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CES announces student awards and internships for 2002-03

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The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) has announced its student awards and internships for the 2002-03 academic year. The center will support the projects and research of 35 undergraduate and graduate students with grants that total more than $350,000.

CES has made a commitment to increase the resources available to undergraduates interested in the study of modern Europe, and is developing new programs and opportunities for the undergraduate community. This year, 13 Harvard College students have received summer travel awards to conduct research in Europe for their senior theses. A new and innovative internship program that combines language training and research opportunities has placed three students in research teams at the Wissenschaftszentrum für Sozialforschung Berlin (WZB), the Social Science Research Center in Berlin.

The following students have been awarded summer travel research grants, funded by a grant from the Krupp Foundation:

Christopher Angell, social studies: “The Nature of Intervention: NATO in Kosovo.”

Bernd Beber, government: “Sovereignty Long Gone By? Explaining the Success of the European Court of Human Rights.”

Michelle Braunschweig, music and history: “The Political Within Musical Interpretation: Reactions to Gustav Mahler’s ‘Tristan’ in Fin de Siècle Vienna.”

Rachel Brodin, history: “A Glimmer of Hope? Nongovernmental Anglo-Jewish Organizations between 1939 and 1945.”

Margareta Christian, Germanic languages and literatures: “Instances of Alienation: The Encounter Between the Romanian-German Minority and Socialism in Semantic Terms.”

Ludmila Guenova, history: “The Velocity of Information: Changes in the Circulation of Information and their Effect on Public Discourse in Weimar Germany.”

Samuel Houshower, social studies: “Repurposing for Peace and Funding: Aid Work in Northern Ireland.”

Hayang Kim, history and literature: “Art and Insurrection: Emile Zola and Käthe Kollwitz, 1884-1898.”

Page McClean, Romance languages and literatures and anthropology: “Fieldwork in Madrid with Ecuadorian Immigrants.”

Noam Osband, history: “Conflict of Nations, Conflict of Interest: Catholic Irish Soldiers in the Great War.”

Leonid Peisakhin, social studies: “Europe, the Sovereign State and the Regions.”

Sandhya Ramadas, social studies: “Lessons to Be Learned: The Evolution of the Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty in France.”

Kathleen Robinson, history and literature: “Skin-Bleaching: A Corporate Investigation” (research in Africa and the United Kingdom).

Lisa Schwartz, government: “A Comparative Study on the Origins of the Battered Women’s Movements in Great Britain and the United States.”

Theodora Textor, government: “The Polish Debate on EU Accession.”

Richard Worf, history: “The Power of Pardon or Punish: The Decline of Benefit of Clergy in Essex, 1775-1830.”

Summer internships at the WZB were awarded to the following:

Jennifer Axsom ’04, a government major, will intern with the Political Communication and Mobilization Project.

Jean Lee ’03, a physics major, will work with the WZB’s research group on “Institutions, States, and Markets.”

Gabriella Rosen ’03, a history of science major, will intern with the working group Civil Society from the Perspectives of Historical Social Sciences.

Dissertation research grants allow students to spend up to a year abroad while carrying out fieldwork. Summer travel grants offer students the chance to do preliminary work as they choose a thesis topic, while writing grants permit students to devote time exclusively to writing and finishing a dissertation. The research and travel awards are funded by a generous grant from the Krupp Foundation.

The following students have been awarded dissertation research grants for 2002-03:

Dana Brown, political science, M.I.T.: “The Politics of Welfare Reform in a Period of Transformation: A Study of Social Policy Decision-making in Post-Communist Central Europe.”

Margaret Flinn, Romance languages and literatures: “The Architecture of Social Being: Space in French Cinema of the 1930s.”

Hoi-eun Kim, history: “Physicians on the Move: German Physicians in Meiji-Japan and Japanese Medical Students in Imperial Germany.”

Ali Lejlic, political science, M.I.T.: “Politics and National Identity: The Bosniaks, Macedonians and Montenegrins.”

Sharrona Pearl, history of science: “The Face of Difference: Physiognomy in Nineteenth-Century Britain.”

William Phelan, government: “National Parliaments and the European Union.”

Maria Popova, government: “The Third Transition: Judicial Independence and Accountability in the Post-Communist States.”

Maple Razsa, anthropology: “Globalization from Below: Croatian Social Movements in Transition.”

Andrea Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, government: “Political Legitimacy and Supranational Law: Democracy and Delegation in the EU.”

Endre Tvinnereim, government: “The Quality of Regional Political Representation in Europe.”

Katherine Zelljadt, history: “History as Past-Time: Amateur Historical Activity in Berlin, 1870-1914.”

Summer Research Travel Grants for 2002 were awarded to the following students:

Mark Copelovitch, government: “International Financial Crises and Global Governance: The Domestic Sources of International Cooperation.”

Poppy Fry, history: “Mfengu Identity, British Liberalism and Social Change in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, 1835-1935.”

Katerina Linos, government: “Diffusion of Social Policy.”

David Singer, government: “Prudential Markets: The Politics of International Financial Regulation.”

Borislava Vassileva, comparative literature: “Post-World War II Italian Jewish Writing.”

Amos Zehavi, political science, M.I.T.: “Choosing Partners: Privatizing Provision in the Welfare State.”

Dissertation writing grants were awarded to:

Alan Jacobs, government: “Governing for the Long Term: Democratic Politics and Policy Investment.”

Thomas Philippon, economics, M.I.T.: “Corporate Governance and Macroeconomics.”