The program offers competitive Presidential Fellowships. It includes rigorous professional development, one-on-one work with faculty advisers who are experts in their fields. Scholars work together to analyze the causes and solutions to transcultural conflict and violence. Each year, new and returning students compete for 12 positions the university has allocated to the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Initiative.
Past members of the initiative have gone on to work for industry leaders, the federal government and universities in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Carol Winkler is the lead faculty overseeing the fellowship program. Fellows’ work consists of research, teaching, presentations and publication.
What is the Fellowship?
Fellows conduct research with our affiliated faculty group working on various topics related to transcultural conflict and violence for 20 hours per week throughout the year. They gain experience writing grants, working on interdisciplinary research teams and co-authoring with nationally and internationally recognized faculty working in the area. (See faculty bios for more information.) Fellows have research advisers who can shift over time based on project priorities.
Frequently Asked Questions
While Fellows have no expected teaching obligations, they can teach a maximum of one course per year if they choose.
Fellowships are renewable for up to four years based on timely progress in the Fellow’s degree program, a documented record of professional progress by the student and a productive contribution to the Transcultural Conflict and Violence Initiative. Renewals occur annually. Departmental assistantships and Craigie Fellowship in International Security are also available for those needing additional time and/or funding to complete a dissertation.
- You should apply to the doctoral program that most closely relates to your research area. For details on what is needed in the application process, see: https://cas.gsu.edu/program-cards/?wpvdegreecat=graduate .
- You should notify the Transcultural Conflict and Violence initiative of your interest by contacting Dr. Carol Winkler at [email protected]. Include a CV and letter of interest.
Members in the Spotlight
- Currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Community Psychology. Papatheodorou earned her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from George Washington University and her BSc in Business Administration and Management from Boston University.
- Research focus is on the psychology of terrorism. Her work includes research on radicalization, deradicalization and disengagement, and terrorism-related global events.
Dr. Carol Winkler
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4000
Atlanta, GA 30302-4000