CISSR SPOTLIGHT

2020-21 CISSR Review: Monograph Enhancement & Book Awards

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Every year CISSR funds multiple book awards for publication costs and book workshops, and during 2020-21,  we have awarded six faculty with book awards for translations and manuscripts in political science, history, and sociology, all forthcoming in the next few years with announcements to be shared in upcoming digests. Undeniably our faculty fellows and graduate student fellows faced difficulty in the past year to make progress on international projects, but many researchers were able to pivot their timelines or adapted their plans to fit remote kinds of research or turned to publishing their work. Indeed, this year we celebrated two (virtual) book releases with faculty who were awarded CISSR Book Workshop and Monograph Enhancement Awards previously:

Property Without Rights: Origins and Consequences of the Property Rights Gap by Michael Albertus was released by Cambridge University Press in March 2021 (18-19 Book Workshop Award) Watch his book talk held on March 23rd moderated by Susan Stokes and hosted by CISSR, Seminary Co-op & the Center for Latin American Studies. He shares further insight on his research methods, the consequences of specific reform programs, and how land and property rights are linked to poverty and inequality. 

Violencia y Paz en la Guerra Contra Las Drogas: Ofensivas Estatales y Carteleles en America Latina was published by Universidad de Los Andes Press / CESED and translated by Patricia Torres Londoño, translated from Benjamin Lessing's 2018 book Making Peace In Drug Wars: Cartels and Crackdowns in Latin America, originally published by Cambridge University Press Studies in Comparative Politics in 2018 (18-19 Translation Book Award). Watch CISSR's co-hosted launch event from November 24th to celebrate the publication of the Spanish-language translation of Making Peace in Drug Wars. The Spanish-language event featured a conversation with Lessing, Angélica Durán, and Daniel Mejía and was co-hosted the Center for Latin American Studies and the Centro de Estudios Sobre Seguridad y Drogas at the Universidad de los Andes

Despite the difficulties of the pandemic, the international research community remains adaptable and committed to global questions which affect us all. Their efforts and writing outcomes from their research amid a world-changing pandemic continue to drive CISSR’s dedication to supporting creative ways to research our world and by providing funding to faculty who publish remarkable international social science research. 

 
 
 


CISSR Paid Student Internship Positions 


Please consider sharing applying for the student jobs linked below. All students at the University of Chicago are eligible to apply. For questions, please email Alexis Puzon at apuzon@uchicago.edu


The CISSR Media Intern will assist CISSR’s Center Supervisor by creating a bi-weekly digest during the Fall, Winter, Spring quarters. The CISSR Media Intern will manage the email lists and disseminate miscellaneous announcements through CISSR lists. Intern may assist with creating event posters, posting content to Youtube and social media, and coordinating virtual event invitations and registration in coordination with CISSR Program Assistant. This position is 8-10 hours per week at an hourly rate between $15 - $20.

 
 
 
CISSR Media Intern
 
 
 

The Program Assistant Intern will assist Center Supervisor with events and meetings to support CISSR faculty, staff, and student fellows. Program Assistant Intern will help maintain the CISSR website, including an event calendar, and will revise the website to meet new accessibility standards. The Program Assistant intern will also work with the Center Supervisor on programmatic initiatives and office management (as allowed and needed with current UChicago forward guidelines) and may assist with creating event posters in coordination with CISSR Media Intern and Center Supervisor. Additionally, the Program Assistant intern may prepare financial and administrative reports for Center Supervisor and CISSR Director. There may also be opportunities to participate in research and other activities with CISSR faculty and fellows, and the Center Supervisor will work with the Program Assistant intern to manage their schedule and work responsibilities throughout the year. This position is 10-15 hours per week at an hourly rate between $15 - $20.

 
 
 
CISSR Program Assistant
 
 
 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 
 
   
 

June 22

Seminary Co-op & Alliance Française de Chicago

"French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris” Conversation with Scott Dominic Carpenter

11:00 am, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

June 23

UChicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies & Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

2021 Summer Institute for Educators - Global and Local Inequities: Reflections of the COVID-19 Pandemic - Day 1

9:45 am, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

June 24

UChicago Yuen Campus in Hong Kong, Marine Biological Laboratory

Sea-Level Rise and the Fate of Coastal Ecosystems

7:00 am, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

UChicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies & Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting 

2021 Summer Institute for Educators: “Discussing “The Game” – Migrants and Refugees Face Peril in Bosnia-Herzegovina”

4:30 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

June 24 & 25

UChicago Center for East Asian Studies 

33rd Meeting of the North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics: "Variation and Change in Chinese Varieties around the Globe"

7:50 am, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

June 25

UChicago Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry at the Smart Museum of Art & Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe

The Lives & Afterlives of Objects Symposium

4:30 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
   
 

June 28

The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong; Yuen Campus Series

UChicago Focus Series: Responses to China’s Rise in Southern Asia

Speaker: CISSR Fellow 19-20 Paul Staniland 

7:30 am, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

UChicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies & Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

2021 Summer Institute for Educators: "COVID Crossroads: The Pandemic’s Impact on Mainland China, Hong Kong and Beyond"

4:30 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

June 29

Crown Family School: Professional Development Program

Intersectionality in Action: Stories From Black LGBTQ+ Leaders

2:00 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

UChicago Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies & Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

2021 Summer Institute for Educators: “Ear to the Ground: Podcasting the Pandemic in the Middle East & North Africa”

4:30 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

Seminary Co-op, Illinois Science Council, & Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Rebecca Schwarzlose - "Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain"

6:00 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

June 30

Energy Policy Institute at UChicago (EPIC) 

Revitalizing the Grid to Achieve a Clean-Powered Economy

9:45 am, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 
  
 
 

July 8

Workshop on International Politics

“Do Words Matter in International

Relations?”  & “Revisiting the Second Image Reversed: International Relations and American Political Development”

3:30 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

July 22

Workshop on International Politics

“International Recognition of Government in

the Context of a Domestic Dispute” & “Government-Citizen Dispute Resolution in

China”

3:30 pm, Live Stream

20-21 Rudolph Fellow Elsy Gonzalez 

Registration is required


 
   
 

July 29

Workshop on International Politics

“Military Effectiveness” &

“Defining Aggression in International Law:

What was at Stake in the Prolonged MidCentury Debates?”

3:30 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

August 5

Workshop on International Politics

“Populism and International Cooperation in

the European Union” & “Deep Neural Networks for Inference in IR”

3:30 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required


 
 

Please note: Workshops are scholarly communities that pre-circulate papers. They meet regularly throughout the year and are generally not open to the public.

 
   
 
 
 

AROUND TOWN & DOWN THE ROAD

 
 
   
 

June 22

University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering GSAC

Pandemics and Academics: COVID’s Impact on Women Scholars with Dr. Jessica Calarco

12:30 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required.


 
 

June 24

Northwestern University Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) & NU Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute

"Reversing the Flow: How Implementation Science can Improve Health Equity" with Hendricks Brown

12:00 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required.


 
   
 

Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; CESSI Lecture Series

Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan

4:00 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required.


 
 

June 29

Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Global Health Tuesday Series

Towards Inclusive Sustainable Development and Global Health: The Contributions of Human Rights, Gender Analysis and Indigenous Knowledge  

4:30 pm, Live Stream

Registration is required.


 
 
 
 

NEWS & RESEARCH ROUNDUP

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CISSR Faculty Fellow Michael Albertus evaluates outcome of Peru’s presidential election


Following a nail-biting election, Leftist outsider Pedro Castillo recently emerged victorious in Peru’s presidential election—an outcome that no one predicted months ago, rattling investors and the political establishment. Should they be so worried? In a new article for Foreign Policy, 20-21 CISSR Faculty Fellow Michael Albertus suggests this panic is overblown: Castillo has thus far signaled his intention to adopt a more centrist political agenda. Instead, the greatest political risk posed by Castillo is that, in the face of stark political opposition, he may force a referendum on a new constitution—a move that could forge a much-needed egalitarian social contract in Peru, but one that could also be “hijacked by radicals” nonetheless.


 
 
 
 
 
 

CISSR Rudolph Fellow reflects on Sheikh Jarrah & Palestinian mobilization in university panel


20-21 CISSR Rudolph Fellow Hadeel Badarni recently participated in a panel discussion co-hosted by UChicago’s Global Studies program, the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, 3CT, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Arab Studies Institute. In “Ongoing Nakba: Reflections on Palestine from Sheikh-Jarrah to Gaza”, five scholars discussed the most recent developments and mobilizations across Palestine; in particular, panelists noted the intersections between various anti-colonial social movements around the world, such as those connecting Palestinian activists with U.S. abolitionists.


 
 
 
 
 
 

Anne Meng wins 2021 APSA Riker Prize


Please join us in congratulating 19-20 Visiting Scholar Anne Meng, whose book Constraining Dictatorship: From Personalized Rule to Institutionalized Regimes recently won the 2021 APSA Riker Prize for best book in political economy published in the last three years. Congratulations, Professor Meng!


 
 

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 University of Chicago Offical Facebook posted on April 30, 2021 
 
 


Thank you for a wonderful, if unique year! We will be back in Fall 2021. Have a great summer break! 


Special thank you to our CISSR Media Intern, Carolina Marques de Mesquita for helping us put together great digests all year. Best of luck in D.C.! 


 
 


 
 
  
 
 
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