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Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our offices are closed to the public, but you can reach the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (SBSRI), Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:

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  • Anna Ochoa O'Leary (Mexican American Studies) was selected as a Fulbright Scholar for her work in Mexico. As a result of deportation, or to avoid being separated from loved ones, entire families—which may include US-citizen or legal resident members—may return to Mexico. Facing formidable challenges as outsiders in the US and in Mexico, her research will contribute to the scholarly understanding of “Lost Generations,” the estimated half million bilingual and bicultural US citizen and immigrant youth whose potential as outsiders to two countries is squandered when opportunities to become productive members of society are debilitated or denied. (Photo Credits: LA Times and the Washington Post)

  • Susan Brewer-Osorio (Latin American Studies) was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the Fall 2020 semester. As a Fulbright Scholar, Susan will be hosted by the political science faculty at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. The Fulbright supports her research on the reincorporation of ex-combatants in Colombia following the 2016 peace agreement with leftist insurgents. The project examines the different trajectories of reintegrating ex-combatant communities. Susan will also teach a course on conflict theory at Javeriana. (Photo Credit: Brewer-Osorio)

  • Nupur Joshi (Geography) received an SBSRI dissertation award for her research on how small scale private water sellers operate and the roles that Nairobi's municipal water governance play in these private operations. Her dissertation research is a story of water's urbanization in low-income settlements of Nairobi, and the everyday struggles of the urban poor to secure water.

  • Lauren Fritzsche (Geography) received an SBSRI pre-doctoral research grant for her project entitled "Geographies of belonging and exclusion: Refugee resettlement in the United States." This research examines themes of identity, belonging, race, and national security amidst changes to the U.S. refugee resettlement program. This project will take place in two communities, Missoula, MT and Baton Rouge, LA, to assess local policies and narratives of refugee resettlement, communities responses to and practices of resettlement, and the experiences of refugees.

  • Congratulations to Jeff Banister (Southwest Center & Geography) and Vicki Gaubeca (Southern Border Communities Coalition) on their recent Haury Partnering grant. The grant allows them to create a framework for collaboration between researchers and community partners working to protect, extend, and communicate the innovative ways that human and non-human communities in the Sonoran Desert have resisted, restored, and flourished in the context of US-Mexico border militarization.

  • Xiran Chen (Government and Public Policy) is an awardee of an SBSRI Pre-Doctoral Grant for his project “Motivation and Capacity: Explaining the Frequency of Government Pre-election Violence.” The project examines how economic growth and party cohesion shape the frequency of government pre-election violence. This project draws insights from several Sub-Saharan African cases, and evaluates the implications in a broader context. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Eden Kinkaid (Geography) received an SBSRI dissertation research grant and a Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship to support their dissertation research entitled “Becoming an organic state: Changing forms of agricultural governance in Uttarakhand, India.” This research examines how the promotion and institutionalization of organic agriculture in the state of Uttarakhand is impacting farmers’ agricultural knowledge and practice, changing farmers’ livelihoods, and informing farmers’ identities as rural citizens.

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