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UI students receive T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Fellowship

IOWA CITY, Iowa --Some 21 University of Iowa doctoral students received the T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship during the 1997-98 academic year.

Fellowships are awarded annually to doctoral candidates whose dissertation research, conducted abroad, will promote the role of international education and research at the UI.

"The fellowship program is contributing to the 'internationalization' of the university and its programs, and enhancing the graduate experience of recipients," said UI Graduate College Dean Les Sims, creator of the program.

The program, initiated in 1993, is a tribute to the late T. Anne Cleary, UI associate vice president for academic affairs and professor in the division of psychological and quantitative foundations. The program is a way for Cleary's memory to live on and to support her strong commitment to international opportunities for students during their graduate careers. Cleary was a victim of the fatal November 1991 shootings on the UI campus.

Coordinated by the Office of International Education and Services, the fellowships typically range from $1,500 to $5,000 with consideration of proposals for support of up to $15,000. Awards consist of a stipend, post-comprehensive examination tuition and contributions to travel, subsistence and/or research expenses.

Listed below are the recipients, their dissertation topics or areas of research, the fellowship amount and country of study:

Monique Berlier, who is working on a doctorate in journalism and mass communications, received $800 to study "Reconstructing Community: The Photographs of Belgian-Americans in Northeastern Wisconsin, 1880-1945" in Belgium.

Joe J. Bishop, who is working on a doctorate in social studies education, received $800 to study "Concepts of Civic Education and Democracy in the Czech Republic: An Examination of the Relationship Between Social Position and Cognitive Structure."

Brigittine French, who is working on a doctorate in anthropology, received $5,000 to study "Bargaining for Identities: Language, Ethnicity and Gender in a Guatemalan Market."

Gesine Gerhard, who is working on a doctorate in history, received $5,000 to study "Peasants in the Industrial Society: The Reconciliation of Peasants and Democracy in Germany in the Twentieth Century."

Christopher Gerteis, who is working on a doctorate in history, received $8,000 to study "Labor and the Politics of Non-Alignment in Postwar Japan."

Artur Gloczewski, who is working on a doctorate in history, received $800 to explore "An Analysis of the Terms of Cultural Criticism During the Late Empire and Early Weimar Republic in Germany."

Gudrun Haraldsdottir, who is working on a doctorate in anthropology, received $7,000 to study "A Gender Analysis of Fish Marketing in Malawi, Africa."

Douglas Hertzler, who is working on a doctorate in anthropology, received $7,500 to explore "Collective Identities Within the Indigenous Peasant Movement in Bolivia."

Erin Jordan, who is working on a doctorate in history, received $900 to study "For the Safety of My Soul: The Religious Patronage of Jeanne and Marguerite of Constantinople, Countesses of Flanders, 1206-1278" in Belgium and France.

Robert Kalwinsky, who is working on a doctorate in mass communications, received $2,000 to study "The Cultural Currency of Health Promotion: Micronesian Readings of Preventive Health Messages" in Guam.

Valerie Kidrick, who is working on a doctorate in art history, received $2,000 to research her dissertation topic, "To Bend the Horses of Praise: The Royal Patronage of Illuminated Manuscripts in Early Tudor England."

Sara Kimble, who is working on a doctorate in history, received $4,300 to study "Ecology and Culture: Maize and Modernization in Zacapoaxtla, 1926-1983" in Mexico.

Michael Lewis, who is working on a doctorate in American Studies, received $2,200 to study "Ecology, Environmentalism and Politics: The Development and Spread of the Biodiversity Ideal" in India.

Erika Lindgren, who is working on a doctorate in history, received $5,000 to study "Cloister Culture and Dominican Women in Germany 1230-1360" in Germany and Switzerland.

Mark Milosch, who is working on a doctorate in history, received $2,000 to study "The Politics of Progress in Bavaria: The Role of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria's Modernization, 1946-1988" in Germany.

Josiane Peltier, who is working on a doctorate in comparative literature, received $500 to study "(En) Qultes d'ldentitE: Novels of Detection in France and the U.S. 1830-1990."

Greg Rohlf, who is working on a doctorate in history, received $6,500 to study "Farmers, Road-Builders and Bureaucrats: A Social History of Resettlement to Qinghai Province in the 1950s and 1960s" in China.

Sally Shafto, who is working in communications studies, received $3,800 to study "The Historical Montage of Jean-Luc Godard: Godard and Three Visual Artists" in France.

Barbara Thompson, who is working on a doctorate in art and art history, received $5,000 to study "The Arts of Healing Among the Shambaa People of Northeastern Tanzania."

Stephen Tulley, who is working on a doctorate in anthropology, received $2,000 to study "The Social Organization of Cacao and Garlic Marketing in Oaxaca, Mexico."

Bert Kreitlow, who is working on a doctorate in history, received $4,300 to study "Ecology and Culture: Maize and Modernization in Zacapoaxtla, 1926-1983" in Mexico.

For further information about the T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship, call OIES Director Stephen Arum at (319) 335-0335.

7/8/97