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Past Recipients of Graduate Student Research Funding Beginning Fall Quarter 2021

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Graduate student research funding supports faculty-supervised doctoral student research activities, particularly field-based work on global poverty and economic development in middle- and low-income countries.


2021 - 2022 Academic Year

  • Education and Skills
    Ishita Ahmed, School of Education
    Measurement Matters: Designing and Validating Holistic Child Development Measures in Rural Bangladesh
  • Trade and Migration
    Daliah Al-Shakhshir, Graduate School of Business
    Local Integration of Palestine Refugees in Jordan
  • Governments and Institutions
    Feyaad Allie, Department of Political Science
    Power, Exclusion, and Identity: The Politics of the Muslim Disadvantage in India
  • Gender and Equity
    Nina Buchmann, Department of Economics
    Paternalistic Discrimination in Bangladesh 
  • Governments and Institutions
    Alvaro Calderon, Department of Economics
    Ronald I. McKinnon Fellowship for Graduate Students
    Deliberation and Political Accountability
  • Gender and Equity
    Gloria Chikaonda, School of Law
    Zimbabwean Marriage Reforms: Stakeholders, State Power and the Challenge of Social Engineering
  • Environment and Climate Change
    Aria Duncan, Department of Earth System Science
    Protecting Rice from Coupled Climate and Arsenic Threats
  • Health
    Tiên-Dung Hà, Department of Anthropology
    The Rise and Fall of Vietnam's COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Infrastructure: How COVID-19 Affects Vietnam's Economy, Science and Politics
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    Seyedeh Zahra Hejrati, Department of Management Science and Engineering
    How Can Digital Platforms and Data-Driven Algorithms Foster Entrepreneurship Among Refugees?
  • Gender and Equity
    Kimberly Higuera, Department of Sociology
    Migrating Money: The Social Status Implications of US-Mexico Remittances
  • Governments and Institutions
    Jamie Hintson, Department of Political Science
    State Consolidation in the Shadow of Civil Conflict
  • Gender and Equity
    Florencia Hnilo, Department of Economics
    Breaking Ties?
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    Rupali Kaul, Graduate School of Business
    Assessing the Impact of Relational vs Transactional Selling Approaches: Field Experiment with Small Firms in Latin America
  • Gender and Equity
    Akhila Kovvuri, Department of Economics
    Role of Labor Demand in Explaining Low Female Labor Force Participation in India
  • Innovations in Methods and Data
    Alexandr Lenk, Department of Economics
    Can Moral Nudges Play a Role in Development? Evidence from a Field Experiment with Promises
  • Gender and Equity
    Angela Leocata, Department of Anthropology
    Navigating Aspirational Trajectories: Underemployment in Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Gender and Equity
    Lily (Zhili) Liu, Department of Economics
    Gender Differences in Advice-giving: Evidence from Lab-in-the-field Experiment 
  • Governments and Institutions
    Sebastian Lucek, Department of Political Science
    Social Re-Engineering: Political Coalitions and Social Change in India
  • Urbanization and Infrastructure
    Nicholas Lyon, Department of Political Science
    Varieties of Urbanism: Within-City and Across-City Variation in Urban Experiences in Uganda
  • Gender and Equity
    Mae MacDonald, Department of Political Science
    Explaining Variation in Violence Against Women in Refugee Camps
  • Governments and Institutions
    Andrés Felipe Rodriguez Martinez, Department of Economics
    Governance Institutions and Cooperation: An Experiment in Sierra Leone
  • Education and Skills
    Janice Ndegwa, Department of History
    Indigenous Expertise, Inventive Uses of Language, and Practical Experience as Archives of Technological Knowledge: Insights from Youth in Cameroon
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    Shantanu Nevrekar, Department of Anthropology
    Banking on Community? Cooperative Banks and Markets of Financial Inclusion in Small Town India
  • Environment and Climate Change
    Teathloach Wal Nguot, Department of Anthropology
    At the Coast: Mobility and Diaspora in Macronesia
  • Governments and Institutions
    Joao Francisco Pugliese, Department of Economics
    News Consumption in Developing Countries: Consumption Patterns and the Effects on Increasing Consumption on Information Knowledge and Political Preferences
  • Governments and Institutions
    Matthew Ribar, Department of Political Science [Fall Quarter]
    Who Wants Property Rights? Evidence from Niger
  • Governments and Institutions
    Matthew Ribar, Department of Political Science [Spring Quarter]
    Who Wants Property Rights? Land Titles and Perceptions of Land Security
  • Governments and Institutions
    Emily Russell, Department of Political Science
    Linking Formal and Informal Governance for Tribal Communities in Madhya Pradesh
  • Governments and Institutions
    Alexa Russo, Department of Anthropology
    Imagining Agrarian Alternatives: Sustainable Agriculture, Gender, and Cooperatives in India
  • Education and Skills
    Anirudh Sankar, Department of Economics
    Improving Technology Adoption through Participatory Scientific Empowerment: Evidence from Uganda
  • Environment and Climate Change
    Bianca Santos, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources
    Social and Ecological Impacts of Climate Change on Small Scale Fisheries in Palau
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    Priyam Saraf, Graduate School of Business
    Cognitive Communities, Managerial Decision-Making and Organizational Technology Adoption in Bangladesh
  • Environment and Climate Change
    Chinmay Sonawane, Department of Biology
    Benefits of Lions to Low-Income Farmers in Kenya
  • Gender and Equity
    Catherine Thomas, Department of Psychology
    Enculturating Behavioral Science for Development: Beyond the WEIRD, Independent Paradigm
  • Governments and Institutions
    Sarah Thompson, Department of Political Science
    According to Tradition: Compliance and Legitimacy in Tribal Communities in Pakistan
  • Innovations in Methods and Data
    Angela Tsao, Department of Earth System Science
    Scalable Mapping of Cashew Plantations in Mozambique for Climate-Smart Tree Cropping
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    Mark Walsh, Department of Economics
    Understanding Peer Effects in Platform Industries: Experimental Evidence from Mobile Money in Pakistan
  • Business, Entrepreneurship, and Work
    Renan Chaves Yoshida, Department of Economics
    Ronald I. McKinnon Fellowship for Graduate Students
    Stigma, Beliefs, and Productivity