Ph.D. Candidate Named a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellow

GC CUNY student Danica Savonick Named a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation FellowPh.D. candidate Danica Savonick (English) is one of 10 doctoral students nationwide to receive a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies.

The $5,000 fellowship award will help fund research expenses for Savonick’s doctoral dissertation, titled "The Promise of Aesthetic Education: On Pedagogy, Praxis, and Social Justice." 

Savonick's research examines "the intersectional feminist pedagogies of activists, authors, and educators in order to explore what teaching literature can do to produce a more just, equitable, and pleasurable future.”

As part of the fellowship, information about Savonick’s dissertation will be shared with leading scholarly publishers.  

The fellowship — the oldest national program to support doctoral work on women’s and gendered issues — supports the final year of dissertation-writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses women’s and gendered issues in interdisciplinary and original ways.

This year's recipients represent some of the nation’s top institutions, including Brown University, University of California—Irvine, and New York University.

Since 1974, the program has supported more than 500 Ph.D. candidates in various fields. Past fellows include a Pulitzer Prize winner, two MacArthur fellows, numerous Guggenheim fellows, and a number of Fulbright fellows.

Submitted on: APR 27, 2017

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