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"Every Graduate Center student knows the hardship of balancing their love for what they do with the high costs of living in NYC. Without the Leon Levy Center grant last year, there is no way I could have made as much progress on my dissertation as I did."

—Peter-Christian Aigner, 2012–2013 dissertation fellow, History: "The Politician and the Professor: Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the Strains of Modern American Liberalism."


Dissertation Fellows

2017 - 2018 Dissertation Fellows

​Micki Kaufman 

Micki Kaufman earned her MA and MPhil in US History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she is a doctoral candidate. She earned her BA in US History summa cum laude from Columbia University in 2011. She is a co-author of “General, I Have Fought Just As Many Nuclear Wars As You Have,” published in the December 2012 American Historical Review. In 2015 she was awarded the ACH and ADHO’s Lisa Lena and Paul Fortier Prizes for best Digital Humanities paper worldwide by an emerging scholar for her dissertation, "'Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me:' Quantifying Kissinger.” In 2016 Micki was elected to serve on the Executive Council of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH).