2013 Mellon Dissertation Fellows Named

Contact: Kathlin Smith
202-939-4754

Washington, DC, April 2, 2013-Seventeen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, which CLIR administers.

The fellowships are intended to help graduate students in the humanities and related social science fields pursue research wherever relevant sources are available; gain skill and creativity in using primary source materials in libraries, archives, museums, and related repositories; and provide suggestions to CLIR about how such source materials can be made more accessible and useful.

The fellowships carry stipends of up to $25,000 each to support dissertation research for periods of up to 12 months.

Rhae Lynn Barnes
Harvard University
Darkology: The History of Amateur Blackface Minstrelsy and the Making of Modern America, 1860-1965

Stephanie Beck Cohen<
Indiana University-Bloomington
Quilting, Collecting, and Curating Liberian National Identity 1893-1940

Poushali Bhadury
University of Florida
Nationalism and Global Consciousness in Postcolonial Print Culture: Deb Sahitya Kutir and Bengali Children’s Publishing (1947-1964)

Elizabeth Cecil
Brown University
Mapping a Contested Landscape: Religion, Politics, and Place in the Making of Pashupata Identity

Elizabeth Cross
Harvard University
The Compagnie des Indes and the Fate of Commercial Empire in the French Revolution

Kathryn Dooley
Harvard University
Consumption as a Tool of Self-Fashioning and Sociability in Post-War Soviet Central Asia, 1945-1985

Emily Hainze
Columbia University
Women, Crime and Imprisonment in the United States, 1890-1935

Lisa Hollenbach
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Alternative Networks: Recording and Broadcasting American Poetry after 1950

Benjamin Holtzman
Brown University
The Logic of the Metropolis: Reshaping Real Estate and Public Space in New York, 1965-1995

Joana Konova
University of Chicago
Antiquity Remade: Aesthetics of Restoration and Display of Ancient Sculpture in Late Renaissance Rome

Hannah Marcus
Stanford University
Banned Books: Censorship and Scholarship in Late Renaissance Italy, 1559-1633

Caleb McCarthy
University of California, Santa Barbara
Christian Missions, Seminaries, and the Study of Islam

Max Mishler
New York University
Boundaries of Freedom: Abolition, Punishment, and State Formation in the Atlantic World, 1780-1840

Julia Sittmann
George Washington University
Saddam’s Students: Young People and State Power in Ba’athist Iraq (1968-2003)

David Stenner
University of California, Davis
Networking for Independence: the Moroccan Nationalist Movement and Its Global Campaign Against Colonialism

Adam Thomas
University of California, Irvine
Racial Ambiguity and Citizenship in the Postemancipation British Caribbean and US

Lauren Tilton
Yale University
Through Local Eyes: The Community Film Movement