of Republican Violence in the Spanish Civil War
Patricia L. Mccall (Sociology, North Carolina State University). Longitudinal and Contextual Analyses of Violent Crime in the European Union
Michael S. Neiberg (History, University of Southern Mississippi). A Transnational History of the Road to the Great War, 1871-1914
Moses E. Ochonu (History, Vanderbilt University). History, Politics, and Ethno-Religious Conflicts in the Nigerian Middle Belt
Elizabeth Levy Paluck (Psychology, Princeton University). Entertaining, Informing, Discussing: How Do Media Spread Messages of Peace and Violence?
Elaine Frantz Parsons (History, Duquesne University). Klan Violence/Local Violence in Reconstruction-Era Union County: A Social Network Analysis
Lloyd M. Sachikonye (Development Studies, University of Zimbabwe). When a State Turns on Its Citizens: Political Culture and Institutionalized Violence

2008

Denise Brennan (Anthropology, Georgetown University). Life After Trafficking: Resettlement After Forced Labor and Servitude in the U.S.
Douglas Gibler (Political Science, University of Alabama). Bordering on Peace: Democracy, Territorial Issues, and Conflict
Peter Holquist (History, University of Pennsylvania). "By Right of War": The Discipline and Practice of International Law in Imperial Russia, 1868-1917
Saïbou Issa (History, University of Ngaoundere). Bandit Careers and Career Bandits: A History of Criminal Labor in Sub-Saharan Africa
Valli Kalei Kanuha (Sociology, University of Hawaii at Manoa). Voices From the Margin: A Study of Violence Against Women of Color and Other Minority Status Women in the U.S. From 1975 to the Present
Charis Kubrin (Sociology, George Washington University). What’s Behind the Increase? Explaining Recent Trends in Suicide Among African American Males
Tim Wadsworth (Sociology, University of Colorado, Boulder). What's Behind the Increase? Explaining Recent Trends in Suicide Among African American Males
Ashok S. Rai (Economics, Williams College). The Economic Effects of Religious and Caste Riots in South India
Jonny Steinberg (Journalism, Institute for Security Studies, Pretoria). Diaspora and Conflict: The Liberians of Staten Island
Scott Straus (Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison). Killing Campaigns: The Origins and Dynamics of Mass Violence in Africa
Peter Verbeek (Psychology, Miyazaki International College). The Development of Normal and Abnormal Aggression in Fighting Fish, Betta splendens

2007

David Fraser (Law and Social Theory, University of Nottingham). Australian War Crimes Trials of the 1980s and 1990s: Law Confronts the Shoah
Laleh Khalili (Politics, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies). State of Incarceration: Sovereignty, Violence and Prisons in the Middle East
Matthew Lieberman (Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles). An fMRI Study of Genetic, Neural, and Psychological Mechanisms Linking Social Rejection to Aggression
Mahmood Mamdani (Political Science, Columbia University). Political Identity and Political Violence: A Comparative Study of Sudan and Nigeria
Eugene Martin and Donald Pfaff (Neuroscience, Rockefeller University). Antisense Gene Therapy to Decrease Aggression Without Altering Behavioral Arousal
Toni Ñaco Del Hoyo (Science of Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Autonomous University of Barcelona). "Horrors of War" During the Roman Expansion to the Hellenistic World: The Impact of War Economy on Civilians, 88-63 B.C.
Magda Teter (History, Wesleyan University). An Anatomy of Sectarian Violence: Jews and Christians in Pre-Modern Poland
Elisabeth Jean Wood (Political Science, Yale University). Sexual Violence During War: Understanding Variation

2006

Tapera Knox Chitiyo (Institute for Southern African Military Research). A History of Violence in Zimbabwe: 1890-Present
Ethan D. Clotfelter (Biology, Amherst College). Endocrine Disruption of Aggression: What We Can Learn About Humans by Studying Fish
David Cunningham (Sociology, Brandeis University). White Hoods and Tar Heels: The Rise and Fall of the Civil-Rights-Era Ku Klux Klan
Kajsa Ekholm Friedman (Social Anthropology, Lund University). The Involution of Violence: Social Disintegration, Cosmological Crisis and Child Witchcraft in the Congo Region
Joel H. Garner (Joint Center for Justice Studies, Inc.). Does Prosecution Reduce Violence Between Intimate Partners? Analyzing the Available Evidence
Robert Gerwarth (History, University of Oxford). White Terror: Paramilitary Violence in Interwar Central Europe
Sandra J. Gray (Anthropology, University of Kansas). Forgotten: Deaths and Life in a Little War
Barbara C. Leigh (Epidemiology, University of Washington, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute). Drinking and Crime: A Case-Crossover Analysis
Lianjiang Li (Political Science, Hong Kong Baptist University). Local Government Violence and Rights Struggles in Contemporary Rural China
Ruth Marshall-Fratani (University of Paris, Sorbonne). The War of “Who Is Who”: Youth, Belonging, and the Crisis of Citizenship in the Côte d’Ivoire
Kerby A. Miller (History, University of Missouri). Religious Demography and Conflict in Ireland, 1659-1926
Roger Petersen (Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). The Strategic Use of Emotion in Violent Conflict
Jeremy Prestholdt (History, University of California, San Diego). Heroing Osama: State Repression and the Politics of Youth Marginality in Postcolonial Kenya
Ricardo D. Salvatore (History, Torcuato Di Tella University). Socio-Political Violence and State Legal Culture: State Formation and Subaltern Rights in Argentina, 1870-1955
Allan Silver (Sociology, Columbia University). Civil and Military Society in America, 1945-2005
Andres Villarreal (Sociology, University of Texas at Austin). Women’s Economic Status and the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence in Mexico
Loïc Wacquant (Sociology, University of California, Berkeley). “Peculiar Institutions”: Racial Rule and Violence in the United States

2005

Javier Auyero (Sociology, State University of New York, Stony Brook). Scrutinizing the Gray Zones: Dynamics of Collective Violence in Contemporary Argentina
Yves-Alexander Chouala (Political Science, University of Yaounde II). Crime and Insecurity in Africa and Europe: Comparing Cameroon and South Africa with France and Belgium
Douglas Eckberg (Sociology and Anthropology, Winthrop University). The South Carolina Murder Project
Jozsef Haller (Biology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest). The Behavioral, Neural, and Pharmacological Specificity of Different Forms of Abnormal Aggression in Rats
Edward Miguel (Economics, University of California, Berkeley). War and Economic Development in Vietnam and Sierra Leone
Harvey Molotch (Sociology, New York University). Strategic Observers Underground: How They See Trouble and What They Do Next
Rakiya Omaar (African Studies, Africa Rights). The Meaning and Relevance of Genocide Ideology in Past and Present Rwanda
Susan Phillips (Anthropology, Pitzer College). Operation Fly Trap: Gang Violence in Los Angeles
Valli Rajah (Sociology, City University of New York, John Jay College). Negotiating Cultural Constructions of Domestic Violence: Drug-Involved Women Engage, Resist, and Reframe Discourses of a Social Problem
Charles Ritter (History, College of Notre Dame of Maryland). Sexual Justice in the American Civil War
Aki Roberts (Sociology, University of New Mexico). Violence in Urban America, 1990-2000: Impact of Changing Economic and Social Conditions and Police Resources
Sara Schatz (Latin American Studies, The Ohio State University). In Cold Blood: Dissent, Opposition, and Murder in the Rise of Mexico's Partido de la Revolucion Democratica (PRD)
Neal Simon (Biology, Lehigh University). Soy, the Brain, and Aggression: Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms
Svetlana Stephenson (International Comparative Sociology, London Metropolitan University). Violent Street Groups and Organized Crime in Russia

2004

Christopher Candland (Political Science, Wellesley College). Pakistan's Educational System and Violence: Is There a Connection?
Kristin L. Dunkle (Epidemiology, University of Michigan). Masculinity, Gender-Based Violence, Sexual Risk Behavior and HIV: What Are the Connections in the South African Youth AIDS Epidemic?
Ivan Ermakoff (Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison). Enacting State Persecution: The Police and Anti-Semitic Policy in France, 1940-1944
Richard B. Felson (Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University). Distinctive Characteristics of Marital Violence
Kajsa Ekholm Friedman (Social Anthropology, Lund University). The Involution of Violence: Social Disintegration, Cosmological Crisis and Child-Witchcraft in the Congo Region
Lauren Leve (Anthropology, New School University). Social Justice and "Failed Development": Violent Ironies of Women's Empowerment in Nepal
Lianjiang Li (Political Science, Hong Kong Baptist University). Local Government Violence and Rights in Contemporary Rural China
Stephen C. Lubkemann (Anthropology, George Washington University). The Politics of Conflict in Nations Beyond Borders: The Liberian Diaspora in War Making and Peace Building
Dario Maestripieri (Psychology, University of Chicago). Genetic and Experimental Mechanisms Underlying the Intergenerational Transmission of Infant Abuse in Monkeys
Suzanne Maman (Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University). The Intersection of HIV and Violence Among Youth in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Shadd Maruna (Criminology, Northwestern University). Let 'Em Rot: Understanding Public Punitiveness Toward Offenders
Robert Plomin (Behavioral Genetics, King's College London). Identifying Genes Responsible for a Highly Heritable Aspect of Antisocial Behavior in 7-Year-Old Children
Yasmin Saikia (History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). "My Body Is in Pain": Understanding Gender Violence in the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh
David Z. Scheffel (Anthropology, University College of the Cariboo). Conflict Between Roma and Ethnic Slovaks in Comparative and Historical Perspective
Rosalind Shaw (Sociology and Anthropology, Tufts University). Demobilizing Memory: Truth, Reconciliation, and the Unmaking of War in Sierra Leone
Eric D. Weitz (History, University of Minnesota). Germans Abroad: The Herero and Armenian Genocides and the Origins of the Holocaust

2003

Asma Afsaruddin (Classics, Notre Dame University). Striving in the Path of God: Discursive Traditions on Jihad and the Cult of Martyrdom
Rogers Brubaker (Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles). Nationalism and Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town: Between Politics and Everyday Life
Leslie Dwyer (Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles). The Violence of 1965-66 and Its Aftermath in Bali, Indonesia
Roberto Gargarella (Law, Chr. Michelsen Institute). Throwing "Paper Stones": Argentina's Institutional Collapse
Macartan Humphreys (Political Science, Harvard University). Ethnic Identity, Collective Action, and Conflict: An Experimental Approach
Bruce A. Jacobs (Criminology, University of Missouri, St. Louis). Criminal Retaliation: A Qualitative Study of Social Control Beyond the Law
Menno R. Kruk (Biology, Amsterdam Center for Drug Research). Telemetry of Neural Activity of Brain Mechanisms Involved in Aggression, Fear, and Stress Response
Sean Mcconville (Law, Queen Mary College, University of London). Irish Political Prisoners 1920-2000
Mark D. Meyerson (History and Medieval Studies, University of Toronto). Social Violence and Religious Conflict in Late Medieval Valencia
Kaivan Munshi (Economics, Brown University). Intra-Household Income Inequality and Conflict: Testing an Economic Model of Domestic Violence in Kerala, India
Nicholas E. Newton-Fisher (Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge). Male-Female Aggression in Chimpanzees
Gananath Obeyesekere (Anthropology, Princeton University). Terrorism and the Prospects for Peace in Sri Lanka
Nicholas Sambanis (Political Science, Yale University). The Onset, Duration, and Termination of Ethnic Civil War

2002

Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf (Sociology and Anthropology, Tufts University). Under Many Fires: Factors Influencing the Adoption of Female Circumcision by War-Displaced Southern Sudanese Women in Khartoum
Begona Aretxaga (Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin). States of Terror: Nationalist Youth and Political Violence in the Basque Country
Yves-Alexandre Chouala (Political Science, Universityof Yaounde II). Violence, Security, and State in Cameroon and South Africa: State De-Monopolization of Organized Violence and Privatization of Public Security
John Hagedorn (Criminal Justice, University of Illinois, Chicago). Violence, Gangs, and the Redivision of Space in Chicago
Jozsef Haller (Biology, Institute of Experimental Medicine). Mechanisms Underlying Pathological Forms of Aggression in Rats
Tobias Hecht (Social Anthropology). The Violent Life of Bruna Verissimo: An Experimental Ethnographic Biography of a Homeless Brazilian Youth
Shaheen Asharaf Kagee (Psychology, University of Pennsylvania). The Psychological Sequelae of Political Torture in South Africa
Ben Kiernan (History, Yale University). Blood and Soil: Modern Genocide, 1500-2000
Charalambos P. Kyriacou (Genetics, University of Leicester). Molecular Genetics of Aggressive Behavior in Drosophila Melanogaster
Royce Lee (Psychiatry, University of Chicago). Effect of Acutely Altering Serotonergic Activity on the Performance of Tasks Relevant to Cortical-Amygdaloid Circuits in IED and Control Subjects
Nur Masalha (Political History of the Middle East, Saint Mary's University of Surrey). Political Violence, Military Conflict, and Civil Unrest in Palestine: The Palestinian Police, the Fatah Tanzim and the "al-Aqsa Intifada"
Geoffrey Parker (History, The Ohio State University). The World Crisis, 1635-1665
Nancy Lee Peluso (Society and the Environment, University of California, Berkeley). Violent Territorialities and the Cultural Politics of Belonging in West Kalimantan, Indonesia
Aki Roberts (Sociology, University of New Mexico). Economic Stress and Crime in Japan
Mauricio Rubio (Economics, University of Carlos III, Madrid). Kidnapping in Colombia
Nikolaus Wachsmann (History, University of Cambridge). Hitler's Prisons: Prisons and Penal Policy in Germany, 1900-1945
Michael Watts (International Studies, University of California, Berkeley). Economies of Violence: Petroleum, Politics and Community in the Niger Delta, Nigeria
Hongling Xie (Developmental Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). Aggressive Behaviors Among Inner-City Children and Adolescents

2001

Bolanle Elizabeth Akande Adetoun (Rural Sociology and Demography, Center for Sustainable Development and Gender Issues). Ethnic Conflict and Socio-Economic Development in the Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria
Alex Argenti-Pillen (Anthropology, University College London). A War Trauma Pandemic? The Humanitarian Discourse on "Traumatized" Populations
Jose A. Canela-Cacho (Law, University of California, Berkeley). Incidence of Violence in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area: A Comparative Analysis of Two Recent Victimization Surveys
John N. Constantino (Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine). Mental Representations of Attachment in Twins: A Study of Monozygotic Female Pairs Concordant and Discordant for Abnormally Aggressive Behavior
Lesley Gill (Anthropology, American University). Military Training, Violence, and Human Rights: The School of the Americas
Dennis M. Gorman (Health Science, Texas A&M University System Health Science Center). The Texas Three-Cities Study of Neighborhood Structure, Alcohol Availability, and Violent Crime
Patricia Hawley (Psychology, Southern Connecticut State University). Social Dominance and Coercive Strategies of Resource Control in Children
Vladimir A. Kozlov (Russian and Soviet Studies, University of Rochester). A Social History of Gulag After Stalin's Death: The Emergence of a New Repressive Policy and the Fate of the Prisoners, 1953-1960
William P. Melega (Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California, Los Angeles). Frontal Cortical and Hypothalamic Serotonin System Correlates of Individual Difference in Cerebrospinal Fluid 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid Levels
Arjuna Parakrama (English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka). Saturated With Loss: The Bereaved Sexualities of Sri Lanka's Protracted War
Katharine B. Payne (Bioacoustics, Cornell University). Competitive and Cooperative Behaviors Among Forest Elephants in the Presence of a Limited Resource

2000

Jeffrey Burds (History, Northeastern University). The Soviet "Struggle Against Banditry," 1941-1953
Conerly Casey (Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles). Youthful Martyrdom and Heroic Criminality: The Formation of Youth Groups in Northern Nigeria
James M. Dabbs (Psychology, Georgia State University). Testosterone Affects Transient Readiness for Action
Henry Friedlander (History). German Law and Nazi Crimes
Donald L. Horowitz (Political Science, Duke University). Constitutional Design in Divided Societies: New Reasons for Optimism
Stathis N. Kalyvas (Political Science, New York University). The Dynamics of Violence in Civil War: Evaluating the Impact of Ethnicity
John Lamphear (History, University of Texas). A Military History of East Africa in the Nineteenth Century
Mark D. Meyerson (History, University of Toronto). Social Violence and Religious Conflict in Late Medieval Valencia
Dani Nabudere (Political Science, Afrika Study Centre). The Transformation of the Agro-Pastoralist Conflict and Violence in North-Eastern Uganda
Jonny Steinberg (Political Science, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation). The Farm Killings
Rael D. Strous (Psychiatry, Beer Yaakov Mental Health Center). The Association of Polymorphisms in Genes Affecting Monoamine Neurotransmission With Aggressive Behavior in Schizophrenic and Non-Schizophrenic Violent Individuals
Bert Useem (Sociology, University of New Mexico), Anne M. Piehl (Public Policy, Harvard University), and Raymond Liedka (Sociology, University of New Mexico). Cross-National Study of Prisons and Crime Control
Richard Wright (Criminology, University of Missouri-St. Louis). The Carjacker's Perspective: A Qualitative Study of Urban Violence
Margaret H. Zeller (Psychology, Children's Hospital Medical Center). Contextual Variations in Children's Peer Relations: The Impact of Community Violence and Neighborhood Disadvantage

1999

Christopher R. Browning (Psychology, University of Chicago). Intimate Violence in Community Context
David Chappell (History, University of Arkansas). The Mind of the Segregationist: The Strategy and Propaganda of Opposition to Civil Rights
Stephanie Cronin (History, University of London). The Middle Eastern Military As a Factor in Domestic and Regional Conflict and Violence: A Case-Study of the Iranian Army
Allen Feldman (Anthropology, National Development and Research Institutes). Remembering Violence and the Transvaluation of the Public Sphere: Write-Up Proposal for an Ethnography of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Apartheid and Post-Apartheid Violence
Jeffrey Alan Hadler (Anthropology). Translations of Antisemitism: Violence and Minorities in Indonesia
Sharon Elaine Hutchinson (Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Jok Madut Jok (History, Loyola Marymount). The Militarization of Nuer and Dinka Community Life: A Comparative Field Study of the Transformative Impact of Sudan's Unresolved War
Cynthia L. Irvin (Political Science, University of Kentucky). Negotiating End Games: Basque and Spanish Perceptions of the Northern Irish Peace Process As a Model for Conflict Resolution Prospects, Lessons, and Limitations
Bruce Kapferer (Anthropology, James Cook University). Globalization, the Forces of Poverty, and Their Formations of Violence
Bruce M. Knauft (History, Emory University). Post-Colonial Aspirations and Intimacies of Violence Among Gebusi of the Nomad Area, Papua New Guinea
Gary Lafree (Sociology, University of New Mexico). Characteristics and Determinants of Global Homicide Crime Waves, 1946-1998
Alberto Lena (History, Università degli Studi di Padova). Narratives of Empire: Spanish and British Discourse on the Conquest and Colonization of America
Joe L. P. Lugalla (Anthropology, University of New Hampshire). Hardships and Violence Against Street Children in Sub-Saharan African Cities: Understanding Street Children and Street Life in Urban Tanzania
Terry Martin (History, Harvard University). The Limits of Totalitarian Domination: Soviet Social Practices and the Stalinist System of Social Control
Ramiro Martinez, Jr. (Criminology, University of Delaware). Latino Violence in the United States: A Five City Study
Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic (Sociology, Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade). Violence Against Women and Social Changes in Post-Communist Countries
Eugenia Rodriguez-Saenz (History, University of Costa Rica). Happy Marriages: Civilizing Domestic Life in Costa Rica (1850-1950)
Peter T. Schneider (Sociology, Fordham University) and Jane C. Schneider (Anthropology, City University of New York). Mafia, Antimafia, and the Struggle for Palermo, 1950-1995
Hubert Schwabl (Zoology, Washington State University). Maternal Testosterone and the Development of Offspring Aggression
Neal G. Simon (Biology, Lehigh University). Testosterone, Serotonin, and Aggression: Cellular Markers
Ira Sommers and Deborah Baskin (Criminology, California State University, Los Angeles). Methamphetamine and Violence
Emmanuel Ssempa (Women's Studies, Makerere University). Post-Insurgency Family Livelihood Systems and Conjugal Relations in Soroti District, Uganda
Robin Michel Wright (Anthropology, Universidade Estadual de Campinas). Hidden Violence: Social, Political, and Historical Dynamics of Witchcraft and Sorcery Among the Baniwa of the Northwest Amazon, Brazil

1998

Adam Ashforth (Political Science, Baruch College, City University of New York). "Witchcraft" and Democracy in the New South Africa: A Political Ethnography of Soweto
Michael Barkun (Political Science, Syracuse University). Conspiracy Beliefs and Violence in American Culture: A Comparative Study of Black and White Separatism
Janice Boddy (Anthropology, University of Toronto). Writing "Civilizing Women: Modernity's Crusade in Colonial Sudan."
Theodore F. Cook, Jr. (History, William Paterson University). The Japanese Soldier's Experience of War, 1937-1945: Violence, Citizenship, and the Individual in Modern Japan's Lost War
Malcolm A. Feeley (Law, University of California, Berkeley). An Exploration of the Marked Decline of Women's Involvement in Crime and Criminal Violence: 1700-1900
Allen Feldman (Anthropology, National Development and Research Institutes) and Pamela Reynolds (Anthropology, University of Cape Town). From Silence and Pain to Transparency and Memory: A Proposed Ethnography and Discourse Analysis of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Roy Godson (Government, Georgetown University). The Political-Criminal Nexus: Emerging Violent Threat to Governability Into the Twenty-First Century
Donald L. Horowitz (Political Science, Duke University). Constitutional Design: Many Architects, No Buildings
Glenn Melancon (History, Southeastern Oklahoma State University). Drugs, Violence, and National Honor: British Foreign Policy and the Opium Crisis, 1833-1840
Oleg Orlov and Alexandr V. Cherkassov (Political Science, Memorial Human Rights Center). Mechanisms Reproducing Ethnically Motivated Aggression: The Problems of Peacemaking in the Ossetian-Ingush Conflict Zone
Randall R. Sakai (Biology, University of Pennsylvania). Neuroendocrine Consequences of Dominance and Subordination
Neal G. Simon (Biology, Lehigh University). The Neurosteroid DHEA: A Potential Antiaggressive Agent
Steven Stack (Criminal Justice, Wayne State University). The Effect of Publicized Life Sentences, Death Sentences, and Executions on Homicide
Valery Tishkov (Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences). Chechnya: Anthropology of War-Torn Society

1997

Janet Lippman Abu-Lughod (Sociology, New School for Social Research). Race/Ethnicity, Space, and Political Culture: A Comparative Study of Collective Violence in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles
Kimberly Wright Cassidy (Psychology, Bryn Mawr College). The Relationships Between Theory of Mind, Social Information Processing, and Aggression in Preschool Children
Miguel Angel Centeno (Sociology, Princeton University). The Peaceful Century: War in 20th Century Latin America
Robert Knox Dentan (Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo). An Innovative Literary Ethnography of the Long-Term Consequences of Outsiders' Violence on Semai Peaceability
Roxanne Lynn Doty (Political Science, Arizona State University). State Practices, National Identity, and Anti-Immigrantism in Western Democracies
Donald M. Dougherty (Psychiatry, University of Texas). The Effects of Tryptophan Depletion and Supplementation on Serotonergic Functioning and Aggression in High and Low Aggressive Subjects
Christopher I. Eckhardt (Psychology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington). Processing of Anger-Related Information in Maritally Violent and Nonviolent Men
Zhengyuan Fu (Political Science, University of California, Irvine). Social Dynamics and Political Control in China's Prison
Beatrice Golomb (Psychology, University of Southern California). Low Serum Cholesterol and Violent Behavior
Ansley Hamid (Anthropology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice). The Latin Kings and Gang Violence
Roger Hewitt (Education, University of London). Adolescents and Racial Violence in South London
David Hicks (Anthropology, State University of New York at Stony Brook). Political Control and Female Reproduction in East Timor
Vladimir A. Kozlov (Russian and Soviet Studies, University of Rochester). Urban Unrest in Soviet Russia, 1960-1963
Menno R. Kruk (Neuroscience, University of Leiden). Neuroendocrine Response to Stimulation of the Hypothalamic Area Where aggression Is Evoked
Laszlo Kurti (Ethnography, Eotvos Lorand University). Transnationalism, Racist Hostilities, and Interethnic Violence: Conflicts in Hungary and Romania
David D. Laitin (Political Science, University of Chicago). Nationalism and Violence in Two Postsoviet Republics: Azerbaijan and Moldova
Dario Maestripieri (Psychology, Emory University). Determinants of Infant Abuse and Neglect in Group-Living Macaques
Robert L. Meisel (Psychology, Purdue University). Neuropharmacology of Female Aggression
Sonoko Ogawa (Neuroscience, Rockefeller University). Role of Estrogen Receptors in Aggressive Behaviors
Alexander G. Ossipov (Political Science, Russian Academy of Sciences) and Sergei N. Abashin (Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences). Constructed "Ethnic Conflict" in Post-Soviet Societies: The Case of Meskhetian Turks
Alex Pillen-Argenti (Anthropology, University College London) and Nicolas Argenti (Anthropology, University College London). Communities and Families of the Disappeared in Southern Sri Lanka: Contemporary Indigenous Modes of Survival in Interaction With the International Medical Culture
Randall R. Sakai (Biology, Rockefeller University). Behavioral and Physiological Characterization of Dominance and Subordination: Persistence and Reversibility
James Tong (Political Science, University of California Los Angeles). Violence in the 1989 Democracy Movement in China: An Analysis of Defiant Cities
Terence Turner (Anthropology, University of Chicago). The Kayapo Conjuncture: An Indigenous Peoples' Alliance With International Civil Society Against Violence and Rights Abuse by the State and National Society
Robert White (Sociology, Indiana University). Provisional Irish Republicans: Ten Years On

1996

Les Back (Sociology, University of London). The Cultural Mechanisms of Racist Expression: A Study of Racism and Anti-Semitism in Graffiti, Pamphlets, Style, and Body Symbolism
Russel Lawrence Barsh (Native American Studies, University of Lethbridge). Blackfoot Traditional Models of Aggression and Healing
Jeffrey Burds (Russian and Soviet History, University of Rochester). The Roots of Ethnic Violence in West Ukraine: War and Rebellion in Galicia, 1918-1953
Rene Devisch (Social Anthropology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven). Violence and Dysphoria: The Villagisation of Kinshasa and the Role of Healers
Stephen T. Driscoll (Archaeology, University of Glasgow). Forging a Nation: Ethnic Accommodation in the Creation of Scotland in the Early Middle Ages
William F. Fisher (Anthropology, Harvard University). Contesting the Nation: The "Restoration" of Democracy and the Volatility of Ethnic/State Conflict in Nepal
Laurence Frank (Psychology, University of California, Berkeley). Proximate and Ultimate Factors Modulating Aggression in a Unique Animal Model
David Maxwell (History, Keele University). Protestant Fundamentalism, Post-War Reconstruction: Pentecostalism As a Transnational Religious Movement
Richard H. Melloni, Jr. (Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical Center). Neuronal Plasticity and the Control of Aggressive Behavior
Robert M. Sapolsky (Biology, Stanford University). The Endocrine Stress-Response and Behavioral Status in the Olive Baboon
L. J. Shrum (Marketing, Rutgers State University). Applying Social Cognition Theory Toward Understanding the Influence of Television Violence on Social Perceptions, Attitudes, and Behavior
Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr. (Politics, Brandeis University). Predatory Socialism and the Formation of Peasant Resistance to State Domination in Rural China, 1949-1995

The Harry Frank Guggenheim African Fellows

(Formerly Harry Frank Guggenheim Young African Scholars)

2023–2024

Doyinsola Oluwagbemi Agunbiade (University of Ibadan, Department of Peace, Security and Humanitarian Studies). Impact Assessment of Violent Conflicts on the Democratic Development in Côte d'Ivoire
Benyin Akande (University of Uyo, Department of Political Science & Public Administration). Separatism and Gender Roles: Exploring Women's Involvement in IPOB’s Agitations in Nigeria's South-east Region
Adventino Banjwa (Makerere University, Makerere Institute of Social Research). Contesting the Postcolonial Political Order: A Critical Historical and Political Study on the Federalist Movement in Uganda
Kigambo Gaaki (University of Cape Town, Centre for Film and Media Studies). Mediating Contentious Politics in Hybrid Regimes: Press Coverage of Political Protests in Uganda
Marie-Grace Kagoyire Gasinzigwa (Universiteit Stellenbosch, Department of Psychology). Construction of Genocide Memories: Narratives of Second-generation Rwandans
Yosef Sintayehu Jemberie (Makerere University, Department of Social Studies). The Making of State of Emergency: A Historical Critique of Modern Political Power in Ethiopia
Awet Halefom Kahsay (Addis Ababa University, Institute for Peace and Security Studies). Preventing Inter-Ethnic Conflict through Traditional Institutions: Evidences from North-East Ethiopia
Learnmore Mvundura (University of the Witwatersrand, School of Social Sciences). Debunking Foreigner-Citizen Identity Binaries: Immigrant Women’s Negotiation of Maternal Health Inequities in Johannesburg
Kenechukwu Nwachukwu (Makerere University, Makerere Institute of Social Research). Nigeria’s Unresolved Political History and the Production of Violence Through Historical Narratives: The IPOB Question
Jacob Tagarirofa (University of the Free State, Centre for Gender and Africa). ‘Invisible Objects’ and Everyday Violence in a Post-war Community: A Posthuman Analysis of the Gendered Materialities of Landmines in the North-Eastern Border Area of Zimbabwe

2019–20

Jacqueline Adongo (Cultural Studies, Makerere University). Rethinking Childhood: Child Identity Formation in Post-War Northern Uganda
Stephen David (English Studies, Stellenbosch University). Biafra as Third Space: Reading the Politics of Belonging in Nigeria-Biafra Civil War Literature
Florence Ncube (Anthropology, University of the Western Cape). Navigating Exile: A Case Study of Rwandan Former Soldiers Living in South Africa
Elizabeth Animashaun (Peace Studies, University of Ibadan). Contending for Power: Intersections of Spiritualism, Violence, and Dominance in Commercial Sex Work
Khanyile Mlotshwa (Media and Cultural Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal). Interrogating Anti-Black Violence and Xenophobia in Discursive Construction of Black Subjectivity in Post-Apartheid Johannesburg, South Africa
Charlotte Ofori (Population Studies, University of Ghana). Bridewealth Payment and Male-Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Ghana
Martin Ihembe (Political Science, University of Ibadan). Electoral Violence and Reforms in Nigeria’s Fledgling Democracy
Chenai Matshaka (Political Science, University of Pretoria). Civil Society Narratives of Violence and the Shaping of the Transitional Justice Agenda in Zimbabwe
Isaac Dery (Gender Studies, Unaffiliated). "Illegal Border Crossing" and Gender-Based Violence: Developing an African-Centered Perspective on Masculinities
Michael Owojuyigbe (Sociology, University of Ibadan). Sexual Learning Among the "Omo Ita" in Ibadan 

2017–18

Simbarashe Gukurume (Sociology, University of Cape Town). Militarization of University Spaces in Zimbabwe: Institutionalised Political Violence
Yahya Sseremba (Political Science, Makerere University). A Historical and Political Inquiry Into the Political Violence in the Rwenzori Area of Uganda
Edmore Chitukutuku (Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand). Youth Militias As Victims of Political Violence in Northern Zimbabwe
Torque Mude (Political Science, Religions, and Philosophies, Midlands State University). Effects of Violent Protests in Zimbabwe: Interrogating the April-August 2016 Anti-Government Protests
Benard Kilaka (Political Science). When Comrades Become Radicalized: Students’ Fears, Everyday Relations, and Perceptions of Security in Moi University, Kenya
Chibuzor Azubuike (African Studies, University of Ibadan). Negotiating Homeland and Return Among Female Bakassi Refugees in Cross River State
Souad Belhorma (Gender Studies, Moulay Ismail University-Meknes). Violence and Socioeconomic Development in a Transnational Context: A Case Study of Sub-Saharan Women in Morocco
Rosette Vuninga (History, University of the Western Cape). Combattants: Activists or Gangs? Ethno-Regional Violence Among Congolese Immigrants of South Africa
Elizabeth Animashaun (Conflict Studies, University of Ibadan). Commercial Sex Workers and Gender-Based Violence in Communities along Benin-Republic- Nigeria Border Corridor
Naume Choguya (Sociology and Anthropology University Of the Western Cape). Student Protests and Responses in South Africa: Violent Clashes

HFG Research and Policy in Brief


HFG Journalism Fellowships and Awards


SAN FRANCISCO – SEPTEMBER 20: Freshly printed copies of the San Francisco Chronicle roll off the printing press at one of the Chronicle’s printing facilities September 20, 2007 in San Francisco, California. Newspaper sales in the U.S. continue to slide as people turn to the internet and television for their news. The Chronicle saw its circulation plunge more than 15 percent in 2006 to 398,000 during the week which has hurt newspaper vendor Rick Gaub’s business. Unable to sell as many papers as he used to, Gaub is looking for a new way to earn money after selling papers for 42 years. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

As a research organization dedicated to understanding violence in all forms, the Foundation recognizes the importance of accurate, in-depth reporting on crime and violence.

The Foundation supports the work of journalists through its annual journalism fellowships and awards for excellence in reporting administered by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Crime Report.

HFG Justice Reporting Fellows at John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Each year, the Foundation awards 20-30 fellowships to reporters, broadcasters, editors, and writers covering crime and violence in the U.S. so they can attend the annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America.

Fellows participating in the two-day winter symposium have an opportunity to speak with leading national and state criminal justice researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to better understand the dynamics of crime, violence, and the U.S. justice system. 

Fellows are selected by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay College of Criminal Justice based in part on their work in progress or proposed projects that will benefit from participation in the symposium.

HFG Awards for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting at John Jay College

Each year the Foundation honors a reporter or team of reporters who have made an extraordinary contribution to public awareness of crime and justice issues. The prizes for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting, administered by John Jay’s Center on Media, Crime and Justice, recognize the previous year’s best print, online, or broadcast justice reporting by a U.S.-based media outlet.

The 2023 award for best series went to “Broken Doors,” a six-part, investigative podcast from the Washington Post hosted by Jenn Abelson and Nicole Dungca. The series examined the deployment of no-knock warrants in the American criminal legal system and explored the ramifications of flawed accountability at every level. 

The award for the single-story category went to “The Mother Trap” and the companion video by Mother Jones magazine, reported and written by Samantha Michaels. 

Detailed information on the award-winning work and a listing of those named runner-ups in the single and series categories can be found here.

Past Awards: 

The 2022 award for best series went to Jim Mustian and Jake Bleiberg of the Associated Press for their series, “Beatings, Buried Videos and Cover-Ups at the Louisiana State Police,” which revealed a pattern of violence against mostly Black motorists.  

The award for best single story went to Meribah Knight of Nashville Public Radio and Ken Armstrong of ProPublica for “Black Children Jailed for a Crime that Doesn’t Exist,” an examination of a wayward juvenile justice system in Tennessee’s Rutherford County.

The 2022 runner-up award for a series went to public radio station KQED in San Francisco for “On Our Watch,” a podcast series investigating police misconduct and excessive use of force in California. 

Simone Weichselbaum and Sachi McClendon of The Marshall Project, and Uriel Garcia of the Arizona Republic were recognized as runners up in the single-story category for their article “U.S. Marshals Act Like Local Police With More Violence and Less Accountability.”

The 2021 awards went to the staff of ProPublica for a series on infrequent disciplinary actions for alleged use of excessive force by the New York Police Department and to Anna Wolfe and Michelle Liu of Mississippi Today, working in partnership with The Marshall Project, for a story about de facto debtors prisons in Mississippi. 

Runners-up were Tony Plohetski, of the Austin American-Statesman, for a series on the collaboration of a Texas sheriff’s office with a reality TV show that allegedly led to violent tactics, and Hannah Dreier, of the Washington Post, for her story on how therapy sessions with undocumented migrant children were shared with U.S. immigration authorities for possible use in court proceedings against them.

The prizes are the only national awards that exclusively recognize work on crime and justice topics. Judging criteria include the work’s impact on public policy at the local or national level. Prizes are awarded to winners and runners-up for a single story and for a series at the annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America. 

HFG Symposium on Crime in America


The Foundation sponsors an annual two-day symposium at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The event brings together leading researchers and policymakers with journalists to deepen public understanding of the most relevant crime and violence issues in the United States.

On Oct. 3-4, 2023, John Jay College will host The 18th Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, “Reporting on Gun Violence: Engaging the Public on the Issues.”

The symposium will offer a series of discussions with experts, public officials, and journalists exploring gun violence, a critical public safety and public health issue affecting communities across the United States.

Panels will address how various policies, programs, politics, and historical dynamics impact gun violence, from police departments to legislators to local communities.

This virtual event is open to the public.

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SYMPOSIUM DETAILS AND AGENDA

2022 SYMPOSIUM HIGHLIGHTS

HFG Awards for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting at John Jay College

The symposium will honor the winners of the 2023 Harry Frank Guggenheim Awards for Excellence in Criminal Justice Journalism. The prizes, administered by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice, recognize the previous year’s best print and online justice reporting by a U.S.-based media outlet. Winners are chosen for the best series and best single story.  The 2023 winners will be announced prior to the conference at The Crime Report, a project of The Media, Crime and Justice Center at John Jay College, which is hosting the awards.

HFG Pembroke College Research Fellow


The Harry Frank Guggenheim Research Fellowship at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, was established in 2011 to support post-doctoral research proposing to make a significant contribution to the study of violence.

Selected by Pembroke College, the three-year award focuses on the causes, manifestations, and control of violence in the present world. Priority is given to candidates who make a compelling case for the relevance of potential findings for policies intended to reduce these ills.

Candidates are drawn from the disciplines of human, political, and social sciences, international relations, and aligned fields. The fellow is resident at, and admitted as a fellow of, Pembroke College during their tenure.

The fellowship provides an opportunity to organize a conference at Cambridge to explore an aspect of the fellow’s research that is pertinent to both scholarship and practice and to write and speak on their work in coordination with the Foundation.

Surer Mohamed has been named the 2021-2024 Pembroke Fellow. Ms. Mohamed, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Politics and International Studies at Queens’ College Cambridge, is studying post-conflict urban reconstruction and conflict-related property disputes in Mogadishu, Somalia.

About Pembroke College

Founded in 1347, Pembroke College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Its mission is to bring together the brightest students, from the broadest range of backgrounds; nurture outstanding research; provide the very best educational opportunities; and by doing so help to make a difference to the world.

HFG African Fellows


The Harry Frank Guggenheim African Fellow Awards (formerly the Harry Frank Guggenheim Young African Scholars) recognize emerging African scholars studying aspects of violence on or directly related to the African continent.

Applications for the 2023-2024 fellowships have closed. Applications for 2025-2026 will open in December 2024.

Every two years, the Foundation selects a cohort of Harry Frank Guggenheim African Fellows.  Approximately a dozen emerging scholars are recognized for projects judged to be of high quality and closely relevant to the Foundation’s interest in violence.

The Foundation welcomes proposals for the African Fellow Awards from any of the social and natural sciences or allied disciplines that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. The proposed project must relate directly to the African continent.

The Foundation is interested in violence related to many subjects, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • War
  • Crime
  • Terrorism
  • Family and intimate-partner relationships
  • Climate instability and natural resource competition
  • Racial, ethnic, and religious conflict
  • Political extremism and nationalism

The Foundation supports research that investigates the basic mechanisms in the production of violence, but primacy is given to proposals that make a compelling case for the relevance of potential findings for policies intended to reduce these ills. Likewise, historical research is considered to the extent that it is relevant to a current situation of violence. Examinations of the effects of violence are appropriate for a proposal only if a strong case can be made that these outcomes serve, in turn, as causes of future violence. 

The African Fellow Awards 

Fellowships are offered to individual scholars for a period of two years. The African Fellow Awards include an in-person methods workshop on the African continent, fieldwork research grants of $10,000 each, mentoring from senior African and Africanist scholars, sponsorship at an international conference to present research findings, and editorial and publication assistance through a writing workshop geared to support and prepare scholars to write for and submit to international peer-reviewed journals and other outlets for their research.

Timing

Candidates for the African Fellow Awards may apply online annually between December 1 and March 1. Final decisions are made by the Board of Directors. Applicants will be informed promptly by email of the Board’s decision. The program begins with a research proposal workshop held on the African continent.

Eligibility

Applicants for the fellowship may be citizens of any country. They must be aged 40 or younger, currently enrolled in an accredited Ph.D. program at an African higher-education institution, and living on the continent.

Application

The March 1 application deadline occurs every other year, in accordance with the program application cycle. Applicants must create an account to access the application. The guidelines are also available through the second link below.

Online Application (Login required)

Application Guidelines (PDF)

Advice for Applicants (PDF)

Recent Recipients

2023–2024

Doyinsola Oluwagbemi Agunbiade (University of Ibadan, Department of Peace, Security and Humanitarian Studies). Impact Assessment of Violent Conflicts on the Democratic Development in Côte d'Ivoire
Benyin Akande (University of Uyo, Department of Political Science & Public Administration). Separatism and Gender Roles: Exploring Women's Involvement in IPOB’s Agitations in Nigeria's South-east Region
Adventino Banjwa (Makerere University, Makerere Institute of Social Research). Contesting the Postcolonial Political Order: A Critical Historical and Political Study on the Federalist Movement in Uganda
Kigambo Gaaki (University of Cape Town, Centre for Film and Media Studies). Mediating Contentious Politics in Hybrid Regimes: Press Coverage of Political Protests in Uganda
Marie-Grace Kagoyire Gasinzigwa (Universiteit Stellenbosch, Department of Psychology). Construction of Genocide Memories: Narratives of Second-generation Rwandans
Yosef Sintayehu Jemberie (Makerere University, Department of Social Studies). The Making of State of Emergency: A Historical Critique of Modern Political Power in Ethiopia
Awet Halefom Kahsay (Addis Ababa University, Institute for Peace and Security Studies). Preventing Inter-Ethnic Conflict through Traditional Institutions: Evidences from North-East Ethiopia
Learnmore Mvundura (University of the Witwatersrand, School of Social Sciences). Debunking Foreigner-Citizen Identity Binaries: Immigrant Women’s Negotiation of Maternal Health Inequities in Johannesburg
Kenechukwu Nwachukwu (Makerere University, Makerere Institute of Social Research). Nigeria’s Unresolved Political History and the Production of Violence Through Historical Narratives: The IPOB Question
Jacob Tagarirofa (University of the Free State, Centre for Gender and Africa). ‘Invisible Objects’ and Everyday Violence in a Post-war Community: A Posthuman Analysis of the Gendered Materialities of Landmines in the North-Eastern Border Area of Zimbabwe

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