2021-22 CISSR Dissertation Support Fellows

Welcome to the new Dissertation Fellows! Please read about their projects below. 

Ariel Azar - Sociology

“Living institutions: Welfare-state exposures and health over the life course”


Yu Ji - Psychology

“Embedding Cognition and Culture in Semantic Topologies: with an investigation on the language-culture-polity nexus from the late imperial to modern periods of China, 1368 – 2000”


Carl Kubler - History 

“Barbarians on the Shore: Global Trade, Everyday Life, and Conflict Resolution between China and the West, 1780-1860”


Harini Kumar - Anthropology

“Formations of Tamil Islam: Negotiations and Contestations in Contemporary South India”


Agnes Mondragón-Celis - Anthropology

“Mediations of War: Formations of Statehood and Criminality in Mexico’s 'War on Drug Trafficking'”


Sarath Pillai - History

“Federal Futures: Imagining Federation, Constitution, and World in Late Colonial India”


Raffaella Taylor-Seymour - Comparative Human Development

“Intimate Rites: Localizing Queerness through Ancestral Spiritualities in Contemporary Zimbabwe”


Emily Wilson - Comparative Human Development

“Friendly Welfare: The Politics and Practices of Care in Northern England”


Yuhao Zhuang - Sociology

“Commercializing Benevolence: The Architecture of Grassroots-Oriented Corporate Philanthropy in Contemporary China”