CONTACT: LOIS GRAY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 19, 2001
UI graduate students receive Stanley fellowships for research abroad
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Fourteen University of Iowa students have been awarded
Stanley Fellowships for Graduate Student Research Abroad. The $2,000 Stanley
Fellowships are intended to encourage UI graduate students to pursue foreign
research and career interests by supporting preliminary field research abroad.
Students in all fields of study are encouraged to apply.
For more information, contact the UI Office for Study Abroad at (319) 335-0353.
Scholarship winners are listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa hometowns
DUBUQUE: Jill Barnes, an M.A. student in art education, will travel
to Rajasthan, India, this fall to study wayside devotional shrines and their
function in society, which will be portrayed through the documentation of
several shrine makers and devotees' lives in both rural and urban areas of
IOWA CITY: Karen Christianson, a doctoral student in history, will
conduct research in France in spring 2002 to determine what caused the rapid
growth of the monastic order of Fontevrauld in France during the twelfth century.
Judith Siebert, a doctoral student in anthropology, will conduct research
in Chile in spring 2002 to explore differing perspectives of language use
between elderly German-Chileans and their offspring, who use German and Chilotendeutsch
(mixed German and Spanish) as markers of ethnic identity.
ANAHEIM: Brad Casucci, a doctoral student in anthropology, will travel
to Kilifi, Kenya, this summer to examine how students understand and learn
PACIFICA: Gudrun Putz, a doctoral student in anthropology, will travel
to the Netherlands this summer to investigate the "trafficking"
of women into prostitution from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union
to Western Europe. Her preliminary research will focus on two organizations
in the Netherlands that are helping trafficked women.
SAN FRANCISCO: Michaela Walsh, an M.A. student in religion and an
M.F.A. student in non-fiction writing, will travel to Ecuador this summer
to examine how themes of social justice are reflected in the sermons in Catholic
Churches within different socio-economic sectors of Quito.
ENFIELD: Joseph Murray, a doctoral student in history, will travel
to Norway and Great Britain this summer to examine the connections between
the Deaf communities of Norway, Great Britain and the United States from 1860-1900.
This was a time when the prevailing educational theory advocated the suppression
of indigenous signed languages in favor of spoken language training, a shift
opposed by the Deaf communities.
SALISBURY: Peter Moore, a doctoral student in political science, will
conduct research in El Salvador and Honduras during academic year 2001-2002
to test the theory of the "Democratic Peace," which claims that
as countries become more democratic, they will exhibit more cooperative and
peaceful behavior in their international relations.
WINTHROP: Deidre McMahon, a doctoral student in English, will conduct
research in London this summer to chart the changing construction of race
and gender in 19th-century Britain.
ONEONTA: Amy Lilly, a doctoral student in English, will conduct research
in London and Paris this summer to investigate the relationship between literary
and fascist aesthetics during the thirties.
LUZERNE: Jason Urban, an M.A./M.F.A. student in printmaking and photography,
will travel to Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia this summer to meet with
contemporary printmakers in these countries and to create and collect visual
resources which will be used for his M.F.A. thesis.
APPLETON: Sarah Montes, an M.A. student in third world development,
will travel to Port-Au-Prince and Leogane, Haiti, this summer to compare and
contrast the approaches taken by four organizations promoting solar energy.
ENGLAND: Fiona Young, a doctoral student in women's studies, will
conduct research in Japan in spring 2002 to explore how women experience infertility
within Japanese culture.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Jung-Bong Choi, a doctoral student in communication
studies, will travel to Japan this summer to explore how nationalist impulses
affect and intersect with the process of globalization by examining Japan's
Internationalization (Kokusaika) strategy during the 70s and early 80s.