2019 Research Grant Winners

Mr. Bright Alozie (West Virginia University)
“A Privileged Communicative Space”: Nigerian Soldiers’ Petitions During the Two World Wars

Dr. Jochen Arndt (Virginia Military Institute)
Decolonizing South Africa Identities Properly: Language, Identity, and Policy

Mr. Chase Arnold (University of California, Berkeley)
“The Cat’s Paw of Dictatorship”: Police Intelligence and Self-Rule in the Gold Coast, 1948-1952

Dr. Tricia Bacon (American University)
The Effect of Leadership Decapitation on al-Shabaab in Somalia

Dr. Shaul Bartal (Bar-Ilan University)
The Next Generation: Old and New Trends among the Youth in Palestinian Society

Dr. Lindsay Benstead (Portland State University)
Ethnicity and Forced Marriage in Al-Shabaab-Controlled Somalia

Mr. Samet Budak (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Religious Networks and Trends in Late-Mediaeval Eastern Mediterranean

Prof. Sercan Canbolat (University of Connecticut)
Political Psychology of Iran’s Supreme Leadership and Foreign Policy-Making Today: An Operational Code Approach

Mr. Daniel Chardell (Harvard University)
The War for Kuwait: Annexation, Resistance, and the Making of Arab Disunity, 1990-1991

Mr. Vladimir Chlouba (The Ohio State University)
Traditional Authority and State Legitimacy: Evidence from Namibia

Mr. Jordan Cohen (George Mason University)
When Does A Great Power Ally Signal Resolve? The Anglo-Russian Alliance and the Campaigns in Constantinople, 1914-1915

Mr. Rashed Daher (Eötvös Loránd University; Central European University, Budapest)
A Barrier of Peace: Egyptian and Sudanese Perceptions of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Mr. Tamás Dudlák (Corvinus University of Budapest)
Keeping the Peace in Syria – An Analysis of Turkey’s Mediation Efforts in 2011

Prof. Sherin El Gendi (Ain Shams University)
The Monastery of Saint Makarius the Great: Theater of the Tragedy End of the Bishop Epiphanius

Prof. Banu Eligur (Baskent University)
The 1964 Expulsion of Greek Citizens from Turkey: Economic and Demographic Turkification under Ethnocultural Nationalism

Dr. Denis Golubev (Saint Petersburg State University)
Transnational Ethnic Channels as Factors of Contagion, Internationalization and Proxy-fication of Internal Conflicts: The Contrasting Cases of Berbers and Kurds

Dr. Hakki Gurkas (Kennesaw State University)
Commemoration of Topcu Baba: A Pathway to Bedreddini, Alevi and Bektashi Revival

Dr. Sabina Henneberg (Johns Hopkins SAIS)
Understanding Women’s Empowerment in Africa

Ms. Doreen Horschig (University of Central Florida)
National Security Hawks: The Evolution of Public Opinion on the Use of Force

Prof. Geoffrey Jensen (Virginia Military Institute)
The Spanish Army and North African Decolonization: Roles and Reactions

Prof. Yasmine Khodary (The British University in Egypt)
Assessing the Change in Men’s Knowledge, Attitude and Practices towards Women’s Right to Inherit in Egypt

Ms. SangEun Kim (Vanderbilt University)
What Motivates Local Leaders to Deliver Public Goods? The Hierarchy of Local Leaders

Dr. Paul Kubicek (Oakland University)
Truth and Reconciliation Committees and Human Rights in Africa: A Comparative Analysis

Ms. Mujge Kucukkeles (University of Kent)
The Everyday State in Iraqi Kurdistan: Producing the State through Fear, Intimacy and Informal Networks

Dr. Edward Lynch (Hollins University)
Qatar, the Rift and the Future of Gulf State Cooperation

Ms. Katarina Maruskinova (University of West Bohemia)
Framing Terrorism: Attacks on Tourists in Egypt and their Reflection in Al-Ahram Newspaper

Ms. Daisy Muibu (American University)
Police Militarization and Community Cooperation in Times of Protracted Conflict: Examining Dimensions of Militarization in Kismayo, Somalia

Prof. Yuree Noh (Rhode Island College/Harvard University)
Social Cohesion, International Legitimacy, and Electoral Integrity in Kuwait

Dr. Buket Oztas (Furman University)
Political Islam in the Age of Populism: Promises and Limitations

Dr. Joel D. Parker (Tel Aviv University)
The Assassination of Colonel ʿAdnan al-Makli in 1955: Paranoia and the Rise of the National Military Hero

Dr. Daniel Rickenbacher (Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies, Canadian Institute for Jewish Research)
The Right-Wing Populist Movement’s Outreach towards Israel and the Jewish Community and their Reaction

Ms. Hannah Ridge (Duke University)
Understanding Democracy and Democratic Commitment in Egypt

Ms. Elise Roberts (Syracuse University)
Aiding Security, Aiding Peace: Security Sector Reform in Sierra Leone and Côte d’Ivoire

Ms. Katharine Russell (Syracuse University)
Tactical Deployment of Women in Violent Roles in PFLP and AAMB in Response to Israel’s Counterterrorism Initiatives

Mr. Thomas Schmutz (University of Newcastle; University of Zurich)
The German Flirt with Islam

Dr. Christine Sixta Rinehart (University of South Carolina [Palmetto College])
The Stabbing Intifada: The Third Palestinian Intifada or an International Terrorist Tactic?

Dr. Consolata Sulley (University of Dar es Salaam)
Candidate Selection Methods and Party Performance in Tanzania

Mr. Bashir Tofangsazi (The Ohio State University)
Controlled Elections and False Signals; A New Typology of Political Opportunities

Dr. Dimitri Tsarouhas (Bilkent University)
Policy Transfer, External Actors and Two Types of Policy Conditionality: Public Financial Management Reform in Turkey

Dr. Noel Twagiramungu (Boston University)
When Rebels Bow Before the Cross: A Facet of Burundi’s Changing Religious Landscape

Prof. Kivanc Ulusoy (Istanbul University)
Turkey and Israel: Changing Patterns of Alliances in the Eastern Mediterranean

Dr. Deborah L. Wheeler (United States Naval Academy)
Why is “Flawed Democracy” Better than No Democracy?  Comparing Israel and Tunisia’s Political Culture to Explain the Democracy Deficit in the Middle East and North Africa

Dr. Myriam Wissa (University of London)
Behind the Scenes What Goes On? Christian-Muslim Interaction in Fatimid Egypt

Mr. Salih Yasun (Indiana University, Bloomington)
The Mechanisms of Local Governance in Emerging Democracies: A Case Study of Tunisia

Dr. Ozum Yesiltas (Texas A&M University-Commerce)
Power from the Margins: The Case for a Coherent U.S. Foreign Policy Towards the Kurds