SPAN 2012-13 Dissertation Fellow Alex Lindgren-Gibson has been awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship for 2014-15. This prestigious national fellowship is one of the most competitive in the country, and it supports work with the potential to make “a significant contribution to the study of ethical or religious values.” In addition, Alex has been awarded a Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Alex’s dissertation is on “British Working-Class Culture and Family Life in Victorian India: Class, Sexuality & Race.” Additionally, Alex has been funded by the IASSCS (International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society) Emerging Scholars International Research Fellowship Program to undertake archival research in India.
SPAN 2012-13 Dissertation Fellow Kareem Khubchandani has been awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Embry Foundation Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Kareem’s dissertation is entitled “Ishtyle: Queer Nightlife Performance in India and the South Asian Diaspora.”
We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ph.D. candidate in English and SPAN dissertation fellow in 2013-14, has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Dissertation Fellowship for 2014. Elizabeth is one of only 10 recipients of this prestigious national fellowship, which “supports the final year of dissertation writing for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work addresses topics of women and gender in interdisciplinary and original ways.” Elizabeth’s dissertation is on “Consensual Relations: Sexual and Political Subjectivity in England, 1550-1700.”
Elizabeth has additionally been awarded a 2014 Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students at Northwestern. Her dissertation research, funded by SPAN in 2012-13, is entitled “Consensual Relations: Sexual and Political Subjectivity in England, 1550-1700.”
We are delighted to announce that SPAN’s former postdoctoral fellow, Kirsten Leng, has accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, to begin September 1, 2014. As of September 2014, she will be an Assistant Professor in the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst. Congratulations, Kirsten!