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2009 Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellows

Jamie Longazel, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware.
LSA/NSF/ABF Doctoral Fellow
Jamie Longazel's particular area of interest within the criminal justice discipline is immigration law and society.  Longazel's dissertation, tentatively titled “Localized Backlash: Examining the Law's Constitutive Effects in a New Immigrant Destination,” was inspired by the Illegal Immigration Relief Act (IIRA), enacted by the city of Hazelton, Pa., in 2006. Longazel's research will attempt to describe the legal, economic, and organizational conditions that attracted an immigrant labor force to the city of Hazelton, the events preceding the passage of the IIRA, and its backlash. This research fits in particularly well with the American Bar Foundation's commitment to producing real world results and having impact on the legal profession in general.

Rashmee Singh, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto.
LSA/NSF/ABF Doctoral Fellow
Rashmee Singh is a doctoral student at the Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto.  Her dissertation examines the governing roles of immigrant community agencies in the areas of settlement and violence against women and the mediating work they perform between the criminal justice system and immigrant communities in Toronto, Canada. The project is based on 50 interviews with community based service providers who work as advocates for abused immigrant women, counselors for immigrant men court mandated to attend for Partner Abuse Response (P.A.R.) programming and linguistic interpreters. Her intent is to explore the use of equality discourses of feminism and multiculturalism in the governing of diasporic populations and in the nation building of a white settler society.  Her research also addresses the positioning of mostly racialized immigrants as key actors in the process.   John Comaroff, ABF Research Professor, will mentor Ms. Singh. Her LSA mentor is Susan Silbey.

Jordan Gans-Morse, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.
ABF Doctoral Fellow
Jordan Gans-Morse’s research focuses on a wide range of comparative political economy topics, including the formation of property rights, the interaction between economic reforms and democracy, and the development of welfare state institutions.  Although his primary regional expertise is the former Soviet Union, he has also conducted research on Central-Eastern Europe and Latin America.  Prior to entering the Doctoral Program in Political Science at UC Berkeley, he was a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, a recipient of two US State Department fellowships to Moscow, and a Resident Director for the American Councils for International Education's student exchange program in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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