The Rockefeller Archive Center received 104 applications for research grants for its 2013 program. At the end of February, 53 applicants from 14 countries were awarded Grants-in-Aid to conduct research in the Center's archival collections. The 2013
grant recipients, their institutions, and research topics follow.
Full Professor of History, Department of History, University of Texas, Arlington.
"Funding Undergraduate Education at American Universities and Colleges"
Senior Lecturer in Modern History, Department of History, University of York, United Kingdom.
" 'From a Clinical Public Health Problem?' The Control of Tuberculosis in Jamaica, c. 1918-1982"
Josep L. Barona-Vilar
Professor of History of Science, Head of Department, Department Història de la Ciència i Documentació, Universidad de Valencia, Spain.
"The Rockefeller Foundation and the League of Nations Health Organization: Cooperation in International Health"
Ramona A. Braun
Ph.D. Candidate, History of Science, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
"Physiology for Contraception: Oscar Harkavy's Ford Foundation Politics of Funding Research on Human Reproduction in Order to Promote New Forms of Birth Control, 1962-1975"
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Social Science Korea (SSK), National Research Foundation of Korea and Research Fellow, Institute of Social Development Studies, Yonsei University, South Korea.
"Population Control and Post -Colonial Elites in South Korea"
Visiting Professor, Casa Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"The World Health Organization, American Philanthropy, and Family Planning, 1960s-1980s"
Ph.D. Candidate, History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University.
"Knowledge Production in the African AIDS Epidemic: The Rakai Health Sciences Program and the Uganda Virus Research Institute"
Ph.D. Candidate, History Department, Stony Brook University.
"Vanguard of a Better World: Consumerism, Citizenship and Modernity in Cold-War Venezuela"
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University.
"Poverty Amidst Plenty: Inequality, Cities, and the Nonprofit Sector, 1964-1996"
Full Professor, Department of Sociology, The University of Akron, and Senior Fellow, Institute for Life Span Development and Gerontology, The University of Akron.
"Racial Differences in Women's Fertility in the Turn-of-the-Twentieth Century American South"
Elizabeth F. Engle
Architectural Historian, Western Center for Historic Preservation, Intermountain Region Cultural Resources Program, National Parks Service.
"Cultural Resources in a 'Natural' Park: John D. Rockefeller and Laurance S. Rockefeller's Preservation Efforts in Grand Teton National Park"
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Department of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University.
"The Black Silent Majority: Urban Politics and the Development of the Rockefeller Drug Laws"
Professor, History Department, Fudan University, P.R. China.
"Dr. F.C. Yen and the Modernization of China's Medical Education"
Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, University of California, San Diego.
"The Politics of Disease Control: Political Institutions and the Malaria Eradication Campaign in Mexico and the United States"
Assistant Professor, Economics Department, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France.
"Visualizing the American Economy: From Social Science to Mass-Communication and Beyond, 1920s-1960s"
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University.
"Food for Every Mouth: Nutrition, Agriculture, and Public Health in Puerto Rico, 1926-1961"
Associate Professor, Department of Broadcast Journalism, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi, India.
"Role of International Organization in Family Planning Communication Program in India, 1959-2001"
Ph.D. Candidate, Modern History, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany.
"Studies of Trans-nationalism and a Biography of a Democrat in the 20th Century. Biography of Hans Simons (1893-1972)"
Ph.D. Candidate, Geography, History and Social Sciences Department, Paris Diderot University. France, in co-supervision with the Center for the Study of Regional Development, Iawaharlal University, Delhi, India.
"Shaping a Contemporary Art Scene: The Development of Artistic Circulation, Networks, and Cultural Policies between India and the U.S. since the 1950s"
Ph.D. Candidate, English Department, University of British Columbia,Vancouver, Canada.
"Resisting the Program: Modernism and Creative Writing in American and British Universities"
Ph.D. Candidate and Teaching Fellow, Royal Holloway, University of London, and Visiting Fellow, Queen's University (Canada), Bader International Study Centre, East Sussex, United Kingdom.
" 'Marks Hard To Erase:' The Rescue and Repatriation of 'Absorbed' Armenian Women Survivors, 1919-1927"
Ph.D. Candidate, Sorbonne (Paris IV), École Doctorale II; History and Civilizations.
"The Latin-American Cold War: Brazilian-American Relations, Intellectuals and Scholarly Production: 1958-1985"
Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Tufts University and Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University.
"American Philanthropy and the Humanitarian and Preservation Work of Thomas Whittemore"
Associate Professor, Department of History, Kansas State University.
"Identifying Radio: American Broadcasting and American Identities, 1920-1950"
Professor of Music, Department of Music, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California.
"Adventuring in New Music: Private Philanthropy, Higher Education, and New Music in 1960s and 1970s America"
Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
"U.S. Women in Beijing: The Fourth World Conference on Women and the Global Politics of American Feminism"
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Connecticut.
"The Best Versions of Themselves: U.S. Aid and Development in the Middle East, 1919-1939"
Christopher P. Loss
Assistant Professor; Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations; Vanderbilt University and Visiting Scholar; American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Cambridge, MA (2012-13).
"Front and Center: Academic Expertise and its Challengers in the Post-1945 United States"
Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin.
"Minority Cause Lawyers and Civil Rights Activism: The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)"
Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy Department, Bielefeld University, Germany.
"The Lock-and-Key Model and it's Role in the Formation of 20th Century Biochemistry"
Alvaro Morcillo Laiz
Assistant Professor, International Studies Department, Center for Teaching and Research in Economics (CIDE).
"In Search of Sociological Modernity: Outsiders, Universities, Philanthropies, and Social Science in the US and Latin America, 1939-1970"
Ph.D. Candidate, Science, Humanities, and Social Science, National University of Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
"The Relation between the Faculty of Sociology of the National University (Colombia) and Two Foundations: The Ford Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation, 1959-1967"
Ph.D. Candidate, History of Science and Health, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz - Fundação Oswaldo Cruz/Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
"Nutrition in an Era of Development: A History of Nutritional Policies in Brazil, 1940-1960"
Assistant Professor, History and International Relations Institute, Humanities Department, Szczecin University, Poland.
"The Ford Foundation and the Reinforcement of Democracy in Cold War Europe, 1950-1969"
Daksha C. Parmar
Ph.D. Candidate, Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health (CSMCH), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
"India Population Control in Maharashtra (India), 1950-1975: The Role of Demographic Research Centers"
Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Arizona, Tucson.
"Medical Doctor, 20th-Century Man: Dr. Benjamin Viel Vicuna and the History of Public Health in Chile and the Americas"
Ph.D. Candidate, Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and Terra Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellow, American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
"Grace McCann Morley and the Dialectical Exchange of Modern Art in the Americas, 1935-1955"
Letícia Pumar Alves de Souza
Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Program in History of Science and Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) Brazil.
"Between National and International Science and Education: The Performance of the Brazilian Scientist Miguel Ozorio de Almeida in the Intellectual Cooperation Project of the League of Nations"
Assistant Professor, Africana Studies, Bowdoin College.
"Unmaking the Ghetto: Community Development and the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation"
Senior Curatorial Research Associate, Division of European and American Art, Fogg Museum, Harvard Art Museums.
"LIFE Reconsidered: Rethinking LIFE Magazine's Role in the American Art World" (Book project)
Francisco Roa Bastos
Ph.D. Candidate, Political Science, University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin, France.
"(Re-)Building Political Parties and Democracy in Postwar Germany, 1945-1955"
Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawaii.
"The City Vulnerable: Plan Making and the Making of Modern Disaster"
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Richmond.
"Development Fields: American Social Scientists and the Practice of Modernization during the Cold War"
Junior Faculty Fellow, Center for Historical Research, Ohio State University.
"India Battles Influenza: A Case Study Analysis of the 1918 and 1968 Pandemics"
Ph.D. Candidate, Center for the History of Science, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.
"Interpreting Science for a General Public: The Rockefeller Foundation and the Politics of Science Popularization in the 1930s"
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Georgetown University.
"The Making of Tropical Medicine in Modern China"
Ph.D. Candidate, History Department, Yale University.
"Therapeutic Rights: Refugees and the Human Rights of Health from Welfare States to the European Union, 1933-1956"
Sarah B. Snyder
Lecturer in International History, Department of History, University College London, United Kingdom.
"Human Rights before Carter"
Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Department of International History, Geneva, Switzerland.
"Transnational Knowledge, Knowledge Networks and the Training of Egyptian Elites, 1945-1985, and American, British and French Educational Activities and the Negotiation of Knowledge Transfers in the Context of the Cold War and Decolonization"
Angela Patricia Vega Landaeta
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, National University of Colombia, Colombia.
"Birth Control Policies in Colombia, 1951-1985"
Johannes von Moltke
Associate Professor, Departments of Screen Arts & Cultures and German Studies, University of Michigan.
"Manhattan Transfer: Siegfried Kracauer, Critical Theory, and the New York Intellectuals"
Jenna Lee Wachtmann
M.A. Candidate, Center on Philanthropy, Indiana University.
"Democracy Assistance in Post-Communist Russia: Case Studies of the Ford Foundation, the C.S. Mott Foundation, and the National Endowment for Democracy"
Clifford A. Welch
Professor of Contemporary Brazilian History, Department of History, UNIFESP - Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.
"Rockefeller and the Origins of Agribusiness in Brazil"
2012 Rockefeller Archive Center Grant Awards