2019 Graduate Grant Awardees

Through the Graduate Awards for Research & Training, Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS) provides full-time graduate students working on international research topics with funding for travel to archival and research sites inside and outside the continental United States; for attendance at specialized conferences; and for foreign language and methods training. In the 2019 competition, twenty-one Duke graduate students were awarded DUCIGS travel grants.

2019 Graduate Grant Awardees

Jacqueline Mercier Allain - Massachusetts, USA (PhD-History)
Coursework: Caribbean Philosophical Association Summer School

Maximiliano Amici - Switzerland (PhD-Music)
Research: "Harmonizing" folklore and cultivated music: Luciano Berio's Coro

John Bollinger - Sri Lanka (MSc-Global Health)
Research: The Risk Profiles, Epidemiology and Outcomes of Patients with Carbapenem-Resistant Infections

Joanna Tsuhuei Chang - Austria (PhD-Music)
Research: Probing the Brahmsnebel: Case Studies in Reception History (1875 - 1910)

Pawel Charasz - China (PhD-Political Science)
Coursework: University of International Business and Economics (Duke in China)

Ajenai Clemmons - England (PhD-Public Policy)
Research: What Actually Matters: The Whats, Whys, and Whens Behind Civilian Assessment of Police

Sarah Harrington Cross - Germany (PhD-Public Policy)
Conference: World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

Alejandro Garcia Lozano - Mexico (PhD-Nicholas School of the Environment)
Research: Evaluating the Roles of Nested Fishing Cooperatives and NGOs in the Governance of Small-Scale Fisheries in Mexico

Roman Gilmintinov - Croatia (PhD-History)
Conference: Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Convention

Anderson Hagler - New Mexico, USA (PhD-History)
Conference: Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies-2019 Conference

Jonathan J. Henderson - Senegal (PhD-Music)
Research: Producing Mande Music in the Black Atlantic: Circulation, Mobility and the Sonic Politics of World Music Record Production

Melissa Karp - South Korea (PhD-Literature Program)
Coursework: Korean Language Study: Seoul National University

Emily J. Levy - Kenya (PhD-Biology)
Research: Long-Term Effects of Early Adversity in Wild Baboons: Body size and immune function

Amelia Meier - Madagascar (PhD-Nicholas School of the Environment)
Conference: Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation-56th Annual Meeting

Emily Melvin - Bahamas (MEM-Nicholas School of the Environment)
Research: The Benefits of Marine Conservation to the Blue Economy on Andros Island, Bahamas
Field Report

Koffi Amegbo Nomedji - Togo & Ghana (PhD-Cultural Anthropology)
Research: Coastal Erosion and Local Resilience in West Africa

Anna Nordseth - Gabon (PhD-UP-Ecology)
Research: Evaluating Seed Predation Along a Village-Centered Defaunation Gradient in Gabon

Elia Romera Figueroa - Spain (PhD-Romance Studies)
Conference: Memory Studies Association (MSA) Conference
Field Report

Shahrazad A. Shareef - Italy (PhD-Literature Program)
Research: Gramsci 1954: Italian Intellectuals and the Transformation of Philosophy

Nivedhitha Subramanian - Switzerland (PhD-Public Policy)
Conference: International Health Economics Association World Congress

Anna Tupetz - Switzerland (MSc-Global Health)
Conference: World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2019