The Center for Political Economy at Columbia World Projects (CPE) launched its Faculty Grant program in early 2023, which provides Columbia faculty with support to engage in interdisciplinary research that promotes new approaches to political economy.
Six faculty members from across the Columbia community, including Columbia Journalism School, Law School, Barnard College, and Teachers College, have been selected for inaugural grants. Their work spans a range of issues, including studying social reproduction and the politics of work, examining the history of anti-monopoly, and mapping bail bond securities on urban communities.
“The cross-disciplinary engagement and deep commitment to generate new ideas is central to the Center for Political Economy at Columbia World Projects,” said Ira Katznelson, faculty co-director of the Center for Political Economy and Deputy Director of Columbia World Projects, “and we’re thrilled to support Columbia faculty in such endeavors.”
CPE grants are designed to generate new knowledge and new networks, facilitate the exchange of discoveries, accelerate the identification of key challenges, and diversify the methods used by scholars in their work. In its inaugural year of grantmaking, CPE has selected the following projects for funding. Work by faculty will occur over a one year span and will contribute to two of the Center’s Idea Labs: Firms and Antitrust and Work and Labor.
MEET THE FACULTY GRANTEES
- Kellen Funk, Associate Professor of Law
- Project Title: “Cities of Bail: Mapping the market of bail bond securities on urban communities”
- Bernard Harcourt, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science
- Project Title: “Cooperation 13/13”
- Richard R. John, Professor of Journalism
- Project Title: “Bad Business: Anti-trust as anti-monopoly”
- Nicholas Limerick, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Education, Teachers College
- Project Title: “Work, Labor, and Collective Action in a Wholesale Market in Quito, Ecuador”
- Claudio Lomnitz, Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology
- Project Title: “Context Analysis for the Mexico Disappearance Lab”
- Premilla Nadasen, Claire Tow Professor of History, Barnard College
- Project Title: “Social Reproduction and the Politics of Work”
For more information, and to be notified when the next round of grant proposals will open please visit the CPE website.
About Columbia World Projects
Columbia World Projects is a university-wide initiative established in 2017 to forge a closer and more useful connection between Columbia University’s vast research capabilities and the needs of the world. CWP mobilizes researchers and scholars to work with governments, organizations, businesses, and communities to tackle global challenges.