Appleby-Mosher Fund for Faculty Research

The Appleby-Mosher Fund awards grants to tenure-track and tenured faculty for research-related expenses such as project initiation (particularly acquisition of materials including data sets), travel to perform research, and conference travel.

2019 Projects  

Edwin Ackerman, Sociology 

        Gender ideology and religious conservative social movements in Mexico

Kristy Buzard, Economics

        Lobbying and legislative uncertainty

Peng Gao, Geography

        Morphodynamic characteristics of braided rivers in the source area of the Upper Yangtze River

Shana Gadarian, Political Science

        Citizens' understandings and reactions to terrorism, surveys and experiments in the United States, Norway, Finland, and Spain

Dimitar Gueorguiev, Political Science

        Hawks and doves in U.S.- China relations

Timur Hammond, Geography

        Sound of the commute: Hearing, belonging, and mobility in contemporary Istanbul

Samantha Khan Herrick, History

        Networks of shared imagination: Apostolic legends of medieval Europe

Azra Hromadžić, Anthropology

        Riverine citizenship and the struggle for water in postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

George Kallandar, History

        The royal and elite hunt in Korean history

Leyla Karakas, Economics 

        Believers vs. deniers: Climate change and environmental policy polarization

Natalie Koch, Geography

        Imperial transition in the Arabian Peninsula: Science, state-making, and the history of American empire in the Trucial States

Scott Landes, Sociology

        Racial-ethnic differences in educational trajectories for individuals with cognitive impairments: The case of ADHD

Yoonseok Lee, Economics

        Modeling average in big data environment

Daniel McDowell, Political Science

        Descriptive representation in international organizations: The effect of governance reform on IMF legitimacy

Gretchen Purser, Sociology

        The project, politics, and performance of "job-readiness"

Dennis Rasmussen, Political Science

        Fears of a setting sun: The disillusionment of America's founders

Tod Rutherford, Geography

        Negotiated transitions? Industry 4.0, trade unions, and workplace representational institutions

Yuksel Sezgin, Political Science

        Reforming Muslim family laws in non-Muslim regimes: The role of civil courts

Ying Shi, Public Administration and International Affairs

        (1) Long-run effects of the Voting Rights Act; (2) Positive stereotyping; (3) Under-represented students in selective schools

Junko Takeda, History

        Avedik: Louis XIV's Armenian prisoner

Robert Wilson, Geography

        Winter's end: The future of skiing in a warming world

Maria Zhu, Economics 

        The role teachers play in contributing to "positive" racial stereotyping of Asian-American students

Austin Zwick, Policy Studies  

        The just, smart city

2018 Projects

Kristy Buzard, Economics

        Research and development laboratories in the production process

Craige Champion, History

        Citizens and empire in democratic Athens and Republican Rome

Shana Gadarian, Political Science

        Citizens' understandings and reactions to terrorism: Surveys and experiments in the United States, Norway, Finland, and Spain

Peng Gao, Geography

        Understanding hydrodynamic processes controlling meandering rivers in China’s Zoige basin on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Ryan Griffiths, Political Science

        Acting like a state: De facto states and the CONIFA European Cup

Azra Hromadžić, Anthropology

        “We will not give up Una!” Water politics, pedagogies and infrastructures in Postwar Bosnia

Hugo Jales, Economics

        On the effects of the minimum wage on employment, formality, and the wage distribution

Seth Jolly, Political Science

        2019 round of the survey on party positions in Europe

Leyla Karakas, Economics

        The power of identity politics: A behavioral political-economy analysis of policy-making

Radha Kumar, History

         Whose river? The Kaveri dispute and political belonging

Scott Landes, Sociology

        The obscuring effect of coding developmental disability as the underlying cause of death on mortality trends for adults with developmental disability: A cross-sectional study utilizing U.S. mortality data from 2012 to 2016

Yoonseok Lee, Economics

        Nonparametric threshold and spatial sample splitting

Daniel McDowell, Political Science

        International currency politics

Shannon Novak, Anthropology

        On the stories of men and the substance of women: Courses and cycles through a Guyanese Kali Temple—and beyond

Gretchen Purser, Sociology

        The project, politics, and performance of “job-readiness”

Yüksel Sezgin, Political Science

        Online Muslim family law portal and index

Nazanin Shahrokni, Sociology

        “Pink Rides” go global: A comparative study of four illustrative cases of women-only taxis across the globe

Martin Shanguhyia, History

        African traditions in environmental control in western Kenya

Theresa Singleton, Anthropology

        David Dixon Porter’s report of El Maniel de Ocoa

Steven White, Political Science

        Race, social status, and census enumeration in the Post-Civil War American South

Austin Zwick, Policy Studies 

        The smart, just city