CLIR Names 2018 Mellon Dissertation Fellows

Washington, DC, April 5, 2018—Fifteen graduate students have been selected to receive awards this year under the Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources program, 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 Bachman
Books Across Borders: Science, Cold War Culture, and Soviet Book Reading in Postcolonial India, 1954-1991
University of Washington

Carly Boxer
It owiþ to be lokid: The Visual Culture of English Medicine, 1348-1450
University of Chicago

Susan Eberhard
Marks of Exchange: American Silver, Chinese Silverwares and the Global Circulation of Value
University of California at Berkeley

Idriss Fofana
The “Chinese Solution” to the Labor Question in Africa: A Legal History of Chinese Labor Migration to the Congo Free State, 1860-1911
Columbia University

Qian He
Spectacular Antagonism: Class Struggle, Exposure, and Cinema as Show Trial in China, 1925-1985
University of Washington

Zhuqing Hu
Music and Qing Imperial Formations (c. 1680-1820): Negotiating Historiography and Ethnography in Global Music History
University of Chicago

Karin Mei Li Inouye
Performing Jiang Qing (1914-1991): Gender Politics in Modern Chinese Visual Culture, Film, Theater, and Literature
Stanford University

Adrienn Kacsor
Migrant Communism: Hungarian Artists in the Service of Soviet Internationalism, 1919-1956
Northwestern University

Mallory Matsumoto
Sharing Script: The Transmission of Scribal Practice Among the Classic Maya
Brown University

Ania Nikulina
Ukrainian Ballet: a Site of Conflict between Neo-Imperialism and Post-Soviet Nationalism
University of California, Riverside

Eilin Perez
The Half-Life of Sovereignty: North Korea and Solidarity Movements of the Global South, 1960- 1989
University of Chicago

Ekaterina Pukhovaia
State-building in Early Modern Zaydi Yemen (15th–early 17th century)
Princeton University

Andrea Rosengarten
Resistance and Racial Fluidity in Colonial Namibia: The Case of Nama Ethnogenesis, c. 1820-1985
Northwestern University

Andrew Starling
“Theological Quarrels and Wars of the Pen”: Jansenism, the Rise of Mass Media, and the Fall of the Old Regime
University of Pennsylvania

Antony Wood
The Problem of the Nation in an Age of Revolution: Transnational Radical Debates on Sovereignty, Race, and Class in Latin America, 1923–1934
New York University