Cornell's 2020-21 Fulbright-Hays Winners
The Einaudi Center is excited to announce that Cornell's 2020–21 Fulbright-Hays doctoral awardees are beginning their work in 2022, after an extended delay due to pandemic conditions.
On this page: Meet the three Cornell PhD candidates heading into the field.
The prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) fellowships cover travel, living, and research expenses for six to 12 months for the students and their families. All awardees conduct their research in languages other than English.
John Kennedy, Romance Studies
Dissertation: Debt Mobilities, Visuality, and the Shaping of Central American Migrant Liens (Director: Debra Castillo)
Kennedy's research will examine the financial underpinnings of human mobility and communal functions of debt in Guatemala, where the costs of unauthorized migration often exceed the average Guatemalan annual wage.
Austin Kramer, Anthropology
Dissertation: Culture, Hunting, and Environmentalism in the Himalayan Fur Trade (Director: Paul Nadasdy)
Kramer's work will investigate why hunting and fur remain an important part of life and culture in the Himalayas, even when many stakeholders — from locals to Buddhist leaders and scientists — oppose the fur trade.
Michael Miller, History
Indonesia and Netherlands
Dissertation: Modifying Men: Religion and Masculinity in Colonial Eastern Indonesia, 1870–1942 (Director: Eric Tagliacozzo)
Miller's research will explore masculinities and religious difference under late Dutch colonial rule, as Christian Indonesian men gained access to coveted colonial positions while Muslim men were pushed to the margins.