Spotlight on Students
Caitlin Scuderi has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Turkish this summer which supplements a Boren Fellowship that she received to study party politics in Turkey last year.
Amanda Marziliano received a Baden-Württemberg Stipendium to spend four months in Konstanz, Germany, where she spent the summer studying intensive German and doing pre-dissertation research. For more information about the scholarship and the Rutgers-Konstanz exchange program, please feel free to contact her or the department.
Andrew Spath has been selected as a Fulbright Fellow for 2012-13 and awarded a dissertation research grant. His project is titled “When Leaders Change: Cultural Production, Collective Memory, and the Jordanian Succession.” Andrew also received a supplemental award for advanced Arabic instruction called the Critical Language Enhancement Award.
Mona Kleinberg has been awarded a Bevier Dissertation Fellowship for 2012- 2013. This is very competitive award as only 12 such fellowships were awarded this year among all SAS departments.
Aiisha Harden won the 2012 Graduate Assistance Program (G.A.P.) Travel Grant from the National Association of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS). The G.A.P. award is very prestigious and competitive, as only one or two of the very best papers submitted by the many graduate students who present at the NCOBPS meetings are selected.
The Women and Politics faculty are pleased to announce that Sara Angevine and Brittany Stalsburg are co-winners of the Roberta S. Sigel Award for the best paper on women and politics submitted to a journal and/or presented at a professional conference by a graduate student in 2011.
Sara won the award for her paper, "Global Women’s Issues and Domestic US Politics: Assessing Congressional Foreign Policy Entrepreneurship on Women’s Issues," a version of which was initially presented at the 2011 Annual Meetings of the American Political Science Association.
Brittany won the award for her paper, “'A mom first and a candidate second': Gender Differences in Candidates’ Self-presentation of Family," presented at the 2011 Annual Meetings of the Midwest Political Science Association.
Tessa Ditonto and Mona Kleinberg both won NSF dissertation enhancement grants in 2011.Tessa also had an article accepted for publication in Political Psychology.
Patrick Shea received a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation in support of his dissertation project, Financing War: How Sovereign Credit Dynamics Affect International Conflict.
Andrew Spath and Brian Humphreys have been awarded Boren Fellowships for 2012-2013 which will support dissertation research in the Middle East for their respective projects: "When Leaders Change: Cultural Production, Collective Memory and the Jordanian Succession," and "Building the New Iraqi Army: Memory, Symbols and Power in Iraq."
Sung Chul Yung and Sang Yup Lee are the co-recipients of the Governor You Award. This award is for South Korean students who are pursuing a doctoral dissertation in political science.