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Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship

2015-2016

Alyson Favilla (Environmental Science and Sustainability) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship. She hopes to write a book-length honor thesis after exploring the archives at the James Joyce Centre at University College Dublin. Favilla wants to "understand the historical environment, which Joyce mythologized" through her continued research in Ireland this summer.

Phoebe Hering was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship for her proposed work entitled, “The Boundaries of Freedom: The Intersection of Freedom of Speech and Religion in France”. She intends to examine the growing Islamophobic, anti-Semitic and nationalistic rhetoric and violence in Western Europe, primarily France, and how it intersects with common Western values of the freedom of speech and religion. Phoebe will have the opportunity to spend her summer between French cities like Bordeaux, Paris, and Lyon. Phoebe hopes to gain a deeper understanding of these issues and contribute to its growing body of work. 

Emily Sen was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship for her proposed work examining the Venetian empire after the Fourth Crusade. She intends to investigate the effects of the Fourth Crusade and its repercussions on the Venetian Empire’s role in the Mediterranean and following decline in the Early Modern period. Emily will have the opportunity to spend the summer in Venice using primary and secondary sources to not just identify questions but to begin to answer and understand them.

Melody Stein was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship for her proposed work entitled, “Structure as Object, Image as Place: Landscapes of Change in France and Italy”. She intends to investigate the connections between site, constructed form and cultural relevance by examining “the ways in which the practices of design and making continue to evolve to either support or hinder the changing values and needs of the civilizations they represent.” Melody will be able to spend her summer between France and Italy and plans to use her fieldwork to develop her thesis and create her own body of work.

2014-2015

Daniel Waid Marshall (History) was awarded a Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship to conduct research on his project, the title of which is, “Mai ’68 to Cornell ’69: The Struggles of Collective Memory”. He plans to spend about eight weeks in Paris at the Sciences Po, the Bibliothèque de Documentation Internationale Contemporaine, and the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel. He plans to focus student radicalism.

Kiran Mehta (History) was awarded a Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship to conduct research on the British house of correction or bridewell. He plans to spend about eight in London at the Bethlem Museum Archives, the London Metropolitan Archives, the National Archives, the Westminster City Archives, and the British Museum. His work will explore the core definitions of houses of corrections and the role these houses played in early modern England. 

Theadora Walsh (Government and History) was awarded a Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship to conduct research on her project entitled, “Radical Right Nationalist Movement in Hungary: Traditional New Beginnings Born of Political Apathy”. She plans to spend two months in Budapest, Hungary. Her work is important because, in her own words, “…scopes of political representation are changing in Europe”.

2013-2014

Zander Abranowicz (Government) was awarded a Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship to conduct research on his project, "Man Is No Longer a Creature of the Polis." He plans to research in Greece to explore what he calls "the crisis of contemporary Greek statehood through demographic evolution, political mobilization, and the relationship between land, citizen, and state."

Kelsey Graeber (Policy Analysis and Management) was awarded a Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship to conduct research on her project, "Cooking Against Climate Change: The Evolution and Impact of Climate Change Policies and Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility Within the Danish Food Industry."

2012-2013

Faye Tsakas (American Studies) was awarded a Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship to conduct research on her project, "Metropolitan Montage: The Significance of the Paris Metro as Vehicles Through Which to Explore French Culture."

Elen Aghekyan (History and Government) was awarded a Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship to conduct research on the peculiarities of Soviet nationalities policies in South Caucasus, and encompass the interlinked historical currents of Armenia in the 1960s and 1990s.

Marcella Hayes (History) was awarded a Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship to conduct research on her project, "Barcelona Rising: Anarchist Maquis Against Franco, 1939-1949."

Chris Levesque (Government and German Studies) was awarded a Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship to conduct research on his project, "Place-Making and Policital Participation in Berlin's Immigrant Neighborhoods."

Emma Clarke (Government) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research on her project  "Anti-immigration and the European Far-Right: A Comparison of the Front National and the Swiss People’s Party", a study of the role of political identity on anti-immigrant movements in France and Switzerland, and how the populist right used propoganda to gain support for anti-immigrant policies.

2011-2012

Katarzyna Pozniak (AAP/Architecture) was awarded a fellowhsip to conduct research on her project, "Riverfront Development: Cities Along the Rhine", a study of the waterfront cities along the delta of the Rhine to analyze the history and development of their urban typology and landscape.

Madeline Jimerson (School of Hotel Administration) was awarded a fellowship for her project, "How to Successfully Market American Wines in Italy", to research and develop marketing strategies to assist Californa vintners in the Italian market.

Eliza LaJoie (History) was awarded a Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship to conduct research on her project, "Teaching Frenchness: Conceptions of Citizenship in Paris Secondary Education."

2010-2011

Emily Zhang (Government) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research on her project, "'Purchasing Loyalty with Social Security - it didn't work for France, but will it for China?'; a comparison of French and Chinese social security systems."

Hope Rainbow (History of Art) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research on her project, "Window to the West, Mirror to the Past: Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg", an exploration of art trends in one of Russia's cultural capitals in the wake of Soviet censorship and realism.

Brian LaBar (Economics) was awarded a fellowship to research his project, "The Political Role of Perceptions in European Integration: A Romanian Study and Narrative", a documentary film.

Tal Gluck (Design & Environmental Analysis) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research on his project, "Play & Display: An Exploration of the Intersection between Design, 'Pataphysics and Play."

 

Kevin Chung (Urban & Regional Studies) was awarded a fellowship to research his project, "Regional Transportation Policy in the Netherlands: The Case of Almere", an analysis of the Dutch regional transport policy in the Randstad Region.

2009-2010

Harin Song (History and Government; IR and Modern European Studies) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research in Great Britain for her project, “16 Years On: Impact of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Justice, Accountability, Reconciliation, and Peace.”

Scott Budow (Industrial and Labor Relations) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research in Great Britain for his project, “The Future of the British Labour Party.”

2008-2009

Nina Zhang (Economics) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship for Research in Europe. Her research project will take place in Spain in the summer of 2008 and will examine “Social and Economic Impact of Unaccompanied Moroccan Minors to Spain.”

Patrick Lewis (Comparative Literature) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship for Research in Europe. His research project will take place in Kosovo and Macedonia in the summer of 2008 and will examine “The Many Faces of Nationhood: Turkish Cultural and Political Identity in the Lands of the Former Yugoslavia.”

Ksenia Kaladiouk (History) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship for Research in Europe. Her research project will take place in Hungary in the summer of 2008 and will examine “Radio Free Europe and the Influence of “Black Propaganda” on Soviet Policy and Opinion in the Early Cold War Period.”

Emelia Day (Design and Environmental Analysis) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship for Research in Europe. Her research project will take place in Germany, Holland and Italy in the summer of 2008 and will examine “Fostering Whole-Systems Thinking Through Architecture: Exemplary Green School Case Studies in Germany, Holland, and Italy.”

2007-2008

Alexander Tretiak (English/History) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship for Research in Europe. His research project will take place in the Ukraine in the summer of 2007 and will examine “Caught Between the Monsters: Four Ukrainian Lives in World War II.”

Jason Fried (ILR) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship for Research in Europe. His research project will take place in the United Kingdom in the summer of 2007 and will examine “Pounding the Euro: A Social and Economic Examination of the Labour Party’s Refusal/Struggle to Adopt the Euro.”

 

2006-2007

Theodore Van Loan (Near Eastern Studies and Art History) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research in Spain. His research project is entitled “Dissemination of Faith: Converts and the Christian Visual World of Late-Medieval Iberia.”

Brian Tauzel (International Agriculture and Rural Development) was awarded a fellowship to perform research in Belgium. His project will survey “Perceived and Actual Mobility of Young Adults: A Comparative Study of Flanders and Upstate New York.”

Larissa Paschyn (College Scholar) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research in the Ukraine. Her project examines “Recreating a New Ukraine: The Role of the Ukrainian Diaspora in Shaping the Political, Economic, and Social Life of Ukraine.” She hopes to produce a documentary film as part of her final project that will show the evolving identity of the Ukrainian people and how relations with the Diaspora have affected it.

2005-2006

Andrei Mamolea (History/Government/Economics) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research in France. His research considers “Political Culture and Collective Security: The Collapse of France's Institutions and Alliances During the Interwar Period.”

Christina Jarymowycz (Government) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research in the Ukraine. Her project examines “Youth Movements and Democratic Consolidation in Ukraine.”

Anne Marie Choike (Earth and Atmospheric Science/Alt. Chemistry) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research in Poland. Her project studies “Can 'Small Poland's' small farmers still grow in the face of Poland's big growth?”

Esther Blodau-Konick (City & Regional Planning) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research in Germany. Her research investigates “Berlin: Linking Public Space with Urban Poverty.”

Elisabeth Becker (College Scholar/Sociology) was awarded a fellowship to conduct research in Kosovo. Her project focuses on “Movement Across Borders and Towards the Future: The Influence of Migratory Experience on National and Political Consciousness in Kosovo.”