Left: Maximilian Auffhammer Right: Seth M. Holmes
Congratulations to Maximilian Auffhammer and Seth M. Holmes on each receiving a 2018 Peder Sather Grant Program Award. The Peder Sather Center of Advanced Study is an international research and educational collaboration between UC Berkeley and Norway. Their grant program supports promising and impactful projects carried out by researchers at UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers from nine Norwegian universities.
This year, Auffhammer, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, recieved a grant in collaboration with Ingvild Almas from the Norwegian School of Economics. Their topic is "Heat and Conflict: Disentangling the Mechanisms?" Augghammer's research focuses on environmental and resource economics, energy economics, and applied econometrics.
Holmes, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, recieved a grant in collaboration with Heidi E. Fjeld from the University of Oslo and Johan Fredrik Rye from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology for their project titled "Transnational Migration and Inequality: Implications for Health and Health Services." Holmes is a cultural anthropologist and physician who studies social hierarchies, health inequities, and the ways in which such asymmetries are naturalized and resisted in the contexts of transnational im/migration, agro-food systems, and health care.
The Center is named after Peder Sather (1810-1886), an immigrant from Norway, who supported higher education and became a founding father of the University of California. He is memorialized by Sather Tower and Sather Gate at UC Berkeley.
Read the full list of grantees here.