Dr. Noelle Brigden named 2021 Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner

Noelle BrigdenDr. Noelle Brigden, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, has been named the 2021-21 Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner. 

The Sabbatical Review Committee nominates the Way Klingler Sabbatical Award winner, who receives his or her full salary, plus two additional months of summer pay and $10,000 to fund travel and expenses related to research conducted during the year-long sabbatical. 

Brigden specializes in international relations, human security, international migration and the politics of street gangs. She was a 2018 visiting research fellow at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and held a 2013-14 postdoctoral fellowship at the Watson Institute for International Studies.  

Receiving the Way Klingler Sabbatical Award will allow her to complete several single-author scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals with an audience across multiple disciplines, including Latin American studies, political science and political geography. Brigden also hopes the research will result in a groundbreaking edited volume on non-state borders and citizenship for publication the year following her sabbatical.  

Brigden’s research transcends disciplinary boundaries, and her sabbatical project will continue to engage multiple audiences conducting research on cross-border issues, international migration, ethnographic methods, criminal and political violence, and gender and human security. 

Brigden will be individually featured for this honor later this summer via a news release and Marquette Today feature story.