The Rockefeller Foundation Fellows in the Social Sciences (1920s-1970): Transnational Networks, Construction of Disciplines and Policy Making in the Age of Globalization

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I undertook research at the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) in the summer 2012 as part of a collective research project entitled "Rockefeller Foundation Fellows in the Social Sciences (1920-1970): Transnational Networks, Construction of Disciplines and Policy Making in the Age of Globalization." A French-German group of researchers coordinated by Ludovic Tournès, University of Geneva, and Michael Werner, Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris will analyze the role of the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) in the shaping of the social sciences between the 1920s and 1945, especially through its fellowship program. The project is based on a study of fellows, the goal of which is to reconstruct their professional careers and trajectories in the long run, before, during, and after their fellowships.