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Research Stipend Program

The Rockefeller Archive Center received 87 applications for its 2018 research stipend program. In February, 52 applicants from 15 countries were awarded research stipends to conduct research in the Center's archival collections. The 2018 stipend recipients, their institutions, and research topics follow.


Dalal Musaed Alsayer, PhD Candidate in Architecture, PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania
Experts in the Desert: Design and the Environmental Imaginaries of Modern Arabia (1949-61)

Felipe Amorim, Master's student at the Department of History, University of São Paulo
The Process of Institutionalization of Political Science in Brazil and the Transition Agenda

Liping Bu, Professor, History Department, Alma College
"Paul Monroe: A Pioneering Leader of Comparative and International Education"

Karin Bugow, Research Associate, Jacobs University Bremen
Green Revolution and the Role of Multinational Companies 1960s and 1970s

Jonathan Coulis, PhD Candidate, History Department, Emory University
Unexpected Revolutionaries: Economists, Agronomists, and Farmers Cultivating Modernity in Brazil's coffee fields, 1954-1989.

Jeffrey Crean, Part-Time Instructor, Blinn College
The Center Holds at the NCUSCR: A Mainstream Organization Surviving an Era of Extremes

Sanjukta Das Gupta, Associate Professor, Modern Indian History Dipartimento Istituto Italiano di Studi Orientali, Sapienza University of Rome
Environment, disease and medicine: Changing practices among Adivasis of eastern India, 1850s- 1990s

Lee Davis, Co-Director, Center for Social Design, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) & Faculty
The Design of Universal Understanding: the utopian collaboration between famed cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead and graphic designer Rudolf Modley to create a universal visual language

Aliki Economides, Affiliated Member, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM), McGill University
Building Peace: 'International' Modern Architecture and the Communicative Monuments of Postwar Diplomacy

Farabi Fakih, Secretary of Masters Study in History/Lecturer, History, Gadjah Mada University
Indonesian-American Relations and the Emergence of Indonesia's Managerial Class

Cara Fallon, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Extending the End: A Cultural History of Aging in Twentieth-Century America

Nelson Flores, Assistant Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
Radical Neoliberalism: Bilingual Education in the School District of Philadelphia

Doug Genens, PhD Candidate, History, University of California, Santa Barbara
Whiter Rural? The Battle of Rural America's Future, 1945-1980

Emily Rebecca Gioielli, Assistant Professor-Adjunct, Central European Univeristy
Birmingham to Budapest: The Civil Rights Movement and Socialist East Central Europe, 1955-1989

Kelly Goodman, PhD candidate, Department of History, Yale University
Taxing Limits: The Political Economy of American School Finance

Benjamin Hartley, Associate Professor of Christian Mission, College of Christian Studies, George Fox University
World Christianity's Emissary: John R. Mott and the birth of a global church

Matthew Hedstrom, Associate Professor of American Studies and Religious Studies, University of Virginia
The Religion of Humanity: Spirituality, Politics, and the United Nations

Sam Hege, Phd Candidate, History Department, Rutgers University at New Brunswick
Infrastructures of Beef: A Transnational History of Feedlots, Fast Food, and Environmental Justice, 1920-2000

Anna Holdorf, Ph.D. Student, University of Notre Dame
A Harvest for Heaven and Earth: Religion, Agriculture, and Development in the Twentieth-Century U.S. and Latin America

Ani Hovannisian, Independent Non-Fiction Programming / Documentary Producer
Warriors of Peace: The Kerr Story

Cheng Hu , Professor, Nanjing University
The International Health Board and China's modernity (1928-1966)

Jennifer Johnson, Assistant Professor of History, Brown University
State building After Empire: Public Health, Family Planning and International Aid in North Africa

Dyfrig Jones, Lecturer, School of Creative Studies and Media, Bangor University
Media Reform at the Ford Foundation

Junho Jung, PhD Candidate, Department of the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities, College of Medicine, Seoul National University
Construction of Trans-National Public Health Research Network: Activities of Rockefeller Foundation Funded Organization in Korea, 1945-1960s

Dinesh Kataria, Fox Fellow, Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University
Ways of Belonging: The Shifting Contours of Work- City Relations in Delhi,1950s-2000s

In-soo Kim, Research Professor, Asia Contents Institute (ACI), Konkuk University, Korea
The SSRC and the Formation(/Transformation) of Korean Social Science: Focused on the Asiatic Research Center Conference (1965)

Rob Konkel, PhD Candidate, History Department, Princeton
Imagining the Global Economy: Uncooperative Internationalism and Technocratic Global Capitalism in the Age of Disequilibrium

Harm Langenkamp, Lecturer, Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Utrecht University
Cosmopolitan Counterpoint: Overt and Covert Musical Warfare and Diplomacy in the Early Cold War, 1945-1961

Yishi Liu , Assistant Professor, Tsinghua University
An Architectural History of Peking Union Medical College

Yi Lu, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University
Sinological Garbology: Archives and History in Modern China

Christos Mais, PhD Candidate, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, Leiden University
The Ford Foundation in Greece

Rachel Meach, PhD student, History department at the University of Strathclyde
A Spoonful of Sugar: Dietary Advice and Diabetes in Britain and the United States in the Twentieth Century'

Samira Mehta, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Albright College
God Bless the Pill? Contraception, Sexuality, and American Religion

Adriana Minor Garcia, Postdoctoral fellow, Programa de Pós-Graduaçaão em Ensino, Filosofia e Histoória da Cieência, Universidade Federal da Bahia
Celestial objects, terrestrial journeys: Traces of cosmic ray physics in Latin America

Sujata Mukherjee, Professor, History Department, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
Internationalization of public health and maternal and infant health in late colonial India:c1920s-1940s

Wendi Muse, PhD student, New York University
Exiles & Allies: Portuguese Africa and the Brazilian Left, 1951 - 1992

Ben Offiler, Lecturer in History, Department of Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University
"Helping Needy People to Help Themselves": The Near East Foundation, United States, and Iranian Development

Elisabeth Piller, Temporary Lecturer, American Studies, Department of Languages and Literature, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Prelude to Re-Education? Transatlantic Student Exchanges in the 1920s and the Origins of American Public Diplomacy

Megan Raby, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"From Mosquitos to People": Marston Bates, American Science, and the Rockefeller Foundation International Health Division

Chanelle Rose, Associate Professor, History Department, Rowan University
Neither Right Nor Left: Black Conservatism in Post-WWII America

Livio Sansone, Professor of Anthropology at UFBA (Federal University of Bahia)
The Making of Africanisms in Brazil and its relevance for Panafricanism

Tamás Scheibner, Assistant Professor, University of Budapest
The Comparative Moment: The Renaissance of Comparative Literature and US-Hungarian Cultural Diplomacy during the Cold War

Andrew Seaton, PhD Candidate, Department of History, New York University
The National Health Service and the Endurances of British Social Democracy, 1948 to the Present

Sarah-Neel Smith, Assistant Professor, Art History, Maryland Institute College of Art
Exhibiting the Middle East: The Lost History of America's Cultural Exchanges

Divya Subramanian, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Columbia University
Global Townscape: Gordon Cullen and the Rediscovery of the Urban in the Late Twentieth Century

Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
The Institutionalization of Academic Economics in Brazil, 1960-80

Aurelia Valero Pie, Full-time Research Professor, Cultural and Social Representations Research Unit, National Autonomous University of Mexico
"Philosophy Comes of Age: Actors, Institutions and Philanthropies in the Professionalization of Philosophy in Mexico (1940-1960)"

Amanda Waterhouse, PhD Student, History Department, Indiana University
Modernization's Architects: United States International Development in Colombia, 1948-1971

Amrys Williams, Associate Director and Oral Historian, Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library
Growing Rural Modernity: 4-H Clubs in America and the World

Mason Williams , Assistant Professor of Political Science and Leadership Studies, Williams College
City of Fortune: Urban Democracy in the Age of Inequality

Gregory Witkowski, Associatte Professor of Philanthropic Studies, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Answering the Call: Nonprofits Respond to 9/11

Ruisheng Zhang, PhD Candidate, Independent Lecturer, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences & Nanjing Agricultural University
A Green Revolution in China--American Engagement with China's Agricultural Modernization during the Republic of China, 1912-1979

2017 Rockefeller Archive Center Research Stipend Recipients

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