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Meet Our Fall 2020 Graduate Research Fellowship Awardees

In light of the hardship imposed upon Cornell graduate students due to COVID-19, IES distributed fellowships for graduate research and made funds available for Spring 2021. A total of $105,200 was distributed, including a year-long full fellowship of approximately $35,000.

IES Graduate Research Grant

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Ani Chen

Project Title: "Voices of Authority: On Staging the Politics of Exclusion from Aristotle to Simone de Beauvoir"
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Mary Jane Dempsey

Project Title: "Remember to Forget: Migration, Gender and Transnational Identities in Twentieth Century Italy"
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Rebecca Gerdes

Project Title: "Shaping the study of past European food systems: New approaches to archaeological food residues in Mediterranean pottery"
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Aslihan Gunhan

Project Title: "Displaced Modernities: The Ottoman Empire, Turkey and Specters of Armenian Architects"
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Nina Obermeier

Project Title: "We are (almost) all internationalists now: How right-wing populism drives support for international economic integration in post-crisis Europe"
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Aimée Plukker

Project Title: "Europe Calling: The Marshall Plan, U.S. Tourism to Europe, and the Making of “the West”"
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Ecem Saricayir

Project Title: "Architecture of the Borderlands: Displacement, Resettlement, and Alternative Solidarities in the South Caucasus 1878-1993"
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Jacqueline Tackett

Project Title: "Experimental Literature and Science Fiction: Agency and Futurity in Postwar and Contemporary German Literature"

Luigi Einaudi Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

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Sena Aydin Bergfalk

Project Title: "Stuck In-Between: Urban Governance, Place-Making, and Infrastructure in Barcelona"

Manon Michels Einaudi Grant

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Samantha Heinle

Project Title: "Kafka in Musical Translation"

Michele Sicca Research Grant

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Juan-Jacques Aupiais

Project Title: "Anti-Racist Creolité: Rereading Grimm, Frenssen, Witboo"
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Labib Hossain

Project Title: "The Discourse of Contained Water in Colonial Bengal: Separation of land and water in the making of ‘dry’ Dacca"
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Due Fei 

Project Title: "Together but Separate: Law, Urban Environment, and Inter-Communal Relationship in Three Early Modern Indian Ocean Port Cities"
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Craig Lyons

Project Title: "Strange Sea Kings: The Norse Diaspora in Dublin, 1014-121"
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Michael Moynihan

Project Title: "All Systems Go: architects, experts, and system-cybernetic governance in Latin America, 1973-1982"
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John Un

Project Title: "Am Ende war das Wort" -- An Investigation into Eschatological Imaginaries"
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Xinwei Xu

Project Title: "What Do We Share in Common? A Relational Account of Inter-Ethnic Boundaries in Adolescent Friendship Networks in Four European Countries"

Sidney Tarrow Paper Prize

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Emir Yigit

Paper Title: "State, Community and Exchange: Jewish Alienation and Jewish Emancipation between Hegel and Marx"

Susan Tarrow Fellowship for Research in Europe

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Shirley Le Penne

Project Title: "No Exi(s)t? Choosing Life Amidst Life Sentence"

Meet Our Spring 2020 Award Recipients

In the 2020 funding cycle, 20 recipients a total of $96,642 in research grants, fellowships, and funding for innovation in teaching. The awardees represent a diverse pool of stakeholders that include undergraduate and graduate students, a postdoc, and faculty members.

IES Fellowships and Grant Awardee Presentation 2020