Current Faculty Research
Research by Kellogg faculty fellows is at the top of the list for Institute funding. We also support an array of international studies initiatives led by Kellogg fellows or Notre Dame faculty more generally, including working groups, conferences and events, faculty-led student travel, and new course development.
Fall 2012–Spring 2013
Funding for Research and Its Dissemination
Faculty Fellow Susan Blum (anthropology) received funding for editorial assistance to publish the proceedings from the Kellogg-supported conference, “Learning In and Out of School: Education across the Globe.”
Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC, (political science) was awarded a grant to explore an alternative to expensive and ineffective international election observers. Utilizing a randomized controlled trial in Kenya, he and his collaborators seek to create a cost-effective, scientifically rigorous method that civil society groups can use to detect and reduce election fraud.
Faculty Fellow Rev. Daniel G. Groody, CSC, (theology) received funding to produce a video documentary on Syrian refugees and the Church’s response to the global refugee crisis. The project will include interviews in refugee camps in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.
Faculty Fellow Victoria Tin-bor Hui (political science) received support to compile a dataset for her book project, “What Is ‘China’? Zhongguo Between ‘Central States’ and the ‘Middle Kingdom.’” She is analyzing quantitative data on wars in China from 221 BC to AD 1911.
Faculty Fellow Semion Lyandres (history) was awarded funding to present research on Russia’s 1917 Revolution at the annual meeting of the Study Group of the Russian Revolution, held at the University of East Anglia in the UK in January 2013.
Faculty Fellow Karen Richman (Institute for Latino Studies) received a grant to present her work on migration and wealth in Haitian Pentecostal churches at the Haitian Studies Association conference “Haiti Beyond Borders: Challenges and Progress Across the Diaspora” in Jamaica, NY in November 2012.
Faculty Fellow Todd Whitmore (theology and anthropology) received funding to aid in the transcription of interviews with residents of camps for internally displaced persons for his project, “Acholi Voices: Democratizing the War Testimony of Northern Uganda.”
Research Conferences, Events, and Symposia
Faculty Fellow Joseph Kaboski (economics) received a grant to organize a spring 2013 lecture series on development economics in order to introduce the campus community to some of the best work currently being done in the field.
Faculty Fellow Rev. Robert Dowd, CSC (political science) received funding for “Justice for Africa; Justice for the World,” the 30th anniversary conference of the Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN), which took place at Notre Dame in March 2013, addressing topics such as international aid, climate change, restorative justice, and human trafficking.
Law School JSD candidates Soledad Bertelsen, Pablo Gonzalez, and Pier Pigozzi received funding to organize an international conference that will bring together legal scholars from across the Americas at Notre Dame in April to discuss current constitutional trends on human rights in Latin America.
Faculty Fellows Jaime Pensado (history) and Allert Brown-Gort (Kellogg Institute) received a grant to organize the Mexico Working Group’s second undergraduate student research conference, to be held in April.
Faculty Fellow Douglass Cassel (law) was awarded funding for a “Right to Peace” workshop, which, will convene experts to evaluate and provide written input to the UN Human Rights Committee on the draft of the UN Declaration on the Right to Peace. Cosponsored by the Spanish Association for International Human Rights Law, the workshop will be held in April 2013 at Notre Dame.
Faculty Fellow Paolo Carozza (law) received funding for the conference, “Pacem in Terris: After 50 years,” held in Chicago in April. Participants evaluated Pope John XIII’s encyclical in light of developments influencing the way states and other global actors seek to achieve a just and peaceful political and economic order.
Carozza also received support to bring together 12 scholars and judges for a July 2013 conference in Florence, Italy, to discuss his coauthored book manuscript, “Italian Constitutional Justice in Global Context.”
Faculty Fellow Lionel M. Jensen (East Asian languages and cultures) received a grant to organize “China, the Chinese and the World: Trajectories of Change.” To be held in May 2013 at Notre Dame, the international forum will foster expert discussion of economic and foreign policy trends emerging from the leadership transition underway in China.
Kellogg Institute Working Groups
Promoting interdisciplinary inquiry on innovative research themes or topical issues
Faculty Fellow Karen Richman (Institute for Latino Studies) and Jorge Bustamante (sociology) received continued support for the Migration Working Group, which investigates migrants’ transnational civil engagement and political participation, particularly in the Americas.
International Educational Opportunity Grants
Support for faculty-led student travel
Associate Professor of Theology Matthew Ashley and Faculty Fellow Rev. Gustavo Gutiérrez, OP (theology), received funding a graduate student trip to Peru in spring 2013 to explore issues of theology, democracy, and human development in the environment that gave birth to liberation theology. Students will deepen their engagement with modes of theological inquiry that interact with the social sciences.
Faculty Fellow Viva Bartkus (business) received renewed support for her ongoing teaching and research initiative, “Business on the Frontlines,” which examines the role of business in rebuilding war-torn economies. In collaboration with partner Catholic Relief Services, students and faculty will this year undertake case studies of Cambodia, Nicaragua, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone.
Faculty Fellow Tracy Kijeski-Correa (civil engineering and geological sciences) received a grant to enable engineering students to return to last year’s field site, Nicaragua, to construct a footbridge in another rural community as part of the ongoing effort Notre Dame Students Empowering through Engineering (NDSEED).