AmericanCouncilsResearchFellowships major grants for independent, overseas research and language training

Previously Funded Projects in the Caucasus

Kelsey Rice
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Final Report: Identity Formation in the Borderlands: Enlightenment Societies and Literary Assemblies in 19th and Early 20th Century Azerbaijan

Rachel Naylor
Ph.D. Candidate, Goethe University
Final Report: Successful Policy Transfers in Post-Socialist Justice Systems?: Practices of Plea Bargaining in the Republic of Georgia

Bret Barrowman
Ph.D. Candidate, George Washington University
Final Report: The Politics of Public Sector Reform in Georgia and Ukraine
Georgia and Ukraine

Dr. Mehrangiz Najafizadeh
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Kansas
Final Report: Azerbaijani Women and Islam: Social Change and Narratives of Women in Azerbaijan

Claire Kaiser
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Final Report: Socialist in Form, National in Content: The Politics of Nationality in Soviet Georgia, 1938-1978

Isabelle Kaplan
Ph.D. Candidate, Georgetown University
Final Report: Culture and Politics in Soviet Turkic Republics: Canon-Building and Nation-Building under Stalin

Jeremiah Johnson
Graduate Student, University of Michigan
Final Report: Literacies Unveiled: Citizenship, Nationality, Gender and the Campaigns to Eradicate Illiteracy in the Soviet South Caucasus, 1922-1936

Robin J. Kemkes
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Final Report: Rural Household Livelihood Strategies, Forest Dependence and the Political Economy of Development in Upper Svaneti, Georgia

Mehrangiz Najafizadeh
Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Final Report: Azeri Women’s Voices: Narratives of IDPs and Refugees from the Nagorno-Karabakh War and Implications for Humanitarian Social Policy

Erin Hofmann
Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Texas - Austin
Final Report: Gender, Households, and Migration in Georgia

Hulya Sakarya
Pre-doctoral Candidate, Temple University
Final Report: National Belonging in Postsocialist Georgia: Old Tbilisi Meets Liberal Multiculturalism

Rebecca Hastings
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oregon
Final Report: The Oil Industry and Society in Azerbaijan, 1870-2015

Sarah Slye
Independent Scholar
Final Report: Restoring the Prism: Piecing Together a Caucasian Narrative 1917-1921

Samantha Guthrie
Independent Scholar
Final Report: The Social and Economic Consequences of Non-Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Georgia