Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, October 29, 2012

Fulbright scholars

The 2012-13 U-M Fulbright U.S. student grantees, their degrees*, the countries where they will be studying, and their projects include:

• Nurolhoda Bandeh-Ahmadi, Ph.D., LSA (anthropology), India; Anthropology and Sociology in India.

• Meghanne Barker, Ph.D., LSA (anthropology), Kazakhstan; Children as Animators, Puppets as Social Beings in Contemporary Kazakhstan.

• Aaron Bekemeyer, B.A., LSA (history, English), France; The Algerian War, the Extrême Droite, and Historical Memory in Postwar France.

• Nina Bhattacharya, B.A., Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (Public Policy), Indonesia; English Teaching Assistantship.

• Kristen Bialik, B.A, LSA (English), South Korea; English teaching assistantship.

• Elizabeth Boulter, Ph.D., LSA (Mesopotamian studies), Germany; History, Guilt and Suffering in Neo-Assyrian Royal Self-Representation (721-631 B.C.E.).

• Alexander Brown, B.A., LSA (German, French), Germany; English teaching assistantship.

• Eric Burnstein, M.P.P. and M.U.P., Ford School, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (public policy, urban planning), Romania; Political Structures and Policy Outcomes in Romanian Cities.

• Louis Campana, B.A., LSA (English, Russian), Russia; English teaching assistantship.

• Margaret Cease, B.A., LSA (psychology), Canada; The Role of Stereotype Threat in International Tests of Education.

• Erica Feldman, Ph.D., LSA (anthropology), Kyrgyz Republic; Post-Soviet Youth Culture and Social Change in Bishkek.

• Kevin Gouge, Ph.D., LSA (history), Japan; The Ties that Bind: Land, Inheritance, Adoption, and Social Organization in Medieval Japan.

• Sara Hakeem, Ph.D., LSA (comparative literature), India; Oral Performance and Literary Historiography of Urdu Ghazal: 18th Century to the Present.

• Michael Herrick, B.S., Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (architecture), Germany; Stuttgart 21: Urban Transit Redevelopment in the 21st Century.

• Shin Hwang, M.Mus., School of Music, Theatre & Dance (piano performance), Netherlands; Study of 18th Century Iberian Keyboard Music.

• Ryan Iseppi, B.A., LSA (German, creative writing), Germany; English teaching assistantship.

• Deborah Jones, Ph.D., LSA (anthropology), Ukraine; Talk, Text, & Land Grabs: Language in Ukrainian Agrarian Political Economy.

• Lauren Kennedy, B.A., LSA (Spanish), Spain; English teaching assistantship.

• Andrew Kohler, Ph.D., LSA (musicology), Germany; Gray Acceptable: Carl Orff’s Professional and Aesthetic Responses to the Third Reich.

• Elizabeth Koselka, B.A., LSA (anthropology, Spanish), Spain; English teaching assistantship.

• Vivian Li, Ph.D., LSA (history of art), China; The Public Life of Art: Post-1949 Sculpture in China.

• Eméfah Loccoh, B.A. and B.S., LSA (biochemistry, political science), Togo; Determinants of Health Care Utilization amongst HIV/AIDS Patients Living in the Northern Kara Region of Togo, West Africa.

• Kunal Malik, B.A., Ford School (public policy), Malaysia; English teaching assistantship.

• Paul Manganello, B.A., LSA (philosophy), Switzerland; Finding the Physical in the Divine.

• John Mathias, Ph.D., LSA (anthropology and social work), India; Deliberation and Moral Community in the Making of an Indian Public.

• Anna Megdell, B.A., LSA (comparative literature, creative writing), Mexico; English teaching assistantship.

• Ellen Myers, B.A., LSA (anthropology), Indonesia; English teaching assistantship.

• Azure Nowara, B.A., LSA (political science), Malaysia; English teaching assistantship.

• Nevila Pahumi, Ph.D., LSA (history), Albania; Of Women, Faith, and Nation: a History of the Kyrias School for Girls, in Korça Albania, 1891-1934.

• Branden Prather, B.A., LSA (German), Germany; English teaching assistantship.

• Sarah Prensky-Pomeranz, B.A., LSA (English), South Africa; English teaching assistantship.

• Stephanie Rhodes, M.Mus., School of Music, Theatre & Dance (collaborative piano), Russia; Becoming an American Advocate for Russian Operatic Repertoire.

• Samer Salamekh, B.S., LSA (biochemistry), subsequent M.D., Ohio State University, Germany; Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Lactate.

• Nadia Selim, M.A., School of Education (education), Morocco; English teaching assistantship.

• Seth Soderborg, B.A., LSA (political science), Indonesia; English teaching assistantship.

• Aaron Talsma, B.S., LSA (cellular and molecular biology), Austria; Getting Lucky: Determining How the Male Courtship Song Contributes to Arousal in Drosophila.

• Andrea Urbiel Goldner, M.L.Arch, School of Natural Resources and the Environment (landscape architecture), Morocco; Community Appliances: Resilient Places in the City Landscape.

• Mai Ze Vang, B.A., LSA (Asian studies), Thailand; Adding New Threads to the Hmong Paj Ntaub.

• Yishi Wang, B.A., LSA (German, Program in the Environment), Germany; English teaching assistantship.

• Ammy Yuan, B.B.A., Stephen M. Ross School of Business (business administration), South Korea; English teaching assistantship.

* Degrees listed are either the highest degree attained or the degree currently in progress.