WASHINGTON—Jane Harman, director, president & CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, announced the members of the 2012-2013 fellowship class. The 23 fellows, most of whom are expected to start September 2012 to spend an academic year in residence at the Center, include scholars and practitioners from the United States, Argentina, Canada, China, Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

“The Wilson Center brings together thinkers and doers – policymakers, scholars and business leaders – in a safe political space for informed, open, and civil discussion about the tough issues we face,” said Harman. “Wilson Center scholars are the backbone of the institution – and their diversity adds immensely to the richness of thought and dialogue. We are proud to have such a distinguished group of women and men joining us this fall.”

The 2012-2013 fellows are listed below along with the projects they will pursue while in residence at the Wilson Center.                       

  • Jeff Colgan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, School of International Service, American University. “The Pathways from Oil to War.”
  • George Derlugyan, Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, New York University, Abu Dhabi. “The Soviet Collapse, China's Rise: A Comparative Macrosociological Interpretation.”
  • Steven Dudley, Co-director, InSight Crime, Washington, D.C. “Old Cartels and New Gangs: The Disintegration of the Underworld and its Impact on the Region.”
  • Jan Marie Fritz,  Professor at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio; Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human Rights, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Denmark; and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Sociological Research, University of Johannesburg , South Africa. “Women, Girls and Transitions from Autocracy.”
  • Michael J. Geary, Lecturer in History of European Integration, Department of History, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. “Integration or Disintegration? Why the European Union Needs a Post-Enlargement Policy.”
  • Laura Gomez-Mera, Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies, University of Miami. “The Politics of International Cooperation in the Fight Against Human Trafficking.”
  • Kenneth Greene, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Austin. “Political Finance and Party Systems in Latin America.”
  • Miles Kahler, Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego. “A Reordered World: Emerging Economies and Global Governance.”
  • Patrick Radden Keefe, Fellow, The Century Foundation and Freelance Nonfiction Writer. “Kickback: Understanding the Dynamics of Global Corruption.”
  • Charles King, Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University. “The Rise of Modern Turkey.”
  • Zhongjie Lin, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. “China’s Massive Urbanization and Emerging New Town Movement.”
  • Helma Lutz, Professor of Sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. “The Care Curtain of Europe: A Critique of the Global Care Chain Concept.”
  • Mae Ngai, Professor of History, Columbia University. “Yellow and Gold: The Chinese Mining Diaspora, 1848-1908.”
  • Jeffery Paige, Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan. “The Discourse of Indigenous Revolution in the Andes.”
  • Cornelia Pillard, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center. “Reinventing Work Law:  Codes of Corporate Conduct in the New Global Workplace.”
  • Elizabeth Saunders, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University. “Power Projection in International Relations.”  
  • Susan K. Sell, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The George Washington University. “Cat and Mouse: Forum Shifting and the Battle over Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement.”
  • Hazel Smith, Professor of Humanitarianism and Security, Cranfield University, United Kingdom. “24 Million North Koreans: Smart Power and Social Capital.”
  • Joshua Stacher, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Kent State University. “Egypt’s Transnational Political Transition: Understanding Change and Continuity after the Fall of Mubarak.”
  • Susan Terrio, Professor of Anthropology and French Studies, Georgetown University. “Whose Child Am I? Undocumented, Unaccompanied Children in U.S. Custody.”
  • Gail D. Triner, Professor of History, Rutgers University. “Non-renewable Natural Resources, Institutions and Globalization in a Modern Brazilian Economy.”
  • Frances Trix, Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology, Indiana University.  “Muslim Migration from the Balkans to Turkey: Islamic Civil Society and Regional Ramifications.”
  • Sharon Weinberger, Contributing Writer, Wired.com, and Columnist, BBC Future. “Risky Business: The Secret History of DARPA.”


Media with questions should contact Drew Sample at drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org or by phone at (202) 691-4379.