Grants and Fellowships Abound for HAUD Students

May 14, 2015

In recent weeks, three Ph.D. candidates in the History of Architecture and Urban Development program (HAUD) were awarded grants and fellowships.

Elvan Cobb received a 10,000-lira fellowship from SALT, an Istanbul-based organization focused on visual and material culture. Cobb's project was one of eight selected from more than 150 applicants. She will use the fellowship for a project associated with her dissertation. Titled Life Around the Rails, Cobb's project examines the impact of railways on the daily spatial practices of Ottomans in western Anatolia during the 19th century through an examination of mass media. Cobb will present the results of her research at a conference at SALT in December.

The 2015 Manon Michels Einaudi grant from Cornell's Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and the Cornell Institute for European Studies was awarded to Anna Mascorella. One $3,500 grant is given each year for graduate research in a field including European art and architecture, art history, literature, philosophy, or culture. Mascorella will use the funding to travel to Rome to begin research for her dissertation, which reconsiders the National Fascist Party's urban interventions in the city by examining the regime's negotiation of Rome's Baroque architecture, urbanism, and rhetoric. She will visit archives and sites throughout the city.

Cornell's S. Knight Institute's Buttrick Crippen Fellowship provides a full year of support for a single fellow from the Graduate School to study and practice teaching undergraduate writing. Whitten Overby is the 2015–16 winner. He will spend the fall semester preparing a new First-Year Writing Seminar, and will teach that seminar in the spring semester. Overby will receive a stipend of more than $20,000, tuition, and health insurance.

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