2019 Graduate Student Summer Top-up Grants

Oliver Coulson (History of Art and Architecture) to complete an intensive Serbian language course in Belgrade, in order to pursue future research on the art and architecture of early Serbian monasteries.

Harper Dine (Anthropology) to investigate the agriculture and foodways within the ancient Maya kingdom of Piedras Negras.

Christopher Ell (Ancient History) to participate in the British School at Athens' Summer Epigraphy source, which offers an unparalleled opportunity to study ancient Greek inscriptions in their original context.

Leland Renato Grigoli (History) to complete coursework towards the Diploma in Manuscript Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies at Toronto. 

Laurel Darcy Hackley (Archaeology and the Ancient World) to investigate the desert landscapes of ancient Egypt as social spaces, counter to a long tradition of scholarship that treats them as culturally sterile. 

Tali Hershkovitz (Religious Studies) to participate in a weeklong seminar, "Women and Nuns in Chinese Buddhism," at Ghent University.

Julia Hurley (Joukowsky) to study changing culinary traditions in the transformation of Iron Age Gaulish societies in North and Central France, following the Roman conquests. 

Robert Kashow (Religious Studies) to present a paper entitled, "Theorizing the Agency of Apocalyptic Images of Violence," at the annual meeting of the Center for the Critical Study of the Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements at the University of Bedfordshire. 

Patrick R. Magoffin (Religious Studies) to enroll in an immersive, eight-week Japanese language program at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. 

Sherry Pan (Religious Studies) to prepare for exams in classical Chinese philosophy (early Confucianism and Daoism) and East Asian religious thought (Chinese and Japanese).

Daiana Rivas-Tello (Anthropology) to conduct typological and compositional analysis on late Prehispanic and Early Colonial period ceramics from Purun Llaqta del Maino, to examine how resettlement of indigenous potters impacted craft production.

Mariajosé Rodriguez-Pliego (Comparative Literature) to continue her research on indigeneity and migration by attending the Nahuatl Language and Culture Program at the University of Utah.

Miriam Rothenberg (Archaeology and the Ancient World) to visit and make observations at several Mediterranean sites of devastating volcanism in the past, concluding with a trip to volcanic field sites in Greece. 

Fiona Sappenfield (Classics) to attend the Greece from the Sea summer seminar hosted by the American School in Athens, which will be of use for her research concerning ancient views of the sea in literature.

Joshua T. Schnell (Anthropology) to conduct archaeological fieldwork with the Proyecto Arqueológico Budsilha-Chocolja in Chiapas, Mexico.

Silvia Stubnova (Egyptology & Assyriology) to present her paper entitled "Where Syntax and Semantics Meet: A Typological Analysis of Old Egyptian Causatives," at the 47th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL) in Paris, France.

Kelly Nguyen Sutherland (Classics) to present her paper entitled "What's in a Natio: Rethinking Ethnic Identity in the Roman Empire," at the Celtic Conference in Classics at Coimbra University, Portugal

Baoli Yang (Comparative Literature) to carry out a summer project participating in two programs on the cultural history of the Silk Road in the Chinese medieval period.

Soyoung You (Religious Studies) to research the concept of sage (shengren) in the Confucian tradition, by tracing the changes and comparing the diverse interpretations of this concept in East Asian intellectual history.