CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2013-14 Academic Year
Application Deadline: March 31, 2014
The Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism will award up to 10 undergraduate research fellowships for projects to be begun in the summer of 2014 and completed during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Students may receive grants of up to $2500 for research expenses. All full-time Penn undergraduate students enrolled in any school who wish to undertake research pertinent to any dimension of democracy, or citizenship, or constitutionalism are eligible to apply. Projects can address any one (or more) of the program’s three themes. Grants may be combined with funding from other programs. Applicants are expected but not required to conduct research that will contribute to the writing of a Senior Essay or the completion of an independent study course during the 2014-2015 academic year. Work may involve travel to libraries, archives, field or interview sites, or other institutions.
Partnership with Latin American and Latino Studies: Students doing projects on Latino America and/or Latino politics in the United States can also apply and will receive additional advisory support from the Latin America and Latino Studies program. For specific information contact Emilio A. Parrado, e-mail email@example.com
All grant recipients are required to participate in bi-monthly seminars during the academic year, which will include discussions of research issues and strategies as well as scholarly presentations on the program’s themes. They will be eligible to attend the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism’s faculty workshop and conference sessions featuring leading scholars from around the world. All grant recipients are also required to give an oral presentation on their completed research at a DCC Undergraduate Conference near the end of the 2014-2015 academic year.
Applications are due by MARCH 31, 2014. Applications should be made via the CURF website, http://www.upenn.edu/curf/research/grants/ppdcc. For further information, contact Matthew Roth, Administrator of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013-14 UNDERGRADUATE GRANT RECIPIENTS:
Serena Covkin (email@example.com), History
“Women’s Associations in the Civil War”
Adviser: Stephanie McCurry, History
Shabnam Elahi (firstname.lastname@example.org), Biology
“Risk Communication and Asbestos Exposure”
Adviser: Fran Barg, Medicine
Yessenia Gutierrez (email@example.com), Biology and Latino and Latin America Studies
“Becoming American: The Process of Belonging and Identity Formation in the Emerging Latin American Immigrant Community in Philadelphia”
Adviser: Emilio Parrado, Sociology
Julia Kelsoe (firstname.lastname@example.org), History
“The Court of the Star Chamber”
Adviser: Margo Todd, History
Amanda Mauri (email@example.com), Health and Societies
“The Consequences of a Constitutional Right to Health”
Adviser: Arnold Rosoff, Wharton
Urja Mittal (firstname.lastname@example.org), Wharton
“Public Opinion and Political Accountability”
Adviser: Marc Meredith, Political Science
Sindhu Nandhakumar (email@example.com), Political Science
“The Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Committee in Sri Lanka and the Promotion of Democracy”
Adviser: Eileen Doherty-Sil, Political Science
Mauricio Novelo (firstname.lastname@example.org), Comparative Literature and English
“Latin American Indigenes and Representations of Citizenship in a Globalized World”
Adviser: Rachel Ellis Neyra, English, email@example.com.
Elie Peltz (firstname.lastname@example.org), Psychology
“Civil Society Peacebuilding in Israel-Palestine and Northern Ireland”
Adviser: Ian Lustick, Political Science
Shawn Teo (email@example.com), Political Science
“The Development of National Identity in Singapore”
Adviser: Frederick Dickinson, History
PAST UNDERGRADUATE GRANT RECIPIENTS
Humna Bhojani, Political Science, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Arabs in East Jerusalem"
Adviser: Ian Lustick, Political Science
Robert Franco, History, email@example.com
"El Parasio de Las Mujeres: Women's Suffrage in Ecuador, 1895-1929"
Adviser: Ann Farnsworth-Alvear, History
Stephen Fritz, History, firstname.lastname@example.org
"The South Carolina Progressive Democratic Party, 1944-1948."
Adviser: Thomas Sugrue, History
Naomi Fujiki, History, email@example.com
"Human Rights Watch and the Helsinki Final Act: The Role of An American Human Rights Nongovernmental Organization At the End of the Cold War "
Adviser: Vanessa Ogle, History
Michael Gutierrez, Hispanic Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Democratic Spaces in Cuban Hip-Hop"
Adviser: Rachel Ellis Neyra, Romance Languages
Ting Cho Lau, Political Science, email@example.com
"Derek Parfit, Moral Theory, and Political Communities."
Adviser: Jeffrey Green, Political Science
Jun Youb Lee, History, firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Great Peace March of 1986"
Adviser: Walter Licht, History
Lee Marcus, Health and Societies, email@example.com
"Social Position and Citizenship Identities Among Middle School Adolescents in a Higher Education Partnership After-School Program."
Adviser: Xu Lan, Graduate School of Education
Laurel Ma, History/African Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
"National Identity Construction in the Zimbabwean Crisis"
Adviser: Lee Cassanelli, email@example.com
Kristin Zuhone, Political Science, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Rioting in the Banlieues and Questions of Citizenship in France"
Adviser: Brendan O'Leary, Political Science
Meghna Chandra, Political Science, email@example.com
"NGOs and Conceptions of Citizenship in Bogota, Columbia and La Paz, Bolivia"
Adviser: Prof. Tulia Falleti, Political Science
Adam Croom, Philosophy/Linguistics, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Game Theoretic Pragmatics and the Socio-Politics of Face”
Adviser: Prof. Robin Clark, Linguistics
John Gee, History, email@example.com
“An Intellectual Biography of Rawls’ Theory of Justice”
Adviser: Prof. Warren Breckman, History
Melissa Goodman, Political Science, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Humanitarian Law and Foreign Policy in the Afghanistan War”
Adviser: Prof. Jessica Stanton, Political Science
Meghan Hussey, International Relations, email@example.com
“Criminals of Political Prisoners? The Management of the 1980-1981 Hunger Strikes in Northern Ireland by the Governments of the UK an Ireland”
Adviser: Prof. Brendan O’Leary, Political Science
Emily Kern, History (Diplomatic), firstname.lastname@example.org
“GI Jupp: German-American Identity and Citizenship in World War II”
Adviser: Prof. Arthur Waldron , History
Galileu Kim, Political Science and Economics, email@example.com
“The Paris Club: Politics and the Impacts of Debt Restructuring in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico”
Adviser: Prof. Tom Callaghy, Political Science
Quratul-Ann Malik, Political Science, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Does Pakistan Have a Tipping Point? An Agent-Based Modeling Analysis”
Adviser: Prof. Ian Lustick, Political Science
Michael Morse, Political Science, email@example.com
“Political Impacts of Felon Disfranchisement”
Adviser: Prof. Marc Meredith, Political Science
Zachary Propert, Comparative Literature, firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Media War and Political Discourse in Mali”
Adviser: Prof. Lydie Moudileno, Romance Language
Adam Saltzman, Philosophy, email@example.com
“When Is Terrorism Justified?”
Adviser: Prof. Kok-chor Tan, Philosophy
Sarabeth Zielonka, Russian Languages and Literature, firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Sinyavsky-Daniel Trial and the Origins of Soviet Legalism”
Adviser: Prof. Benjamin Nathans, History
Eitan Adler, International Relations, email@example.com
“Identity and tensions surrounding the accidental non-Jewish Russian population in Israel”
Project Adviser: Prof. Ian Lustick, Political Science
Stephen Childs, History, StephenCChilds@yahoo.com
“Averting Crisis: The Washington Peace Conference of 1861 – Its Failure, and the Quandary of the Border-States”
Project Adviser: Prof. Stephanie McCurry, History
Rose Espinola, Latin American Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
“A Neo-Movimiento?: Youth-farmworker solidarity among Latino activists”
Project Adviser: Prof. Ann Farnsworth-Alvear, History
Clare Foran, History, email@example.com
"The Construction of Memory in Postwar France: An Analysis of Antigone by Jean Anouilh
and Les Mouches by Jean Paul Sartre"
Project Adviser: Prof. Warren Breckman, History
Mary Ann (Molly) Mitchell, MahMitchell@gmailcom
“Nigerian Videofilm as a Means for Democratic Interventions”
Project Adviser: Prof. John Jackson, Anthropology
Sasha Riser-Kositsky, Political Science, firstname.lastname@example.org
“Are Smaller States 'Better' States? Development and Governance in Jharkhand and Uttarkhand”
Project Adviser: Prof. Devesh Kapur, Political Science
W. Collin Schenk, Health and Society, email@example.com
“Voices from Kolkata: The Politics of Health in the Slums”
Project Adviser: Prof. David Barnes, Health and Society
Vikram Vish, Wharton, firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Impact of Universities in Strengthening Citizenship and Democratic Competencies Among Undergraduate Students”
Project Adviser: Prof. Henry Teune, Political Science
Alec Webley, Political Science, email@example.com
“The More Things Get Edited, The More They Stay the Same: Wikipedia and the Limits of Deliberative Democracy”
Project Adviser: Prof. Jeffrey Green, Political Science
Eric Augenbraun, History, "Tuskegee in Philadelphia: The Ideological and Institutional Foundations of Leon Sullivan's Opportunities Industrialization Centers."
Project Adviser: Professor Thomas Sugrue (History)
Adrienne Benson, Political Science, "Deliberative Theory and Democratic Reality: What the 2008 Presidential Nominating Caucuses Mean for Deliberative Democracy."
Project Adviser: Professor Jeffrey Green (Political Science)
Boyan Gerasimov, International Relations, "Why Do Bulgarians and Romanians Trust the European Commission More than Their Own National Governments?"
Project Adviser: Professor Mark Pollack (Liberal Arts, Temple University)
George Karandinos, Health and Societies, "The Impact and Reproduction of Violence in North Philadelphia."
Project Adviser: Professor Philippe Bourgois (Anthropology)
Andrew Kincaid, History & Hispanic Studies, "Atlantic Piracy and the Rise of the Modern Age."
Project Adviser: Professor Ronald Granieri (History)
Elise Miller, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, "Resilience in Rwanda: Exploring Post-Traumatic Well-being and its Implications for Democratic Development."
Project Advisers: Eranda Jayawickremeand Professor Martin Seligman (Psychology)
Mario Peia, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and Psychology, "Businesses as Citizens: A Framework for Rights and Responsibilities in a Global Marketplace."
Project Adviser: Professor Tara J. Radin (Wharton)
Aro Velmet, History, "Remembering the Lost Decades: Identity Creation in Baltic Museums of Occupation."
Project Adviser: Richard Leventhal (Anthropology)
Athanasia Vgontzas, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, "Health Inequalities among Rural and Urban Roman In Greece."
Project Adviser: Professor Adriana Petryna (Anthropology)
Chloe Wayne, Finance and Africana Studies, " The Politics of Standard Deviation: Assembling Race, Ownership, and Citizenship from the Ruins of Property Crises."
Project Adviser: Professor Andrew Lamas (Urban Studies)
Adam Bartolanzo, Political Science, "Faith-Based Initiatives in Philadelphia"
Barbara Coons, History and Biology, "The Potential for Violence in 1990s Eastern Europe:
Why Did Translyvania Simmer While Kosovo Boiled?"
Ani Gevorkian, International Relations, "Failures of Democratization in Armenia"
Neel Lalchandani, Political Science, "Afro-Centric Curricula and Citizenship in Philadelphia Schools"
Carlos Martinez-Ruiz, Cultural Anthropology, "The Welfare State in Crisis: Citizenship and National Political
Identity in the Mortgage Foreclosure Debacle"
Rahul Reddy, Political Science and Economics, "India's 'Sons of the Soil' Movements and Intra-State Borders"
David Reinecke and Philip Rocco, Science, Technology and Society and Political Science,
"Re-envisioning the Pan-European Polity: The Eurovision Song
Contest and Techniques of Representation"
Priya Shankar, Political Science and South Asian Studies, "Assuring Citizens Their Right to Food in India"
Sandra Zhao, History, "Modes of Empowerment: Literacy and Democracy in India"