Student Programs

2019 Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize Winners

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The Weatherhead Center congratulates the following Undergraduate Associates who were awarded 2019 Thomas Temple Hoopes Prizes on the basis of their outstanding scholarly work.

Sunaina Danziger, “Nazis in America: The US Intelligence Programs That Shaped the New World Order, 1945–1949.”

Sierra Nota, “Make Way for the Railway: Transit-Oriented Development in the City of Irkutsk, 1890–1920.”

Jules Ziqi Qiu, “Friendship or Hostility, Trade or War: The 1832 Voyage of the Lord Amherst.”

Undergraduate Associates 2019–2020

The following students have been appointed Undergraduate Student Associates for the 2019–2020 academic year and have received grants to support travel in connection with their senior thesis research on international affairs.

Isabel Bernhard (Social Studies), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. Argentine-Brazilian civil military relations in the Cold War (1983–1994).

Constance Bourguignon (Romance Languages and Literatures; Women, Gender & Sexuality), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. Grammatical gender in the lived experiences of nonbinary Francophones.

Angie Cui (East Asian Studies; Government), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. Historical memory and China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Eva Diianni-Miller (Social Studies), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. Young black South African political identity in Cape Town.

Eve Driver (Social Studies), Rogers Family Research Fellow. Indigenous land rights in Cape Town.

Archibald Hall (Social Studies), Julian Sobin Fellow. The cultural legacy of the British Empire in Africa.

Matthew Keating (Government), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. Comparative analysis of EU member state policies towards LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees.

Charles Michael (Social Studies), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. Colonial heritage as a competitive asset for Hong Kong.

Julie Ngauv (History), Julian Sobin Fellow. Oral history of Cambodian genocide survivors from rural provinces.

Tom Osborn (Psychology), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. Positive psychology intervention on depression and anxiety in youth in sub-Saharan Africa living in Kenya’s Kibera slums.

Isabel Parkey (History & Literature), Rogers Family Research Fellow. Heritage and Ghanaian intellectual property law in global perspective.

Brendan Powell (Government), Simmons Family Research Fellow. Investigating the Effects of Foreign Intervention on Sectarianism in the Lebanese Civil War.

Russell Reed (Special Concentration in Geography and Development), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. Colonial racial science and gorilla conservation in the Albertine Rift.

Alyssa Resar (Government), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. Chinese military strategy in China and Taiwan.

Paulette Schuster (Social Studies), Rogers Family Research Fellow. Educational impact on young local social entrepreneurs in east Africa.

Nick Stauffer-Mason (East Asian Studies; Government), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. Policy implementation and the comparative political economy of housing oversupply in China.

Alexandra Todorova (History), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. Danish archaeology in the shadow of the Third Reich.

Sophia Vargas (Anthropology), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. The reintegration of female ex-combatants in Colombia.

Adele Woodmansee (Integrative Biology; Anthropology), Williams/Lodge International Government and Public Affairs Research Fellow. How native maize varieties and subsistence agriculture shape ideas of locality and contamination in San Miguel del Valle, Oaxaca.

2018–2019 Graduate Student Associates

The Graduate Student Associates (GSA) program is one of the Center's oldest and most valued programs. Directed by Erez Manela, professor of history and Weatherhead Center Faculty Associate, the program welcomes applicants from any of Harvard's graduate and professional schools. The Center currently supports twenty-four doctoral candidates from advanced degree programs that include African and African American studies, anthropology, architecture and urban planning, the classics, government, history, history of science, law, public policy, religion, and sociology. Thank you to this year's GSAs for all your hard work and dedication!

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  1. Photo collage of Sunaina Danziger, Sierra Nota, and Jules Ziqi Qiu. Credit: Courtesy of students
  2. The 2018–2019 Graduate Student Associates. Credit: Michelle Nicholasen