Einaudi Center announces first group of dissertation program awardees

Twelve Cornell graduate students have been selected for the Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program (DPDP), the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies announced.

The program, which is new this year, offers seminars, workshops, and mentoring to doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences who are developing interdisciplinary research projects abroad, or planning domestic projects on topics that connect to global issues.

It is supported by the New York-based Social Sciences Research Council (SSRC) as part of its University Initiative.

The students come from eight departments and three Cornell colleges. They will attend weeklong workshops in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis and receive one-on-one and group support from faculty facilitators Durba Ghosh, associate professor of history, and Marina Welker, associate professor of anthropology.

They will also receive funding assistance for their summer research.

The awardees are:

  • Shoshana Deutsh, Science and Technology Studies
  • Hilary Faxon, Development Sociology
  • Karlie Fox-Knudtsen, Socio-cultural Anthropology
  • Lara Fresko, History of Art (Contemporary Art)
  • Nikolaus Krachler, ILR
  • Lisa Lehner, Science and Technology Studies
  • Can Ouyang, ILR
  • Simon Posner, Anthropology
  • Ewan Robinson, Development Sociology
  • Aditi Sahasrabuddhe, Government (International Relations)
  • Janet Smith, Development Sociology
  • Kelsey Utne, History (Modern South Asian History)

The program is led by Hirokazu Miyazaki, an anthropologist and director of the Einaudi Center, and Wendy Wolford, the Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Development Sociology. They are currently seeking letters of interest from faculty members who would like to serve as facilitators in 2018. 

The SSRC University Initiative is made possible by grant funds provided to the SSRC by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This article originally appeared on the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies website.

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