Dr. Kaftan's research
has centered on issues of national identity, national commemoration,
immigration, democratization and religion. Her earlier work focused on
national identity in Poland during democratization. Her present work
centers on national identity in the United States.
"Immigration Reform as a Moral Question: Elite and Non-Elite Evangelical Attitudes of Migration Reform in the U.S.A." Politics and Religion 2 (2014): 187-211.
"National Identity During Periods of Controversy: Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Phoenix, Arizona" Nations and Nationalism 19 (2013):167-186.
"Elite Strategies in a Global World: A Typology of Polish Patriots," Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 11(2011): 194-213.
"Changing the National Past: The Challenge of Recreating the Democratic Polish Nation after 1989," Nations and Nationalism 13 (2007): 301-320.
2009 Faculty Development Grant, University of Houston-Downtown
2001-2002 Eli and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award, nominee, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
2001-2002 Philip Moore Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
2000-2001 Dissertation Fellowship, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Notre Dame, Indiana
1999-2000 Fulbright Full Grant to Poland, United States Department of State