In this mini-series, SSRC staff caught up with eight current or former SSRC fellows to get a glimpse inside their research bags and to hear their best tips for conducting research.
International Dissertation Research Fellowship
The International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program supports the next generation of scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences pursuing research that advances knowledge about non-US cultures and societies. Since its inception in 1997, the IDRF program has funded more than eleven hundred projects, with research spanning the globe. The IDRF program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
In this discussion, we focus particularly on digital resources and their relationship to pedagogy. We invited contributors to provide a brief response describing a digital project they created or use in the classroom. Chris Gratien, a 2012 International Dissertation Research Fellowship recipient, discusses podcasts as a resource in the classroom.
Madeleine Elfenbein, 2013 International Dissertation Research Fellowship recipient, contributes to a new forum on The Immanent Frame. Drawing from provocations to think differently about the idea of the Muslim world and the Muslim country, this forum seeks to explicate the various ways in which these terms have been taken up in scholarship and political discourse more broadly. Elfenbein is a PhD candidate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. For 2017-2018, she is an Early Career Fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.