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GSAS Student News: December 2018

GSAS Student News

Read about the recent achievements of GSAS students:

  • Qingfan Jiang, PhD student in Historical Musicology, was awarded the American Musical Society’s Eugene K. Wolf Travel Grant to support her research trip to Portugal in Fall 2018.
  • Latin American and Iberian Cultures doctoral candidate Santiago Acosta won the prestigious José Emilio Pacheco City and Nature Award for poetry related to nature, urban sustainability, socio-ecological harmony, and environmental conservation.
  • Oral History MA student Nairy Abdelshafy has joined the Mi María Project, an oral history for social justice initiative in Puerto Rico. Selected narratives will be featured in a book published by Haymarket Books and Voice of Witness. Others will be shared in an international group exhibition on climate justice produced by the Humanities Action Lab.
  • Krishna Anujan, PhD candidate in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B), received an Early Career Grant from the National Geographic Society. She will use this funding to work with the Department of Environment and Forest of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to determine whether planting evergreen seedlings in diverse neighborhoods can improve their regeneration even under adverse canopy conditions.
  • Musa al-Gharbi, PhD student in Sociology, published an opinion piece in The Washington Post on why Democrats who viewed the US midterm elections as a referendum on President Trump should be alarmed.
  • Heath Rojas, first-year doctoral student in History, won the Raymond J. Cunningham Prize for the best article published in a history department journal by an undergraduate. His winning article, titled “A Model of Revolutionary Regicide: The Role of Seventeenth-Century English History in the Trial of King Louis XVI,” appeared in Herodotus in Spring 2018.

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