Congratulations to our Ph.D. Candidates

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019

Fellowships were awarded to the following students:

Tyler B. Adkins was awarded the Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Research Fellowship, to conduct dissertation research in Russia. The Fellowship is for students in any discipline whose dissertation topics are within 19th - early 21st century Russian historical studies.

Kessie Alexandre won the Harold W. Dodds Fellowship award for the 2019-20 academic year.

Kessie Alexandre also received the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships, which supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the last year of dissertation writing. Title: "Floods and Fountains: Toxicity and Revitalization through Newark's Waterworks."

Ipsita Dey won three awards: 1) Society for Psychological Anthropology - Robert Lemelson Foundation (SPA/RLF) Student Fellowship Program (Award for Summer 2019); Project Title: "Sacred Ecology and the Self: Religion and Identity Among Fijian Indian Hindus." 2) Center for Study of Religion (CSR) Religion and Public Life Fellowship (Award for 2019-2020 School Year); Project Title: "Sacred Ecology and the Self: Religion and Identity Among Fijian Indian Hindus." 3) Center for Digital Humanities Graduate Fellow (Spring 2018 and Fall 2019).

Elizabeth Durham won the Wenner-Gren Award for dissertation research. This program funds research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas.

Elizabeth Durham was awarded the 2019 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. This program funds individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

Vinicius de Aguiar Furuie was awarded the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton University’s top honor for graduate students for being recognized by faculty as having the highest scholarly excellence. The fellowships support their final year of study at Princeton.

Thalia Gigerenzer won the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2019 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values.

Thalia Gigerenzer also won the Center for Study of Religion (CSR) Religion and Public Life Fellowship.

Brandon Hunter was awarded the 2019 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship. This program funds individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

Sarah-Jane Koulen received the PIIRS Dissertation Writing Grant for next year, this grant is awarded to graduate students who work in international and regional studies.

Kelly McKowen winner of the Society for Economic Anthropology Harold K. Schneider Student Paper Prize in Economic Anthropology. The title of the paper is “Substantive Commitments: Rethinking the Moral Microeconomics of Employment in Norway.”

Alexandra Middleton won the Doctoral Dissertation Research award from the National Science Foundation. Her dissertation title is "Understanding the Brain-Machine Interface in the Engineering of Prosthetic Technologies."

Heath Pearson was awarded the Michigan Society of Fellows postdoctoral scholar to serve a three-year appointment. During Heath's tenure at the University of Michigan he will teach selected courses and continue his scholarly research.

Jagat Sohail won the DAAD award. The DAAD is the world’s largest funding organization for the international exchange of students and researchers.

Serena Stein received the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, which supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the last year of dissertation writing. Title: "Farmers, Donors, Settlers, Seeds: Extractivism and Convivial Ecologies in Mozambique's Agribusiness Frontier."

Shreya Subramani received the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, which supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the last year of dissertation writing. Title: "Second Chance Entrepreneur: Prisoner Reentry Governance in the American City."

Benjamin Fogarty Valenzuela has accepted a postdoc award at the University of Chicago.