Read about the recent achievements of GSAS students:
- Anthropology doctoral candidate Danielle Carr won the Horowitz Foundation’s prestigious Robert K. Merton Award. Her project examines the emergence of brain implants for affective disorder within the context of late liberal capitalism.
- Yanjie Huang, PhD candidate in East Asian Languages and Cultures, published his first book, a coauthored monograph on China’s historical and contemporary market-state relations titled Market in State: The Political Economy of Domination in China.
- Kim-Hee Wong, MA candidate in Oral History, was named the first awardee of the program’s Honoring Scholars of Indigenous Oral History Award. Her research focuses on mana wāhine (native Hawaiian feminists) in the twenty-first century.
- History doctoral candidate Heath Rojas was awarded the 2018 Raymond J. Cunningham Prize by the American Historical Association (AHA) for the best article published in a journal written by an undergraduate student for his article “A Model of Revolutionary Regicide: The Role of Seventeenth-Century English History in the Trial of King Louis XVI.”
- Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences MA student Langyi Tian will present his paper “Unifying prosperity or segregated heterogeneity? An inquiry into consumption practices of leisure and appearance in China” at the 2018 Asian Conference of the International Chinese Sociological Association (ICSA) on December 19.
- Ashley Simone, doctoral candidate in Classics, will deliver the inaugural lecture in the NYU Society of Ancient Studies Graduate Lecture Series.
- An article by History PhD student Lotte Houwink ten Cate, titled “Die Amerikanerin Scolds!”: How the Private Friendship between Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem Went Public,” will be published in the February 2019 issue of New German Critique.
- Oral History MA student Darold Cuba has been named a Wikipedia Fellow and the Wikimedian-in-Residence at Columbia. In these positions, he will serve as the University liaison to the Wikimedia Foundation.
- An article by Yiddish Studies doctoral student Miriam Schulz, titled “’She let that power shine forth’: From the Erotics of Kiddush Hashem to the Rise of Heroines in Soviet Yiddish literature of the 1940s,” has been accepted for publication in the journal Yad Vashem Studies.
- Halimat Somotan, PhD candidate in History, has started a pre-doctoral fellowship at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, at the University of Virginia.
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