2011–2012 Kenneth I. Juster Fellows
The Weatherhead Center is pleased to announce its inaugural class of Juster Fellows. This new grant initiative, for undergraduates whose projects may be related to thesis research but may have experiential components as well, has been made possible owing to the generosity of the Center's Advisory Committee chair, the Honorable Kenneth I. Juster, who has devoted much of his education, professional activities, and nonprofit endeavors to international affairs and is deeply engaged in promoting international understanding and advancing international relations. The newly named Juster Fellows and their projects are:
Emily Guo, a senior Economics concentrator. Emily will travel to Kenya to complete field research for her senior thesis by conducting focus groups in order to study the effect of social influence on health beliefs and behaviors, focusing particular attention on the usage of chlorine dispensers toward safe water practices.
Lillian Kivel, a junior Anthropology concentrator. Lillian will travel to Beijing to conduct preliminary thesis research on the education of migrant children. She hopes to examine the role that schools play in affecting the social mobility of the children.
Dalumuzi Mhlanga, a junior Social Studies concentrator. Dalumuzi will visit Zimbabwe and Kenya this spring, in the midst of his study-abroad term at the University of Cambridge, to conduct preliminary thesis research on citizen responses to the 2007 Kenyan and 2008 Zimbabwean presidential elections.
William Rafey, a junior Social Studies concentrator. Will plans to spend three-and-a-half-weeks in January in South Africa to conduct preliminary thesis research on South Africa's climate policy. He will assess its actors and their values, perspectives, and decision-making strategies in the contexts of international development and climate-change governance.
Michael Stanley, a junior Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology concentrator. Michael will travel to Uganda to conduct research on and participate in a program that seeks to end childhood malnutrition via creating an affordable, effective, and locally sustainable model to produce food and to treat malnutrition.
Anna Trowbridge, a senior Government concentrator. Anna will return to Chile for a second field stint to complete data gathering to support her thesis on the rightist political orientations held among Chileans of Palestinian origin toward domestic Chilean issues.