CLIR Names 2015 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Contact: Kathlin Smith
202-939-4754

Washington, DC, April 2, 2015-Sixteen 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 ranging from nine to twelve months.

Jessica Arnett
University of Minnesota
Between Empires and Frontiers: Alaska Native Sovereignty and U.S. Settler Imperialism

Tania  Bhattacharyya
Columbia University
Bombay, 1839–1932: Empire, Space, and Orders of Belonging in an Indian Ocean Port City

Antawan Byrd
Northwestern University
Interferences: Sound, Technology, and the Politics of Listening in Afro-Atlantic Art

Andrew Campana
Harvard University
Poetry Across Media in 20th-Century Japan

Lucia  Carminati
University of Arizona
Across the Mediterranean, 1863–1919: Italian Working-Class Migrants in Egypt and Practices of Cosmopolitanism

Emilie Connolly
New York University
Indian Trust Funds and the Routes of American Capitalism, 1795–1865

Mackenzie Cooley
Stanford University
Engineering the Animal: Breeding and the Quest to Perfect the Renaissance Body, 1450–1600

Lara Fabian
University of Pennsylvania
Between East, West, and the Steppe: The South Caucasus as the Northeastern Roman Borderland

Diana Garvin           
Cornell University
All-Consuming: Food, Gender, and Power in Fascist Italy, 1922–1945

Elaine LaFay
University of Pennsylvania
Atmospheric Bodies: Medicine, Meteorology, and the Cultivation of Place in the Antebellum Gulf South

Jesse Lockard
The University of Chicago
A City Is Not a Picture: Yona Friedman, Megastructuralism and the Estrangement of Art and Architecture

Meekyung MacMurdie
University of Chicago
Geometric Medicine: Aniconism and Medieval Arab Painting

Ron Makleff
University of California, Berkeley
Monuments of Information: The Archives of State Formation in Northern Europe, c. 1380–1880

Chelsea Schields
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Closer Ties: The Dutch Caribbean and the Aftermath of Empire, 1942–2012

Joohee Suh
Washington University in St. Louis
The Afterlife of Corpses: Dead Bodies, Ecology, and the Qing Culture of the Macabre in North China (1644–1911)

Andrew Welton
University of Florida
Forging Entanglements: The Spear in Early Medieval English Society

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