We are delighted to announce that WISERD has been awarded two modest amounts of funding under the Cardiff Incoming Visiting Fellowship Scheme and International Collaboration Seedcorn Fund.
The first award goes to Professor Ian Rees Jones, Dr Sin Yi Cheung and Rhys Davies to build links with Professor Mike Hout at NYU and Professor David Grusky at Stanford University. Mike Hout has produced a large body of work addressing social change in inequality, religion, and politics in the USA and has an international reputation for his work on social mobility and inequality. His current work uses the General Social Survey panel to study Americans’ changing perceptions of class, religion, and their place in society. David Grusky is Director of the Center on Poverty & Inequality and he has undertaken extensive and influential research examining changes in the amount, type, and sources of inequality. Currently, he is heading a number of projects including a program for Administrative Data at Stanford, developing new estimates of Intergenerational Mobility using Administrative Data. Planned visit and workshops in Wales are likely to be in summer 2016. This will be a wonderful opportunity for WISERD, Cardiff Q-Step and ADRC-Wales to strengthen links with US researchers working in the field of inequality and data linkage.
The second award goes to Professor Paul Chaney. As part of WISERD Civil Society’s Research Programme this will see the visit of Sahoo Sarbeswar, Professor of Sociology, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, in 2016. Prof Sarbeswar has previously held the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at the Max Weber Centre, University of Erfurt, Germany. Before joining IIT Delhi in July 2010, he was also Visiting Fellow in the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. In addition to his work on Civil Society, his research interests include study of the Postcolonial State, Hindu Nationalism, and Neo-liberal Globalization.
The Cardiff School of Social Sciences has done exceptionally well in this call, with a 100% success rate. As a whole it was awarded in excess of £30,000 for six applications on both incoming and outgoing international collaborative research activities; some of which have successfully combined with an international student placements. Other successful applicants within the school include: Professor Mike Levi; Dr Robin Smith and Dr Tom Hall; Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart; and Dr Annie Williams.