2020 Graduate Grant Awardees

Through the Graduate Awards for Research & Training, Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS) provides full-time graduate students working on international research topics with funding for travel to archival and research sites inside and outside the continental United States; for attendance at specialized conferences; and for foreign language and methods training. In the 2019 competition, twenty-one Duke graduate students were awarded DUCIGS travel grants.

2020 Graduate Grant Awardees

Elizabeth Aimone (MSc-GH) 

Project: Closing the Gap in Modern Contraceptive Care for Young Women in Harare, Zimbabwe: Applying the Rights-Based Family Planning Framework - Harare, Zimbabwe 

Dana Baker (PhD, Marine Science and Conservation)

Project: Small-Scale Fisher Wellbeing: How Relational Values Shape Behavior and Migration Inside and Outside of a Southern Tanzanian Marine Park - Kiel, Germany

Karlee Bergendorff (PhD, Art, Art History, and Visual Studies)

Project: Diplomatic Gifts and Cold War Strategies: North Korea's Mansudae Overseas Projects - Cairo, Egypt

Julia Anastasia Bingham (PhD, Marine Science and Conservation)

Project: Knowledge and Power in Salmon Fishers of West Coast Vancouver Island - Vancouver Island, Canada 

Cristina Carnemolla (PhD, Romance Studies) 

Project: Between Don Giovanni and Social Climbers: The Italians in Two 19th Century Peruvian Novels - Guadalajara, Mexico

Jessica Coleman (PhD, Psychology and Neuroscience) 

Project: Global Reproductive and Sexual Health Summer Institute - University of Michigan

Cody David (PhD, Religion)

Project: Immersive and Intensive Arabic Language Study - Amman, Jordan 

Harlan Downs-Tepper (PhD, Public Policy and Political Science)

Project: Household Poverty in Rural Kenya: Scoping for Long-Term Followup - Kisumu, Nairobi, and Mombasa, Kenya 

Brianna Elliott (PhD, Marine Science and Conservation)

Project: A Review of Regional Fishery Management Organization Efforts in Addressing Catacean Bycatch - Cambridge, England

Zoha Waqar Farooqi (MSc-GH)

Project: The State of Accountability for Donor-Funded Projects: A Case Study in Ghana - Accra, Ghana and Geneva, Switzerland 

Daanish Faruqi (PhD, History)

Project: Politicized Sainthood in Diaspora: Sufi Rebels from the Colonial Maghrib to the 2011 Syrian Uprising - Rabat, Morocco 

Dana Grieco (PhD, Marine Science and Conservation)

Project: Assessing Data-Poor Fisheries Management Worldwide - Paris, France

Assaf Harpaz (SJD) 

Project: Cross-Border Taxation of the Digital Economy: A Comparative Analysis - Durham, North Carolina

Elise Harrigan (MS, Environmental Management and Forestry)

Project: Measuring the Impacts of Sustainable Management Practices of Indigenous Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico on Biodiversity, Land Use Change, and Socioeconomic Wellbeing - Oaxaca, Mexico 

Jonathan Henderson (PhD, Ethnomusicology)

Project: Producing Mande Music in the Black Atlantic: Circulation, Mobility, and the Sonic Politics of World Music Record Production - M'Bour, Senegal

Felicia Hogan (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

Project: 3-Dimensionally Printed Simulated Trachea to Improve Cricothyrotomy Skills in Anesthesia Providers in Tanzania - Mwanza, Tanzania

Cordelia Kenney (MSc-GH) 

Project: Implementation and Policy Context of a Mental Health Intervention for HIV-Positive Youth in Tanzania: A Stakeholder Analysis - Moshi, Tanzania and Marrakesh, Morocco

Michelle Key (MSc-GH)

Project: Exploring the Impact of a Mental Health Intervention on Resilience with YLWH in Tanzania: A Mixed Methods Analysis - Moshi, Tanzania and Marrakesh, Morocco 

Rani Kumar (MS, Environmental Management and Forestry)

Project: Creating Indigenous-Led Malaria Control Plans with the Shuar Communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon - Kapawi, Ecuador 

Clare LeBarbenchon (PhD, Public Policy and Sociology) 

Project: Social Capital in an Immigrant Community: Case of Employment Referral Networks - San Jose, Costa Rice

Amelia Meier (PhD, Environment)

Project: Fission-Fusion Societies and Their Response to Anthropogenic Disturbance: Determining Forest Elephant Group Dynamics and Spatiotemporal Distribution in Gabon - Cartagena, Colombia 

Joseph Mulligan (PhD, Romance Studies)

Project: A Critical Assessment of Manuscripts, Letters, and Marginalia - Malaga, Spain 

Mary Carlton Murphy (MEM, Forestry)

Project: Measuring the Impacts of Sustainable Management Practices of Indigenous Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico on Biodiversity, Land Use Change, and Socioeconomic Wellbeing - Oaxaca, Mexico 

Anna Nordseth (PhD, Marine Science and Conservation)

Project: Regrowing an Endangered Forest: The Role of Primate Seed Dispersers in Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest Restoration - Pedasi, Panama and Radolfzell, Germany 

Yadurshini Raveendran (MSc-GH) 

Project: The Barriers and Facilitators to Achieving Optimal Nutrition for Pediatric Cancer Patients in Tanzania: A Mixed Methods Analysis/8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research - Washington, DC

Ignacio Hurtado Rodriguez (PhD, Economics) 

Project: Technology Adoption and Long-Run Outcomes: Evidence from Franco's Spain - Madrid, Spain

Rosalind Rothwell (PhD, History) 

Project: Tamil Language Study - Madurai, India 

Minato Sakamoto (PhD, Music) 

Project: "Piano" is Chinese/Midwest Graduate Music Consortium Conference and CUNY Graduate Students in Music Conference - New York, New York 

Matthew Sebastian (PhD, Cultural Anthropology) 

Project: Securing Youth: Humanitarian Futures in Postconflic Uganda - Gulu, Uganda 

Helen Shears (PhD, History)

Project: "To Be Observed Throughout the World": Imperial Diplomacy, Treaty-Making, and the Global British Empire, 1660-1763 - Paris, France and London, England

Adam Karim Soliman (PhD, Economics) 

Project: The Role of the Informal Sector in Urban Service Delivery: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Cairo, Egypt - Cairo, Egypt 

Alvan-Emeka Ukachukwu (MSc-GH) 

Project: Perception of Clinicians on the Infrascanner Device in Managing Traumatic Brain Injury in Uganda: A Discrete Choice Experiment - Geneva, Switzerland and Kampala, Uganda 

Claudia Meca Van Den Berg (MEM, Environmental Management)

Project: Measuring the Impacts of Sustainable Management Practices of Indigenous Communities in Oaxaca, Mexico on Biodiversity, Land Use Change, and Socioeconomic Wellbeing - Oaxaca, Mexico 

Hiwot Zewdie (MSc-GH)

Project: 19th Congress of the World Psychiatric Association: Epidemiology and Public Health Section - Marrakesh, Morocco