Josh Weinhold | April 28, 2018
University of Notre Dame political scientist Sarah Zukerman Daly is one of 31 nationwide recipients of 2018 Andrew Carnegie fellowships, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced Wednesday (April 25).
Each Carnegie fellow will receive up to $200,000 toward the funding of significant research and writing in the social sciences and humanities — the most generous stipend of its kind.
“Sarah is an exceptional academic whose scholarship and public outreach have made impressive contributions to international peace,” said Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. “She is gifted with theoretical creativity, incredible abilities and instincts for fieldwork, methodological sophistication, elegant prose and the ability to ask urgent, policy-relevant questions.”
The program recognizes an exceptional group of both established and emerging scholars, journalists and authors with the goal of strengthening U.S. democracy, driving technological and cultural creativity, exploring global connections and global ruptures, and improving both natural and human environments.
“I am extremely honored to receive this support for my research,” said Daly, whose research considers issues of postwar violence and elections with a regional focus on Latin America. “For me, it is humbling and invigorating for my work to receive this award.”
Daly, an assistant professor of political science and a fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, aims to offer new understandings of the politics of violence and peace, crime, and democratic elections and the roles played by organizations, networks, geography, emotions, information and bargaining in these processes.
Daly’s second book project, which will be supported by the Carnegie award, seeks to explain a surprising feature of post-conflict environments around the world — after suffering wartime atrocities and winning peace, millions of people around the world elect to live under the rule of political actors with deep roots in the violent organizations of the past.