Home » Faculty Announcement » Students and Faculty Studying Conservative Movements Win Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratories Research Grant

Students and Faculty Studying Conservative Movements Win Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratories Research Grant

Sociology graduate students Kate Wood and Ian Mullins, along with Communication Department graduate student Muni Citrin and History Department graduate student Ryan Reft, have been awarded generous funding through the UCSD Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratories Initiative. The students will work with professors Amy Binder, Isaac Martin, Robert Horwitz, and Nayan Shah, representing the social sciences and the humanities. Building on a successful interdisciplinary Workshop for the Study of Conservative Movements and Conservatism established at UCSD in 2008, the funded research has two aims: First, to describe the plurality and diversity of conservative movements in the twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. and, second, to develop a shared intellectual framework that can make sense of this diversity without reducing American conservatism to a single tradition or essential trait. This shared framework will contribute to how scholars in the humanities and social sciences understand the rise of the American right as a defining event of the late twentieth century.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: