Graduate Student News
Chiyuma Elliott (American Studies) received a 2010-11 John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship from the American Philosophical Society.
Tracy Wuster (American Studies) received a 2010-11 Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship.
Jenny Kelly (American Studies) received a 2010-11 Ellen Clarke Temple Award from the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.
Carly Kocurek and Rebecca Onion (American Studies) received 2010-11 Graduate School Continuing Fellowships.
Gavin Benke (American Studies) received a 2010-11 Bruton Student Endowment Fellowship From The University of Texas System Board of Regents.
Chelsi West (Anthropology) received a 2010-11 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
Bradley Boovy (Germanic Studies) received a 2010-11 Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Fellowship.
Five graduate students in the Department of History received 2009-10 Patrice Lumumba Graduate Research Fellowships from the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and the Department of History. The recipients are: Lady Jane Acquash, Jessica Archberger, Ryan Groves, Jason Morgan and Charles Thomas.
Seven graduate students in the Department of History received research grants from the Institute for Historical Studies. The recipients are: José Barragán, Aarti Bhalodia, Eric Busch, Byron Crites, Shennette Garrett, Kristin Cheasty Miller and Zachary Montz.
Lynda de Jong Boudreault (Linguistics) received a 2010 Mary Haas Award from the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the Americas.
Aaron Shield (Linguistics) was awarded a 2010 Outstanding Dissertation Prize from the university’s Graduate School.
Wikaliler Daniel Smith (Linguistics) received a 2010-11 Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation.
Stéphanie Villard (Linguistics) received a 2010-11 Individual Graduate Scholarship Grant from the Endangered Language Documentation Programme.
Tierney Ahrold (Psychology) won the 2010 Tower Award, which is given each year by the Volunteer and Service Learning Center of The University of Texas at Austin for outstanding contributions in community service.
Jamil Bhanji, Ross Otto and Alissa Ellis (Psychology) received 2010-11 Graduate School Continuing Fellowships.
Heather Brister (Psychology) received a 2010-11 Tillman Military Scholarship.
Alissa Ellis (Psychology) received a 2010-11 American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women.
David Lewis (Psychology) received a 2010-11 Graduate STEM Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
Daniel Ritter (Sociology) received a 2010-11 Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
Maryann Bylander (Sociology) received a 2010 Tom and Martha Ward Endowed Fellowship.
Angela Howard Frederick (Sociology) won the 2010 Student Paper Competition of the Southwestern Social Science Association.
Megan Reid (Sociology) received a 2010-11 Graduate School Continuing University Fellowship.
Four sociology students and Population Research Center graduate student trainees were awarded 2010 National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Awards: Jennifer Augustine, Erin Hofmann, Nicolette Manglos, and Cate McNamee.
Erin Trouth Hofmann (Sociology) received a 2010 Title VIII Combined Research and Language Training Grant from American Councils for International Education.
Jennifer March Augustine (Sociology) won a 2010-11 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award from the National Science Foundation, and a 2010-11 Doctoral Dissertation Research Award from the Society for Research on Child Development.
Aprile Benner (Sociology) received a 2010-11 Hershel D. Thornburg Dissertation Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence, and a 2010-11 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association, Human Development Division.
Claude Bonazzo (Sociology) won a 2009-11 Research Training Supplement to Support Diversity in Health-Related Research from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
The 2010-11 College of Liberal Arts Larry Temple Scholarship winners are Christopher Cacciatore (Plan II Honors/Biology) and Carol Soules (Plan II Honors/Philosophy).
The 2010-11 College of Liberal Arts Rapoport King Thesis Scholarship recipients are:
- Lauren Ayers (History) for “From Cattle to Oil: The Transformation of Wichita County, Texas, 1880-1930.”
- Jewelle Bickel (Philosophy) for “A Philosophical Analysis of the Problem of the Trinity Contrasting Ancinet and Medieval Writings With the Modern Analytic Approach of the 21st Century.”
- Abigail Finch (History) for “Yeas and Neighs: The Decline of the Urban Horse.”
- Jessica Graves (Anthropology) for “Cross-Mammalian Comparative Analysis on the Evolution of Primate Brain Size.”
- Kathleen Kidder (Classics) for “Philia and Eros in Theocritus’s Idyll 29.”
- Charlotte Mark (English) for “A Knight’s Midsummer Dream.”
- Annia Raja (Psychology) for “The Effects of Hypothetical Male Financial Earning Potential and Male Physical Attractiveness on Female Sexual Arousal.”
- Matthew Ramirez (English) for “Pharmakoi and Pharmaka: Towards a Theory of the Exposed Eiron as Comic Scapegoat.”
- Morgan Rogers (English) for “A Liminal Space for the New Negro: Porches in Harlem Renaissance Literature.”
- Lannie Rollins (English) for “Devil Theater: Demonic Role Playing on the 17th-Century Stage and in the Court Room.”
- Elizabeth Sanders (Religious Studies) for “Where Religion Is: Changing Physical Environments and Native American Sacred Landscapes.”
- Amber Villalobos (Sociology) for “Mom, Dad, and a College Education: An Analysis of Parental Involvement in the College Completion of Students by Race/Ethnicity.”
- Molly Wahlberg (English) for “Bad Tolkien: Appropriation and the Participatory Fandom in Modern Fantasy Literature.”
- Carol Ann Willhite (Anthropology) for “Getting Close: Space, Race, and Social Place in East Austin.”
- Lauren Winchester (English) for “Our Eye Beams Twisted: Gendering the Gaze and Appropriating the Womb in ‘Paradise Lost.’”