2017-2018 Penfield Dissertation Research Fellowships
Graduate students in the History Department received six Penfield Dissertation Research Fellowships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please find our awardees, their projects, and their committees below.
Penfield Dissertation Research Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year
Hannah Anderson: "Lived Botany: Households, Ecological Adaptation and the Origins of Settler Colonialism in Early British North America." Committee: Prof. Kathleen Brown, Prof. Dan Richter, and Prof. Bob St. George.
Ayelet Brinn: “‘What Interests Women?’: The American Yiddish Press and the Reconstruction of Jewish Gender, 1897-1930.” Committee: Prof. Beth Wenger, Prof. Kathy Peiss, Prof. Ben Nathans, and Prof. Kathryn Hellerstein (Germanic Languages and Literatures).
Caitlin Collis: "Shoulder to Stone: Roads, State Formation and the Construction of Modern Ethiopia, 1850-1990.” Committee: Prof. Lee Cassanelli (advisor); Prof. Cheikh Babou; Prof. Eve Troutt-Powell.
Josef Nothmann: “Futures' Pasts: The Rise and Fall of Central European Commodity Markets, 1870-1970.” Committee: Prof. Jonathan Steinberg, Prof. T.M. Safley, Prof. Marc Flandreau (tentative)
Marlen Rosas: “Recording Resistance: Political Narratives and the Power of Indigenous Activists in Twentieth-Century Ecuador." Committee: Prof. Ann Farnsworth-Alvear; Prof. Daniel Richter; and Prof. Eiichiro Azuma.
Andrew Starling: “Inside the ‘Kingdom of Letters:’ the Repression of Jansenism and the Origins of Enlightenment.” Committee: Prof. Alan Charles Kors (advisor), Prof. Roger Chartier, Prof. Joan DeJean (French) and Prof. Antonio Feros.