We are proud to celebrate some of the recent fellowships, awards, and positions won by our graduate students.
Graduate Predoctoral Fellowships/AwardsLesdi Goussen Robleto -Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship -Center for Race and Gender Grant Claire 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 Studies Riad Kherdeen -Center for Middle East Studies Sultan Program Graduate Fellowship Grant -Center for Middle Eastern Studies Stevens Scholar Rebecca Levitan -Samuel H. Kress Foundation/Emeline Hill Richardson Rome Prize Mary Lewine -Kajima Foundation for the Arts Grant Tausif Noor -Malini Chowdhury Fellowship for Bangladesh Studie Angela Pastorelli Sosa -Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award Ariana Pemberton -Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award -British Studies Travel Fellowship -Malini Chowdhury Fellowship for Bangladesh Studies Yessica Porra... [show more]
Graduate Pre-doctoral Fellowships/AwardsJess Bailey Paul Mellon Centre Junior Fellowship, London, UK Sarah Cowan National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Ramón 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 Berkeley Ellen Feiss Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson Foundation Jez Flores Outstanding GSI Award Claire Ittner Chester Dale Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Riad Kherdeen ABD Graduate Student Research Grant in International Studies from Berkeley’s Institute of International Studies Grace Kuipers Summer Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies, Verónica Muñoz-Nájar Chester Dale Predoctoral Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts Yessica 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]