2016 Fellowship Recipients

Justin Michael Power, University of Texas at Austin, 'Linguistics of signed languages; Persian; Historical linguistics'

Hakeem Naim, University of California, Davis, 'Conscripted Modernity: Reconfiguring State Formation, Modernity, and Politicization of Islam in Afghanistan and the Late Ottoman Empire'

Mejgan Massoumi, Stanford University, 'Ahmad Zahir, Radio Afghanistan and the Politics of Popular Culture, 1960-1979'

Melissa Kerr Chiovenda, University of Connecticut, 'Narratives of Trauma in Asylum Cases: Hazaras Seeking Refugee Status in Europe'

Helena Zeweri, Rice University, 'Between Gender-Based Violence and Border Control: Afghan Refugees and the Criminalization of Forced Marriage in Australia'

2016 Travel Grant Recipients:

Andrea Chiovenda, Harvard University, 'Mental Illness in Times of War: Subjectivity, Socio-Cultural Practices, and State Policies in Psychosis and Schizophrenia among Afghan Pashtuns'

Timothy Alexander Nunan, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, 'The Cold War’s Clash of Civilizations: The Soviet Union, the Left, and the Islamic World'

Robin Ryczek, Afghanistan Center at Kabul University (ACKU), 'Preserving and
Digitizing Afghanistan Music Heritage'