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USC Internal Research Funding Awards


The 2020 cluster is awarding the following funding in 2011:


2020 USC undergraduate student summer research grants

Roza Petrosyan, departments of history and psychology
-researching the role of women in resisting the Armenian Genocide
-involves travel to Toronto, Canada to conduct archival research

Jeremy Schwartz, department of international relations
-creating a documentary that seeks to understand how individuals and groups resist mass atrocities in Darfur, Sudan

Jayme Tsutsuse, department of philosophy
-case study on the influence of intergroup interactions and identity on genocide resistance in Rwanda
-involves travel around Rwanda to conduct interviews

Jasneet Aulakh, departments of English and history
-study of militant resistance and the point at which the victims become perpetrators themselves, particularly with regard to Hindu-led anti-Sikh riots in 1984 and the Sikh resistance
-involves travel around India to conduct interviews


2020 International Visiting Ph.D. student fellowship

Atje Gercama, International Peace Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
-Ph.D. project on ethics of war and the inadequate representation of women’s war experiences in mainstream discourses of war; research on Dutch resistance during World War II as a sub project of her thesis


2020 USC graduate student summer research fellowship

Heather Ashby, department of history
-an examination of how black people within the African diaspora articulated connections between the oppression of Africans and Jews during the 1930s
-involves travel to England and San Francisco to conduct research


USC faculty summer research fellowship

Colin Keaveney, professor of French
-research in Paris (spring 2012) entitled “In the Footsteps of the Disappeared: Paris Bears Witness”


Curriculum development awards

Patrick James of international relations, to create a course on "Comparative Genocide"

Nancy Lutkehaus of anthropology, to develop a course on "The Cultures of Genocide"

Colin Keaveney and Julie Nack Ngue, French and Italian, to develop a course on the French literature about the Holocaust to be called "Remembering Loss, Writing Memory"