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2015

  • Robert Braun was awarded the Mayer Zald Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Prize: “Religious Minorities and Resistance to Genocide: The Collective Rescue of Jews in the Netherlands during the Holocaust.”
  • Jennifer Hadden (PhD 2012) was awarded the best book award of the Political Networks section of the APSA.
  • Desmond Jagmohan won the 2015 APSA best American dissertation on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics for his dissertation titled, “Making Bricks Without Straw: Booker T. Washington and the Politics of the Disenfranchised.”
  • Wendy Leutert was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for research in Hong Kong and Beijing for her project "Shades of Red: State-Owned Enterprise Reform in China".
  • Wendy Leutert and Youyi Zhang were awarded a SAIS-CARI fellowship from the China Africa Research Initiative at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies to support their research in Africa summer 2015.
  • Nazli Konya, Jacob Swanson, and Professor Jill Frank were recipients of the Brett de Bary Interdisciplinary Mellon Writing Groups award.
  • Elizabeth Acorn was awarded the Michele Sicca Travel Grant for research in Europe from the Cornell Institute for European Studies.
  • Debak Das was awarded the international research travel grant from the Einaudi Center for International Studies.
  • Sebastian Dettman was awarded a NSEP Boren Fellowship and a Sumitro Fellowship from the US-Indonesia Society for his research on citizen-state relationships and informal politics in urban Indonesia.
  • Caitlin Mastroe was awarded the Michele Sicca Travel Grant from the Cornell Institute for European Studies.
  • Alexis Walker won the 2015 APSA William Anderson Dissertation Award for the best dissertation in the general field of federalism or intergovernmental relations, state and local politics.
  • Jimena Valdez Tappata was awarded a research travel grant from the Einaudi Center for International Studies not CIES.
  • Phillip Ayoub won the EUSA 2013-14 Best Dissertation Prize, The Sexuality and Politics Section Award for best dissertation (APSA), and Human Rights Section Award for the Best Dissertation in Human Rights (APSA).
  • Noelle Brigden won the Esman Prize for her dissertation entitled “Uncertain Odysseys: Migrant Journeys and Transnational Routes”
  • David de Micheli was awarded a research travel grant from Latin American Studies.
  • Sebastian Dettman was awarded a research travel grant from the Graduate School.
  • Kevin Duong was awarded a research travel grant from the Graduate School. He also won the Gustave Gimon Visiting Research Fellowship from Stanford University to do research on ‘socialist republicanism’ in the context of the Paris Commune for Fall 2015.
  • Manfred Elfstrom was awarded a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for his project on “Chinese Labor Unrest: Transforming the State from Below?” and a research travel grant from the Graduate School.
  • Kevin Foley was awarded a 2015-16 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship funded by the US Department of Education to pursue Burmese language and Southeast Asia studies at Cornell and an additional FLAS fellowship for language study in summer 2015
  • Mariana Giusti-Rodriguez was awarded a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship for her project on "Failure to Represent: Social Networks and Party Building in the Andes."
  • Isaac Kardon was awarded a research travel grant from the Graduate School.
  • Wendy Leutert was awarded a C.V. Starr Fellowship for one semester by the East Asia program, a research travel grant from the graduate school, and a Smith Richardson Fellowship.
  • Thibaud Marcesse was awarded a research travel grant from the Graduate School.
  • Sarah Maxey was awarded a Jesse F. and Dora H. Bluestone Peace Studies Fellowship from the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. She also was the recipient of the Deanne Gebell Gitner ’66 Family Annual Prize for Teaching Assistants.
  • Martijn Mos was awarded the Haas Fund Fellowship by the European Union Studies Association for his research on norm contestation in the European Union after enlargement. Most recently Martijn was awarded the Kahin Prize for best beginning dissertation in the area of International Relations.
  • Thomas O’Toole was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Professional Service.
  • Elizabeth Plantan was awarded a Lee Teng-hui Fellowship for one semester by the East Asia Program and a Luigi Einaudi Fellowship for dissertation research 2015-16.
  • Chad Pollard won a research award from the American Studies Program.
  • Casey Radostitz won a research award from the American Studies Program.
  • Catherine Reyes-Housholder was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for her project on "Presidentas and Women's Representation in Brazil and Chile"
  • Mariano Sanchez Talanquer was awarded the Kahin Prize for the best beginning dissertation in the area of International Relations.
  • Whitney Taylor won a travel grant from Latin American Studies Program.
  • Gregory Thaler won a NSF GROW Travel Award for collaborative research at Lund University, Sweden.
  • Danielle Thomsen – won the Esman Prize for her dissertation “Party Fit in the U.S. Congress: The Intersection of Ideology, Political Parties, and Gender”
  • Gaurav Inder S. Toor was awarded a travel grant from the Institute of African Development, an Engaged Learning and Research Travel Grant, and a Student Excellence in Community Engagement Award for his “Sustainable Orphanages for Orphaned Children and Local Communities” in Njoro, Kenya, in partnership with the Ananda Marga Mission.
  • Van Tran was awarded a travel grant from the Southeast Asia Program.
  • Jimena Valdez-Tappata was awarded a travel grant from Cornell Institute for European Studies.
  • Nicole Weygandt won a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for her project on “The Diffusion of Production Sharing Contracts in the Petroleum Industry”
  • Youyi Zhang was awarded a Lee Teng-hui Fellowship for one semester by the East Asia Program and a Lam Family Travel Grant Award.