The United States Institute of Peace
has selected University of Maryland Ph.D. candidate Zubin Adrianvala for a 2013-2014 Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Fellowship
. Adrianvala joins an elite group of nine recipients from a pool of 145 applications. The 10-month, $20,000 fellowship will support Adrianvala’s doctoral research and writing, which will examine ethnic violence and its relationship to urban form.
“This is an outstanding achievement,” said Dr. Marie Howland, Director of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation’s Ph.D. program. “Zubin’s topic is one of great importance, with potential ramifications for how we shape and build cities for peace in the future. The fellowship provides him an extraordinary opportunity to pursue this topic in a thoughtful, thorough way.”
Adrianvala (pictured right) is pursuing his Ph.D. in Urban Planning through the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
. His doctoral thesis, entitled “The Ethnic Community: Urban Form, peace, Conflict, and Violence in Urban India,” examines how levels of ethnic violence relate to the ethnicization of urban spaces in cities around the world. He will use a comparison study of two Indian cities as case studies. Instrumental in advising Adrianvala are Architecture Professor Madlen Simon and Urban Planning Professor Howell Baum.
The Jennings Randolph (JR) Peace scholarship Dissertation Program awards scholarships to students at U.S. universities who are writing doctoral dissertations on topics related to international peace, conflict, and security. The academics and practitioners selected each year come from a variety of disciplines, but whose research topics further the Institute’s mission of promoting peaceful solutions to international conflict.
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