2021 APSA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grantees

The American Political Science Association is pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) Awardees for 2021. 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 2021-2022 award cycle.

Amanda d’Urso, Northwestern University: In the Shadow of Whiteness: Middle Eastern and North African Identity in the US
Anirvan Chowdhury, University of California Berkeley: How do Religiously Conservative Parties Mobilize Women? Theory and Evidence from India
Apekshya Prasai, Massachussetts Institute of Technology: Gendered Processes of Civil War: Understanding Women’s Inclusion in Rebel Organizations
Changwook Ju, Yale University: Military Recruitment, Battlefield Effectiveness, and Civil-Military Relations
Don Grasse, Emory University: Essays in the Political Economy of Development
Jacob Turner, University of Notre Dame: War in Words: Law, Order, and Electoral Politics in Brazil
Jasmine Smith, Duke University: Black Voters and Electability in Intraparty Elections
Jasmine English, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Dilemmas of Accommodation: Diversity and Local Church Involvement in Politics
Jingyuan Qian, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Statebuilding by Campaign: Repression, Regime Consolidation, and Political Control in Modern China
John Minnich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Enlisting the Market: Trade Policy as Industrial Policy in Post-WTO China
Jongyoon Baik, University of Chicago: Politics of the Administrative Litigation System in China
Kaiyu Li, University of Illinois at Chicago:  The Politics of Survival: A Comparative Study of Chinatown Development in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago
Kara Hooser, The Ohio State University: Violence as Peace: Masculinities and Everyday Violence in Post-Conflict Spaces
Lindsey Pruett, Cornell University: Soldiers, Shovels, and the State: Militaries and State-Building in Post-Colonial Senegal
Marco Alcocer, University of California, San Diego: Crackdowns, Organized Crime Expansion, and Government Capture
Mary Shiraef, University of Notre Dame: Hoxha’s Grand Experiment on the Greek minority of Albania
Nadia Eldemerdash, University of Nevada Las Vegas: Transnational Actions, Domestic Outcomes: How Diasporas Drive Political Change in their Home Countries
Natan Skigin, University of Notre Dame: The Political Psychology of Criminal Violence and Solidarity with Victims
Rachel Hulvey, University of Pennsylvania: China, Ideology, and International Law: Shaping Preferences for the Legalization of Cyberspace
Sabrina Axster, Johns Hopkins University: Arresting Movement: The Political Economy of Immigration Detention in Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom
Stephen Roblin, Cornell University: The Moral Public: Intent, Civilian Harm, and American Public Support for the Use of Force
Xiren Chen, University of Arizona: Chiefs, Elections, and Violence: Mobilization and Demobilization of African Voters
Yunus Orhan, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee: The Road to Democratic Backsliding: How Affective Polarization Increases Support for Illiberal Politicians?