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BWPI researcher wins prestigious award

25 Sep 2009

A young University of Manchester scholar has received a prestigious award from one of the world’s leading organizations devoted to the advancement of social science research.

Dr Matthias vom Hau from  the Brooks World Poverty Institute
Dr Matthias vom Hau from the Brooks World Poverty Institute

Dr Matthias vom Hau from  the Brooks World Poverty Institute has been awarded a 2010 Book Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) in the United States.

The fellowship includes a two-day workshop in New York City as well as collaboration with a developmental editor to transform his work into a publishable manuscript. 

Thanks to the Fellowship, he will complete his book on nationalism in Latin America and will have the opportunity to submit the completed manuscript for review to the joint SSRC-Columbia University Press   “New Scholars Series.”

The SSRC was founded in New York City and is the world’s first national coordinating body of the social sciences. It is an international resource for interdisciplinary and  innovative public social science.

Tne SSRC has  provided over 10,000 fellowships to graduate students and young researchers around the world since its inception in 1923.

Dr vom Hau, who is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to win this award-  and am looking forward to flying out to New York in December. It’s a great honor.

“My work is a comparative-historical analysis of changes in official national discourses in Latin American countries during the mid-20th century.

“I draw on school textbooks and teacher testimonials to examine this issue.”

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