Graduate Fellowship Recipients

Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows

The Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) provides a unique opportunity for outstanding Ph.D. students who are engaged in interdisciplinary research to study with faculty at one of the University’s interdisciplinary research centers or institutes during the fellowship year. 

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2023-24 CLA fellowship recipients:

Recipient Department Host Center
Leah Costik Political Science Interdisciplinary Center For The Study Of Global Change
Isaac Esposto Feminist Studies Institute For Advanced Study
Fa’aumu Kaimana Anthropology Center For Race, Indigeneity, Disability, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Adrienne Manbeck Psychology Center On Women, Gender, And Public Policy

Pranav Menon

Anthropology Interdisciplinary Center For The Study Of Global Change
Tibisay Navarro-Mana History Center For German And European Studies
Kristen Reynolds American Studies Charles Babbage Institute For Computing, Information & Culture
Treasure Tinsley History Institute For Advanced Study
Eugene Wong Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Institute Of Child Development

2022-2023 Fulbright Fellowship Winners

The purpose of the Fulbright program is to increase mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. Approximately 1,900 grants are available to over 140 countries.

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2022-2023 Endowed Fellowship Recipients

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The Leonard Memorial Fellowship supports graduate students who conduct study/research in film history, criticism, theory, or aesthetics. The fund was established by the will of Clara Lefkovits in honor of her son, Harold Leonard.

  • Kevin McKiernan, Asian Literature, Culture, and Media

  • Chuanhui Meng, Asian Literature, Culture, and Media

  • Emily Mitamura, Political Science

  • Kirsten Smith, French

  • Alexis Zanghi, Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society


The Torske Klubben Fellowship supports graduate students who have an interest in or connection to Norway and/or its culture. The Torske Klubben, founded in 1933, is a Minneapolis luncheon club of Norwegian heritage who is deeply interested in Norway and Norwegian-American history and relationships. The overarching goal of the fellowship program is to support future leaders.

  • Hans Christian Wika, Economics