2012, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, with the
the Tedder Family Endowed Research Award in the Humanities, began a
program to award summer fellowships to doctoral candidates
working on humanities
topics who have passed their qualifying exams by the application
deadline. This fellowship may be used to cover research expenses,
including travel, related to their dissertation project. Work on
interdisciplinary appeal is particularly encouraged. Additional awards
may be granted
with funds from the Rothman endowment.
Baldacci received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation
project entitled "Daily Heroics: Women, Material Culture, and Everyday
Life in Revolutionary Cuba, 1959-1989." She will use her funds to
finish writing two chapters on consumerism in Cuba in the 1970s and
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Navid Bargrizan, School of Music
Navid Bargrizan received a Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship for his dissertation project entitled "Microtonality, Technology, and Dramatic Narrative in the Theatrical Music of Harry Partch and Manfred Stahnke." He will travel to Germany for archival research and conduct interviews relating to the philosophical, technological, musical and dramatic facets of Stahnke's operas.
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Derek N. Boetcher, Department of History
Derek Boetcher received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for his dissertation project entitled "Webs of Identity and Memory: Commemorative Artwork in Britain, Ireland, and the Dominions, 1700-2015." He will travel to New Zealand to visit commemorative sites and conduct archival research to assess the connection between monuments and conceptions of empire.
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Adrienne deNoyelles, Department of History
Adrielle deNoyelles received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for her project dissertation entitled “The ‘Lung Block’: Tuberculosis and Progressive Reform in Early-Twentieth-Century New York.” She will travel to New York City to complete archival research on a coalition of early twentieth-century social and public activists who campaigned to demolish a New York tenement neighborhood with particularly high tuberculosis mortality.
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Cacey Farnsworth, Department of History
Cacey Farnsworth received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for his dissertation project entitled "Atlantic Lisbon: From Restoration to Baroque Splendor, 1640-1755." He will travel to Lisbon for archival research on Lisbon’s social transformation as it became an imperial capital.
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Elyssa Gage, Department of History
Elyssa Gage received a Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation project entitled "'A Softer and More Durable Glory’: Justice and Colonialism in Post-Revolutionary France, 1802-1830." She will travel to the Archives nationales d’Outre-Mer in Aix-en-Provence, France, for archival research of key moments in the restoration of slavery and the monarchy through the lens of two administrators.
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Prea Persaud, Department of Religion
Prea Persaud received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation project entitled "Vocalizing Authenticity: The Role of Pundits, Temples, and Indian Organizations in the Creation of Caribbean Hinduism." She will use the funds for a trip to Trinidad, where she will study religious rituals and conduct interviews and archival research on the relationship between Indian and Caribbean identities.
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Matthew F. Simmons, Department of History
Matthew Simmons received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for his project entitled "Revolt in the Fields: The Southern Tenant Farmers' Union and the New Deal." He traveled to the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Western Historical Collections at the University of Oklahoma to access histories of underprivileged inhabitants of the American South and to study the dynamics of social inequality during the Great Depression.
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Nicholas Foreman, Department of History
Nicholas Foreman received a Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship to conduct archival research in several Louisiana cities for his dissertation project, “The Calorie of Progress: Food Supply and Cultural Creation in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1760-1850.” His project will explore the cultural and economic significance of the food market in pre-Civil War New Orleans and other southern cities.
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Brian Hamm, Department of History
Brian Hamm received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship to travel to Seville, Spain and conduct archival research on Portuguese immigration for his dissertation entitled, “Portuguese Immigrants and Spanish Imperialism in Cartagena de Indias, 1530-1650.” His project examines the social dynamics and social mobility of Portuguese immigrants in Cartagena de Indias during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
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Bhakti Mamtora, Department of Religion
Bhakti Mamtora received a Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship to travel to Gujarat, India for archival and ethnographic fieldwork for her dissertation, “The Making of a Modern Scripture: The History of a Book from 19th-century Gujarat.” Her project analyzes the process of transforming oral narrative and culture into a sacred text by focusing on the Svāmīnī Vāto, a Gujarati sacred text.
Noble, College of Education
Kenneth Noble received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for archival research for his dissertation project, “The Increasing Presence of Police in Twentieth Century United States Urban Public Schools.” His project will address the historical over school safety and the processes that led to school-police partnerships in the twentieth century.
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Ralph Patrello, Department of History
Ralph Patrello received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship to travel to France for his project, “Power and Self-Representation in Southern Gaul, 395-600 AD.” His dissertation examines the material and social power dynamics of political networks and factions in post-Roman southern Gaul.
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Devlin, Department of History
Rebecca Devlin received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship work on her project, “Orosius to Fructuosus: Bishops and Community in Northwestern Hispania.” Her project will explore the social dynamics involved in the expansion of bishoprics in fourth through seventh-century Gallaecia.
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Hames, Department of Anthropology
John Hames received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship in support on his project, “Trans-border Linguistic Citizenship: The Pulaar Movement in Senegal and Mauritania.” His project will explore the concept of linguistic citizenship through ethnographic research on the Haalpulaar, a politically marginalized group in West Africa, who speak a repressed language called Pulaar.
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Jett, Department of History
Brandon Jett received a Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship in support of his project, “The Complex Web of Interactions between Police and African American in Three Southeastern Cities.” His project will examine the tense relationship between police and African American communities in the cities of Birmingham, New Orleans, and Memphis in the Jim Crow South.
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Lord, Department of History
Alana Lord received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship in support of her project, “Constructing Royal Power: Host Desecration and Kingship in the Fourteenth-Century Crown of Aragon.” Her project will reexamine the relationship between the Jews, municipal leaders, and the kings of the medieval Aragon and explore the overlap between politics and religion in fourteenth-century Spain.
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Vincent, School of Music
Michael Vincent received a Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship in support of his project, “Cosmopolitan Culture in Boccherini’s Madrid, 1785-1800.” His project will attempt to contextualize opera composer, Luigi Boccherini, within the broader movement of the European Enlightenment despite the ban on Enlightenment inspired works of philosophy, art, and music in Madrid.
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Deborah Andrews received a 2014 Rothman Doctoral Fellowship in support of her project "An Investigation into the Local Dietary and Agro-diversity Consequences of Globalized Traditional Agriculture in the Peruvian Andes." Her project will focus on the impacts on seed diversity and diet in indigenous Andean farming households linked to the globalization of quinoa.
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Kevin Funk received a 2014 Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship in support of his project "A New World Economic Geography: Latin America, the Arab World, and the Rise of South-South Relations." Funk will examine increases in trade, the establishment of political and economic forums, and growing diplomatic ties between Latin American and the Arab world in order to record a comprehensive analysis of Arab-Latin America relations that explores their place in the global political economy.
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Yeonhaun Kang received a 2014 Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship in support of her project "Re-designing the American Garden: Transcultural Exchange and the Global Environmental Imagination in Contemporary Multiethnic Women’s Fiction." Her project focuses on the struggles and hopes represented in contemporary multiethnic women writers' fiction to show how technologies and the economics of the garden have shaped industrial agriculture and U.S. consumer culture throughout the twentieth century.
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Andrew Welton received a 2014 Rothman Doctoral Fellowship in support of his project "Forging Entanglements: The Spear in Early-Medieval English Society." Welton will focus on the archaeological tool of the spear and its social context to unlock a deeper understanding of the life and culture of Britain's 5th-7th century inhabitants.
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Nicole Cox received a 2013 Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship in support of her project "Toxic Treatment: The Wood-Preservation Industry and the Making of Superfund Sites." Cox focuses on the history of wood treatment facilities and finds that there is still a significant need to confront these toxic sites and consider their placement within our global, industrial, historical and environmental past.
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Allen Kent received a 2013 Rothman Doctoral Fellowship in support of his project "Black Power in Power: The African American Police League and Community Policing in Chicago, 1960-1987." Kent focuses on race, power, and historical social movements to show how small, sometimes marginalized organizations offer important insight into democracy at work in American history.
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Anna Lankina received a 2013 Rothman Doctoral Fellowship in support of her project "Reassessing Historiography in Late Antiquity: Philostorgius on Religion and Empire." Lankina retraces the life and writings of Philostorgius, a historical heretic, in order to reinsert his voice back into the orthodox and pagan histories of antiquity.
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Ryan Morini received a 2013 Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship in support of his project " 'Tradition,' History, and Alternative Futures on the Duckwater and Ely Shoshone Reservations." Morini spent a total of 8 months in Duckwater, Nevada, where he examined the effects of United States federal heritage management policies on Shoshone heritage.
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Stéphanie Borios received a 2012-2013 Rothman Doctoral Fellowship in support of her project, "Children’s Social Learning of Plants in the Peruvian Andes." She spent most of her fellowship in rural Peru, studying the social relationships and learning strategies used to teach children about plants in families, schools, and the community.
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Andrei Gandila received a 2012 Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship in support of his project, “Marginal Money: Coins, Frontiers, and Barbarians in Early Byzantium (6th-7th Centuries).” In this project, Gandila explores the significance of the frontier between the Byzantine Empire and neighboring societies during the 6th and 7th centuries in the area of the lower Danube in modern Romania.
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Robin Globus Veldman received a 2012-2013 Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship in support of her project, "The Many Meanings of “A Southern Baptist Declaration on the Environment and Climate Change.” This project examines how conservative Christians view climate change, the environment and environmentalism.
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