Professor Klieman Rewarded UH GEAR Grant
Posted: May 29, 2008
Dr. Kairn Klieman recently received a UH GEAR grant for $27,000 to continue work on her second book project, which seeks to reconstruct the historical roots of the "oil Curse" in Africa. Tentatively titled Before the "Curse": Petroleum, Politics, and Transnational Oil Companies in the Gulf of Guinea, Africa, 1960-1980, this new book will provide a detailed history of relations between transnational oil companies, their home governments, and the newly-positioned African elite during the formative era of African independence. The GEAR grant will be used for archival research, oral interviews, and a graduate research assistant. Dr. Klieman is an associate professor of History at the University of Houston.
Grants to enhance and advance research (GEAR) are one of three internal grant programs at the University of Houston. Open to all tenure-track UH faculty members, GEAR grants are larger awards - up to $30,000 - to be used as initial funding for projects that are strong candidates for external funding.