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Research Awards: 2004-2005

Faculty and Student Research Awards: 2004-2005

2004 - 2005

  • Professor Judith Carney, Department of Geography. The Shea Butter Industry in the Gambia. Project Abstract: A focus on the commodity chains that link women in Beverly Hills with those in Gamiba. The aim is to reveal the capability of development projects to effect gender equity and fair trade in this period of contemporary globalization.
  • Dr. Raymond Omwami. International Development Studies. Population Momentum, Public Investment and the Goal of Universal Access to Basic Education in Kenya. Project Abstract: The government of Kenya has committed to meeting the global goal of universal access to basic education. This project offers a model for examining how population momentum will mediate to determine public investment levels at both current and projection for the future.
  • Professor Randall Crane, Department of Public Affairs. GSR: Charisma Acey. Urban Paradox: Lagos Water Supply and Sanitation from 1845-2004. Project Abstract: The project analyzes how and why there is a lack of access to clean and sufficient water, which reveals how the political economic history of African cities plays a critical role in the design and implementation of water and sanitation policies and programs.
  • Professor Daniel Posner, Department of Political Science. GSR: John McCauley. Religion and Globalization in Africa. Project Abstract: The aim of this project is to collect survey data on how Africans identify themselves, given their religions and political interests. It will address the conditions under which people identify themselves along religious lines, as opposed to ethnic, national, occupational, or political party lines.
  • Professor Edward Alpers, Department of History. GSR: Awet Weldemichael. The Eritrean and East Timorese Liberation Movements: Towards a Comparative Study of their Grand Strategies. 2005 Project Abstract: This project focuses on the U.S. as a leading precursor of globalization in our time. The author will examine how the U.S.'s role was played out in the Eritrean and East Timorese liberation struggles during the Cold War.
  • Professor Andrew Apter, Department of History. GSR: Susan Marx Serjak. I See that I am Black: Black Female Executives in Global South Africa. Project Abstract: The research will focus on those individual black women who have achieved top-level positions in many sectors of the economy. The aim will be to identify common key success factors influencing career successes in black women to determine potential future leaders and to assess the broader issues of the construction of identity in South Africa.
  • Associate Professor Pearl T. Robinson, Department of Political Science. An Intellectual Biography of Ralph Bunche, the Africanist. Project Abstract: The project will explore how Ralph Bunche's scholarship on Africa contributes toward a reframing of African Studies from a field defined by paradigms embedded in dichotomized oppositions to a globalizing framework viewed through the lenses of imperialism, colonialism and proto-nationalist movements.


Globalization Research Center - Africa