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Past Awardees

2022 Awardees

Abraham and Henrietta Brettschneider Oxford Exchange Fund

The purpose of this award is to facilitate academic exchanges between Cornell and Merton, New, and Nuffield Colleges of Oxford University (UK). Read more about this award.

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Mary Jane Dempsey
"Screening strangers: Insiders and outsiders beyond cinema’s periphery"

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Amber Bal
"Non-Urban Modernity: the place of the rural in West and Central African literature"

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Aalayna Greene
"Conservation Justice: An International Collaboration for a More Just Conservation"

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Ilhan Nugraha
"Contemporary Charity Economics for Sustainable Development: Innovation Crowdfunding for Energy Transition in Europe and Its Adaptability for Developing Countries"

Frederic Conger Wood Research Fellowship

Established in 1993 with a generous bequest from the estate of Cornell alumnus and trustee, Frederic Conger Wood, this award supports research in Europe by undergraduates. Read more about this award.

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Madilyn Fulchiero
"The Construction and Commodification of Latinidad in Spanish Children's Media"

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Melanie Marshall
"Transition Towns in the United Kingdom: Creating a Future for All Beings"

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Julia Pienkowska
"Catholicism and the Rise of Populism in Poland"

IES Graduate Research Grant

This award is available to graduate students in any field of study whose research is focused on the study of Europe and its global impact. Read more about this award.

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Frances Cayton
"Online versus Offline Mechanisms of Conspiracy Endurance"

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Matthew Finck
"Revolution Under the Stars: Astronomy, Astrology, and the Socialist Imaginary"

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Shirley Le Penne
"Choosing Chains? On the Incarceration of FLN Offspring in French Prisons"

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Jenna Martin
"Roman Silver as Imperial Matter: How Silver Shaped Historical Trajectories in Late Iron Age Scotland"

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Anna Paola Passerini
"Out of time, out of mind: dating the Early Bronze Age of the South Caucasus"

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Nora Siena
"Inoperative Brevitas: The Contamination of Literary and Philosophical Short Forms and the 20th-Century Italian Racconto"

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Morton Wan
"Sounding the Bubble: Music and the Rise of Finance in the Age of Handel"


 

Luigi Einaudi Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

This award is a full-year fellowship available to graduate students in modern European government, history, economics, and related social science fields. Read more about this award.

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Aimée Plukke
"Europe Calling: The Marshall Plan, U.S. Tourism to Europe, and the Making of “the West”"


 

Manon Michels Einaudi Grant

This graduate research grant offered in the name of Manon Michels Einaudi honors the memory of a Cornell faculty wife and mother whose life exemplified much of the beauty of Western civilization. Read more about this award.

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Victoria Pihl Sorensen
"Effortless Streamlining: Eugenics in Danish Popular Culture"


 


 

Michael J. Harum Memorial Award for Students of Slavic Languages

This award was established with generous contributions from Michael's family, the Institute for European Studies, and many others who loved and respected this extraordinary man. Read more about this award.

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Lia Sokol
"Iron Fists in Velvet Gloves: Non-Violent Repression in Electoral Autocracies"


 


 

Michele Sicca Research Grant

This award was created by the late Mario Einaudi, Goldwin Smith Professor of International and Comparative Politics and former Director of the Center for International Studies. Michele Sicca was an anti-fascist physician with whom Professor Einaudi worked in exile during the Mussolini period. Read more about this award.

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Kristie LeBeau
"Achieving Community Vitality through Policy and Practice: An Examination of Ireland and Scotland School-Communities"

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​​​ Theodora Serbanescu-Martin
"Reconstructing Presence: Nineteenth-Century Pianism & its Material Histories"

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Sara Stamatiades
"Between Imagined Worlds: Reparative Readings of Renaissance Theater"

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Sophia Taborski
"Fleshing Out the Body in the Roman Empire

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Thari Zweers
"Borderland/Europe: The Transcultural Construction of Europe in Literature of the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453)"

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Isabel Choinowski
"Women Dadaists, Performance & Puppets: Rediscovering the work of Hannah Höch and Emmy Hennings in Berlin and Bern"

Susan Tarrow Fellowship for Research in Europe

This award was established in 2005 in honor of the former Associate Director of the Institute for European Studies from 1985-2005. One of Tarrow's priorities was to establish funding to enable Cornell undergraduate students to pursue summer field research in Europe and to provide them with the intellectual and practical advising they needed at all stages of their projects. Read more about this award.

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Zhiyuan Zhou
"East Asian Intellectuals’ Changing Referents: How is Learning from Cultural Others Justified through A Reformulation of Knowledge Systems"


 


 

2020-2021 Awardees

A total of $140,000 was awarded during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 funding application cycles.

Abraham and Henrietta Brettschneider Oxford Exchange Fund

The purpose of this award is to facilitate academic exchanges between Cornell and Merton, New, and Nuffield Colleges of Oxford University (UK). Read more about this award.

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Darragh Hare
"Solidifying long-term Cornell-Oxford research partnerships on environmental behavior and morality"

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Jennifer Rabedeau
"Medieval Afterlives: Ornament and Empire in Victorian Britain"

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Samantha Wesner
"Galvanizing the Citizen: Electricity and Revolutionary Energy in the Age of Democratic Revolutions"

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Xuewen (Shelley) Yan
"A missing link in the hegemony of English in academia: The case of social sciences in China"

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Katherine Zaslavsky
"A Global Experimental Approach to Race, Immigration, and Inequality"

Frederic Conger Wood Research Fellowship

Established in 1993 with a generous bequest from the estate of Cornell alumnus and trustee, Frederic Conger Wood, this award supports research in Europe by undergraduates. Read more about this award.

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Chloe Tsui
"Charting Chinatown: From Public Health to Intangible Borders of Limehouse"

IES Graduate Research Grant

This award is available to graduate students in any field of study whose research is focused on the study of Europe and its global impact. Read more about this award.

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Ani Chen
"Voices of Authority: On Staging the Politics of Exclusion from Aristotle to Simone de Beauvoir" 

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Mary Jane Dempsey
"Remember to Forget: Migration, Gender, and Transnational Identities in Twentieth Century Italy"

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Rebecca Gerdes
"Shaping the study of past European food systems: New approaches to archaeological food residues in Mediterranean pottery"

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Aslihan Gunhan
"Displaced Modernities: The Ottoman Empire, Turkey and Specters of Armenian Architects"

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Nina Obermeier
"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
"Europe Calling: The Marshall Plan, U.S. Tourism to Europe, and the Making of 'the West'"

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Ecem Saricayir
"Architecture of the Borderlands: Displacement, Resettlement, and Alternative Solidarities in the South Caucasus 1878-1993"

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Jacqueline Tackett
"Experimental Literature and Science Fiction: Agency and Futurity in Postwar and Contemporary German Literature"

Luigi Einaudi Graduate Dissertation Fellowship

This award is a full-year fellowship available to graduate students in modern European government, history, economics, and related social science fields. Read more about this award.

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Sena Aydin Bergfalk
"Stuck in-Between: Urban Governance, Place-Making, and Infrastructure in Barcelona"

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Tessy Schlosser
"Cruising metaphors of power with Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz"

Manon Michels Einaudi Grant

This graduate research grant offered in the name of Manon Michels Einaudi honors the memory of a Cornell faculty wife and mother whose life exemplified much of the beauty of Western civilization. Read more about this award.

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Samantha Heinle
"Kafka in Musical Translation"

Michael J. Harum Memorial Award for Students of Slavic Languages

This award was established with generous contributions from Michael's family, the Institute for European Studies, and many others who loved and respected this extraordinary man. Read more about this award.

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Louisa Weldy
"The Impacts of Brexit on Polish Migration Trends"

Alexander Symons
"Pushkin State Russian Language Institute Summer School"

Michele Sicca Research Grant

This award was created by the late Mario Einaudi, Goldwin Smith Professor of International and Comparative Politics and former Director of the Center for International Studies. Michele Sicca was an anti-fascist physician with whom Professor Einaudi worked in exile during the Mussolini period. Read more about this award.

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Juan-Jacques Aupiais
"Anti-Racist Creolité: Rereading Grimm, Frenssen, Witboo"

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Labib Hossain
"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
"Together but Separate: Law, Urban Environment, and Inter-Communal Relationship in Three Early Modern Indian Ocean Port Cities"

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Craig Lyons
"Strange Sea Kings: The Norse Diaspora in Dublin, 1014-121"

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Michael Moynihan
"All Systems Go: architects, experts, and system-cybernetic governance in Latin America, 1973-1982"

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John Un
"Am Ende war das Wort" -- An Investigation into Eschatological Imaginaries"

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Xinwei Xu
"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

This award was created to honor Professor Tarrow's leadership in European Studies at Cornell and to extend his legacy of path-breaking work in comparative political science and social movement studies. 

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Emir Yigit
"State, Community and Exchange: Jewish Alienation and Jewish Emancipation between Hegel and Marx"

Susan Tarrow Fellowship for Research in Europe

This award was established in 2005 in honor of the former Associate Director of the Institute for European Studies from 1985-2005. One of Tarrow's priorities was to establish funding to enable Cornell undergraduate students to pursue summer field research in Europe and to provide them with the intellectual and practical advising they needed at all stages of their projects. Read more about this award.

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Shirley Le Penne
"No Exi(s)t? Choosing Life Amidst Life Sentence"