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Frederic Conger Wood Fellowship

2017-2018
Lydia Holley

Lydia Holley (Mathematics) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship for her proposed work entitled “Discovering Mathematics Education in Poland and Language Acquisition Project.” She hopes that this research will help her explore the question of if European countries – in this case, specifically Poland - teach math in secondary school in a more theoretical tan computational way. Lydia will be able to spend her summer in Poland and plans to conduct research on how prospective math teachers are educated and exploring the government guidelines for secondary school education. 

Emma Stillings  was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship for her proposed work entitled “The New Jewish Resistance:How the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Ignited Jewish Resistance.” She focuses her research on the image of the Jewish people during World War II. Emma spent a month in Poland and planned to research at the Poland National Archives. 

Sohyeon Hwang

Sohyeon Hwang (Government and Information Science) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship for her proposed work entitled “’Republikflucht’ as a Social Phenomenon: Delving into the networks of East German refugees, 1961-1988.” She hopes that this research will help her explore the social elements of the German Democratic Republic that can reveal further nuances about why some people chose to flee. Sohyeon will be able to spend her summer in Germany and plans to conduct research through data collection from STASI and newspaper archives, studies and government reports. She is also plans to conduct interviews with escapees, government officials and/or scholars in order to develop a sense of what were the motivations for leaving and connections back to East Germany. 

 

Tanisha Mohapatra

Tanisha Mohapatra (Government) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship for her proposed work entitled “Humanitarianism in the Face of Two Europes: Understanding the Political Economy of the Response to Forced Migration.” She hopes that this research will address the reasons behind a seeming divided in some countries between the economic consensus and the sociopolitical conceptions. Tanisha will be able to spend her summer in Greece and Germany and plans to conduct her research through qualitative and structured interviews, ethnographic study and archival research.

Winston Lee

Winston Lee (Chemical Engineering) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship for his proposed work entitled “DAAD RISE Scholarship.” He hopes that this research will help him better understand surface wetting and/or study molecules inaccessible to normal experimentation. Winston will be able to spend 10 weeks in Germany to intern under Michaela Heier’s direction in the Laboratory of Engineering Thermodynamics.

2016-2017
R. Delphi Cleaveland

R. Delphi Cleaveland (German Studies and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship for her proposed work entitled “The contemporary ‘Sie’: Delving into the social construction of women in 21st century Germany.” She hopes that this research will become the first step to either “question the social construction of the modern German woman” or “unravel the intersectionality of experiences these women have to entering into German society”. Delphi will be able to spend her summer in German and plans to conduct a variety of interviews and visit various German archives. 

Justin Foo

Justin Foo (Architecture) was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship for his proposed work entitled “Utopian Grids: Urban Design as Social Reform in Barcelona.” He hopes that this research will “example Ildefons Cerdá’s 1861 plan for Barcelona’s Eixample district in terms of its pragmatic approach to improving living standards as well as its theoretical utopian agenda” and “investigate how spatial organization is radically utilized to catalyse social reform in the city of Barcelona”. Justin will be able to spend his summer in Barcelona and plans to document existing urban conditions and trace the historical development of Barcelona’s Eixample district from the 1850s to present as well as conduct interviews with residents, planners and academics. 

Katie Chen

Katherine Chen was awarded the Frederic Conger Wood Summer Research Fellowship for her proposed work entitled “Urban Trajectories: walking/mapping the historical city.” She hopes that this research will “produce a set of analytical drawings that is composed of memory, temporality, social space and architecture to simultaneously contextualize and deconstruct the urban landscape.” Katherine will be able to spend 6 weeks in Paris and cities related to Paris and plans to “delve into the contemporary challenges that superimpose upon layers of the historical city.”