2011-2013 Fellows

camilo arturo leslie Camilo Arturo Leslie is a University of Michigan J.D. (2010) and expects his Ph.D. in Sociology in 2012. Mr. Leslie’s research examines how national politics and policy affect investment opportunities in global financial markets. Using the case-study of the ponzi scheme perpetrated by the Texas-based Stanford Financial Group, Mr. Leslie compares how different groups of investors fared in the face of fraud. Using comparative-historical sociological methods, he traces the economic policies and trajectories of Venezuela and the United States that shaped these victims’ experiences. Mr. Leslie attempts to uncover reasons for similarities and differences in regulatory regimes, politics, and even conventions of private property and savings that shaped investor’s starting points, ruin, and recovery. His work already has been recognized by the Ford Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
jennifer woodward Jennifer Woodward is a Ph.D. candidate at University of Albany – SUNY in Political Science. Ms. Woodward studies group mobilization and the implementation of rights. In particular, she is interested in the role of intermediary bureaucracy in public policy and rights enforcement. Ms. Woodward uses the case study of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People as one such case study. Her comparative historical and archival research is important not only for understanding rights, rights claiming, rights consciousness but also for current-day policy decisions about the utility of rights for members of traditionally disadvantaged groups.