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2013-14 HUGRA Recipients and 2014-15 IHR Faculty Fellow

13-14 HUGRA Announcement

We are very pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Humanities Undergraduate Research Award Recipients and the IHR Faculty Fellow for 2014-2015.

2013-2014 Humanities Undergraduate Research Award Recipients

Taylor R. Backman, Literature
“A Global Genealogy to Wallace’s Infinite Jest”
Mentor: Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Professor of Literature

Lisa J. Clark, Philosophy
“Knowing When I’m Right”
Mentor: Jonathan Ellis, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Nicholas A. Garcia, History
“Using Slave Advertisements to Analyze the Intercolonial Slave Trade”
Mentor: Gregory O’Malley, Assistant Professor of History

Guy Herschmann, Jewish Studies
“Israel and Turkey: 1955-1967″
Mentor: Bruce Thompson, Lecturer in History

Abigail Katz, Linguistics
“Modern Hebrew Nicknames and Phonology”
Mentor: Junko Ito, Professor of Linguisitcs

Tobias O. Rushing, History
“The ‘Pashtunistan Issue’; Problems of Nation Building in Cold War Afghanistan”
Mentor: Edmund Burke III, Professor Emeritus of History

Priscilla M. Sanchez, History
“More Power Than Leisure: Property, Businesses, and Self-Reliance Among Late Colonial Mexican Elite and Working Women, 1700-1821″
Mentor: Grace Peña Delgado, Assistant Professor of History

Sophie Short, Classical Studies
“Death and Marriage in the Greco-Roman World”
Mentor: Jennifer K. Lynn, Lecturer in Classical Studies

Michael A. Titone, Linguistics
“The Semantics of Nothing If Not Constructions”
Mentor: Adrian Brasoveanu, Associate Professor of Linguistics

Samantha N. Vega, Politics
* Bertha N. Melkonian Prize Recipient

“Remembering Their Finest Hour: Danish Memories of the Miraculous Rescue of Jews during World War II”
Mentor: Alice Yang, Associate Professor of History

2014-2015 Faculty Fellow

Jennifer Derr, History
“A New Nile: The Construction of the Environment and the Practice of the State in Colonial Egypt”


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