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Research and Funding

Dr. Miller-Idriss currently directs the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) at American University, which runs a variety of research projects in partnership with American University's School of Public Affairs, the Bertelsmann Foundation, Jigsaw (Google), the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the Vermont Community Foundation, and support from individual donors.

Dr. Miller-Idriss' previous book, The Extreme Gone Mainstream, focused on school-based responses to changes in far right subcultural style in Germany. This project led to an international, peer-reviewed award from the Goethe Institute and a year in residence as a global fellow at the University of Cologne's Morphomata Kolleg. The research was funded with grants and fellowships from the Spencer Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

In a long-term collaboration, Miller-Idriss spent twelve years conducting and analyzing data with a team of colleagues housed at the Social Science Research Council, focused on the internationalization of US higher education and the production and legitimization of knowledge about the world in US universities. Supported with grant funding from the US Department of Education and the Mellon Foundation, the most recent book from that project, Seeing the World, was also published in 2018 by Princeton University Press.

In addition to external funding for these prior long-term research projects, Dr. Miller-Idriss has also been funded by a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, a Social Science Research Council International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF), an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Bundeskanzler Fellowship, a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Grant, and grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (U.K.), the Ford Foundation of Cairo, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Spencer Foundation.

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