KUGELMAN CITIZEN PEACEBUILDING RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of Larry and Dulcie Kugelman and Coventry Healthcare, Inc.

On February 7, 2022, during the Center's 20th anniversary symposium, "Building Sustainable Peace Movements in a Divided World," several former fellowship recipients gave reports from their research of peace movements in various conflict zones. The panel included:

  • Nevin Aiken, University of Wyoming, (Transitional justice and Northern Ireland)
  • Bruce Hemmer, U.S. Department of State, (Democratization and peacebuilding)
  • Arturo Jimenez, University of South Florida, (International relations, tension between security and human rights)
  • Dana Moss, University of Pittsburgh, (Yemen, Middle Eastern diasporic social movements, authoritarianism)
  • Johanna Solomon, Kent State University, (Israeli-Palestinian conflict, race and religious relations in the U.S.)
  • Daniel Wehrenfennig, UC Irvine, (Middle East and Northern Ireland)

 

 

2020-2021 Recipients
  • Colin Bernatzky, Sociology, “Moving the Needle: Understanding Vaccine Skepticism and the Persistence of Belief”
  • Tauhid Bin Kashen, Anthropology, “Ending the Game of Refugee Ping-Pong: Why non-signatory countries protect refugees”
  • Jessica Cabrera, Sociology, “Campuses as Conflict Zones: How Field Actors Alter the Meaning of Compliance in Title IX Sexual Assault Regulation”
  • Misbah Hyder, Political Science, “The Pen is Mightier than the Sword: How Ahmadi Muslims Resist Through Peacebuilding”
  • Martin Jacinto, Sociology, “The 2008-2009 Global Economic Crisis and its Impact on the Global North-South Divide”
  • Kyrstin Mallon Andrews, Anthropology, “Climates of Risk: Navigating Changing Oceans, Human Health, and Poaching in the Caribbean”
  • Sebastian Rivera and Cristian Rodriguez, Political Science, “Fuel to the Fire? Attitudes Towards Political Violence in the Chilean October”
  • Nishtha Sharma, Economics, “Violent Conflict and Discrimination in Progressive Societies”

 

2019-2020 Recipients
  • Arman Azedi, Sociology
  • Tauhid Bin Kashen, Anthropology
  • Semasa Boko, Sociology
  • Jessica Cabrera, Sociology
  • Shauna N. Gillooly, Political Science
  • Prince Paa-Kwesi Heto, Political Science
  • Neil Nory Kaplan-Kelly, Anthropology
  • Wongdong Lee, Political Science
  • Alex Maresca, Sociology
  • Sara O’Conner, Urban Planning & Public Policy
  • Alexandra Raleigh, Political Science
  • Elizabeth Hanna Rubio, Anthropology

 

2018-2019 Recipients
  • Elizabeth Clark Rubio, Anthropology: Undocumented and Organized in Multiracial America: Racialization, Refusal and Solidarity in Korean American Immigrant Rights Activism
  • Tania DeCarmo, Sociology: Local Translation of International Human Trafficking Law Among Practitioners in Cambodia
  • Shauna N. Gillooly, Political Science: Transitional Justice, Peacebuilding, and Memory: Impunity versus Punish
  • E. Nory Kaplan-Kelly, Anthropology: Legislating Peace in Northern Ireland
  • Benjamin Leffel, Sociology: Human Survival Crises and the Bottom-Up Response: Lessons from Irvine’s Founding of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
  • Jason Mueller, Sociology: Trade Unions as Peace Builders: The Growing Significance of Organized Labor in Somalia
  • Alexandra Raleigh, Political Science: Legal Framing, Micromobilization, and the Pursuit of Retributive Justice in South Africa

 

2017-2018 Recipients
  • Benjamin Leffel, Sociology: Enmity of the Underling: Theorizing Sub-State Diplomacy in a World Society
  • Martin Jacinto, Sociology: Policing Democratic Development: State Repression During Democratic Transitioning in Latin America
  • Shauna Gillooly, Political Science: The End of a Conflict? Political Violence, Voting Behavior, and Issues of Peace in Colombia
  • Rodolfo Lopez, Sociology: We Mobilize as We Grow: the Influence of Protestantism on Protest Participation in Latin America
  • John McCollum, Sociology: Resistance and Accommodation: NGO and Union Strategy Within the Palm Oil Commodity Chain
  • Amy Magnus, Crime, Law and Society: Specializing Justice for Crossover Youth and Families
  • Kelsey Norman, Political Science: Ambivalence as Long-Term Policy: Refugee and Migrant Engagement in Jordan and Lebanon
  • Alexandra Raleigh, Political Science: Collective Catharsis, Transitional Justice & the Psychopolitics of Post-Conflict Transitions

 

2016-2017 Recipients
  • Lauren Anderson, Sociology: Their Footing with the White Men in the Future will be Equal: Settler Colonialism, Racial Boundaries and the Annexation of Hawaii
  • Megan Booker, Sociology: Iraq Veterans against the War in the Obama Era: How Political Allies Stimulate Organizational Decline
  • Pernilla Johansson, Political Science: How Emotions Shape Listening Practices in Peacebuilding Partnerships
  • Amy Magnus, Crime, Law & Society: Specializing Justice for Crossover Youth and Families
  • Kelsey Norman, Political Science: Reluctant Reception: Understanding Host State Migration and Refugee Policies in Egypt, Morocco & Turkey
  • Carrie Reiling, Political Science: Recentering the Policy Recipient: Women's Local Practices Overcoming International Discourses
  • Sana Sadiq, Anthropology: Modernity in Transit: Sexual Harassment, Public Transportation and Urban Mobility in Bandung, Indonesia

 

2015-2016 Recipients
  • Kelsey Norman, Political Science: Strategic Ambivalence: Migrant Engagement in Non-Traditional Receiving Countries
  • Jason Mueller, Sociology: Examining Pathways to Suicide Bombings: The Case of Somalia's al-Shabaab
  • Sahar Khan, Political Science: Legitimizing State-Sponsored Proxies: The Role of Civil Institutions in Pakistan
  • Dana Moss, Sociology: Diaspora Mobilization and the Arab Spring: A Comparative Study of Syrian, Libyan, and Yemeni Movements in Two Countries
  • Amy Magnus, Criminology, Law & Society: Crossover Youth Court: Meeting the Needs and Understanding the Experiences of Crossover Youth in Nevada
  • Sana Sadiq, Anthropology: Modernity in Transit: Female Safety and Public Transportation in Indonesia
  • Carrie Reiling, Political Science: Advocating for Themselves: Security and Rights through Women's Organizations in Cote d'Ivoire
  • Laura Zlotowski, Criminology, Law & Society: Transitional Justice in the United States: A Case Study of Ferguson, MO

 

2014-2015 Recipients
  • Sana Sadiq, Anthropology; Modernity in Transit: Female Safety and Public Transportation in Indonesia
  • Arturo Jimenez Bacardi, Political Science: Speaking Law to War International Law, Legal Advisers and Bureaucratic Contestation in U.S. Defense Policy
  • Rottem Sagi, Sociology: Threats, Resources and Coalitions in the American pro-Israel Movement
  • Ian Finn, Economics: Ties that Bind: The Political Economy of Coerced Labor
  • Eric Mosinger, Political Science: All the Armed Actors: Civilian Constituencies and Fragmented Rebellion
  • Alexander Raleigh, Political Science: Transitional Justice as a Complex Dynamic System
  • Carrie Reiling, Political Science: Advocating for Themselves: Security and Rights Through Women’s Peacebuilding Organizations in Cote d’lvoire

 

2013-2014 Recipients
  • Teishan Aaron Latner, History: Irresistible Revolution: Cuba and American Radicalism, 1968–1992
  • Eric Mosinger, Political Science: All the Armed Actors: Civilian Constituencies and Fragmented Rebellion
  • Dana Moss, Sociology: Repression's Reach: Dictatorships and Diaspora Communities
  • Patricia C. Rodda, Political Science: Cyprus and a New Model for Peace
  • Sana Zaidi, Anthropology: Modernity in Transit: Female Safety and Public Transportation

 

2012-2013 Recipients
  • Arturo Jimenez Bacardi, Political Science: The Power and Limits of International Law: Torture and Target Killings in U.S. Security Policy
  • Teishan Aaron Latner, History: Irresistible Revolution: Cuba and American Radicalism, 1968–1992
  • Eric Mosinger, Political Science: All the Armed Actors: Civilian Constituencies and Fragmented Rebellion
  • Dana Moss, Sociology: Repression's Reach: Dictatorships and Diaspora Communities
  • Eric Mosinger, Political Science: All the Armed Actors: Civilian Constituencies and Fragmented Rebellion
  • Kelsey Norman, Political Science: How Cairo’s Resettlement and Refugee Protection System Affects the Rights of Refugees and Migratory Persons
  • Patricia C. Rodda, Political Science: Cyprus and a New Model for Peace
  • Sana Zaidi, Anthropology: Modernity in Transit: Female Safety and Public Transportation

 

2011-2012 Recipients
  • Nina Smart, “Resisting World Polity Transmission: The Silence on the Glocalization of anti-FGM legislature in the Parliament of Sierra Leone”
  • Giorgio Gosti,  “Community Driven Peacebuilding as an Alternative to Military Peacekeeping”
  • Heidi Haddad, “Access and Influence: Mapping Civil Society Networks at the International Criminal Court”
  • Kelsey Norman, “How Cairo’s Resettlement and Refugee Protection System Affects the Rights of Refugees and Migratory Persons”
  • Peter Owens, “No Further West: Conflict and Cooperation Between Indigenous Peoples and American Settlers in California, 1846-1873”
  • Tyson Patros, “The Role of the Tunisian and Egyptian Labor Movements in the Revolutionary Mobilization of 2010-2011”
  • David Wight, “The Petrodollar and the Foreign Relations of the U.S. and the Middle East and North Africa, 1969-Present”
  • Johanna Solomon, “Reconciliation through Jewish Muslim Inter-Group Dialogue”
  • Arturo Jimenez Bacardi, “The Power and Limits of International Law: Torture and Target Killings in U.S. Security Policy”
  • Eric Mosinger, “The Collective Defense of Democracy from Caracas to Cairo”
  • Anna Tan, “Humanitarian Mobilization during the Nanjung Massacre: Compassion, Opportunity and Threat”

 

2010-2011 Recipients
  • Arturo Jimenez Bacardi (Political Science Grad Student): “Assessing the U.N.’s Role in the Arab-Israeli Conflict” – $2000
  • Amy Grubb (Political Science Grad Student): “The Microdynamics of Violence and Order: Comparing Social Community Processes” – $2500
  • Eric Mosinger (Political Science Grad Student): “Civility in Civil War: Conflict Intensity as the Result of Strategic Retreat” – $2500
  • Dana Moss (Sociology Grad Student): “Variation in Protest Emergence and Outcomes in Jordan and Yemen: A Comparative Study” – $2500
  • Yang Su (Sociology Department Professor): “Event History Data Collection to Study Government-Protest Standoffs, 1950-2011” – $2500
  • Ather Zia (Anthropology Grad Student): “The Politics of Absence: Women Searching for the Disappeared in Kashmir” – $2000
  • Sharmaine Jackson (Sociology Grad Student): “The Unmaking of Gangbangers: The Role of Krump Dancing in Negotiating Nonviolence for Populations Vulnerable to Inner-City Violence.” – $2000
  • Johanna Soloman (Political Science Grad Student): “Communities in Conflict: Investigating and Improving Reconciliation Interventions in U.S. Based Inter-Diaspora Conflicts” – $2000

 

2009-2010 Recipients
  • Madeline Baer (Political Science): "Water for Profit: Water Privatization and Citizen Participation in Chile" - $2,500
  • Sharmaine Jackson (Sociology): "It Takes Two to Tango: Understanding the Role of the Subordinate in Reconciliation" - $3,000
  • Erin Moran (Anthropology): "Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and the End of Brithright Citizenship in Ireland" - $2,500
  • Johanna Solomon (Political Psychology): "Forgive but Never Forget: Possibilities for Reconciliation through Targeted Intervention" - $3,000
  • Ather Zia (Anthropology): "Spectacles of the Invisible: Women and the Quest for Human Rights in Kashmir" - $3,000

 

2009 Recipients
  • Nevin Aiken (CGPACS) - $3,000
  • Joanne Nucho (Anthropology) - $3,000
  • Daniel Wehrenfennig (Political Science) - $3,000

 

2008 Recipients

Faculty Fellowships

  • Alison Brysk (Political Science), “My Brother’s Keeper?: Inter-Ethnic and Transnational Solidarity and Contested Victimhood"
  • Kristen Monroe (Political Science), “Cracking the Code: Creating a Scholarly Community to Combat Genocide” - $5000

Graduate Fellowships

  • Nevin T. Aiken (Visiting Research Fellow, UBC, GPACS), “Learning to Live Together: Transitional Justice and Intercommunal Reconciliation in South Africa and Northern Ireland” - $3000
  • Bruce Hemmer (Political Science), “Putting the ‘Up’ in Bottom-Up Peacebuilding…” - $3000
  • Stefka Hristova (Visual Studies), “Whose War? Reading the Photographs of the Danube Theater of the Crimean War 1853-6” - $500
  • Laurent Tambayong (Mathematical Behavioral Sciences), “City System Vulnerability and Resilience…” - $2446
  • Daniel Wehrenfennig (Political Science), “The Missing Link: Citizen Dialogue and Second Track Diplomacy in Israel/Palestine and Northern Ireland” - $3000

 

2007 Recipients

Graduate Fellowships

  • Nevin T. Aiken, Overcoming Intractability:  Transitional Justice and Intercommunal Reconciliation in South Africa and Northern Ireland
  • Chih-Chieh Chen, To Socialize a Rising Power: How Have International Norms Changed China and Vice Versa
  • Bruce Hemmer, Putting the ‘Up’ in Bottom-Up Peacebuilding: Mobilizing Peace Constituencies in Democratizing Societies
  • Morgan Kronberger, The Invisible Children Movement:  The Domestic and International Impact of a Western NGO
  • Katherine Mack, Fostering Rhetorical Reconciliation: Lessons from the Public Hearings of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Saba Senses Ozyurt, Islamic Institutions in the West: Bridge Builders or Boundary Markers between Muslim Immigrants and their Host Societies
  • Katherine Quick, Peacebuilding at the Frontier of Democratization in Indonesia
  • Daniel Wehrenfennig, Dialogue Revisited: Learning from Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine
  • UCI History Project, Themes in World History Institute:  Building Peace in the Modern World

Faculty Fellowships

  • Raul Lejano and Helen Ingram, Spirit of '86:  Analyzing People Power Movements for Peaceful Change in the Pacific Rim
  • Richard Matthew, Microfinance, Human Security and Sustainable Development

 

2006 Recipients
  • Daniel Wehrenfennig, The Malawi Project: Moments of Truth, A documentary film on peaceful political change in Malawi, 1992-1994 - $2200
  • Jennifer Luchesi-Long, Circus Citizen Peacebuilders: An International Youth Exchange Project - $2000

 

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