Eight GSAS Doctoral Candidates Awarded 2018 ACLS Fellowships

January 01, 2018
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Eight Columbia PhD candidates in the Arts and Sciences were among the recipients of prestigious 2018 fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Five students were awarded the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, which supports the final year of dissertation writing for PhD candidates in the humanities and social sciences; two students received the Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art, which offers funding for one year of dissertation writing on American art; and one student received the Luce/ACLS Predissertation-Summer Travel Grant in China Studies, which funds preparations for basic dissertation research in China.

Find below a full list of the Graduate School’s 2018 ACLS fellowship recipients.

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Tania Bhattacharyya
Doctoral candidate in History
Ocean Bombay: Space, Itinerancy, and Community in an Imperial Port City, 1839-1945

Eunsung Cho
Doctoral candidate in History
The Thread of Juche: Vinalon, a Figuration between Science and Society in North Korea, 1948-1970

Susanna Ferguson
Doctoral candidate in History
Tracing Tarbiya: Women, Childrearing, and Education in Egypt and Lebanon, 1850-1939

Robby Finley
Doctoral candidate in Philosophy
Logic in Accounts of the Potential and Actual Infinite

Sean O’Neil
Doctoral candidate in History
The Art of Signs: Symbolic Notation and Visual Thinking in Early Modern Europe, 1550-1750

Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art

Courtney A. Fiske
Doctoral candidate in Art History and Archaeology
Rethinking Postminimalism: Gordon Matta-Clark and the Cut, ca. 1970

Abbe C. Schriber
Doctoral candidate in Art History and Archaeology
For a Politics of Obscurity: David Hammons and Black Experimentalism, 1974-1989

Luce/ACLS Predissertation-Summer Travel Grant in China Studies

Nataly Shahaf
Doctoral candidate in East Asian Languages and Cultures
The Making of Art Society in Early Twentieth-Century China