Four NYU graduate students have been named winners of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Dissertation Completion Fellowship competition, the New York-based organization announced.
Four New York University graduate students have been named winners of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Dissertation Completion Fellowship competition, the New York-based organization announced.
ACLS made 70 awards, which include a $30,000 stipend, plus up to $8,000 for research and university fees, to graduate students in their final year of dissertation writing. Fellows were selected from nearly 1,000 applicants.
“Scholars at this critical juncture of their professional development need the uninterrupted time to write and complete their dissertations that this fellowship provides,” said Matthew Goldfeder, ACLS director of fellowship programs. “ACLS enlists a panel of senior scholars, who themselves represent the diversity of the humanities, to select fellows poised to make significant contributions to knowledge and discourse over their careers.”
This year’s NYU fellows and their dissertation titles are:
• Lee Elizabeth Douglas, Department of Anthropology, “Producing Historical Knowledge in a World of Absence: Forensic Science, Cultures of Documentation, and the Politics of Memory in Post-Franco Spain”
• Tamara Kneese, the Steinhardt School’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, “Digital Afterlives: Patterning Posterity through Networked Remains”
• Samuel Galen Ng, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, “Embodying Pain: The Politics of Black Mourning in the United States, 1917-1955”
• Maria Vinogradova, the Tisch School of the Arts’ Maurice Kanbar Institute of Cinema Studies, “Amateur Cinema in the Soviet Union, 1957-1991: History, Ideology, and Culture”
This program is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.