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April 26, 2017

Kellogg Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowship AwardsKellogg Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awards
A Kellogg doctoral student affiliate and a graduating senior who is a Kellogg international scholar have received prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) awards while three others received honorable mentions.

April 25, 2017

Corner Studies Role of Religion in Women’s Rights NormsCorner Studies Role of Religion in Women’s Rights Norms
Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellow Shanna Corner (sociology) focuses her research on the relationships between religion, law, and international human rights norms.

April 19, 2017

Four Kellogg Students Awarded USAID FellowshipsFour Kellogg Students Awarded USAID Fellowships
Two Kellogg doctoral student affiliates and two undergraduate Kellogg International Scholars have been selected by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to receive the USAID Research and Innovation Fellowship in a program administered by NDIGD.

March 29, 2017

Doctoral Student Affiliate Wins Louisville Institute Dissertation FellowshipDoctoral Student Affiliate Wins Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship
Kellogg graduate student affiliate Kyle Lambelet (theology and peace studies) has been awarded a Louisville Institute Dissertation Fellowship to support his research on the theology and ethics of nonviolent movements.

March 1, 2017

Kellogg Community Members Receive GRRI AwardsKellogg Community Members Receive GRRI Awards
Members of the Kellogg community have garnered four awards from Notre Dame’s Global Religion Research Initiative (GRRI), which is directed by Faculty Fellow Christian Smith.

February 17, 2017

Q & A with Dissertation Year Fellow Megan RogersQ & A with Dissertation Year Fellow Megan Rogers
Dissertation Year Fellow Megan Rogers (sociology) talks about her research on the relationship between religion and China’s burgeoning middle class, as well as what drew her to Notre Dame and the Kellogg Institute.

February 16, 2017

Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliates Embark on NSF Fellowships Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliates Embark on NSF Fellowships
Doctoral student affiliates Jeremy Graham and Juan Angel Valdez Jr. (political science) are in the first year of five-year fellowships awarded in 2016 by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP).

November 17, 2016

Doctoral Students and Faculty Learn from One of Their OwnDoctoral Students and Faculty Learn from One of Their Own
In a visit organized by current PhD Fellow Lucia Tiscornia, former PhD Fellow Javier Osorio returned to Kellogg to deliver a training on his cutting-edge research software.

October 20, 2016

Report Evaluates Violence Reduction Strategies in MexicoReport Evaluates Violence Reduction Strategies in Mexico
Policy research on violence reduction in Mexico conducted by PhD Fellow Reyes Ruiz González (economics) was recently published by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

October 13, 2016

New Book Explores Shifting Legal Visions in Latin AmericaNew Book Explores Shifting Legal Visions in Latin America
A new book by former PhD Fellow Ezequiel González Ocantos examines the success of criminal prosecutions against former Latin American officials accused of human rights violations, as well as the evolution of judiciaries from unresponsive bureaucracies to protectors of victim rights.

September 23, 2016

“A new beginning for my country”“A new beginning for my country”
As Colombia’s October 2 plebiscite nears, PhD Fellow Juan Albarracín Dierolf reflects on the country’s peace accord and the road forward.

May 19, 2016

Doctoral Student Affiliates Garner Fulbrights and USAID AwardDoctoral Student Affiliates Garner Fulbrights and USAID Award
Two doctoral students affiliated with the Kellogg Institute have won prestigious national awards to conduct research in Chile and Colombia.

May 18, 2016

Pavão Wins Shaheen Award for Social SciencePavão Wins Shaheen Award for Social Science
Kellogg Dissertation Year Fellow Nara Pavão has won the 2016 Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award, the highest honor bestowed on Notre Dame graduate students.

May 11, 2016

Kellogg PhD Fellow Wins NSF Early Career FellowshipKellogg PhD Fellow Wins NSF Early Career Fellowship
PhD Fellow Kristina Hook (anthropology and peace studies) has been awarded a five-year fellowship from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP).

April 18, 2016

Botero Wins Law and Society Dissertation PrizeBotero Wins Law and Society Dissertation Prize
Former PhD Fellow Sandra Botero has received the Law and Society Association’s 2016 dissertation prize for “Courts that Matter: Judges, Litigants, and the Politics of Rights Enforcement in Latin America,” codirected by Faculty Fellow Scott Mainwaring and former Fellow Daniel Brinks.

April 11, 2016

V-Dem Materials Teach Researchers How to Incorporate Measurement ErrorV-Dem Materials Teach Researchers How to Incorporate Measurement Error
Instructional materials are now available online for researchers wishing to learn the intricacies of dealing with measurement error when using Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) data.

January 4, 2016

V-Dem Dataset Released to PublicV-Dem Dataset Released to Public
Kellogg graduate students are deeply involved in research made possible by the complete Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) dataset, which has just been made public for use by researchers and citizens around the world.

October 29, 2015

Pérez-Liñán Named Editor-in-Chief of LARRPérez-Liñán Named Editor-in-Chief of LARR
Former Dissertation Year Fellow Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, a Kellogg distinguished research affiliate, has been named editor-in-chief of Latin American Research Review (LARR).

October 2, 2015

New Book on Scholarship of Guillermo O’DonnellKellogg Community Contributes to New Book on Guillermo O’Donnell
A new book coedited by former Visiting Fellow Gabriela Ippolito-O’Donnell presents an in-depth analysis of Kellogg founding academic director Guillermo O’Donnell’s many scholarly works on democracy, the state, and society.

August 19, 2015

Kellogg PhD Funding Bears Fruit in New Book on HaitiKellogg PhD Funding Bears Fruit in New Book on Haiti
Former Kellogg graduate student Marlene Daut, now at Claremont Graduate University, has published Tropics of Haiti, a literary history of Haiti’s war of independence.

June 23, 2015

Javier OsorioOsorio Wins UNODC Best Dissertation Prize
Former PhD Fellow Javier Osorio has garnered the top prize in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s International Thesis Competition on Victimization, Crime and Justice in Latin America.

May 28, 2015

New PhDs Move OnNew PhDs Move On
Five members of the Kellogg graduate student community who formally received their PhDs at commencement are starting new positions in academia and public service.

May 26, 2015

PhD Fellow Wins International IDEA/EIP CompetitionPhD Fellow Wins International IDEA/EIP Competition
Kellogg PhD Fellow Victor Hernández-Huerta has won the 2015 International IDEA/EIP Award for his paper on disputed presidential elections.

May 7, 2015

PhD Fellow Returns to Chile to Make a DifferencePhD Fellow Returns to Chile to Make a Difference
Former Kellogg PhD Fellow Alejandro Montecinos is motivated to create change in his native Chile and other developing economies. A newly minted PhD, he has returned to his hometown to continue his research as an assistant professor at the Universidad de Adolfo Ibáñez.

April 30, 2015

PhD Fellow Wins SSRC, Fulbright Grants for Research in BrazilPhD Fellow Wins SSRC, Fulbright Grants for Research in Brazil
Kellogg PhD Fellow Stefanie Israel (sociology) has been awarded an SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship as well as a Fulbright to support her study of the impact of Rio de Janerio’s police pacification program on favela residents.

April 30, 2015

Spotlight: First-Year PhD Fellows Join the Kellogg CommunitySpotlight: First-Year PhD Fellows Join the Kellogg Community
The five new PhD fellows who settled in this year as members of the Kellogg community have a wide range of research interests but are united in their commitment to studying aspects of human development.

March 26, 2015

PhD Fellow Wins Fulbright for Research in Brazil

Stephanie IsraelPhD Fellow Wins Fulbright for Research in Brazil
PhD Fellow Stefanie Israel (sociology) has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to conduct research on police "pacification" in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro for a dissertation chaired by Faculty Fellow Ann Mische.

March 25, 2015

Victor Antonio Hernandez-HuertaPhD Fellow Victor Antonio Hernandez-Huerta (political science) is a 2015–16 predoctoral fellow at the Center for US–Mexican Studies, University of California San Diego. While in residence at UCSD, he is working on his dissertation, Losers’ Compliance in Democracies: The Strategic Use of Electoral Justice and Protest as a Negotiation Strategy. Looking at data from Latin America and especially Mexico, he argues that in presidential democracies, losing political parties dispute presidential election outcomes to strengthen their capacity for negotiation with the new government. (Follow the link for more on his dissertation, including a brief video.)

March 25, 2015

Guillermo MonttFormer PhD Fellow Guillermo Montt (PhD, sociology, 2012) has been working with the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) in Paris since before graduation. He started out in the Directorate for Education, spending three years as an analyst for the PISA project—a comparative assessment of student literacy in over 60 countries. Now he is an analyst in the Employment, Analysis and Policy Division, where he studies issues related to labor markets, such as the role of skills and the linkages between education and the labor market.

 


 

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