Research Description

Current events around the world highlighted the role of ethnic politics and identities in shaping domestic and international political arenas. The Fung Global Fellows Program invited scholars whose work explored the causes, narrative modalities, and consequences of the politicization of ethnic, racial, and national divides from a comparative perspective.

Faculty Director

Deborah J. Yashar
Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Fung Global Fellows

Sandra Brunnegger
St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, UK

Elena Gadjanova
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany

Laavanya Kathiravelu
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Amy Niang
University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa

Tamara Pavasovic Trost
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Matthias vom Hau
Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Spain