Jason Bartholomew Scott

Grant Type

Post PhD Research Grant

Institutional Affiliation

Beloit College

Grant number

Gr. 10272

Approve Date

April 13, 2022

Project Title

Scott, Jason (Beloit College) "The Politics of Failure: A Collaborative "Postmortem" of Rio de Janeiro's Favela Pacification Policy"

JASON SCOTT, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, received a grant in April 2022 to aid research on “The Politics of Failure: A Collaborative “Postmortem” of Rio de Janeiro’s Favela Pacification Policy.” Funding allowed the grantee to work towards developing an international understanding of citational justice and cross-cultural academic work. Collaboratively, the group of three favela-born scholars that the grantee organized authored two conference panels and two manuscripts, conducted an extensive citational review of 400 articles, and administered a survey that interviewed 40 residents. We held monthly meetings and three weekend-long workshops that facilitated profound discussions about citational practice in Brazilian favelas. Additionally, we embarked on building future collaborations, encompassing research exchanges, educational resources for favela residents, and potential political mobilization. These initiatives set the foundation for enduring, inclusive academic partnerships that we hope will produce ethnographic and ethnological knowledge that centers the experiences of marginalized researchers. The grant significantly propelled the grantee’s academic and professional development as well, heightening their proficiency in cross-cultural communication and research team building. Funding not only fostered vital academic contributions from favela-based academics, it also forged enduring connections for future collaborative endeavors.