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START Announces 2008-2009 Fellowship Awards

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) today announced the recipients of their 2008-2009 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. Each fellow receives $5,000 to enhance his/her START research and professional development, as well as funds to attend the 2008 and 2009 START Annual Meetings in College Park, MD.

After a rigorous and competitive selection process, START has selected 10 fellows for the 2008-2009 Academic Year.

  • Roberta Belli, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, "Where Terrorists, Far-Right Extremists, and Greedy Criminals Meet: A Comparative Study of Financial Crimes in the United States"
  • Heather Epkins, University of Maryland, "Drawing Red Lines: The Role of Outside Media Organizations, Routine, and Organizational Structure on Perceptions of National Security Media"
  • Jeffrey Gruenewald, Michigan State University, "Extremist Homicide in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of Far-Right, Bias, and Non-Ideological Homicide"
  • Shanaka Jayasekara, Macquarie University, "Weapons Procurement Operations of Nationalist Armed Groups and Assessment of their Involvement with Islamist Groups"
  • Kevin Keenan, Clark University, "Awareness of Vulnerability to Terrorism in Urban Areas: Social Network and Mobility Effects in Boston, Massachusetts"
  • Jennifer Keister, University of California, San Diego, "Rebel Relationships with Domestic and Foreign Populations in the Philippines"
  • Peter Krause, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Coercion by Any Other Name Should Smell as Sweet: The Political Effectiveness of Terrorism"
  • Stuart Lee, Cambridge University, "An Examination of the Relationship Between Conventional Crime Rates and Political Violence in Northern Ireland"
  • Christine Muller, University of Maryland, "Cultural Implications of September 11 Through the Lens of Life Writing"
  • Edward Orehek, University of Maryland, "Consequences of Collectivism for Terrorism"