WRITER: BEDRELDDIN AHMED
CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 14, 2000
UI graduate students receive Stanley research fellowships
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Thirteen University of Iowa students have been awarded
the Stanley Fellowship for Graduate Student Research Abroad. The Stanley Fellowships
were created for Iowa graduate students who are interested in career or research
possibilities abroad. Students in all fields of study are encouraged to apply.
The fellowships are administered by the UI Office for Study Abroad. For
more information, call (319) 335-0353.
The fellowship winners are listed alphabetically by hometown, with Iowa
hometowns listed first.
CORALVILLE: Elise LoBue, a doctoral student in women's studies, will
travel to Kazakhstan to examine the development and extent of women's activism
in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Kazakhstan and the impact of such
organizations since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
IOWA CITY: Jocelyn Cullity, an M.A. student in the Third World Development
Support Program, will travel to India to research the media's dissemination
of Western youth culture in India and its implications for the identities
of young women. She plans to conduct interviews with college women, working-class
women, older women, and women who work for both media and women's resource
organizations to explore the images of Western women that are currently being
distributed in India via Western television programming.
NORTHWOOD: Barbara Davidson, a doctoral student in anthropology, will
visit Thailand to continue fieldwork on institutional and cultural hurdles
to effective TB treatment in a central Thai population. Her study will compare
sociocultural factors in the completion of TB therapy in Hmong populations
in northern Thailand and in Hmong refugee populations in the U.S.
AURORA: Jon Wolseth, a doctoral student in anthropology, will travel
to Honduras to investigate the role of the Honduran state in the regulation
of children's lives. In particular, he is interested in how this debate relates
to the larger discussion of child rights that has been introduced in Honduras
since the signing of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the
Child in 1990 and the 1996 presidential campaign.
GRAND MARAIS: Brook Cuden, a D.M.A. student in piano performance,
will travel to the Netherlands to study at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam
for the academic year 2000-2001. She also intends to use this opportunity
to accompany the renowned specialist in art song, Rudolph Jansen.
SHOREWOOD: Rebecca Pulju, a doctoral student in history, will travel
to France to spend two months in Paris to conduct preliminary research on
the construction of masculinity in World War II France under German occupation.
CARTHAGE: Brennan Kraxberger, a doctoral student in geography, will
conduct research in the Jos Plateau in central Nigeria, one of the most ethnically
diverse areas in all of Africa. He will examine shifts in the economic, political,
social and spatial organization of the Plateau during the colonial period.
MORROW: Andrew Gilligan, an M.F.A. student in creative writing and
translation, will travel to Switzerland to visit the Swiss author, Peter Bichsel.
He plans to collaborate with him on translations of two of his books of fiction.
WILLOWWICK: James Shea, an M.F.A student in creative writing, will
visit Japan to improve his Japanese language literacy skills by joining the
Princeton-in-Ishikawa program in Kanazawa, Japan. This will enhance his translations
of free-style haiku written by Japanese poet and wanderer Ozaki Hosai (1885-1926).
CORVALLIS: Amy Trautwein, a doctoral student in philosophy, will travel
to England to study memory with leading scientists in Oxford University's
Neuroscience program. In the short-term she hopes to answer crucial questions
raised in her dissertation regarding the nature of memory, its role in human
cognition and ways in which people might justify their beliefs in its reliability.
In the long-run she hopes integration of her research at Oxford with her philosophical
training at the University of Iowa will qualify her to make ongoing contributions
in the cutting-edge field of cognitive neuroscience.
PORTLAND: Lara Aho, a doctoral student in classics, will visit Syria
to participate in an eight-week-long archaeological excavation of Urkesh,
a city that formed the religious and political center of one of the most ancient
of Mesopotamian peoples, the Hurrians, during the late third millennium B.C.
LOGAN: Amy Kirby, an M.A.T. student in English education, will visit
Malawi to carry out intensive classroom observation, surveys, and in-depth
interviews with students, teachers, parents, and other community members,
to find out how female secondary students in Malawi perceive themselves as
HOV: "Prita" Sandy Meier, an M.A. student in art history,
will visit Tanzania and Kenya to conduct preliminary research on the Swahili
coasts of these countries. Meier will also investigate the production of art
and its relationship to historical and contemporary constructions of local
and national cultural agendas.