Announcing the 2021 IQSS Graduate Research Grant Recipients

June 27, 2021
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Each year, IQSS awards research grants to a select group of graduate student affiliates to support dissertation research-related costs. In exchange for their ongoing contribution to the life and activity of the IQSS community, the selected recipients may apply this funding toward research-related costs such as survey development, technical services, and publication costs. We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year's 2021 research grants and to highlight their work below.


Elena Ayala-HurtadoElena Ayala-Hurtado

Sociology (G5)

Project: "Using Situational Boundaries to Navigate the Tension between Meritocracy and the Use of Connection"


Maria Ballesteros under an autumn treeMaría Ballesteros

Government (G1)

Project: "Votes on Fire: Wildfires and Electoral Turnout During the 2020 Presidential Election in the US"


Soubhik BarariSoubhik Barari

Government (G3)

Project: "Understanding How Digital Media Shapes Political Attitudes:  A Proposal for Funding Data Collection"


Jessie BullockJessie Bullock

Government (G6)

Project: "Machine [Gun] Politics: Why Politicians Cooperate with Criminal Groups"


Shelby CarvalhoShelby Carvalho

Education (G4)

Project: "Political Economy of Refugee Education in Sub-Saharan Africa"


Kaitlyn Chriswell in front of a stone wallKaitlyn Chriswell

Government (G5)

Project: "Does criminal group presence make or break citizens?: A database of collusion in Mexico"


Jorge CuartasJorge Cuartas Ricaurte

Education (G3)

Project: "Corporal Punishment and Child Development in Low- and- Middle-income Countries"


Reva DhingraReva Dhingra

Government (G4)

Project: "Service Protectiveness: How Access to Public Goods Shapes Relations between Refugees and Host Communities"


José Ramón EnríquezJosé Ramón Enríquez 

Government (G4)

Project: "Moral Hazard and Corruption in Driving: Evidence from Traffic Tickets in Mexico City"


Shusei EshimaShusei Eshima

Government (G3)

Project: "A New Experimental Design for Conjoint Experiments under Partial Information"


Helen HoHelen Ho

Public Policy (G5)

Project: "Worker Voice, Power, and Workplace Safety during COVID-19"


Wei-Fang HsiehWei-Fang Hsieh

Linguistics (G3)

Project: "Distance Effect on the Application of T4 Sandhi in Mandarin-English Code Switching"


Martin KoenenMartin Koenen

Political Economy & Government (G2)

Project: "Breaking the Bubble: Does Exposure Reduce Prejudice?"


Max Kuhelj BugaricMax Kuhelj Bugaric

Government (G2)

Project: "Time Horizons, Signaling, and Conflict: Is Patience in the Eye of the Beholder?"


Manuel Meléndez SánchezManuel Meléndez Sánchez

Government (G4)

Project: "Criminal Electioneering: A Voter Survey and List Experiment in El Salvador"


Bo Yun ParkBo Yun Park

Sociology (G7)

Project: "Crafting the Message: The Data Science Behind Presidential Elections"


Sun Young ParkSun Young Park

Government (G3)

Project: "Norms of Intolerance: How Partisan Animosity Spreads in Social Relations"


Yuan PeiYuan Pei

Public Policy (G2)

Project: "Interaction, Stereotypes and Identity: Evidence from Hong Kong"


Sascha RiazSascha Riaz

Government (G4)

Project: "Economic Development and International Migration—Evidence from Germany 1820–1907"


Lena ShiLena Shi

Education (G4)

Project: "Whether and Where to Enroll: Factors Influencing College Transfer Choices"


Seth SoderborgSeth Soderborg

Government (G8)

Project: "Panel Study of COVID-19 Precaution-Taking"


Hillary SteinHillary Stein

Political Economy & Government (G5)

Project: "The Effect of Export Price Shocks on Exchange Rates"


Yuhan ZhangYuhan Zhang

Linguistics (G3)

Project: "Interpreting Information Mismatch in Belief Report"