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Elizabeth Baker

Elizabeth Baker

Sometimes a good research trip is as much about forcing us down a different path as it is about helping us down our current one. This was the case for Elizabeth Baker, a graduate student in History who received a Graduate Travel and Research Grant…

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Deborah Forteza

Deborah Forteza

Welcome, Deborah Forteza, to our Student Spotlight! Deborah is a graduate student in the Ph.D. in Literature Program who applied for a Graduate Travel and Research Grant. Her dissertation, titled "The Politics of English Tolerance: Reimagining a Tolerant Spain through Cervantes' La espa…

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Raymond Drause

Raymond Drause

Raymond Drause, a graduate student in the department of History, received The Katie Murphy McMahon Grant for Russian and East-Central European Studies for his archival research at the University of Tübingen. It contained a recently-discovered collection of sources about Russian-European relations in the early nineteenth century.

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Belen Vicens

Belen Vicens

The Nanovic Institute often sends graduate students to Europe to conduct archival research. Every once in a while, they find something new. This is the case for Belen Vicens, a graduate student in the History department. She used her Graduate Travel and Research Grant to work in the Arnamagnaean Collection at...

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Rachel Banke

Rachel Banke

Rachel Banke is new to our Student Spotlight today! A doctoral student in the department of History, Rachel received a Graduate Travel and Research Grant to conduct research in the United Kingdom for her dissertation, which will be a political study of how the British government defined and imagined its empire...

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Ji Hye Shin

Ji Hye Shin

Meet Ji Hye Shin, a doctoral student in the department of Political Science. She received a Graduate Travel and Research Grant to conduct research on her dissertation, entitled "Instituting the Balance: Great Power Politics and Postwar Institutional Architectures in Western Europe and Northeast Asia." Her research involved consulting archival documents...

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Mary Catherine Walter

Mary Catherine Walter

Mary Catherine Walter ('16) is an Architecture major who received an Undergraduate Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute. She spent a part of her summer traveling around the United Kingdom studying the concept of holistic design in medieval cities. She recently sent us a report on her trip,...

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Ashley Foster

Ashley Foster

Today our Student Spotlight focuses on a graduate student! Ashley Foster is a doctoral candidate in the department of History. She received a Graduate Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute to conduct summer research at the National Records Office in Edinburgh, Scotland for use in her dissertation, "Reconsidering...

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Sara Bramsen

Sara Bramsen

Sara Bramsen is a graduate student in the PhD in Literature Program. The Nanovic Institute for European Studies recently awarded her a Graduate Professional Development Grant to present a paper at the annual conference of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. As is often the case, the experience wasn't just...

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Christina Jones

Christina Jones

Christina Jones is a law student at the University of Notre Dame. She is also one of four students to whom the Nanovic Institute awarded a Graduate Professional Development Grant to participate in a Moot Court Competition on Law and Religion in Venice. The experience was not simply about a chance to compete;...

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Linlin Liu

Linlin Liu

Linlin Liu, a doctoral candidate in Economics, recently received one of the Nanovic Institute’s Dissertation Fellowships. But before that, she received two Graduate Professional Development Grants…

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Lauren LaMore

Lauren LaMore

Lauren LaMore is a Masters Candidate in the department of French and Francophone Studies. She received a Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant from the Nanovic Institute to conduct archival research in Paris. Not only was this her first research trip to Paris, but the work that she did contributes to...

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Kathrin Kranz

Kathrin Kranz

Kathrin Kranz, a doctoral candidate in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, recently received one of the Nanovic Institute's Dissertation Fellowships…

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Ben Denison

Ben Denison

Ben Denison is working towards a doctorate in Political Science with concentrations in international relations and comparative politics. The Nanovic Institute gave him a Graduate Professional Development Grant …

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Video: Katie Bugyis

Video: Katie Bugyis

“Women religious have tended to get pigeonholed in certain way, that either they were only praying the monastic hours or maybe just caring for their own, pastorally speaking, but they were doing much more than that,” said Katie Bugyis, a Ph.D. candidate in medieval studies through the University of Notre...

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Bry Martin

Bry Martin

Ever wonder what a bit of funding can do for a graduate student conducting research in Europe? Bry Martin, a doctoral candidate in the History department, knows exactly what it can do! Here he presents to us a tale of two research trips: one self-funded, and another funded by a...

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Shanna Corner

Shanna Corner

Here at the Nanovic Institute, we receive a lot of grant applications from graduate students studying English, literature, history, and philosophy. But sociology? Not so much. Thus, we're thrilled to spotlight Shanna Corner, a PhD candidate in sociology. Shanna received a Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant to travel to...

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Lorenzo Dell'Oso

Lorenzo Dell'Oso

At the Nanovic Institute, we know that networking is vital for graduate students who will one day be applying for jobs or for further graduate studies, and we're proud of the fact that we help ambitious graduate students make vital connections. Lorenzo Dell'Oso is a good example of this. We...

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Nathan Gerth

Nathan Gerth

Nathan Gerth is a doctoral candidate in History.  The Nanovic Institute awarded him a Graduate Break Travel and Research Grant to conduct dissertation research in Tver', Russia.  Nathan recently wrote about his experience: From December 29, 2013 through January 28, 2014 I conducted supplementary dissertation research at the archives and...

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Manuela Fernández Pinto

Manuela Fernández Pinto

Manuela Fernández Pinto is a doctoral candidate in the History and Philosophy of Science program.  The Nanovic Institute awarded Manuela a Graduate Professional Development Grant to present at a conference at the University of Copenhagen.  Manuela recently wrote about her experience: Thanks to the Nanovic Institute’s Graduate Professional Development Grant, I...

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Veronica Roberts

Veronica Roberts

Veronica Roberts is a doctoral candidate in Political Science.  She recently returned from the XLII Incontro di Studiosi dell’Antichità Cristiana in Rome, where she presented a paper titled "'Aliud namque sunt diutiae, aliud pecunia':  A Brief Reflection on the Intertwined Themes of Wealth and Hope in Augustine's City of God."  The...

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Alberto Lo Pinto

Alberto Lo Pinto

Alberto Lo Pinto is a doctoral candidate in the PhD in Literature program.  The Nanovic Institute awarded Alberto a Graduate Professional Development Grant to present at a conference at the University of Toronto Mississauga.  Alberto recently wrote about his experience: …

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Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin is an MFA candidate in Art, Art History, and Design, with a concentration in visual communication design.  The Nanovic Institute awarded Sarah a Graduate Professional Development Grant to attend the 2nd Global Conference: The Graphic Novel, sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net’s At the Interface hub.  Sarah recently wrote about her...

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Nathaniel Myers

Nathaniel Myers

Every year, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame awards grants to well over 100 graduate and undergraduate students.  These students use their grants to conduct independent research in Europe, to complete European internships and service projects, to strengthen their fluency in a European language,...

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