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Past Faculty Competitions

2009-2010

Sidney Tarrow (Maxwell M. Upson Professor, Government) was awarded funding for his proposal to examine the "double diffusion" of protest and police repertoires in Europe and the United States. Tarrow is the Maxwell Upson Professor of Government and a Professor of Sociology at Cornell. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Tarrow has served as Program co-Chair of the American Political Science Association Annual Convention and as President of the AO\PSA Section on Comparative Politics.

Sara Pritchard (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Science & Technology Studies) was awarded funding to conduct a 5-week study in France for research on her book, “Fluid Empires: Water Management across the French Mediterranean”,  a historical study of water management technologies in France and French North Africa since 1881.

Pritchard was also awarded funding for her project, "Bringing STS into Environmental History."

Michael Fontaine (Assistant Professor, Classics) was awarded funding to participate in and present his paper at the Literary Crossroads International Conference on Classical and Byzantine Literature in September 2010 in the Czech Republic.

Laurent Dubreuil (Professor, Romance Studies) was awarded funding for his proposal to strengthen the links between scholars at Cornell University and European board members of Labyrinthe, a French academic journal and to prepare the next edition for release in Spring 2011. Debreuil is a Professor of Romance Studies and Comparative Literature; Director of the French Studies Program; and a Mellon Fellow in the 'New Directions' Program. He is a member of the board of Diacritics and the founder and general editor of sans papier - the first collection of electronic pre-prints in the field of French studies.

Mabel Berezin (Associate Professor, Sociology) was awarded funding to conduct research in Italy in Spring 2010 on the project, “Terrorism and Moral Evaluation: A Comparative Historical Analysis of the 1985 Hijacking of the Achille Lauro”. 

Berezin is a comparative historical sociologist whose work explores the intersection of political and cultural institutions with an emphasis on modern and contemporary Europe. She is the author of  Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Culture, Security  and Populism in the New Europe (Cambridge 2009) and  Making the Fascist Self:  The Political Culture of Inter-war Italy (Cornell 1997).

Annetta Alexandridis (Assistant Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies) was awarded funding for her project, "The (Re)production of Antiquity. Histories of Classics Collections in Europe and the United States." Alexandridis is Assistant Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology in the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies.

Alexandridis has studied in Paris, Perugia and Munich and joined Cornell faculty in July 2006. Her research interests include Roman sculpture, Greek myth and inconography (especially humans and animals), archaeology and its media (photography, plaster casts) and gender studies. Since 2008, Alexandridis has served as co-curator of Cornell's plaster cast collection.

Rhiannon Welch (Visiting Assistant Professor, Italian Studies) was awarded funding to attend the 45th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, "Visual Culture and Global Practices" in Long Beach, California where she will present research on her book manuscript, "Fluid Nation: Race and (Re)productivity in Liberal Italy."

Welch is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian Studies in the Department of Romance. She received her PhD in Italian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008.

2008-2009

Stephan Schmidt (Assistant Professor, Dept. of City and Regional Planning) was awarded funding to travel to Germany to research “Spatial and Institutional Challenges in Implementing European Union Watershed Management Policy.”

Nina Glasgow (Ph.D. Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1982) is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University.  Glasgow’s research focuses primarily on demographic, health and socioeconomic aspects of aging in rural society.  The title of her grant-funded project will be “Rural People, Communities and Policies in the US and UK” and she will travel to Belfast, Ireland to participate in an international research committee meeting on this subject.

Mabel Berezin is an Associate Professor with the Sociology Department. She is a comparative historical sociologist whose work explores the intersection of political and cultural institutions with an emphasis on modern and contemporary Europe. She is the author of  Illiberal Politics in Neoliberal Times: Culture, Security  and Populism in the New Europe (Cambridge 2009) and  Making the Fascist Self:  The Political Culture of Inter-war Italy (Cornell 1997). 

Berezin was awarded funding to conduct research in Florence, Italy on “Terrorism and Moral Evaluation: A Comparative Historical Analysis of the 1985 Hijacking of the Achille Lauro.”

Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm (Lecturer in Swedish, Department of German Studies) has been awarded funding to research “The Image of the Viking in the 21st Century.” This research will explore the current fascination, depictions and uses of the Scandinavian Viking icon in various domains of life in commerce, sports and areas of creative expression.

2007-2008

Michael Wagner (Department of Linguistics) was awarded funding for his project, "Prosody at the Interface Between Sound and Meaning."

Chris Younghoon Kim (Assistant Professor, Department of Music) was awarded funding for research on the project, "Understanding and Evaluating the Conducting Curriculum and Teaching Methods at the Academy of Music in Zurich."

Jose Rodriguez-Garcia (Associate Professor, Romance Studies) was awarded funding to conduct research on his project, "The City of Translation: Poetry and Ideology in Nineteenth-Century Spain."

Michael Fontaine (Assistant Professor, Classics) was awarded funding to do research on his project, "Increased Knowlege of Critical Variants in the Comedy of Paultus."

2006-2007

Robert Weiner (Assistant Professor, Government). Professor Weiner's funding will enable travel to Britain to research “Why So Little Strategy? District-Level Electoral Entry in Theory and Practice” in March 2007. Website available

Jose Rodriguez-Garcia (Assistant Professor, Romance Studies). Professor Rodriguez-Garcia will conduct research in France on “Oscar Wilde in Early-Twentieth-Century Spain: The Trials of Translation” during the summer of 2007. Website available

Sabine Haenni (Assistant Professor, Theatre, Film & Dance). Professor Haenni was granted funding to travel to Germany in July 2007 to research “Metropolitan Experiences: Berlin 1900,” an anthology project (co-edited with Peter Marx, University of Mainz) that examines the massive growth of Berlin in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries--its rapid modernization--from various cultural and disciplinary perspectives. Website available

Duane Corpis (Assistant Professor, History). Professor Corpis received funding to travel to Germany May-July of 2007. His research project will examine “Global Contexts of German Confessionalization: Rethinking the Meanings of Conversion and Religion in Early Modern German Print Culture.” Website available

Andrew Chignell (Assistant Professor, Philosophy). Professor Chignell’s will travel to Berlin in the summer of 2007 to conduct research on “Kant and the Ethics of Taste.” Website available

Holly Case (Assistant Professor, History). Professor Case’s research project studies “Between the Lines: Contested Boundaries and the Fate of the Jews and other Minorities in Eastern Europe during WWII.” She will conduct this research in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the summer of 2007. Website available

2005-2006

Hubert Zimmermann (Visiting Associate Professor, Government). Professor Zimmermann's funding will enable travel to the U.S. National Archives to locate materials related to three research projects. They are 1) European policy of the Nixon administration, 2) Germany, the United States and the transformation of monetary regimes, and 3) U.S. troop maintenance in Europe.

Simone Pinet (Assistant Professor, Romance Studies). Professor Pinet will conduct exploratory research in France on sources for the Libro de Alexandre, both literary and cartographic, from the tenth through the thirteenth centuries. This research will take place in December 2005-January 2006. Website available

Matthew Evangelista (Professor, Government). Professor Evangelista was granted funding to participate on a collaborative project on "Security in the West" with Italian and German colleagues in spring 2006. Website available

David L. Brown (Professor, Development Sociology). Professor Brown has received funding to travel to Romania in February 2006. Romania is building its first modern motorway and his research will examine how it positively or negatively influences economic opportunities in rural communities. Website available

Bruno Bosteels (Associate Professor, Romance Studies). Professor Bosteels’ research project will take place in France in December 2005-January 2006. The research involves interviewing the French philosopher, novelist and playwright Alain Badiou. The anticipated outcome from this research will be publication of a book. Website available

Mabel Berezin (Associate Professor, Sociology). Professor Berezin’s research project focuses on American intervention in democratic political socialization in post-war Europe. She will conduct this research in France during May-June of 2006. Website available

2004-2005

Holly Case (Assistant Professor, History). Professor Case has received funding to complete research for a book manuscript on “Regions, borders and ethnic violence: A history of the Holocaust and the Transylvanian question.” Research will be done in the archives and libraries in Hungary and Romania during May-July of 2005. Website available

Valerie Bunce (Professor and Chair, Department of Government). Professor Bunce was granted funding to conduct research and interview politicians on “Bargaining between Serbia and Montenegro.” This research will take place in spring of 2005. Website available

Dominic Boyer (Assistant Professor, Anthropology). Professor Boyer’s research project will take place in fall 2004. The research involves an ethnographic investigation of “The Production of ‘Regional News’ in Eastern German Public Broadcasting.” Website available

Mabel Berezin (Associate Professor, Sociology). Professor Berezin’s research project focuses on the relationship between the rise of right leaning populist politics in contemporary Europe and the process of European integration. She will conduct this research in France during May-June of 2005. Website available

Daniel R. Schwarz (Professor, English Department) will perform further research on the relationship between modern art and modern literature. This research will encompass review of important exhibits in London and Paris. Website available

Eunice Rodriguez (Associate Professor, Policy Analysis and Management) will conduct research on “Employment trajectories, social benefits and health in the aging in Germany” in the summer of 2005. Website available

José M. Rodríguez-García (Assistant Professor of Spanish Literature, Romance Studies) will travel to Spain in the summer of 2005 to research Spanish Language translations of Foreign-Language poetry published in the early years of General Franco’s Dictatorship. Website available

Joan Ramón Resina (Professor, Romance Studies and Comparative Literature) was granted an award to study the literary creation of the modern image of Barcelona, focusing on writers’ contributions to the construction of the social imagery of the city in the XIXth and XXth centuries. This research will be done in summer 2005. Website available

Judith Kellock (Associate Professor, Music) Professor Kellock’s research focuses on “Residency for performance and workshops in Bardou, France” and will take place from May-June 2005. Website available

Elena Iankova (Lecturer, Ph.D., Johnson Graduate School of Management) Dr. Iankova’s research will take place in Dec. 2004-Jan. 2005 and will focus on “EU Accession and the transformation of business-government relations in Bulgaria.” Website available