University of Iowa News Release
June 6, 2003
UI Students Win Cleary International Dissertation Fellowships
Nineteen University of Iowa graduate students received the T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship for the 2003-2004 academic year.
Fellowships are awarded annually to doctoral candidates to provide funds to conduct dissertation research outside of the United States. The fellowship program, initiated in 1993 by former UI Graduate College Dean Leslie Sims, is part of the Graduate College's commitment to international education at the UI. The fellowships are administered by the Graduate College and UI International Programs.
The fellowship is named in honor of the late T. Anne Cleary, associate vice president for academic affairs and professor in the division of psychological and quantitative foundations, for her strong commitment to the ideals of international education in all of its many forms.
For more information on the fellowships, call UI Graduate College Assistant Dean Sandra Barkan, at 335-2136 or Leslie Winter, International Program grants and development assistant, 319-335-2823.
Fellowship recipients, their departments, dissertation topics or areas of research, and the country of study are listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa hometowns listed first.
Michele Brumley, a doctoral student in psychology, will study "The Neural and Behavioral Ontogeny of Serotonin-Induced Stepping in Perinatal Rat," in France.
Carolyn Hough, a doctoral student in anthropology, will conduct research on "Public Infertility and Public Health: Kanyaleng Kafos in The Gambia, West Africa," in The Gambia.
Maria Stadtmueller, a doctoral student in English/non-fiction writing, will research on two conflicting cosmologies and cultures in conflict in the Roman Catholic Church, in Italy.
Brett Van Hoesen, a doctoral student in art history, will study "Visual Culture and History of German colonialism," in Germany.
Raymond Watkins, a doctoral student in cinema and comparative literature, will research "Becoming-Animal, Becoming-Fascist: Politics, War and Representation in Inter-War Britain and France (1919-1939)," in France and England.
Wooster: Cynthia Farthing, a doctoral student in mathematics, will study "C* Algebras, Higher Rank Graphs," in Australia.
Dazaifu City: Aya Matsushima, a doctoral student in communication studies, will study "Living in the Shadow of the Defeat: The Representation of Victim and the Construction of Japanese National Identity," in Japan.
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