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Graduate Students Win National Fellowships and Awards

History students receive Fulbrights, Mellon Fellowships, Rockefeller Foundation fellowships, and more.

Dissertation Research Fellowships in 2010 — Some Highlights

Megan Barber has been offered two year-long research fellowships: the CLIR Mellon Fellowship and the Fulbright fellowship. Her project is: “Students in the Streets: The Politics of Protest in Vichy France.” Megan has also won a Bernadotte Schmitt research grant from the American Historical Association.

Jill Briggs (History of Science) has received a Rockefeller Foundation grant and will be going to New York this summer for her dissertation research.

Jessica Elliott has been offered a Fulbright fellowship for research in France for 2010-11. Jessica has also been offered a Bourse Chateaubriand, a year-long international fellowship sponsored by the Embassy of France in the United States. Jessica’s dissertation examines the integration of converted Jews into Christian society in thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Paris.

Colleen Ho has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship for research in Italy in 2010-2011. Colleen will be researching her dissertation on the Mongols in medieval European culture.

Nicole Pacino has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays fellowship for research in Bolivia. Nicole’s dissertation,”Prescription for a Nation: Public Health in Post-Revolutionary Bolivia, 1952-1964,” examines changes and continuities in public health programs after the Bolivian National Revolution in 1952. Nicole also won a Bancroft Library Study Award to conduct research at the Bancroft Library in Berkeley.

Jean Smith won an Institute of Historical Research Mellon Pre-dissertation Grant, which will defray the costs of her research in London this summer. Her dissertation is titled “”We Seek New Settlers of British Stock”: The Politics of British Migration to Southern Africa, 1939-1965.’ Jean has also won a Bernadotte Schmitt research grant from the American Historical Association.

Tara Tubb has been awarded an Albert and Elaine Borchard European Studies Fellowship for the 2010-11 academic year for research on her dissertation “Mastering the Stasi Past: State and Societal Approaches to Working through the East German Past in United Germany.”

Quite a few History graduate students have been awarded UC fellowships as well:
Dean’s: Julia Brock
GOF: Niccole Coggins
Tracey Watts
GRMP: Lily Welty
One-Quarter Dissertation Fellowship:
Dimitri Akulov
Megan Bowman
Nathan Perry
President’s: Rafaela Acevedo-Field
HSSR Grant:
Paul Baltimore
Jessica Elliott
Colleen Ho
Nicole Pacino
Rachel Winslow

See also our News item about the 2008-09 awards: Major fellowships and honors for UCSB History graduate students: Seven external awards, and 17 campuswide fellowships and awards for 2008-09.

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