LISD Student Fellows Publish Independent Research

 

A new LISD publication, "Gender, Law, and Security (volume II)," features research undertaken by Princeton University students as part of the Project on Gender in the Global Community's (GGC) student fellows program. The volume is a sampling of research conducted by student fellows in the Project on Gender in the Global Community (GGC) at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University. Over the course of the 2018-19 academic year, GGC fellows pursued independent, academically rigorous research around a topic of their choosing. The papers in this volume represent a variety of disciplines and methodologies, and the range of work undertaken by students throughout the year—some in connection to course work, junior policy seminars and senior theses, others as stand-alone research papers, and still others as short framing essays intended to serve as starting points for larger long-term research projects. The volume is divided into three sections focusing on 1) gender and domestic political contexts, 2) violence against women and women in conflict, and 3) policy and political leadership. The publication is the second volume in LISD's Student Research Series. 

The GGC Student Fellows Program, was inaugurated during the 2017-18 academic year. Building on student interest in the GGC project and modeled on the successful student fellows program organized as part of LISD’s Project on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations (PORDIR), a dedicated student co- hort of Princeton students ranging from first year undergraduates to PhD candidates and postdocs, are selected annually through a competitive application process. Students meet twice monthly throughout the academic year. The monthly meetings through the 2018-19 academic year combined discussions of readings and students’ ongoing research, with pre-sentations by invited scholars and policy practitioners including Kimberly Bryant, Founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE; Anne-Marie Goetz, Clinical Professor at NYU and former Policy Director of Governance, Peace and Security at UN Women; Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, Urban Policy Program Director for Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO); and Lindsay Stevens, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Health and Wellbeing.

Fellows in the 2018-19 cohort were: Jasmine Dehghan, Varsha Gandikota, Mikaela Gerwin, Kiara Rodriguez Gallego, Sarah Gordon, Jennifer Johnson, Shafaq Khan, Mikaylah Ladue, Grace Lee, Ananya Malhotra, Amanda Morrison, Kat Powell, and Serena Stein.