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List of Accomplishments

Here you will find a list of Clough Graduate Fellow accomplishments from June 2013 to May 2014, starting with Conference Presentations. Jump to: Publications | Awards, Prizes, and Grants


Conference Presentations


Rachel Ball, History

  • Invited Lecture, "The Power of Sound: Politics and Language in the Early Years of Marathi Cinema," SIES College of Arts, Science & Commerce, University of Mumbai (Mumbai, India), August 17, 2013
  • "Dancers and Doctors: Actresses of the Marathi Film Industry in the late 1950s," Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, Wisconsin, October 2013
  • "Dharmatma: Marketing Progressive Ideals through Bhakti Saints in 1930s Marathi Cinema," The Long 1930s in South Asia: Appropriations and Afterlives, Leiden, Netherlands, December 2013


Dave Harker, Sociology

  • “Service, Ideology, and Social Change: How Do Volunteers Attach Meaning to Their Work?” at the Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, New York, August 9-11,2013. 
  • “Ideology, Responsibility, and the Changing Face of Engagement” at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York, August 10-13, 2013. 


Jonathan Hoddenbagh, Economics

  • “Price Stability in Small Open Economics” and “The Optimal Design of a Fiscal Union” at the Annual Canadian Economic Association Meetings, HEC Montreal, May 30-June 2, 2013
  • “The Optimal Design of a Fiscal Union” at the Northern Finance Association Conference, Quebec City, September 25-27, 2013


John Louis, Political Science

  • “Political Development in the States and American Federalism” at the Journal of Policy History Conference, Columbus, Ohio, June 4-7, 2014


Gráinne McEvoy, History

  • “‘The Reunion of Families and Justice to the Alien’: The Catholic Social Critique of U.S. Immigration Law, 1924-1936.” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 3-5, 2014.
  • “Catholic Social Thought and the Interdisciplinary Critique of U.S. Immigration Law, 1952-1965.” Social Science History Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, November 21-24, 2013 (Panel Organizer)


Seth Meehan, History

  • “The Loci of Congregationalism: How Geography Inhibited the Denominationalization of an American Religion,” at the Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference, University of California-Irvine, November 1-3, 2013


Shannon Monaghan, History

  • “Republican Population Engineering on the Rhine: The French State in Alsace, 1918 – 1925,” at the International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 25, 2013


Jesse Tumblin, History

  • “The Fleet Unit Plan: Technology and Naval Nationalism in the British Empire, 1901-1914,” The McMullen Symposium on Naval History, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, September 20, 2013
  • “Empire to Commonwealth:  National Sovereignty and Imperial Security, 1901-1914,” The Northeast Conference of British Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, October 4, 2013
  • “Before ANZAC: Imperial Defense and National Sovereignty in Australia and New Zealand, 1898-1914,” The Tobin Project Graduate Forum on National Security, The Tobin Project, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 25, 2013
  • “To Kill a Cuttlefish: Defense, Dominionhood and Power in the British Empire, 1907-1909,” Dissertation Research Seminar Boston College, February 2014
  • “Splendid Isolation and the ‘Asiatic Millions’: Race, Security, and Strategy in the British Pacific, 1904-1914,” The International History Seminar Institute of Historical Research, London, United Kingdom, June 2014




Dave Harker, Sociology

  • “Ideology, Policy, and Engagement: What Role Can Service Learning Play in a Changing Democracy?” in Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems, edited by Javier Trevino and Karen McCormack (Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming)


Seth Meehan, History

  • A College of Ours”: The Illustrated History of Boston College, with Ben Birnbaum (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: Linden Lane Press, forthcoming)
  • “Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods,” in Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu LXXXII, fasc. 163 (2013 I): 344-350.
  • “Torch Bearers,” in Boston College Magazine, Fall 2013


Shannon Monaghan, History

  • “Whose Country, Whose Soldiers, Whose Responsibility? First World War Ex-Servicemen and the Development of the Irish Free State, 1923-1939,” in Contemporary European History (Cambridge, forthcoming)


Awards, Prizes, and Grants


Rachel Ball, History

  • American Institute of Indian Studies Summer Language Fellowship (for advanced study of Marathi)


Dave Harker, Sociology

  • Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston College, 2013


Jonathan Hoddenbagh, Economics

  • Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Boston College, 2013-14


Sarah Woodside, Sociology

  • Graduate Research Fellow, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, 2013-2014