Havighurst Fellows

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Tim A. Model, GIC/ITS Tim Model

Timothy Model received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Indiana University and his B.A. in Diplomacy/Global Politics and Russian, East, European, and Eurasian Studies from Miami University. His research explores how corruption influences political behavior in authoritarian contexts. His current book project, The Logic of Anti-Corruption Campaigns, explains why authoritarian countries, where corruption is central to regime stability, use anti-corruption campaigns. He is also working on projects concerning survey-based measures of corruption, the effect of anti-corruption legal reforms on foreign direct investment, and the differentiation among distinct anti-corruption tools.

Francesca SilanoFrancesca Silano, HST
Francesca Silano received her PhD in history from the University of Toronto in 2017. She conducts critical history of the Russian Orthodox Church in the late-Imperial/early-Soviet era. She is interested in the ways in which Orthodox and Bolshevik actors interacted, borrowed from, and competed with each other to define and imagine the intellectual, cultural, legal, and social landscape of Russia in this period. Dr. Silano’s research has been funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, three Ontario Graduate Scholarships, and most recently, by funding from the Russian Studies Workshop at Indiana University, where she served as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Lecturer in 2017-2018.

Vincent ArtmanVincent Artman, GIC/GEO
Vincent Artman received his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Kanas in 2016 with a dissertation entitled “The State and the Sacred: Memory, Theology, and Identity in Kyrgyzstan.” His research focuses broadly on the intersection of religion, identity, and politics. Dr. Artman’s work, which has been supported by an IREX research fellowship, explores the relationship between Islam, the state, and national identity in the Kyrgyz Republic. Likewise, his recent publications have explored divergent constructions what it means “to be Muslim” in Kyrgyzstan (2018) and examined controversies surrounding veiling and its implications for debates about Kyrgyz national identity (forthcoming). Dr. Artman’s current research analyzes the geographies of Islamophobia and the “counter-jihad” movement in the United States and Europe.

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