The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) is pleased to introduce this year’s Dissertation Fellows cohort, comprised of 13 doctoral candidates in the College of Arts and Letters.
Through this Dissertation Fellows Program, ISLA aims to help outstanding graduate students make significant progress on their dissertations. ISLA Dissertation Fellows will meet on select Fridays this fall and next spring semester to work on their dissertations in a quiet and structured setting. At each meeting, following lunch, fellows work together to set writing goals and then use the time and space to work on their dissertations, ending with a goals check-in with a partner. Each fellow also receives a $1000 stipend.
ISLA’s 2023-2024 Dissertation Fellows come from 10 different doctoral programs, with projects spanning a wide range of topics, disciplines, time periods, and geographical areas, and representing the Arts, Humanities, and the Social Sciences. The full list of this year’s exceptional Dissertation Fellows cohort with programs and dissertation titles follows:
“Ethnoracialization and the Articulation of Latinx Identities and Politics”
“La máquina criptógama: Simón Rodríguez y las tecnologías culturales de la ilustración criolla ("The Cryptogramous Machine: Simón Rodríguez and the Cultural Technologies of Criollo Enlightenment")”
“Painting With Voices: Bringing Choral Improvisation to the Concert Stage”
“Sharing Our Lives: The Sociological Dynamics of Selective Disclosure”
“Myth as False Word: Irenaeus of Lyons and the Theology of Speech”
“Sounding Stigma: Graphic Poetry, Mysticism in the Flesh, and the Marked Body”
“Longitudinal Impacts of the Father-Child Relationship on Adjustment: Developmental and Dynamic Patterns of Effect”
“Constructing Cosmic Distance Measurement”
“Contested Solidarities: Negotiating Transnational Solidarity through Tourism in Palestine”
“Oil's Film Empire”
“A Model-based Clustering for Behavioral Multivariate Time Series”
“Harvesting Knowledge: The Development of American Agricultural Science, 1862-1939”
“War in Words: Law, Order, and Iron Fist Politics in Brazil”