Claire Whitlinger, 2012
Claire Whitlinger was a visiting Doctoral Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan, Department of Sociology. Her research examines the processes through which previously excluded groups are incorporated within civil and political communities and how various forms of memory work (commemorations, truth commissions, etc.) contribute to these processes of civil and political incorporation. In addition to this research, Claire is collaborating with University of Michigan Professor Kiyoteru Tstustui on a study of the global proliferation of truth commissions. During her stay at the Institute, she will be assisting Prof. Dr. Matthias Koenig with a project on the trajectory of nationhood and minority rights. Claire holds a B.A. in Sociology from The George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) and M.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI).