2009-2010 Wilson Center Fellows Named

Lee H. Hamilton, president and director of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, recently announced the members of the 2009-2010 fellowship class. The 24 fellows, most of whom will arrive in September 2009 to spend an academic year in residence at the Center, include scholars and practitioners from the United States, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Israel, United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan.

The Wilson Center was established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs.

The list of 2009-2010 fellows is listed below along with the projects they will pursue while in residence at the Wilson Center.

Katherine Benton-Cohen, Assistant Professor of History, Georgetown University. “The Last Immigration Crisis: A History of the Dillingham Commission, 1907-1911”

Denise Brennan, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Georgetown University. “Life After Trafficking: Resettlement After Forced Labor in the United States”

Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University. “Islamist Movements in the Political Process: Ideology, Organization and Semiauthoritarianism”

Christopher Candland, Professor, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College. “The Islamic Social Sector and Human Security in Pakistan”

Bhumitra Chakma, Lecturer in War and Security Studies, The University of Hull, United Kingdom. “South Asia’s Three Dimensional Nuclear Deterrence: Examining the US Factor“

Stacy Closson, Trans-Atlantic Post Doctoral Research Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs. “Energy Empire: Russia, Europe, and the Politics of Energy Dependence”

Devin Fergus, Assistant Professor of History, Vanderbilt University. “The Ghetto Tax, 1974-2000”

Sara Friedman, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University. “Exceptional Citizens: Chinese Marital Immigrants, Contested Borders, and National Anxieties across the Taiwan Strait”

Kathleen Frydl, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California at Berkeley. “Drug Wars”

Sheldon Garon, Dodge Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University. “Home Front: A Transnational Study of Japan, Germany, Britain, and the United States in World War II”

Young-sun Hong, Associate Professor of History, State University of New York, Stony Brook. “The Third World in the Two Germanys: Development, Migration, and the Global Cold War”

Maria Ivanova, Assistant Professor of Government and Environmental Policy, The College of William and Mary. “Changing Course: Reclaiming US Environmental Leadership”

Jerome Karabel, Professor of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley. “The American Way: How the United States is Different and Why it Matters”

Elyor Karimov, Professor of History, Institute of History, Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Uzbekistan. “Islamic Political Culture in Central Asia: Roots and Historical Legacies”

Asher Kaufman, Assistant Professor of History and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. “Contested Frontiers: Conflict and Potential Resolution in the Syria, Lebanon, Israel Tri-Border Region”

Rachel Kerr, Senior Lecturer in War Studies, King’s College London, United Kingdom. “International Peace and Security and International Criminal Justice: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the Western Balkans”

Alan Kuperman, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin. “Moral Hazard of Humanitarian Intervention”

Pardis Mahdavi, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Pomona College. “Traffic Jam: Gender, Sexuality, Migration and Trafficking in Dubai”

Joseph McCartin, Associate Professor of History, Georgetown University. “Unions of the State: Collective Bargaining and the Politics of Governance, 1960-2002”

Flagg Miller, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, The University of California, Davis. “The Osama Bin Laden Audiotape Library: Echoes of Legality”

Dinshaw Mistry, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Asian Studies, University of Cincinnati. “The Nuclear Agreement with India: Diplomacy, Domestic Politics, and the Building of a Strategic Partnership”

Karsten Paerregaard, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. “A Brave New Migrant World: The Development Potential of Peruvian Transnational Migration”

Martin Sherwin, University Professor of History, George Mason University. “Gambling with Armageddon: The Military, the Hawks and the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1945-1962”

David Shirk, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director, Trans-Border Institute, University of San Diego. “The Rule of Law in Mexico and the Border Region”