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Research and Publications by 2003-2004 Global FellowsFrancis Nesbitt (San Diego State University) completed a book and 7 papers while in residence as a Global Fellow at the UCLA International Institute.

Research and Publications by 2003-2004 Global Fellows

Finishing their year at UCLA, 8 young scholars report a highly productive experience.

The first cohort of the International Institute Global Fellows Program is winding down their year of research at UCLA and returning to their regular academic careers. Selected from more than 300 applicants, the Global Fellows spent the year writing books and articles, giving seminars, and attending discussions with a group of senior UCLA scholars from various fields. In summing up their work at the International Institute, 8 of the 9 scholars report completing between them 3 books and some 46 academic papers or chapters in edited volumes. Three also made significant progress on other books that they will finish in the next stage of their academic journeys.

Following is a summary of the research completed during their residence in the Global Fellows Program. (The ninth 2003-04 Fellow, Sharon Bhagwan, had already left Los Angeles and could not be reached in time to contribute to this summary listing.)

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Fellow Papers
Roberto Farneti (Research Associate in Political Philosophy, Università di Bologna)

Research interest: Political theory; political philosophy; history of political thought.

Articles and chapters published, or accepted for publication.

  • "Hobbes on Romans 3, 21-26," in Cambridge Critical Companion to Hobbes's Leviathan. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • "Hobbes,"in Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed. London: Macmillan, 2003.

Papers submitted to peer-reviewed journal.

  • "Of Men and Other Portentous Beings: On Primo Levi's Storie Naturali."
  • "Crowds, Rulers, Survivors: Elias Canetti and Political Theory."

Papers finished, available for circulation but not yet submitted.

  • "The Politics of Compliance: Notes on the Trial of K." Dept. of Political Science, UCLA, May 18, 2004.
  • "Political Theory, Interdisciplinarity, and the Question of the Origin." International Institute, UCLA, Dec. 4, 2003.
  • "On Some Uses of 'Natural History.'"
  • "The Dichotomy Vis Imperii and Provocatio ad Populum in Western Political Thought"
Robin Truth Goodman (Assistant Professor of English, Florida State University).

Book published.

  • World, Class, Women: Global Literature, Education, and Feminism (Routledge, 2003)

Progress on book manuscript.

  • The World Cop and the Private Eye. Completed about half.

Articles published, or accepted for publication.

  • "Harry Potter's Magic and the Market: What Kids Are Learning about Gender, Race, and Class." Workplace: A Journal of Academic Labor 6.1 (February 2004).
  • "Etiquette and Missile Defense." In Etiquette: Reflections on Contemporary Comportment. Ron Scapp and Brian Seinz (eds.). (Albany: SUNY Press, 2005).

Papers submitted to peer-reviewed journals.

  • "Slick Lit"
  • "The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw"
  • "Terrorist Hunter: Walter Mosely, the Urban Plot, and the Terror War"

Papers finished, available for circulation but not yet submitted.

  • "The Firm: Criminal Sovereignty and the Corporate Police." Presented at the conference Crossroads of Cultural Studies (Urbana-Champaign, June 25-29, 2004) and Cultural Studies Association (Boston, 5-9 May, 2004).

Francis Nesbitt (Assistant Professor of African Studies, San Diego State University)

Research interests: The African brain drain to the U.S. since the eighteenth century.

Book published.

  • Race for Sanctions: African Americans Against Apartheid, 1946–1994. (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2004).

Progress on book manuscript.

  • About 200 pages of African Intellectuals in the Belly of the Beast: Migration, Identity, and the Politics of Exile. To be submitted to Indiana University Press.

Articles and chapters published, or accepted for publication.

  • "Signifying Griots: African Poetics to Global Hip-Hop," in Ethnic Media in America. Guy Meiss and Alice Tate (eds.) (Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2004).
  • "Brain Drain and the Political Economy of African Migration to the North," in Africa and Modernity: From Colonialism to Globalism. Elisio Manguaino (ed.) (London: CODESRIA/Zed Press, 2005).
  • "Coming to Terms with the Past: The Case for a Truth and Reparations Commission on Slavery, Colonialism, and Segregation," in Genocide, War Crimes, and the West. Adam Jones (ed.), (London: Zed Press, 2004).

Paper submitted to peer-reviewed journal.

  • "Apartheid, Sport, and U.S. Foreign Policy, 1962–1977." Submitted to Patterns of Prejudice (special issue on race and sport).

Papers finished, available for circulation but not yet submitted.

  • "Loose Canons: Race and Nation in African Studies." Paper presented at a conference on Canonical Works and Continuing Innovation in African Arts and Humanities. University of Ghana, Legon, Sept. 20–25, 2003.
  • "A Broken Mirror: Ambiguities of Race and Ethnicity in the New African Diaspora." Paper presented at UCLA/SSRC Summer Institute on International Migration, June 21-26, 2004.
  • "Ralph Bunche, Jan Smuts, and Southwest Africa." Paper presented at the Ralph Bunche centenary conference, Trustee for the Human Community: Ralph Bunche and the Decolonialization of Africa, June 3–4, 2004, UCLA.
Trenton G. Smith (Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara)

Research interests: An evolutionary and behavioral economist who works on dietary preferences.

Papers submitted to peer-reviewed journals

  • "The McDonald's Equilibrium: Advertising, Empty Calories, and the Endogenous Determination of Dietary Preferences." Forthcoming in Social Choice and Welfare.
  • "A Theory of Natural Addiction" (with Attila Tasnadi). Submitted to the American Economic Review.
Muhammad Sani Umar (Assistant Professor of Islam, Department of Religious Studies, Arizona State University)

Research interests: The discourses of Muslim militants and liberal Islam.

Forthcoming book.

  • Islam and Colonialism: The Intellectual Responses of Muslims of Northern Nigeria. (Leiden: Brill in its series on "Islam in Africa," forthcoming, 2004).

Progress on book manuscript.

  • Substantial materials completed for a book entitled Islamic Liberalism and Democratization in West Africa.

Articles and chapters published, or accepted for publication.

  • "Mass Islamic Education and Emergence of Female Ulama in Nigeria: Background, Trends, and Consequences." In The Transmission of Learning in Islamic Africa. Islam in Africa Series, vol. 2. (Leiden: Brill, 2004).
  • "Ethnic/Religious Conflicts and Democratic Transition in West Africa: A Nigerian Case-Study." Invited paper first presented at an International Conference on "Deprivation, Violence, and Identities: Mapping Contemporary World Conflict," Ohio State University, October 3-4, 2003. Accepted for publication as chapter in forthcoming volume edited by Professor Graig Jenkins, Sociology Department, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Commissioned review of Douglas A. Anthony, Poison and Medicine: Ethnicity, Power, and Violence in a Nigerian City, 1966-1986. Journal of African History, vol. 45, no. 2, July 2004.
  • Commissioned review of Ousame Kane, Muslim Modernity in Postcolonial Nigeria: A Study of the Society for the Removal of Innovation and Reinstatement of Tradition. For publication in Sudanic Africa: Journal of Historical Sources.

Papers submitted to peer-reviewed journal.

  • "Comprehending Sacred Violence in the Secular State of Nigeria," an invited paper first presented at international conference on "Contending with Conflict: Comparative and Historical Approaches," Institute of African Studies, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia, Sept. 24-25, 2003. Revised version submitted to the Journal of Religion in Africa.

Papers finished, available for circulation but not yet submitted.

  • "Sufi Themes in the Arabic Poems of Shaykh Ibrahim Niass of Senegal." Invited presentation at Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa, Program of African Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, Nov. 19, 2003.
  • "The Discourses of Islamic Liberalism in West Africa: Problems and Prospects in Nigeria," to be presented at the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World at University of Leiden, the Netherlands, September 10-12, 2004.
James Vreeland (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University)

Research interests: The domestic politics behind international agreements and organizations on trade, investment, arms control, the environment, and human rights.

Chapter in forthcoming edited volume.

  • "The Survival of Political Leaders and IMF Programs," with Alastair Smith. In Globalization and the Nation State: The Impact of the IMF and the World Bank. Gustav Ranis, James Vreeland, and Stephen Kosack (eds.) (New York: Routledge, forthcoming.)

Paper submitted to peer-reviewed journal.

  • "The Institutional Determinants of IMF Programs." Under review at IMF Staff Papers. Paper was presented to the UCLA Dept. of Political Science (Mar. 1, 2004).

Papers finished, available for circulation but not yet submitted.

  • "CAT Selection: Why Governments enter into the UN Convention Against Torture." Presented in the Global Fellows Seminar (10/9/03), Notre Dame Kellogg Institute (9/18/03), Emory University (1/22/04), and USC (10/2903).
  • "Political Institutions and Civil War: Unpacking Anocracy," with J. Gandhi (Emory). Presented in the Global Fellows Seminar (5/20/04).
  • "IMF Programs: Compliance, Implementation and Effectiveness." Prepared for the Conference on Compliance in International Law, USC, April 30 and May 1, 2004.
  • "Why Governments Participate in the Ozone Agreements." In progress.
  • "Democracy and Transparency," with B. P. Rosendorff (USC). In progress.
Daniel Waldenström (Graduate of Stockholm School of Economics).

Research interests: The origins and development of stock markets, focusing on the nineteenth-century era of internationalization.

Article published.

  • "Markets Work in War: World War II Reflected in the Zurich and Stockholm Bond Markets," with Bruno S. Frey. Financial History Review, vol. 11, no. 1, April 2004.

Paper submitted to peer-reviewed journal.

  • "International Financial Liberalization and Industry Growth," with Jonas Vlachos, submitted to the International Journal of Money and Finance.
Christine Min Wotipka (Acting Assistant Professor, School of Education, Stanford University)

Research interests: The expansion of the international human rights regime.

Article and chapter published, or accepted for publication.

  • "Human Rights: Women's Rights," in New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. Maryanne Cline Horowitz (ed.). (New York: Charles Scribners, 2004).
  • "Global Civil Society and the International Human Rights Movement: Citizen Participation in Human Rights International Nongovernmental Organizations," with Kiyoteru Tsutsui. Social Forces (forthcoming).

Paper submitted to peer-reviewed journal.

  • "World Society and Human Rights: An Event History Analysis of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women," with Francisco O. Ramierz.

Papers finished, available for circulation but not yet submitted.

  • "A Cross-National Analysis of the Emergence and Institutionalization of Women’s Studies Curricula," with Francisco O. Ramirez. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Portland, Nov. 2003.

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