John Hanson, Associate Professor of History in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington, has been awarded a highly competitive research scholarship from Germany’s Gerda Henkel Foundation to continue his research on the Ahmadiyya movement in Ghana. 

Dorothy L. Hodgson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, has been awarded a Residency Fellowship at the Bellagio Center in Italy from the Rockefeller Foundation for a month in the summer of 2013 and a Faculty Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for 2013-4.  Both awards will support the completion of her current book project, “Gender, Law and the Problem of Culture: Maasai Struggles for Gender Justice.”

Bob Press, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Mississippi, is on sabbatical writing a book on how ordinary people resisted (nonviolently) repressive regimes in three countries over the past several decades: Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Kenya. He is developing an expanded theoretical framework of social movements as applied in repressive settings. He expects to begin offering publication proposals to selected publishers by late spring. He welcomes citations for attribution of similar resistance globally

Olufemi Vaughan is currently a Public Policy Scholar, at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, Washington, D.C. (2013)