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Paper Prize Recipients

2017-2018
Lucas Drouhot

Lucas Drouhot (Sociology) was awarded the Sid Tarrow Paper Fellowship for Dissertation Research for her proposal entitled “Cracks in the Melting Pot? Religiosity and Assimilation Among the Diverse Muslim Population in France”. With the aid of this grant, Lucas will be able to spend time in France, in hopes that his research will contribute to the understanding of the role and experience of Muslim communities in France. 

Nikolaus Krachler

Nikolaus Krachler (International and Copmarative Labor) was awarded the Sid Tarrow Paper Fellowship for Dissertation Research for her proposal entitled “Examining the Institutional Determinants of Activist Trade Union Strategy: Evidence From Nurse Unions in the USA and Germany”. With the aid of this grant, Nikolaus will be able to spend time in Germany, in hopes that his research will contribute to the understanding of similarities of nurse unions in the US and Germany. 

2016-2017
Steffen Blings

Steffen Blings (Government) was awarded the Sidney Tarrow Paper Prize for his paper entitled “Niche Parties and Social Movements: How Programmatic Alignment Contributes to Party Survival and Political Representation.” In his paper he identified three mechanisms that together, even in the absence of organizational connections, create the process of “programmatic alignment” between niche parties and the movements that gave rise to them. Steffen will receive $1200 in research support with CIES to continue his research. 

2015-2016
Defne Over

Defne Over was awarded the Sidney Tarrow Paper Prize for her paper entitled, “When Do Small Events Trigger Mass Protests? The Case of 2013 Gezi Protests”. This work, focusing on the 2013 Gezi Protests in Turkey, examines protest “waves” in order to understand protest dynamics. Defne will receive $1200 in research support with CIES to continue her research.

2014-2015
Kevin Duong

Kevin Duong was awarded the Sid Tarrow Paper Prize for his entry entitled, “Georges Sorel, Sublime Violence, and the Political Thought of Fascism in Fin de Siècle France”. He examined Sorel’s diagnoses of democracy, the function of “sublime” political violence and the political innocence of “intuition”. Kevin was given $1200 in research support in order to continue his research.

Robert Braun

Robert Braun was awarded the Sid Tarrow Paper Prize for his work entitled, “Religious Minorities and High Risk Mobilization: The Collective Rescue of Jews in the Netherlands during the Holocaust”. Examining why some communities protect persecuted groups during genocide while others do not, he hypothesized that religious minority groups were important providers of support because of their deviance from the broader environment increases member commitment and reduces risks of denunciation. Robert was given $1200 in research support in order to continue his research.