2016

2016 CSWS Jane Grant Fellowship and Graduate and Faculty Grant Awardees

2016-17 Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship
  • Baran Germen

    Baran Germen

    Baran Germen, Department of Comparative Literature. “Melodramatics of Turkish Modernity: Narratives of Gendered Victimhood, Affect, and Politics.” Graduate teaching fellow Baran Germen was chosen from a strong pool of applicants to receive the prestigious Jane Grant Dissertation Fellowship.Germen holds a master’s degree from Istanbul Bilgi University and is working toward a doctorate in comparative literature. The dissertation, “Melodramatics of Turkish Modernity: Narratives of Gendered Victimhood, Affect, and Politics,” offers a historical account of the “rhetorical gendered violence that underlies the disturbing rise of gendered violence in Turkish society.” Germen undertakes a genealogical approach across media to provide an analytical framework for melodramatic aesthetics and politics by following “narratives of victimhood that traverse literature, film, and song lyrics, and infiltrate political discourse.“

2016-17 Graduate Student Research Awards
  • Sarah Ahmed, Department of Sociology. “Understanding Women’s Agency in Rural Punjab, Pakistan.”
  • Yi-lun Huang, Department of English.  “The Birth of an American Staple Fruit: Reading Bananas from Cookbooks, Recipes, and Periodicals.”
  • Rachel K Mallinga, Department of Public Policy, Planning, and Management. “Gender, Land, and Food Sovereignty in Nicaragua.”
  • Hillary Maxson, Department of History. “Kakeibo Monogatari: Women’s Consumerism and the Postwar Japanese Kitchen.”
  • Shehram Mokhtar, School of Journalism and Communication. “Women’s Dances and Men’s Pleasures: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Class in the Punjabi Theater of Lahore, Pakistan.”
  • Laura Noll, Department of Psychology. “Empowering Women with a Focus on Parenting Strengths: The FIND Community Pilot Project.”
  • Rebecca Paterson, Department of Linguistics. “Her Voice: Documenting the Language of Women Speakers of the Ut-Ma’in Language (Nigeria).”
  • Marie-Caroline Pons, Department of Linguistics. “The Status of Women in Nomadic Raute Society.”
  • Kenneth Surles, Department of History. “Beyond Bonds of Blood: Race, Gender, and Sexuality and the Making of Nonnuclear Families in Postwar America.”
  • Melissa Yockelson, Department of Psychology. “Empowering Women with a Focus on Parenting Strengths: The FIND Community Pilot Project.”
  • Yi Yu, Department of Geography. “Institutional Mothers, Professional Caregivers: The Biopolitics of Affective Labor in State-owned Social Welfare Institutions in China.”
2016-17 Faculty Research Awards