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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 first.


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 Rajasthan.

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 about AIDS.

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.