The Graduate Program Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 summer research stipends for research projects intended to result in the publication of a paper:
The Sanctions Paradox: A Cultural Explanation
“Care” as Resistance to Neo-liberalism Feminist Activism and Labor Market Sex Segregation in Korea
The Effect of Personal Exposure to Dying on Beliefs about Withdrawing Medical Treatment
Josh Shapiro and Bud Mehan
Couchsurfing: A Global Ethnography of Transnational Networks, Solidarity, Trust and Resistance
Defining Science, Constructing the “Turkish Nation”, 1870-1950
There were two types of grants available: faculty-student collaboration and individual student projects. There were 19 submissions overall, and only five could be funded at this time. The overall quality of the applications was truly outstanding and the committee was extremely impressed by the excellent projects that are being developed. This made the task of selecting a fraction for funding exceedingly difficult and there were many projects that we would wish to encourage, but for which we were not able to provide funding.