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Announcing the Summer 2016 Mears Fellows

August 8, 2016

The Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship supports outstanding graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts whose dissertations focus on a topic in European studies. The 2016 cohort of Mears Fellows comprises seven award recipients in six departments: Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature; French and Italian; German, Scandinavian and Dutch; the School of Music; Sociology; and Spanish and Portuguese. The 2016 Mears Fellows are:

  • Ana Anderson, Spanish and Portuguese, support of dissertation project “Syntax in Contact: Variable Use of the –ra Morpheme in the Spanish of Galicia”
  • Tanja Andic, Sociology, support of dissertation project “Anticipating the Future in Serbia: How Do Young People Imagine and Plan for Work in a Globalized Labor Market?”
  • Scott Ehrenburg, Spanish and Portuguese, support of dissertation project “Lying and Dying for the Plural: Transformations of Queer Iberian Cinema”
  • Maria Hofmann, German, Scandinavian and Dutch, support of dissertation project “Precarious Images: Documenting Human Tragedy”
  • Solveig Mebust, Musicology, support of dissertation project “The Craft of Music: Norwegian Women as Music Patrons, 1870-1920”
  • Dylan Mohr, Cultural Studies/Comparative Literature, support of dissertation project “Prisoners of No Nation: The Political Lives of Captive Art”
  • Charlotte Soulpin, French and Italian, support of dissertation project “Composing with the Dead: Media Technology in French Literature, Cinema, and Television”

The Mears Fellowship provides a summer stipend of $5,000 so that recipients may devote themselves fully to working on their dissertations. Recipients will also present the results of their Mears-funded research as part of a series of public fora during the 2016/17 academic year in the Center for German and European Studies.