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CAPS announces fellowship winners

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Harvard’s Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) has announced the winners of its graduate and undergraduate student fellowships. These fellowships help to foster innovative research on American politics, spanning from the Civil War to the present. Deadlines for the fellowships are in early spring.

Dissertation fellowships in the amount of $17,500 were awarded to three graduate students. At the undergraduate level, CAPS awarded eight research grants of $2,500 to juniors who are writing senior honors theses. In addition to receiving a research grant, CAPS undergraduate fellows may also participate in an informal thesis writing group and draw upon the advice of mentors from the previous class of undergraduate fellows.

The 2005-06 CAPS Dissertation Fellowship winners are as follows:

Leah Platt Boustan (economics, G-4): “From ‘White Fight’ to ‘White Flight’: Racial Residential Segregation in Historical Perspective”

Cybelle Fox (sociology and social policy, G-5): “Latinos, Immigration, and the Politics of Welfare”

Dan Hopkins (government, G-3): “The Politics of Urban Disadvantage: Social Diversity and Public Investment in U.S. Cities”

The 2005-06 CAPS Undergraduate Fellows are as follows:

Luke Appling (government): “The Effect of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Political Participation”

Jennifer Bennett (history and economics): “Portuguese Labor Importation into Hawaii, 1877 to 1913”

Mae Bunagan (social studies and women, gender, and sexuality): “Raising Their Voices: Participatory Citizenship among Immigrant Women in New York City”

Ryan Delahoyde (government): “Bigger Is Not Always Better: Impacts of Consolidation Policies on Rural Education in North Dakota”

Joseph Green (social studies): “Class Consciousness in Exurbia”

Joseph Hanzich (government, certificate in health policy): “A Perplexing Prescription: An Analysis of the Passage of the Medicare Prescription Drug Modernization and Improvement Act of 2003”

William Martin (government): “Urbanism and Metropolitan Activism: How Does the Built Environment Affect Participation in Local Politics”

Whitney Satin (social studies): “Polluting the Vote: How Environmental Policy and Pollution Affect Voting Behavior in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’”