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University of Iowa News Release

July 25, 2003

Local UI Graduate Student Receives Stanley Fellowship For Research Abroad

University of Iowa International Programs has awarded 10 Stanley Fellowships for Graduate Student Research Abroad in 2003-2004. 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 Sheri Sojka, International Programs, at 319-335-1438.

Fellowship winners are listed alphabetically by hometown with Iowa hometowns first.

Iowa

IOWA CITY: Margaret Burchianti, a doctoral student in anthropology, has traveled to Argentina this summer to explore the connections between neoliberalism and historical consciousness in Argentina.

IOWA CITY: Vickie Clarke, a doctoral student in English literature, will travel to the United Kingdom this summer to conduct a preliminary archival investigation into the physical properties of four medieval texts in multiple manuscripts and print editions located in British collections.

IOWA CITY: Andy Douglas, who is pursuing a master's degree in non-fiction writing, has traveled to west Bengal, India, this summer to conduct research on a new body of mystical poetry and song called Prabhat Samgit, or Songs of the New Dawn.

IOWA CITY: Danny Wilcox Frazier, who is pursuing a master's degree in photojournalism, will travel to Rwanda at a future date, to collect a documentary of photographs that depict the present conditions of the children orphaned in Rwanda's 1994 genocide.

IOWA CITY: Eric Hines, a doctoral student in political science, has traveled to Belgium this summer to research environmental policy and democratic legitimacy in the European Union.

IOWA CITY: Raymond Watkins, a doctoral student in comparative literature, has traveled to England this summer, to conduct research on the role and function of the animal in literature, painting and sculpture between 1919 and 1939 Britain.

WEBSTER CITY: Erin Johnson, a doctoral student in organizational behavior, has traveled to Poland this summer, to research the social relationships formed by expatriate entrepreneurs (individuals who engage in entrepreneurship outside their home country) in Warsaw, Poland.

Illinois

CHICAGO: Michele R. Brumley, a doctoral student in psychology, is traveling to France this fall to examine the behavior of the isolated spinal cord of the rat fetus using a model of serotomin-induced stepping.

Texas

EL PASO: Michelle Armstrong-Partida, a Ph.D. student in history, has traveled to Spain this summer to investigate the policing of clerical concubinage by both ecclesiastical and secular authorities in 13th century Leon-Castile.

Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE: Michael Baltutis, a doctoral student in South Asian religions, will travel to Nepal this fall to conduct ethnographic research on the autumnal Indrajatra festival of Kathmandu.


NIGERIA

Abiodun Olufemi Oluyomi, who is pursuing a master's degree in environmental management and planning and occupational and environmental health, has traveled to the Gambia this summer, to conduct research on water-related diseases and water-handling practices.

ROMANIA

Bianca Rizzoli, a doctoral student in women studies, will travel this fall to the United Kingdom to research the relevance of race and gender issues to the production and consumption of rock music.

SCOTLAND

Peter Watt, a doctoral student in Spanish and Portuguese, has traveled to Mexico this summer to conduct in-depth research on the reasoning and motivations behind the political repression of the 1970s and 1980s in Mexico.

ZIMBABWE

Francis Dube, a doctoral student in environmental history, has traveled to Mozambique and Zimbabwe this summer to conduct research on the socio-economic and political ecology of cattle diseases in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026, lois-gray@uiowa.edu Writer: Vitalis Torwel