Five GC Students Win Fulbrights

Five Graduate Center doctoral students have won Fulbright Awards for the 2013–14 year. The fellowships will support research in ecology, politics, and the arts in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Emily S. Channell (Anthropology) will conduct research on youth political movements in post-Soviet Ukraine. Her past research projects include the study of social networks in Labrador, Canada, and the politics of coal mining in West Virginia, her home state.

Kerry Greaves (Art History) will visit Denmark to research the art and architectural history of the Helhesten artists’ group and the Danish avant-garde period of 1934–1946. In addition to her Fulbright award, she has received an American-Scandinavian Foundation dissertation research fellowship and the Roth Endowment Denmark Award.

Sarah Ruth Jacobs (English) has been awarded an English Teaching Fulbright to Morocco, where she will teach courses in English composition at the University of Mohammed V-Agdal in Rabat. Her side research project will involve organizing poetry readings as well as creating a website that features contemporary Arabic poetry.

M. Aaron Owen (Biology) specializes in behavioral ecology. During his Fulbright to India, Owen will pursue research on “The Ecological and Cultural Impacts of the Small Indian Mongoose: A Protected Invasive Species.” Currently, he has two scientific publications in print and two more in review.

David Siegel (Political Science) will travel to Kyrgyzstan, where he will continue studying whether and how authorities in the central government of each state have integrated territory, and how they govern the regions outside of the capital city. His main focus is on the role that local and regional state officials play as intermediaries between the central government and local populations. 

Submitted on: AUG 27, 2013

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