This page will contain information on past initiatives, as an archive for the Living Trust.


 

2021 Grad Summer Fellowship Awardees

Name Department Year, Program Project Title
Thomas Briggs Political Science / Women’s, Gender and Sexualities Studies 8, PhD Before ‘Bananas, Beaches and Bases:’ Women and Gender in the History of International Relations, 1900-1980
Carol Ann Jackson Sociology 6, PhD By Any Means Necessary: Criminalization, Trauma and Resilience of Black Girls and Boys in an Inner-City Neighborhood
Kaylee Jangula Mootz English 5, PhD “Radical Temporalities: Critiques of Liberal History and Racial Progress in Contemporary Native and African American Literature
Kristen Kirksey Sociology 5, PhD Global Priorities and Local Realities: Gendered Impacts of Development in Ethiopia
Andrea Perez Art and Art History 2, MFA Soft Nature and Odd Flowers: Meditations on Queer Ecology
Katelyn Pitcher Psychological Sciences 2, PhD School-based Discriminatory Victimization of Transgender and Gender Non-binary (T&GN) Youth: Understanding the Social-ecologies of Interpersonal and Institutional Discrimination
Kenia Rodriguez English 2, PhD Latinx, Machismo, and Youth: Using Protagonist Who Write to Empower Latina Youth
Katrina Van Dyke Philosophy 2, PhD Gendered Viewpoints and Objectification: Reconsidering Catharine MacKinnon’s Account of Desire and Power
Katrina Webber Communication Studies 4, PhD Examining Stigma, Resilience, & Social Support Amongst Black Women Experiencing Eating Disorder Symptomology
Xiaoqiao Xu Literatures, Cultures and Languages 4, PhD Female Gazing: Mirrors and Portraits in Chinese Female Plays, 1722-1912
Yan Yan Literatures, Cultures and Languages 7, PhD Chinese Film and Digital Culture in Post-Socialist China
Anna Ziering English 6, PhD Dirty Forms: Masochism and the Revision of Power in Multi-Ethnic U.S. Literature and Culture

 

2020 Grad Summer Fellowship Awardees

Name Department Year, Program Project Title
Asmita Aasaavari Sociology 2, PhD Paid Domestic Work in Globalizing Delhi: Narratives of Women Domestic Workers
Shamayeta Bhattacharya Geography 3, PhD SHAKTHI : Studying Healthcare Accessibility among Kothi, Transgender and Hijra Individuals
Carol Gray Political Science PhD Portraits of Dourage: Women Advocating for Human Rights across Cultures
Kaylee Jangula Mootz English 4, PhD Radical Temporalities: Critiques of Liberal History and Racial Progress in Contemporary Native and African American Literature
Kohel Khan Sociology 5, PhD In Between Neoliberal Globalization and Nationalism: The Practices of Indian Classical Dance
Arpita Mandal English 6, PhD Ruptured Belonging: Postcolonial Perspectives on Trauma and Nationalism
Martha Magdalena Pawlowski Art 3, MFA Questioning the Fairytale: Resistance, Loss, and Shields
Kylar Schaad Sociology 2, MA The Impact of Transgender and Non-binary Childhood Narratives on Gender Categorization
Hannah Taylor English 4, PhD Trauma Time and Time Travel: Speculative Temporality in Neo-Slave Narratives
Debra Tomasino Human Development and Family Sciences 2, PhD Drag Expression and How it Interfaces with Dragism, Coping, Resilience, and Generativity
Yan Yan Literatures, Cultures, and Languages 6, PhD The Emergence of Commercial Film in Post-socialist China
Yuan Zhang Human Development and Family Sciences 3, PhD Gender Differences in Parental Behavior and Chinese Adolescents’ Mental Health

 

2019 Fall Fellow/Mentor Network Tea

All Fellowship Awardees, their advisors and department heads, as well as university administrators, were invited to a networking “tea” during which students gave 2-minute overviews of their research projects, followed by semi-structured conversation/networking and, of course, tea and cookies!

 

2019 Grad Summer Fellowship Awardees

Name Department Year/Program Project Title
Samantha Archer Anthropology 2, PhD Exploring Inferences of Gender in Archaeological Contexts Using Ancient DNA
Sarah Bertekap English 3, PhD Staging the Unspeakable and the Queer in The Importance of Being Oscar
Danielle Dumaine History 6, PhD Selling Herself: Diane di Prima, Desire, and Commodity in the Postwar United States
Declan Gilmer Psychological Sciences 2, PhD The Impact of Incivility on Transgender Employee Health
Micah Goodrich English 6, PhD Be Futile and Multiply’: (Re)Production, Desire, and the Body in Medieval Discourses of Nature
Odia Kane Public Health 2, MPH The Denial of Black Victimhood: Examining Attitudes of Sexual Assault and Victim-Blaming on a College Campus
Mollie Kervick English 4, PhD Networks of Nurture in Post-Independence Fiction by Irish Women
Cristina Khan Sociology 6, PhD Undoing Borders: A Feminist Exploration of Erotic Performance
Samadrita Kuiti English 3, PhD Ephemeral Utopias: Queer and Feminist Spaces in Postcolonial Literature
Nicole Lawrence English 4, PhD Living in the Impasse: British Writers and Non-Normative Identities, 1880-1940
Timothy McKay HDFS 3, PhD Gender Identity Disclosure and Multiple Simultaneous Identity Theory
Chriss Sneed Sociology 5, PhD Queer Passages and the Assemblages of Blackness: Black Identity, Social Justice, and Decolonial Possibilities
Ruth Z. Yuste-Alonso Literatures, Cultures & Languages 5, PhD Interrogating the Female Gaze: Gender Analysis of Contemporary Spanish Women’s Filmmaking through Film Genre

 

2018 Grad Summer Fellowship Awardees

 Name Department Year/Program
Olivia Baldwin Art & Art History MFA
Shamayeta Bhattacharya Geography 2, PhD
Kerry Carnahan English 5, PhD
Connor Gallik Psychology 3, PhD
Corey Grantham Psychology 1, PhD
Hailey Greenhalgh Political Science 2, PhD
Caner Hazar Sociology 6, PhD
Gonul Hilal Kuscul HDFS 2, PhD
Samantha Lawrence HDFS 1, PhD
Cynthia Melendez Literature, Cultures & Languages PhD
Jordan Rees Sociology 5, PhD
Christine Rodriguez Nursing 2, DNP