2022 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 2022 competition, 25 Duke graduate students were awarded DUCIGS travel grants.

2022 Graduate Grant Awardees

Maryam Al-Mujtaba (PhD, Nursing)

Project: Fto To assess the social influencers of sexual risk behaviors among adolescents living with HIV in South Africa

Julia Bingham (PhD, Marine Science & Conservation)

Project: Knowledge and Power in West Coast Vancouver Island Salmon Fisheries

Hannah Borenstein (PhD, Cultural Anthropology)

Project: Toward a New Running Economy: Ethiopian Women Distance Runners in Networks of Capital

Cristina Carnemolla (PhD, Romance Studies)

Project: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Italian Studies: Now and Then

Camille Chanod (PhD, Romance Studies)

Project: The Sound and the Flurry of 1970s French and Italian Cinema

Ann Chapman Price (PhD, Religious Studies)

Project: Dutch Language Acquisition for Research on Medieval Authors

Devin Creed (PhD, History) 

Project: Intensive Summer Course in Bangla

Emma Dries (MPP)

Project: Humanitarian Action: Human Rights, Refugees, and Humanitarian Crises Fellowship

Maroun El Houkayem (PhD, Religious Studies)

Project: Language and Power: The Commentary of Daniel of Salah on Psalm 86

Brianna Elliott (PhD, Marine Science & Conservation)

Project: French language training in support of dissertation research abroad in La Runion: Addressing Cetacean Bycatch in Indian Ocean Drift Gillnet Fisheries

Ankita Gupta (PhD, Environment)

Project: Landscape-Scale Patterns of Avian Diversity in Agricultural Wetlands in Western India

Qirui Ju (MA, Economics) 

Project: How do Political Connections affect Teachers Career Opportunities in China?

Nikita Kohli (PhD, Public Policy)

Project: Urban Labour Markets in Developing Countries

Jing Hao Liong (PhD, Cultural Anthropology) 

Project: Intensive Malay Language Course

Emily Myers (PhD, Political Science) 

Project: Women in the Cadre: How Female Insurgent Governors Influence Rebel Rule

Gabriela Nagle Alverio (PhD, Environmental Policy)

Project: Assessing Policy Priorities for Protecting Human Rights of Climate Migrants in Urban Areas

Trent Ollerenshaw (PhD, Political Science) 

Project: American Guilt, Structural Inequality, and U.S. Public Support for Foreign Aid

Elise Paietta (PhD, Biology)

Project: Understanding the Diversity and Drivers of Viral Anthroponoses in Madagascar

SaeHim Park (PhD, Art and Art History)

Project: Politics of Remembering Historical Sexual Violence/ Imaging Rape: Comfort Women, Western Princesses, Miss Gone-Abroad

Minato Sakamoto (PhD, Music) 

Project: Feel the Field: Music Composition System for Field Recording Activities in China

Lorenza Starace (PhD, Romance Studies)

Project: The Gender Variable: Female Authorship and the Novel

Laura Stilwell (PhD, Public Policy)

Project: Interactive Mobile Support for Community Health Workers Promoting Breastfeeding: Investigating the Impact on Maternal and Infant Health in a Developing Country Context

Vivien Wambugu (MS, Global Health) 

Project: An Educational Module to Improve Knowledge and Understanding of SCD and the Importance of Testing for Family Members of Sickle Cell Disease in Kalangala, Uganda

Maya Wilson (MS, Global Health) 

Project: Reducing Sickle Cell Disease Burden in Kalangala, Uganda

Yaming You (PhD, History)

Project: Summer Online Language Training Program