2014-15

The Dominica and Frank Annese Fellowship in Graduate Studies
(Awarded in 14/15 for 15/16)

Monica Bykowski, Doctoral Candidate in History
“Peasant Social Structures Under Serfdom: Gagarin and Golitsyn Family Estates, 1800-1861”

Andrew Klein, Doctoral Candidate in English
“Along English Borders: Transnational English Identity in the Premodern World, 1200-1500”

Kathrin Kranz, Doctoral Candidate in Peace Studies
“Armed With Good Intentions? Explaining Arms Embargo Compliance”

 

The Paul G. Tobin Dissertation Fellowship (Awarded in 14/15 for 15/16)

Michael Hahn, Doctoral Candidate in Theology
“Augustine in the Teaching of Thomas: Aquinas’s Reception and Use of Contra Faustum Manichaeum

Erin Kraus, Doctoral Candidate in History
“Slavery, Freedom, and the Age of Atlantic Revolutions: Émigrés and Refugees in the Early American Republic”

Linlin Liu, Doctoral Candidate in Economics
“Affine Term Structure Model with Macro Economic Factors: Implication for the European Government Bond Markets”

 

The Katie Murphy McMahon Grant for Russian and East-Central European Studies

Raymond Drause, Doctoral Candidate in History
“The Alexander Brückner Archive: A Recently-Discovered Collection of Sources about Russian-European Relations”
Tübingen, Germany

Taras Karaulshchikov, Doctoral Candidate in History
“Mikhail Aleksandrovich Polievktov (1872-1942): Prerevolutionary Intellectual and the Practice of History during the early Soviet Period”
St. Petersburg, Russia

 

Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant

Rachel Banke, Doctoral Candidate in History
“British Imperial Governance after the Seven Years’ War: The Question of Quebec”
Ottawa, Canada

Pietro Bocchia, Doctoral Candidate in the PhD in Literature Program
“Pier Paolo Pasolini Archives: How to Develop a Forthcoming Article”
Bologna and Florence, Italy

Amanda Bohne, Doctoral Candidate in English
“Networks of Responsibility: The Communion of the Living and the Dead in Medieval England”
Cambridge and London, England

Shanna M. Corner, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology
“’Localizing’ the Legitimacy of Human Rights: How Particularistic Cultural Models about Religion Matter for the Universalization of Support for International Human Rights”
Geneva, Switzerland

Joseph Cruz, Masters Candidate in Art, Art History, and Design
“The Ambivalent Nature of Technological Progress: Linking Military Technologies from WWII to The Space Race and Cultural Production”
Peenemünde, Oberkochen, and Nordhausen, Germany

Wesley Dunnagan, Masters Candidate in Sacred Music
“Recovering Neglected Treasures of the Baroque”
New Haven, Connecticut

Kathrin Kranz, Doctoral Candidate in Peace Studies
“Explaining Arms Embargo Compliance”
Berlin, Germany

Lauren LaMore, Master of Arts Candidate in French & Francophone Studies
“Rediscovering Emilie Du Châtelet: Understanding the Philosopher through her Manuscript of theInstitutions de Physique
Paris, France

Dylan LeBlanc, Doctoral Candidate in History
“The Worlds and Rags of Curtis Brett: Transatlantic Information Culture in the Eighteenth Century British Empire”
Kingston, Jamaica

James Strasburg, Doctoral Candidate in History
“Reconstructing the Protestant Heartland: The World Council of Churches and German Reconstruction, 1945-1949”
Geneva, Switzerland

 

Graduate Travel and Research Grant

Dimitris Apostolopoulos, Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy
“Archival Research at the Bibliothéque Nationale de France”
Paris, France

Elizabeth Baker, Doctoral Candidate in History
“The Colonial Woman’s Burden: Suffrage, Subjecthood and the Colonial Encounter”
London, England

Rachel Banke, Doctoral Candidate in History
“Britain’s ‘Most Triumphant Peace’? Reimagining Empire after the Seven Years’ War”
Rothesay and Edinburgh, Scotland; and London, England

Adam Foley, Doctoral Candidate in History
“Roman Homers: The Task of Translating Homer in the Italian Renaissance”
Rome, Italy

Deborah Forteza, Doctoral Candidate in the PhD in Literature Program
“The Politics of English Tolerance: Reimagining a Tolerant Spain through Cervantes’ La Española inglesa
Madrid, Malladolid, and Pamplona, Spain

Ashley Foster, Doctoral Candidate in History
“Reconsidering the Implications of Scottish Presbyterianism in the Early Modern Period”
Edinburgh, Scotland

Maria Giulia Genghini, Doctoral Candidate in the PhD in Literature Program
“A Paris in Ecuador: the influence of Jesuit libraries in the kingdom of Spain (1551-1700)”
Rome, Italy

Evan Harris, Masters Candidate in Creative Writing
“Shards in the Eye: an ethnography of exilic London”
London, England

Bry Martin, Doctoral Candidate in History
“The Power and the Country: The Earls of Shaftesbury, 1621-1885”
London, Oxford, Southampton, Wimborne St. Giles, and Winchester, England

Ji Hye Shin, Doctoral Candidate in Political Science
“Instituting the Balance: Great Power Politics and Postwar Institutional Architectures in Western Europe and Northeast Asia”
London and Oxford, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Florence, Italy

Dana Townsend, Doctoral Candidate in Psychology & Peace Studies
“The Development of Youth Agency in Post-Accord Northern Ireland”
Belfast, Ireland

Belen Vicens, Doctoral Candidate in History
“Negotiating Power and Privilege: Written Law, Monarchy, and the Nobility in Late Medieval Aragon”
Copenhagen, Denmark; and Lincoln, England

Caleb Wenzel, Doctoral Candidate in Choral Conducting
“The Latin Psalm Motets of Sebastian Knüpfer: A Modern Performance Edition”
Dresden, Germany

 

Advanced Language Training Grant

Mousa Mohammadian, Doctoral Candidate in History & Philosophy of Science
German language study at the Goethe-Institut
New York, New York

Alexander Stern, Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy
German language study at Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont

 

Graduate Professional Development Grant

Dimitris Apostolopoulos, Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy

Presented a paper entitled “Memory in Merleau-Ponty” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy
New Orleans, Louisiana

Presented a paper entitled “Ricoeur, Husserl, and Poetic History” at the 46th Annual Husserl Circle Meeting
Helsinki, Finland

Sara Bramsen, Doctoral Candidate in the PhD in Literature Program
Presented a paper entitled “Responsibility, Terror and Virtue in The Wanderer: Illuminating Burney’s ‘Ethic of Fear’” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Los Angeles, California

Jonathan Callis, Doctoral Candidate in English
Presented a paper entitled “The Renaissance Richardson: Psychology and Allegory in Richardson’sClarissa” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Los Angeles, California

Felicia Caponigri, Juris Doctor Candidate
Participated in the International Moot Court Competition on Law and Religion
Venice, Italy

Stewart Clem, Doctoral Candidate in Theology
Participated in the Lumen Christi Seminar: “Metaphysics and the Soul in Thomas Aquinas”
Rome, Italy

Jordan Corwin, Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy

Presented a paper entitled “’Surrender to the life of the object’: Hegel on Mathematical Reasoning” at the “Hegel, Analytic Philosophy, and Formal Logic” Conference
The Indiana Philosophical Association at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana

Presented a paper entitled “Strife and Justice from Hesiod to Parmenides” at the annual graduate philosophy conference of the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge
Cambridge, England

Lorenzo Dell’Oso, Master of Arts Candidate in Italian Studies
Presented his research entitled “Giuseppe Martini e Filippo da Strada: il cod. lat. d. 5 di Notre Dame” at the “Da Lucca a New York a Lugano. Giuseppe Martini libraio tra Otto e Novecento” (“From Lucca to New York: the librarian Giuseppe Martini between the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries”) Conference
Lucca, Italy
 

Benjamin Denison, Doctoral Candidate in Political Science
Presented a paper entitled “Bosnian Disconnect: EU Conditionality Policy and The Failure of Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina” at the 2015 International Studies Association annual meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana

Kristen Drahos, Doctoral Candidate in Theology
Presented a paper entitled “The Appropriate Posture of Doubt: Erich Przywara’s consideration of the principle of non-contradiction” at the fifth University of Virginia Graduate Colloquium on Theology, Ethics, and Culture
Charlottesville, Virginia

Adam Duker, Doctoral Candidate in History
Presented a paper entitled “Israelite Society and its Discontent: Jean de Léry’s Histoire Mémorable in the Shadow of the Third Civil War” at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mimi Ensley, Doctoral Candidate in English
Presented a paper entitled “Reading Chaucer in the Tower: Personal and Conventional Annotations in an Early Modern Copy of Chaucer’s Works” at the Biennial Conference of the Early Book Society
Oxford, England

David Everson, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology
Presented a paper entitled “Differentiating Mechanisms of Social Movement Success: Disruption, Conversation, and Displacement” at the European Sociological Association’s RN25 Midterm Conference
Madrid, Spain

Francesca Genova, Juris Doctor Candidate
Participated in the International Moot Court Competition on Law and Religion
Venice, Italy

Christopher Haw, Doctoral Candidate in Peace Studies & Systematic Theology
Presented a paper entitled “Practicing Resurrection in Urban Wastelands” at the European Forum for the Study of Religion and Environment
Munich, Germany

Qingyuan Jiang, Doctoral Candidate in the PhD in Literature Program
Presented a paper entitled “Rebellion Goes Awry: School Stories, Corporal Punishment, and the Formation of Imperial Subjects, 1899-1907” at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
Seattle, Washington

Ana Jimenez-Moreno, Doctoral Candidate in English
Presented a paper entitled “Reconciling the ‘Two-Ways’: Articulation of Disgust and Difference in Modernist Travel Literature” at the Modernist Studies Association 17th Annual Conference
Boston, Massachusetts

Christina Jones, Juris Doctor Candidate
Participated in the International Moot Court Competition on Law and Religion
Venice, Italy

Mae Kilker, Doctoral Candidate in Medieval Studies
Presented a paper entitled “Environmental Memory of the Fens: Lived Experience and Intertextuality at Crowland Abbey” at the NIES X Symposium, Rethinking Environmental Consciousness, organized by the Eco-humanities Hub at Mid Sweden University
Sundsvall, Sweden

Elizabeth Klein, Doctoral Candidate in Theology
Presented a paper entitled “The Silent Word Speaks: Speech in The Confessions” at the Oxford Patristics Conference
London, England

Dylan LeBlanc, Doctoral Candidate in History
Presented a paper entitled “’To account our selves knitt together’: John Winthrop, Performative Text, and Communal Self-Fashioning in the Massachusetts Bay Company, 1629-1630” at the eleventh annual conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship
Helsinki, Finland

Dallin Lewis, Doctoral Candidate in English

Participated in the “Representing Slavery in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain” workshop for graduate students at the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

Presented a paper entitled “Cultivating Freedom: Slave Rebellion, Sentiment, and the Maroon Georgic” at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting
Los Angeles, California

Linlin Liu, Doctoral Candidate in Economics

Presented a paper entitled “On the Joint Dynamics of Equity and Bond – A No Arbitrage Dynamic Asset Pricing Approach” at the 8th International Conference of the Computational and Financial Econometrics Network
Pisa, Italy

Presented a paper entitled “Life Cycle Portfolio Choice under Time Varying Equity Premium and Risky Labor Income” at the Eastern Economic Association’s 41st Annual Conference
New York, New York

Michael McDonald, Masters Candidate in Peace Studies
“Angela Bachiller: A Short Documentary”
Valladolid, Spain

Margaret McMillan, Doctoral Candidate in  English
Presented a paper entitled “The Hawaiian Queen in the British Court: Print Perceptions of the Ambiguous Outsider” at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference
Atlanta, Georgia

Katarzyna Przybyla, Masters Candidate in Peace Studies
Presented a paper entitled “International sanctions and intercultural dialog: exclusive tools or a perfect couple in a strategic peacebuilding approach? Recommendations for Ukraine” at the Forum for Young Leaders: Cultural Diplomacy in the Global Economy Seminar
Berlin, Germany

Paul Quast, Juris Doctor Candidate
Participated in the International Moot Court Competition on Law and Religion
Venice, Italy

Alexander Stern, Doctoral Candidate in Philosophy
Presented a paper entitled “Names and Words: Walter Benjamin’s Philosophy of Language” at the Art, Language, and Poetry Conference
The University of Kent in Canterbury, England

Michael Yanikowski, Doctoral Candidate in Peace Studies & Moral Theology
Presented a paper entitled “Practicing Virtue to Cultivate Just-Peace Amidst the Anthropocene” at the European Form for the Study of Religion and Environment
Munich, Germany

Graduate Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Michael Rossetti

Master of Divinity student, Michael Rossetti, recently returned from Siena, Italy where he served the elderly and disabled, and grew in his Italian conversational skills as well. He recently wrote to us about his experience on La dolce vita è una...
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