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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

2015 - 2016 Dissertation Fellows

Jennifer Chancellor

Jennifer Chancellor is a doctoral candidate in English whose dissertation is entitled "Portrait of the Artist, as an Ad Man: Advertising, Masculinity, and the American Postmodern Novel," examining the work and lives of Joseph Heller, Don DeLillo, Kurt Vonnegut, and Thomas Pynchon.

Daron Jabari Howard

Daron Jabari Howard is a doctoral candidate in Sociology whose dissertation is a group biography of several chess players in Washington Square, entitled "The Chess Hustlers."