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Professor Jessica Stern Awarded Prestigious Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Grant

Jessica Stern, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, has recently been honored as one of 14 distinguished grantees by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. The prestigious award recognizes leading researchers proposing to make a significant contribution to illuminating an issue of violence. Stern’s research focuses on assessing mental distress, relative loneliness, ideology, and leakage in a violent extremism intervention dataset.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, renowned for its commitment to understanding and addressing various forms of violence worldwide, selected these scholars through a rigorous peer-review competition. With highest priority given to research addressing urgent contemporary problems of violence, Stern’s work aligns with the Foundation’s mission to analyze the causes and manifestations of violence.

Professor Jessica Stern is a Research Professor at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies. She is the co-author of ISIS: The State of Terror and the author of Denial: A Memoir of Terror, Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill, as well as The Ultimate Terrorists. Learn more about Professor Stern on her faculty profile.