CISSR SPOTLIGHT

 
 
  
 
 

LAST CALL!
CISSR Dissertation Support Grants


 
 

The CISSR Dissertation Support Grant provides funding and office space for doctoral students who have completed most of their fieldwork and are at the write-up stage of their dissertation.


ELIGIBILITY 

University of Chicago doctoral students in the Division of the Social Sciences who have defended their dissertation proposal and collected most of their data/empirical evidence may apply. 


REQUIREMENTS

CISSR seeks to support doctoral research on international, transnational, and global questions. 

Graduate fellows are expected to engage with others at CISSR and contribute to intellectual life of the Center. All fellows are required to submit a report on the use of CISSR funds by July 1, 2020 and acknowledge CISSR support in all related publications.


SUPPORT

CISSR will provide graduate fellows with $5,000 in stipend along with shared office space in Pick Hall.


APPLICATIONS

Applications for 2019-20 Dissertation Support Grants are due April 5, 2019 at 11:59pm CST.

All applications require:

  1. Application forms are available on the University of Chicago’s funding  portal. Click here to complete an application form. You will need to submit contact information for a faculty sponsor as part of the application process  (no letter of recommendation is required, but students must identify a member of the faculty who is familiar with the work and can speak to the feasibility and promise of the proposed project)
  2. A CV
  3. A dissertation precis outlining the dissertation’s arguments, methods, and chapters (1,500-word maximum, bibliographies are excluded from word count)

Applicants are encouraged to learn more about CISSR and the Dissertation Support Grant by contacting Teresa Rodriguez via email at teresar@uchicago.edu or by phone at (773) 702-7721.


Applications Due

April 5, 2019



 
 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 

TUESDAY, April 2

The Pearson Institute

Pearson Lunch and Learn

Javier Auyero, University of Texas-Austin

12:45pm, Harris School, Keller Sky Suite

1307 E 60th St., Chicago, IL

Lunch provided with registration


 
 

SUNDAY, April 7

Seminary Co-Op

Islamophobia, Race, and Global Politics

Nazia Kazi

3:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL


 
 

WEDNESDAY, April 3

The Center for Latin American Studies

When State Building Backfires

Emily Sellers, Yale University

12:00pm, Classics Building, Room 110

1010 E 59th St., Chicago, IL

Lunch provided


 
 

MONDAY, April 8

CISSR

History and Social Sciences Forum

Ruixue Jha, UCSD

1:00pm, Pick Hall, Room 001

5828 S University Ave., Chicago, IL


 
 

The Center for East Asian Studies

Wilderness as Method, Contemporaneity as Method

Reiko Tomii

5:00pm, Cochrane Woods Art Center, Room 157

5540 S Greenwood  Ave., Chicago, IL


 
 

Seminary Co-Op

Why Bother? Rethinking Participation in
Elections and Protests

Susan Stokes and Selim Erdem Aytaç

6:00pm, 57th Street Books

1301 E 57th St.,  Chicago, IL


 
 

Oriental Institute

William Sumner Memorial Lecture: What Braidwood
Got Right

Melinda Zeder

7:00pm, Oriental Institute Breasted Hall

1155 E  58th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

THURSDAY, April 4

Oriental Institute

Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Nubians Living in
Ancient Egypt

Emilie Sarrazin

12:15pm, Oriental Institute

1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

The Pearson Institute

Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a
Turbulent World

Ambassador Rick Barton

12:45pm, Harris School, Keller Sky Suite

1307 E 60th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

CLAS, Committee on African Studies, Dept. of History

African Kings and Black Slaves

Herman Bennett, CUNY

5:00pm, Social Sciences Tea Room

1126 E 59th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

CEERES, Seminary Co-Op

A Sacred Space is Never Empty

Victoria Smolkin

6:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave.,  Chicago, IL


 
 

WEDNESDAY, April 10

Seminary Co-Op

I’m Writing You From Tehran

Delphine Minoui

6:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL


 
 

THURSDAY, April 11

The Pearson Institute

Reverend Dr. Richard L Pearson Lecture

Ambassador Husam Zomlot

12:30pm, Harris School, Keller Sky Suite

1307 E 60th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

Neubauer Collegium

Black Citizenship in the Age of Global Authoritarianism 

Panel Discussion

4:30pm, Neubauer Collegium

5701 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL


 
 

Center for East Asian Studies

The Human Rights Crisis 

in Xinjiang

Panel Discussion

6:30pm, International House, Assembly Hall

1414 E 59th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

FRIDAY, April 5

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Farouk Mustafa Memorial Friday Lecture

Elias Muhanna, Brown University

4:30pm, Stuart Hall, Room 101

5835 S Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL


 
 

CEERES

The Legacies of
Brest-Litovsk 1918

Guido Hausmann, University of Regensburg

4:30pm, Rosenwald Hall, Room 405

1101 E 58th St., Chicago, IL


 
 

FRIDAY, April 12

The Pearson Institute

The Darker Side of Peace Agreements

Panel Discussion

8:00am, Harris School, Keller Sky Suite

1307 E 60th St., Chicago, IL

Registration Required


 
 

CISSR

Empires and Atlantics Forum

Carolyn Roberts, Yale University

12:00pm, CISSR Conference Room 105

5828 S University Ave., Chicago, IL


 
 

MONDAY, April 15

Neubauer Collegium

The Fight Against Blandness: Lessons from Prisons, Afghanistan, and Walking

Rory Stewart

5:30pm, Neubauer Collegium

5701 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL

Registration Required


 
 

CEERES, Seminary Co-Op

My Life as a Spy

Katherine Verdery

6:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave.,  Chicago, IL


 
 
 
 

AROUND TOWN & DOWN THE ROAD

 
 
 

TUESDAY, April 2

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

India Votes 2019
Sadanand Dhume, Tanvi Madan, Adam Roberts
5:30pm,  Chicago Council on Global Affairs
130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL
Registration Required


 
 

FRIDAY, April 12

The Buffett Institute

Faculty & Fellows Colloquium

Nancy Qian

12:00pm,  Rebecca Crown Center
633 Clark St., Evanston, IL
Registration Required


 
 

WEDNESDAY, April 10

The Newberry 

Government Corruption and “Obstruction of Justice” in Anglo-America

Dylan LeBlanc

4:00pm, The Newberry Towner Fellows' Lounge

60 W Walton St., Chicago, IL

 
 

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Security in the Sahel: Prospects for 

Sustainable Peace
Isabella Alexander, Hannah Armstrong, John Campbell
4:00pm,  Chicago Council on Global Affairs
130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL
Registration Required


 
 

THURSDAY, April 11

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

How Effective is America’s Middle East Strategy
Ryan Crocker, Danielle Pletka
5:30pm,  Chicago Council on Global Affairs
130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL
Registration Required


 
 

Ongoing

The National Museum of Mexican Art

Show and Tell

Laura Aguilar Exhibit

1852 W 19th St., Chicago, IL

Through August 18


 
 
 
 

NEWS & RESEARCH ROUNDUP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An Interpretation of African Development


CISSR Faculty fellow James Robinson recently spoke on social wealth and radical egalitarianism in African Development as part of the United Nations University WIDER Seminar Series. You can listen to and follow along with his presentation here...


 
 
 
 
 
 

Honoring a legacy by supporting 

field research around the world


The Winter issue of Dialogo, UChicago’s quarterly social science magazine, profiled recipients of CISSR’s Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph Field Research Awards for Graduate Students. In the legacy of the prodigious field work of the Rudolphs, recipients are able to use their awards “to support field and archival research projects for current dissertation work or to test ideas for future Ph.D. studies. Read more about the recipients and their work here...


 
 

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT


 
 
 
 
 
 

Why alleged New Zealand mosque killer represents a broader ‘social movement’


 
 

In response to the recent New Zealand mosque attacks, UChicago faculty member Kathleen Belew was featured on PBS News Hour. Belew discusses how far right white power movements spark such violent events and are "meant to awaken a broader white public to the urgency of their ideology and to race war. Watch more here...


 
 
  
 
  
 
 
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