Kellogg Institute Welcomes New Visiting Fellows
Arriving from home institutions in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and the US, seven new visiting fellows have taken up residence at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. With fellowships for the fall semester and the academic year, the fellows will conduct independent and collaborative research related to core Kellogg themes of democracy and human development. Areas of study include Africa, Latin America, and comparative topics.
The Kellogg Visiting Fellows Program, internationally recognized for research excellence, boasts a long list of distinguished former fellows.
“Visiting fellows add immensely to the Kellogg Institute’s scholarly community,” says Institute Director Paolo Carozza.
“They serve as an interface to the world of scholarship and public policy in other places, bringing new energy to our research and discussions here at Notre Dame and giving us an opportunity to reflect critically on our own work in a broader intellectual context.”
Two of the new fellows are conducting collaborative research with Kellogg Institute faculty fellows:
Kristin Michelitch is working with Jaimie Bleck on “Good Morning Timbuktu! The Impact of Radio in Rural Islamic Africa,” which utilizes a field experiment in Mali to investigate how radio access affects political participation.
David Altman, a Notre Dame PhD who teaches in Chile, is collaborating with Michael Coppedge on the Varieties of Democracy Project, which aims to measure hundreds of attributes of democracy for all countries from 1900 to the present.
Two other Notre Dame PhDs are among this year’s visiting fellows:
María Matilde Ollier, dean of the School of Politics and Government at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Argentina, will return to campus to study presidential leadership in Latin America.
Rossana Castiglioni, chair of the Department of Political Science at Santiago’s Universidad Diego Portales, will examine the evolution of social policy in Chile.
Three additional projects will also focus on Latin America, long a Kellogg Institute strength:
José Antonio Aguilar Rivera will study political reform in Mexico following the country’s 2000 elections, looking at how unrealistic conceptions of democracy have blinded Mexicans to feasible reforms.
Steven Samford will consider the ways small producers of artisanal goods in Mexico grapple with the demanding standards of globalized markets.
Rev. Rodrigo Zarazaga, SJ, will probe the workings of political party machines in Argentina, examining in particular how they build connections with the poor by delivering social services.
The group will be joined in the spring by four additional visiting fellows, including two Hewlett Visiting Fellows for Public Policy: Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, a leading advocate for democracy in Mexico, and José Zalaquett, an internationally renowned human rights activist, who will also hold an appointment at the Notre Dame Law School.
The Institute also welcomes several guest scholars, including Fernando Bizzarro, who have received outside funding to support their research at Notre Dame. For a complete list of the 2012–13 visiting fellows and guest scholars, click here.
Contact: Denise Wright, program coordinator, Visiting Fellow Program, 574/631-8523 or firstname.lastname@example.org