Aaron Smith | May 15, 2014 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
With the support of two major awards, Jaimie Bleck, Ford Family Assistant Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame, will intensify her research on the political turbulence and democratic recovery in Mali.
A faculty fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Bleck recently won a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). From more than 1,000 applications this year, ACLS awarded just 65 fellowships to support research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.
Bleck also won a $90,000 USAID Research and Innovation Grant through the Democracy Fellows and Grants Program, which supports research that “enhances both a deep theoretical and an applied understanding of the dynamics of democracy, human rights, and good governance.”