A consortium of researchers dedicated to improving the understanding of the human causes and consequences of terrorism

START Announces 2006-07 Fellowship Awards


The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) today announced the recipients of their 2006-2007 fellowship awards. Fellows are actively engaged in critical research related to the study of terrorism and responses to terrorism- consistent with the mission of START. As part of the fellowship, each graduate student is provided $5,000 to enhance their START research and their professional development.

"These scholars are a real asset to our consortium," said START Director, Gary LaFree. "They provide us with valuable research and data. In turn, we hope to supply this group with the newest tools and methodologies they can use in future projects as the next generation of terrorism researchers. "

After a rigorous and competitive selection process, 21 fellows are chosen for the academic year. Nominated by a START investigator, each fellow works closely with the mentor in an effort to train the next generation of terrorism and counterterrorism researchers. The following scholars have been awarded this prestigious fellowship:

  • Hamilton Bean , University of Colorado
  • Bidisha Biswas, Western Washington University
  • Xiaoyan Chen, University of Maryland
  • Lorraine Tournyol du Clos, Ministry of the Interior- France
  • W. Michael Dunaway, George Washington University
  • Shira Fishman, University of Maryland
  • Shawn Flanigan, State University of New York- Albany
  • Albert Gamarra, City University of New York- John Jay College
  • Jennifer Goldman, Columbia University
  • Lindsay Heger, University of California- San Diego
  • Megumi Kano, University of California- Los Angeles
  • Anthony Lemieux, State University of New York- Purchase
  • Sophia Moskalenko, Bryn Mawr College
  • Ashley Nellis, American University
  • Brian Nussbaum, State University of New York- Albany
  • Edward Orehek, University of Maryland
  • R. Karl Rethemeyer, State University of New York- Albany
  • Stephen Shellman, University of Georgia
  • Sharon Teitler, University of Haifa
  • Mischelle Van Brakle, University of Maryland
  • Michele Wood, University of California- Los Angeles

START is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland. The Center focuses primarily on the behavioral and social science aspects of terrorism: Terrorist formation and recruitment, terrorist group persistence and dynamics, and societal dimensions of terrorism.