Prof. Paul Gootenberg has won a place as one of this year’s Research Directors of the DPDF (Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship) program of the the Social Science Research Council. With his co-winner Judith Carney (Geography, UCLA), he will be directing SSRC dissertation proposals around research in Global Commodity Studies. For more information on this program, see the SSRC’s website.
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Prof. Robert Chase, who will be joining the History Department in January, recently organized and hosted “The Fire Every Time: Reframing Black Power Across the Twentieth Century and Beyond.” This conference brought together preeminent scholars of African-American and recent United States history in Charleston, South Carolina, and attracted media attention nationally: USA Today, Charleston Post and Courier, Clemson Public Radio, and the Associated Press.
Prof. Jared Farmer’s newest work, Mormons in the Media, 1830–2012, is a timely, significant, and free educational e-book illustrated with nearly 500 images about Mormons and Mormonism in U.S. politics and the public sphere, from Joseph Smith to Mitt Romney.
Congratulations to our colleague Carla Keirns on receiving a multi-year research grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her project looks at how end-of-care costs vary depending on where one lives. Drawing on her experience as a practicing palliative-care physician, sociologist, health services researcher, and historian, Dr. Keirns will use health utilization data, interviews, and community studies to make sense of individual choices and regional patterns that are fundamental to understanding how to empower patients, improve care and reduce costs. Carla joins a distinguished group of investigators doing pathbreaking research in healthy policy. You can read more about the award and the program here.