University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Clay Graduate Fellows

2017-2018

Sherif Abdelkarim

Department of English
Research Project: "artful Play in a "ful tikel" World - fickle, harsh, joyous - poetic hypocrisy in Anglo-Arabic Letters, 700-1400"

Cory-Alice André-Johnson

Anthropology
Research Project: Anthropological field research in Belo sur Mer, Madagascar

DeVan Ard

English
Research Project: Liturgical poetry in late medieval Britain

Nenette Arroyo

Art History
Research Project: Loca Sancta in the New World: Creating Sacred Spaces in the Spanish California Missions

Meaghan Beadle

History
Research Project: This is What a Feminist Looks Like!: Photography and American Feminism, 1968-1987

Meredith Blake

Architecture
Research Project: "Climate Change Knows No Borders: Adaptive Strategies for Relocation of Climate Refugees into Urban Environments"

Timothy Brannelly

Classics
Research Project: Dissertation on Ovid's treatment of Jupiter and Juno in the Fasti

Alicia Caticha

Art History
Research Project: "Etienne-Maurice Falconet: Sculpting Whitness in Marble, Porcelain, & Sugar in Eighteenth-Century Paris"

Neal Curtis

English
Research Project: Digital humanities - "Jefferson's Dual Monument: The Rotunda [Library]"

Claire Eager

English
Research Project: Research on early career of Edward Spenser

Anna Eisenstein

Anthropology
Research Project: "The Social Poetics of Pregnancy in Urban Uganda"

Kelly Fleming

English
Research Project: Dissertation research on ostrich feathers as accessories at the end of the eighteenth century

Andrew Gates

Politics
Research Project: Critically-attuned, non-imperialist, global discourse of human rights

Meghan Hartman

Religious Studies
Research Project: Collocation of Sanskrit poem "Meghadutam"

Austin Hetrick

English
Research Project: "Irrationality & The Contemporary"

Christian Howard

English
Research Project: Radical Translation: The Ethics of World Literature

Karen Huang

English
Research Project: "Space/time-bending the Pacific Rim and Ruth Ozeki's "A Tale for the Time Being""

Fnu Kamaoji

Religious Studies
Research Project: "The Death and Return of Female Revenants in Tibet"

Samuel Lemley

English
Research Project: Dissertation research in synecdochic function of printed facsimiles and reproductions in Renaissance books

Christopher Maternowski

History
Research Project: "Island Laboratory: Tristan da Cunha and the Development of Modern Science, 1873-1983"

Emily Matson

History
Research Project: Collective memories of Mongol and Manchu ethnic groups during Japanese occupation

Isaac May

Religious Studies
Research Project: "Quaker Mysticism as a Mediator Between Naturalism and Traditional Theism"

Sarah McEleney

Slavic Languages and Literatures
Research Project: "The Spatial Dimensions of the Soviet Literary Landscape: Litfond Writers' Houses and Travel to Crimea, Georgia, and Latvia in the 1960s and 1970s"

Nana Adwoa Ofori

Undergraduate, College of Arts and Sciences
Research Project: "The Impact of Civic Engagement Education of Youth Community Involvement in Ghana"

Xinyan Peng

Anthropology
Research Project: Types of friendship in Shanghai

Holly Runde

French
Research Project: Abortion in European cultural and academic language

Jeremy Sorgen

Religious Studies
Research Project: "Ecological Methods Lab"

Tracey Stewart

Music
Research Project: Music's role in mediating trauma among Jamaican Maroons

Elizabeth Doe Stone

Art History
Research Project: Cosmopolitan Fracture: John Singer Sargent and Anders Zorn, 1871-1915

Julia Triman

Architecture
Research Project: "Regulating Wildness: Planning Discourses of Weeds and Wildlife in Washington, D.C."

Chenyu Wang

Curry School of Education
Research Project: "Constructing "Bige": Volunteering and Youth Culture in Contemporary China"

Claire Weiss

Art History
Research Project: Field Excavation on Via Consolare Project and Sidewalks of Pompeii
2016-2017

Hannah Beaman

Undergraduate, College of Arts & Sciences
Human Biology
Research Project: "Compañeros Training and Empowerment Project: A Partnership between Students and Latino Community Health Workers in Charlottesville"
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Thomas Berenato

English
Research Project: "Research: National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth"
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Stephanie Bernhard

Research Project: "Environmental Humanities Symposium"
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Jesse Bordwin

English
Research Project: "Summer School on Global Studies & Critic Theory and Research in Ireland"
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Joshua Brown

Education
Research Project: "From Digital Humanities to Organizational Studies"
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Swati Chawla

PhD student
History
Research Project: “Leaving Behind the Rubbish”: Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in Contemporary India
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Dannah Dennis

Anthropology
Research Project: "Re-Imagining the Nation: Citizens in the New Nepal"
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Alexandra Evans

History
Research Project: “Reagan’s Middle East: Lebanon and the Evolution of U.S. Strategy, 1981-1985”
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Annie Galvin

Research Project: "The Global Contemporary: An Interdisciplinary Symposium"
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Macario Garcia

Anthropology
Research Project: "Sensing Incarceration: Mobility and Confinement in United States Corrections Systems"
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Mary Gilbert

French
Research Project: "Racine and the Ancients: Andromaque, Britannicus , and Phèdre"
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Paul Gleason

Religious Studies
Research Project: "Study the Libraries of Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury at Jesus"
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Maya Hislop

English
Research Project: “A Memorial to Rape and Race: Remembering the Women of Color"
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Hannah Holtzman

French
Research Project: "Legacy of the 19th-Century Japonisme Style in Postwar Literature and Film"
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Kimberly Hursh

History
Research Project: "Dissertation Research at the Archivo General de Indias in Seville, Spain"
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Fauzia Husain

Sociology
Research Project: "Pakistani Policewomen – Training, Social Aspects, Nationalism, Religion"
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Jiyeon Kang

Anthropology
Research Project: "Reproductive Choice and Middle Class Status in the Context of China's New Population Policy"
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Nasser Meerkhan

Spanish
Research Project: “The Divine Comedy” in Dialogue with Islamic Legends: On Visual Medieval Depictions of the Afterlife
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Scott Miller

History
Research Project: “A Merchant’s Republic: Independence, Depression, and the Development of American Capitalism, 1760-1807”
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Murad Mumtaz

Art/Architecture
Research Project: "Muslim Devotional Portraiture in the Field of South Asian Painting"
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Ethan Reed

English
Research Project: "Langston Hughes Research at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library"
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Zachary Stone

English
Research Project: "Pore Caitiff and the Grounds of London Devotional Life"
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Sean Tennant

Classical Art & Archaeology
Research Project: "Domestic Architecture within the Northwestern Roman Provinces in Europe"
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Sean Tennant

Classical Art & Archaeology
Research Project: "Domestic Architecture within the Northwestern Roman Provinces in Europe"
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2018-2019

Fatmah Behbehani

Department of Architecture
Research Project: Dissertation research on New Towns Initiative in Morocco
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Joanne Britland

Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Research Project: "La literatura de la crisis" - dissertation research on cultural responses to 2008 financial crisis in Spain
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Swati Chawla

Department of History
Research Project: "Between Homelessness and Homecoming: Tibetan Nationalism and Citizenship in 20th Century India"
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Alyssa Collins

Department of English
Research Project: The Charlottesville Syllabus re: interplay between local and global developments of and resistance to racsim and white supremacy
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Bremen Donovan

Department of Anthropology
Research Project: "Filming and Adjudicating Policing: A Genealogy of the Fabrication of Proof in Contemporary France"
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Andrew Frankel

Curry School of Education
Research Project: "Tibetan Extracurricular Education: Negotiating Schooling, Ethnicity, and Marginalization"
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Neha Kulkarni

Undergraduate, College of Arts and Sciences
Engineering
Research Project: Proposal for Residency on Hindustani Vocal Music: Aesthetics and Improvisation
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Peter Miller

Department of English
Research Project: "Langston Hughes, Ezra Pound, and the Global Blues"
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Nathan Moore

Research Project: "Global Charlottesville: Immigrant Stories" podcast and radio series
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Loreto Romero M-Eiroa

Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
Research Project: Case study on Fernando de Roja's Celestina
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Tierre Sanford

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Research Project: "Accounts of Jewish Life in Minsk, Summer 1941"
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Kelli Shermeyer

Department of English
Research Project: "Documenting Revision and Collaboration in the Plays of Thomas Kilroy and Marina Carr"
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Michelle Walsh

Department of Religious Studies
Research Project: "Intersections of Buddhism and Psychology: An Ethnographic Study of Contemplative Practices in Contemporary Bhutan"
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Linghui Zhang

Department of Religious Studies
Research Project: "The Sutric and the Tantric, and Beyond: The Mahamudra Discourse in the Twelfth-Century Hexi Corridor"
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Jinchao Zhao

Department of Art History
Research Project: Dissemination and reception of the Buddhist stupa from South Asia to China between the third and sixth centuries, CE
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Devin Zuckerman

Department of Religious Studies
Research Project: "Sanctuaries: Political Ecologies of Place in an Era of Global Change"