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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

2014 - 2015 Dissertation Fellows

Meredith Benjamin

Meredith Benjamin is a doctoral candidate in English whose dissertation is entitled "Creating Feminist Identities: The Autobiographical across Genres in the 1970s and 1980s."

Christopher Silsby

Christopher Silsby is a doctoral candidate in Theatre whose dissertation is entitled "African American Performers in Stalin's Soviet Union."