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Advanced Study Grant Recipients 2009

university fellowships committee

Recipient
Project Proposal
Faculty Adviser
Aditya Ashok First-Hand Exploration of an HIV-Treatment NGO: To support research and an internship with an HIV/AIDS clinic in Ghana.
[Declined]
Dennis Sardella
Chemistry
Caroline Beyer Documenting the Conditions of Human Trafficking in New York and San Francisco: To support research and a documentary film.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
John Michalczyk
Fine Arts
Susan Brusky Service Learning and Language Study in Ecuador: To support service-learning and language fluency with a community-development organization. Mary Troxell
Philosophy
Florence Candel The Other Colony: To support research on the Portuguese colonization of northern Brazil and its effects on slavery and race.
[A Peter Bowley Advanced Study Grant]
Lynn Lyerly
History
Cathleen Chopra-McGowan “Tell it not in the Streets of Ashkelon”: To support research on ancient Philistine culture and the Hebrew Bible. David Vanderhooft
Theology
William Dorsett A Summer in Seoul: To support advanced fluency in the Korean language. Michael Connolly
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Drew Firmender As Favelas e a Prefeitura: To support research on the municipal socio-economic policies toward slums in Rio de Janeiro.
[A Peter Bowley Advanced Study Grant]
Paul Christensen
Political Science
Connor Fitzmaurice Tied to the Land or to the Market: To support participant-observation research on the balance of market forces and environmental commitment among New England organic farmers. Paul Gray
Sociology
Kathryn Fox The World is a Book: To support language fluency and archeological research at a Mayan Classic-period site in Belize. Michael Martin
A&S Honors Program
Miguel Garcia-Bender Education in the Violin: To support intensive instruction in the violin at the International Music Academy in Germany.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Jeremiah McGrann
Music
Meghan Gibson The Molecular World of Science: To support intensive study in advanced physical chemistry. Udayan Mohanty
Chemistry
Kiersten Goza Achieving Economic Justice: To support a comparative study of rural poverty programs of NGOs in Costa Rica. Matthew Mullane
Faith, Peace, Justice
Adam Gross Engaging the Classics, Layer by Layer: To support participation in the Pylos-Iklaina archeological project in Greece. Gail Hoffman
Classics
Alexander Guittard Persian in Dushanbe: To support intensive language study in Tajikistan. Kathy Bailey
Political Science
Catherine Hadshi Learning Walloon: To support intensive study of an endangered language in Belgium Michael Connolly
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Lindsay Hennawi Laying the Foundation: To support intensive Arabic language study and conflict-resolution research in Lebanon Susan Michalczyk
A&S Honors Program
Carly Hughes Think, Talk, Learn, Teach Mathematics: To support acquisition of skills for teaching high-school mathematics in an urban school. 
[Declined]
John Cawthorne
Lynch School of Education
Aleksandra Jachtorowicz Environmental Concerns in an Urbanizing Society: To support an internship with an environmental grassroots organization in Ecuador. Martha Bayles
A&S Honors Program
Molly Kammien Migrant Struggle: To support a research internship on the conditions of Haitian migrant laborers in the Dominican Republic.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grant]
Frank Herrmann, SJ
Law
Marissa Kaplan Refugees of the Holocaust: To support research and an internship in the Photo Archives division of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. 
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
John Michalczyk
Fine Arts
Kristen Kennedy Intersections of State and Faith: To support research on government assistance to faith-based non-profit organizations. Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Erin Kesler Baby 101: To support development of a self-sustaining educational program for at-risk young mothers.
[The Horace Seldon Advanced Study Grant]
Angela Amar
Nursing
Eric Kim Experiencing the Power of Classical Music: To support the acquisition of piano performance skills at the Music on the Rhine program.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Jeremiah McGrann
Music
Laura Lennon Women's Empowerment in Honduras: To support research on women's empowerment through micro-loans and the transcendence of traditional gender roles.
[A Peter Bowley Advanced Study Grant]
Stephen Schloesser
History
Erica Lewis The Phenomenon of Anti-Jesuit Polemic: To support research on the anti-Jesuit tradition in 19th Century France. Paul Spagnoli
History
Isiuwa Mabatah AIDS in Cape Town: To support service and field research on the cultural factors contributing to the spread of HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grant]
Lynn Lyerly
History
Kieran Mara Ricerca e Cooperazione: To support research on international economic-development projects and intensive Italian language study in Rome. Peter Ireland
Economics
Katherine McBride Refugee Resettlement in Seatac, Washington: To support a research internship with the International Rescue Committee on refugee resettlement in the Seattle area.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grant]
Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Kelly McCartney The Way of Words: To support research on the converging narratives of pilgrimage in Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Margaret Thomas
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Marguerite McNeil Stanislavski Method in Contemporary Musical Theater Performance: To support intensive training at the Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Stuart Hecht
Theater
Erica Mennino The Vicious Cycle of Contaminated Water, Poor Health, and Poverty: To support research on the community health benefits of household water filters in Nicaragua. Michael Malec
Sociology
Sophia Moradian Alternate Financial Mechanisms and Innovation in Rural Armenia: To support research on the effects of micro-finance programs on rural economic development in Armenia. Nancy Soukup
History
Caitlin Moran Telling the Story of Mary Hughes: To support research for a young-adult novel about the American Revolutionary War.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Robert Chibka
English
Elizabeth Muller Solidarity and Community Development in San Pedro: To support research on three models of development aid by non-profit organizations in Paraguay.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
John Michalczyk
Fine Arts
Kellen O‘Gara Arts Empowerment in Africa: To support the study of theater arts as a tool for building self-esteem in orphaned children in Uganda.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Rita Rosenthal
Communication
Natanaelle Orisma The State of Democracy in Senegal: To support research on the roots of democracy in pre-colonial and contemporary Senegal. Paul Christsensen
Political Science
Matthew Panichello Computing the Experimentation of the Mind: To support the acquisition of computer skills for data analysis in cognitive neuroscience. Hiram Brownell
Psychology
Maria R. Perez Islam and the French Secular System of Education: To support research on the implication of laïcité in education for France's Muslim population. Jennie Purnell
Political Science
Matthew Richey Intensive Biblical Greek: To support intensive language study of the original language of the New Testament. Christopher Constas
A&S Honors Program
Jessica Seminelli Exploring Linguistics Theories: To support intensive study of historical linguistics and grammaer and social cognition at Berkeley. Margaret Thomas
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Lauren Tripolitis Authenticity and Personal Identity in Music Theater: To support intensive training at the Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Stuart Hecht
Theater
Katya Wheelwright Fitting Care to Culture: To support a research internship with a disease prevention education program in Uganda. Mary Simonelli
Nursing
Tedd Wimperis De Recuperatione Ptolemaiae: To support analysis and translation of a poetic narrative in Latin of the Third Crusade. Michael Connolly
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Michael Wolf Documenting the Conditions of Human Trafficking in New York and San Francisco: To support research and a documentary film.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
John Michalczyk
Fine Arts
Zachary Zimmerman Nur der verdient sich Freiheit wie das Leben der täglich sie erobern muss: To support language acquisition and development of experience in theater performance in Hamburg, Germany. Michael Resler
German Studies