Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph Field Research Awards for Graduate Students


Last fall, in the legacy of Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph, CISSR awarded funding to eleven graduate students from across the Division of the Social Sciences  to  support field and archival research projects for current and future dissertation work around the world. 

Learn more about the work of the 2018 grant recipients here...

Beginning January 22, 2019, CISSR will accept proposals for the 2019 Lloyd and Susanne Rudolph Field Research Awards. These grants supports MA and PhD students conducting short-term research abroad by providing students with up to $5,000 that can be used to carry out fieldwork in support of MA theses, qualifying papers, pilot projects, and/or portions of their dissertation research. Students engaging in original data-collection efforts and traveling to access archives abroad are especially encouraged to apply. 

Interested students can learn more about eligibility requirements and the application process here or by contacting Teresa Rodriguez via email at or by phone at (773) 702-7721.




TUESDAY, Jan. 22


Oriental Institute

The Late Bronze Age Palaces at Hazor

Shlomit Bechar

12:00pm, Oriental Institute, La Salle Banks Room

1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL



Migration & Incorporation Workshop

Social Networks and Public Good Provision among Rohingya Refugees

Kara Ross Camarena

12:30pm, Classics Building, Room 110

1010 E 59th St., Chicago, IL


Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory

Conspiracy/Theory: The Play of Conspiracy in Plato’s Republic

Demetra Kasimis

4:00pm, Wilder House

5811 S Kenwood Ave.,  Chicago, IL


Southern Asia at Chicago

Surā in her Cups: Writing a History of Alcohol and Drugs in Pre-Modern South Asia

James McHugh, University of Southern California

5:00pm, Foster Hall, Room 103

1130 E 59th St., Chicago, IL


Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean

Passion, Provocation, and Friendly Fire

Erin McFee

5:00pm, Kelly Hall, Room 114

5848 S. University Ave., Chicago, IL


FRIDAY, Jan. 25

Slavery and Visual Culture Working Group

Coloring the Slave Trade Red: Cochineal, Cloth, and the Making of the Atlantic World

Emily Osborn

12:15pm, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture Conference Room

5733 S University Ave., Chicago, IL


Art and Politics of East Asia Workshop

Ethnography of Loss: Fumiko Hayashi’s Postwar Women

David Krolikoski

3:00pm, Center for East Asia Studies, Room 319

1155 E 60th St., Chicago, IL


Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Abusive Ligatures, Hanging Baselines and the Lost Fatimid Archive

Marina Rustow, Princeton

4:30pm, Stuart Hall, Room 101

5838 S Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL


Seminary Co-Op

“Revolutionary Waves: The Crowd in Modern China"

Tie Xiao and Robert Bird

5:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL



Southside Projections, Logan Center, and CEAS

Sanrizuka: Heta Village

Film Screening

7:00pm, Logan Center for the Arts

915 E 60th St., Chicago, IL


SUNDAY, Jan. 27


Seminary Co-Op

“A Rope from the Sky"

Stephen Franklin

3:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL


MONDAY, Jan. 28

 The Stevanovich Institute

Orwell’s Impact on How We Imagine Censorship

Ada Palmer

12:00pm, Stevanovich Institute

5737 S University Ave., Chicago, IL


TUESDAY, Jan. 29

Katz Center for Mexican Studies

American Basque or the Indians from Tlaxcala

José M. Portillo Valdés

12:30pm, John Hope Franklin Room, SS 224

1129 E 59th St., Chicago, IL


The Comparative Politics Workshop

Global Champions are Made at Home

Jazmin Sierra, Notre Dame

12:30pm, Pick Hall, Room 506

5828 S University Ave.,  Chicago, IL


African Studies Workshop

Cover Up That Bosom, Which I Can’t Endure to Look On

Altaïr Despres, IMAF-CNRS

5:30pm, Wilder House

5811 S Kenwood Ave.,  Chicago, IL



Institute of Politics

Caroline Kennedy on the Art of Diplomacy

Caroline Kennedy

5:30pm, Ida Noyes Hall, Cloister Club

1212 E 59th St., Chicago, IL

RSVP Required


Seminary Co-Op


Stevan Hobfall

6:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL



Islamic Studies Workshop

Freeing the Kadi’s Justice: Max Weber and Methodology in Islamic Legal Historiography

Amir Toft

2:30pm, UChicago Divinity School, Room S400

1025 E 58th St., Chicago, IL


Center for Latin American Studies

From Crias de Casa to Filhos de Criação: Raising Illegitimate Children in the ‘Big House’ in Post-Abolition Brazil

Sueann Caulfield, University of Michigan

4:30pm, Kelly Hall, Room 114

5848 S University Ave., Chicago, IL


Seminary Co-Op

“Uneven Moments"

Harry Harootunian

6:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL


FRIDAY, Feb. 1


CEERES, CEAS, CLAS, CMES, Neighborhood Schools Program, and UChicago Engages

11th Annual International Education Conference

8:30am, International House

1414 E 59th St., Chicago, IL

Tickets are required


MONDAY, Feb. 4

Center for Latin American Studies

All about Politics? Explaining Variance in Income Distribution within the Most Unequal Region in the World

Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, University of Oxford

12:00pm, Classics Building, Room 110

1010 E 59th St., Chicago, IL






Jan. 22


Northwestern University

Unlocking the Tropics: Nature, Science, and Imperialism in the Netherlands Indies, 


Luthfi Adam


1902 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL


Jan. 30


Chicago Council on Global Affairs

China and the US: A Lifetime in a Defining Era

Weijian Shan

5:30pm, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

130 E Randolph St., Chicago, IL


Jan. 22


Block Museum of Art


Film Screening

7:00pm, Block Museum of Art

40 Arts Circle Dr., Evanston, IL


Feb. 5


The Stevanovich Institute

Religion, Identity, and the Construction of Faith

Reza Aslan, Daniel Dennett, and William Schweiker

5:30pm, Logan Center

915 E 60th St., Chicago, IL


Jan. 28


The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

America First Meets Mexico First?

Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Andrew Selee, Pamela K. Starr, and Emilio Kourí

5:30pm,  Chicago Council on Global Affairs

130 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL


Feb. 7


The Pearson Institute

Lunch and Learn

Joel Braunold

12:45pm, Harris School of Public Policy, Room 2112

1155 E 60th St., Chicago, IL


Feb. 14


Seminary Co-Op, 3CT, and CISSR

“Worldmaking After Empire"

Adom Getachew

6:00pm, Seminary Co-Op

5751 S Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL





“What American’s Get Wrong About North Korea"

UChicago professor Bruce Cumings was recently featured in The Dictator’s Playbook on PBS. In an interview with WTTW, he discusses the history and current role of dictatorship in North Korea, the possibility of reunification, and what Americans should know about North Korea. Read more here...


Higher Education Administration Interns


If your office is interested in hosting a graduate student intern, you can participate in UChicago’s HEA Internship Program

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Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) 

Summer and Academic Year Fellowships


This fellowship program is currently accepting applications

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2018 Annual CISSR Conference - Panel 1

“Panel: Is There a Crisis?"


During the 2018 CISSR Annual Conference, an expert panel comprised of Howard Nusbaum (UChicago), Kristen Monroe (UC-Irvine), Colin Elman (Syracuse), Susan Goldin-Meadow (UChicago), Jukka Savolainen (Michigan), and Blake McShane (Northwestern) discuss the role of transparency and replication in their own work and address whether there is currently a crisis in social science research.

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