We are proud to celebrate some of the recent fellowships, awards, and positions won by our graduate students.
Graduate Predoctoral Fellowships/Awards
Lesdi Goussen Robleto-Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship-Center for Race and Gender GrantClaire Ittner-Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art (Ellen Holtzman Fellowship)-Smithsonian Institute Predoctoral Fellowship (Will Barnet Fellowship)Andrea Jung-An Liu -Dr. and Mrs. James C.Y. Soong Fellowship-Center for Japanese Studies Fellowship-Toshio Watanabe Study Abroad Scholarship-Interuniversity Center for Japanese Language StudiesRiad Kherdeen-Center for Middle East Studies Sultan Program Graduate Fellowship Grant-Center for Middle Eastern Studies Stevens ScholarRebecca Levitan-Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Emeline Hill Richardson Rome PrizeMary Lewine -Kajima Foundation for the Arts GrantTausif Noor-Malini Chowdhury Fellowship for Bangladesh StudieAngela Pastorelli Sosa-Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor AwardAriana Pemberton-Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award-British Studies Travel Fellowship-Malini Chowdhury Fellowship for Bangladesh StudiesYessica Porra... [show more]
Jess BaileyPaul Mellon Centre Junior Fellowship, London, UKSarah CowanNational Endowment for the Humanities Summer StipendRamón de Santiago-Summer 2020 FLAS Fellowship for Tagalog Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison awarded by the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley-Travel Award for the Study of Indigenous Languages (Nahuatl) awarded by the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley-Mellon Foundation Curatorial Preparedness and Object-Based Learning Grant for Travel awarded by the Department of History of Art at UC BerkeleyEllen FeissCharlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson FoundationJez FloresOutstanding GSI AwardClaire IttnerChester Dale Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtRiad KherdeenABD Graduate Student Research Grant in International Studies from Berkeley’s Institute of International StudiesGrace KuipersSummer Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, Verónica Muñoz-Nájar Chester Dale Predoctoral Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual ArtsYessica Porras Mellon International Dissertation Research F... [show more]
The department would like to recognize and congratulate four of our students -- Alexandra Courtois de Vicose, Aaron Hyman, Grace Harpster, Michelle "Micki" McCoy -- for winning competitive predoctoral fellowships. Micki and Aaron received fellowships from the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA), Alexandra won an award from the George Lurcy Fellowship Program, and Grace received The Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Award. Please read more below about these fellowship winners and their research.
Alexandra Courtois de Vicose, 2015-16 Georges Lurcy Fellow, works on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the perceived marginality of his art and persona, and the critical rhetoric assessing his oeuvre as stemming from a ‘deviant body.’ Rather than focus on a medical diagnosis as cause for his artistic choices, Alexandra turns to the society in which Lautrec lived and created. Using a Disability Studies framework to formulate a nuanced sociological and cultural construction of disability in late nineteenth-century Paris, Alexandra proposes to frame Lautrec’s oeuvre and life in a new light. Using a selection of photographs, drawings, paintings and prints, she investigates how his construction... [show more]