2020 APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grantees

The American Political Science Association is pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Awardees for 2020. The APSA DDRIG program provides support to enhance and improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation research in political science. Awards support basic research which is theoretically derived and empirically oriented.

The following PhD candidates have been awarded the grants for the 2020-2021 award cycle.

Safa al-Saeedi, Northwestern University: Communication as Power: Effects of the Internet on Authoritarian Politics in Saudi Arabia
Nejla Asimovic, New York University: Growing Closer or Further Apart: Exposure to Social Media in Ethnically Divided Societies
Mariana Carvalho, University of California, San Diego: The Political Economy of Assassinations
Kiela Crabtree, University of Michigan: Forged in the Fire: Racially-Targeted Violence and Implications for Political Behavior in the United States
Nandini Dey, Johns Hopkins University: Making Foreigners: Citizenship and the Legacies of Colonialism and Nationalism in India
Seo Nyeong Jo, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: Gender Matters in the Judiciary: Adjudicating Sexual Assault in Korea
Devin Judge-Lord, University of Wisconsin, Madison: Public Pressure Campaigns and Bureaucratic Policymaking
Daegyeong Kim, University of California, San Diego: Yellow Peril Revived? The Rise of China and Anti-Asian Racism in the United States
Nicholas Kuipers, University of California, Berkeley: States of Merit: The Politics of Civil Service Recruitment in Asia
Rithika Kumar, University of Pennsylvania: Left-Behind or Left Ahead? The Implications of Male Migration on Women’s Political Participation in India
Zeren Li, Duke University: Institutionalized Rent-Seeking: The Political-Business Revolving Door in China
Andrew Marshall, Georgetown University: Languages of National Politics in Kenya and Tanzania
César B. Martínez-Álvarez, University of California, Los Angeles: Extractive Industries, Indigenous Autonomy, and the Governance of the Commons in Mexico
Pamela Nwakanma, Harvard University: Women, Power, and Networks: The Gendered Politics of Economic Empowerment
Andra Pascu, Rice University: The Effect of Party Leader Gender on Voter Expectations of Cabinet Composition
Estefania Castañeda Pérez, University of California, Los Angeles: The Normalization of State Violence at the Mexico-U.S. Border
Andrew Podob, The Ohio State University: The Divergent Effects of Anxiety on Political Participation: Anxiety Inhibits Participation Among the Socio-Economic and Racially Marginalized
Alauna Safarpoour, University of Maryland, College Park: Taking Perspective: Prejudice Reduction and Political Attitudes
Christine Slaughter, University of California, Los Angeles: No Strangers to Hardship: African Americans, Inequality, and the Politics of Resilience
Romelia Solano, University of Notre Dame: Dignity Politics: Detention and Democracy in the American Midwest
Yu-Hsien Sung, University of South Carolina: Prosecutorial discretion: district attorneys, public opinion, and localized rule of law
John Ternovski, Yale University: The Impact of Computer-Modified Visual Information on Political Beliefs
Thuy Anh Tran, City University of New York Graduate Center: The Invisible Hand of Networked Repression