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Doctoral Dissertation Research: Forgive Us Our Debts: Market Expansion, Ethno-Racial Boundaries, and the Democratization of Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy has long been a locus of struggle over whom is morally worthy of an economic rebirth. Early twentieth century America, as a key period of expanding credit markets and the institutionalization of bankruptcy, wrestled with these tensions. In particular, the Bankruptcy Act of 1898 unexpectedly resulted in skyrocketing personal bankruptcy filing rates, which helped to solidify the perception of bankruptcy as a means for the working person?s economic rebirth.

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

For the May 2021 deadline, RSF will only accept proposals under the Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration program that are related to COVID-19 and the resulting recession in the US or systemic inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the US.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Immigration and Immigrant Integration

For the May 2021 deadline, RSF will only accept Immigration and Immigrant Integration proposals related to COVID-19 and the resulting recession in the US or on the topic of systemic inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the US.

Deadline: 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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