- Undergraduate Associates 2014–2015
- 2014 Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize Winners
- First-Year Graduate Student Associates 2014–2015
The following students have been appointed Undergraduate Student Associates for the 2014–2015 academic year and have received grants to support travel in connection with their senior thesis research on international affairs.
Daniel Barcia (History) Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Undergraduate Research Fellow. The Maroon Rebellion and slavery in Spanish and British Florida.
Julia Cohn (History and Literature) Samuels Family Research Fellow. Analyzing Gloriosa Victoria, a mural by Diego Rivera depicting the US and United Fruit Company roles in the 1954 Guatemalan coup, in particular, how the intellectuals and artists of Rivera’s inner circle, influenced his representations of US and Guatemalan political figures.
Mayumi Cornejo (Government) Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. A comparative case study of the Rondas Campesinas in Peru, examining the civic engagement of peasant patrols and their relationship with the state to explain growth and variation of political activity throughout different regions of Peru.
Nafisa Eltahir (Sociology) Rogers Family Research Fellow. The skin lightening trend among Sudanese women and comparing their attitudes toward skin color and shade with those of African American women.
Diego Huerta (Anthropology) Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. HIV/AIDS in queer Latino populations along the Texas-Mexico border.
Ralph “Tre” Hunt (African and African American Studies) Rogers Family Research Fellow. Understanding the role of Chinese Confucius institutes in sub-Saharan Africa.
Alyssa Leader (Psychology) Rogers Family Research Fellow. The trans-generational effects of wartime trauma on the children of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone.
Manuel Andrés Meléndez (Government) Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. New right-wing party building in Latin America, with a focus on successful cases in Chile (UDI) and El Salvador (ARENA).
Hannah Mullen (Government) Simmons Family Research Fellow. How institutions shape initiatives to reform military justice systems, with a focus on the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.
Anja Nilsson (Social Studies) Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. A genealogy of financial secrecy in Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Debbie Onuoha (Joint concentration in History and Literature and Anthropology) Rogers Family Research Fellow. Urban “decongestion” policies in Accra, Ghana, in particular, communities surrounding the Korle Lagoon, that mobilize environmental language to target informal housing and populations for removal.
Eliza Pan (Social Studies) Canada Program Undergraduate Research Fellow. Mainland Chinese astronaut households in Vancouver, Canada.
Elizabeth Pike (Social Studies) Rogers Family Research Fellow. Confucianism and uBuntu: The role of communitarianism and sustainable urban development, a study of Chinese and South African eco-cities.
Owen Senders (History) Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Undergraduate Research Fellow. How international organizations shape, intentionally or unintentionally, the academic communities of the countries in which they operate, particularly the influence of the Ford Foundation on economists at the University of Chile during the 1960s and early 1970s.
Hilton Simmet (Social Studies) Samuels Family Research Fellow. A look at alternative economic, agricultural, and social approaches to development through the “Ecovillages” project being implemented by the Senegalese government in conjunction with the United Nations Development Program.
Amy Sparrow (Social Studies) Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. Determinants of food safety in China and what it takes for the government to react to food safety concerns.
The Weatherhead Center congratulates the following Undergraduate Associates who were awarded 2014 Thomas Temple Hoopes Prizes on the basis of their outstanding scholarly work or research.
Katryna Cadle “Selling the Philippine Voice: Vocal Adaptability and the Colonial History of Service in Philippine Call Centers”
Anne Marie Creighton “A New Light on the Incas: Depictions of History and Civilization in Inca Garcilaso, 1609–1617”
The following students will begin their first year as Graduate Student Associates in the 2014–2015 academic year and will receive support for their dissertation research.
Christina E. Crawford, PhD Candidate, Architecture and Urban Planning. Socialist urban theory in the early Soviet Union through three diverse social-industrial settlements built between 1917 and 1932.
Nils Hagerdal, PhD Candidate in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School. Explaining forced migration in the Lebanese civil war, 1975–1990.
Connor Huff, PhD Candidate, Department of Government. Exploring variation in the strategies of terrorist groups as they work to garner popular support.
Yitzchak Jaffe, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology. How early Chinese colonial expansions created new forms of localized social identities that were part of a larger complex mesh of social conditions and interactions in a new global reality.
Madhav Khosla, PhD Candidate, Department of Government. The political thought and ideological origins of India’s constitutional founding.
Charlotte Lloyd, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology. How reconciliation institutions and practices originating in the Global South have been adapted in Australia and the implications of this process for marginalized indigenous and immigrant populations.
Margot Moinester, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology. How deportation from the United States affects the health status of deportees living in Jamaica.
Erin Mosely, PhD Candidate, Department of African and African American Studies. How the post-genocide moment in Rwanda has impacted the complex ways in which “Never Again” operates as a powerful ideological and epistemological framework.
Nadav Orian Peer, SJD, Harvard Law School. The political debate surrounding the establishment of the Federal Reserve in 1913 with emphasis on its international dimensions.
Eva Payne, PhD Candidate, Program in American Studies. International networks of sex reformers who shaped the moral and legal frameworks that govern American and international policy about sexual issues.
Jonathan Phillips, PhD Candidate, Department of Government. The process by which programmatic politics arises in unfavorable, weakly institutionalized polities, and the conditions that make this possible.
Mircea Raianu, PhD Candidate, History Department. A historical study of the Tata Group, India’s largest business firm, focusing on the dynamic of mercantile and industrial capital as well as on ethics and modes of governance.
Kai M. Thaler, PhD Candidate, Department of Government. The cross-national impact on conflict, governance, and development when rebel groups win civil wars.
Lydia Walker, PhD Candidate, History Department. The end of colonialism and examining why some states were stillborn and when others come to life with specific analysis of failed nationalisms from 1960–1966: Nagaland (India), S.W. Africa (S. Africa), and Katanga (Congo).
Emrah Yildiz, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology. The changing nexus of state sovereignty, religious pilgrimage, and contraband economies along the Hajj-e Fuqara pilgrimage route.
The 2013–2014 class of Graduate Student Associates gather after their final lunch seminar of the academic year. Photo credit: Kristin Caulfield