Celebrating Graduate Student Achievements in 2023-2024

May 23, 2024

We are thrilled to honor the recent achievements of our exceptional graduate students, who have secured prestigious fellowships, grants, awards, and placements. Congratulations to all on your well-deserved successes!


Aliosha Pittaka Bielenberg
US Department of Education, Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Award, Turkish Language Study in Istanbul (Summer 2024) 

Robin Manley
Cornell School of Criticism & Theory, Seminar Participant
Center for Interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry Summer Research Grant

David Lau
University of California Dissertation-Year Fellowship 
David's achievement underscores the university's belief in his capacity to craft an exceptional dissertation. This fellowship not only recognizes his scholarly prowess but also offers substantial support, including a generous stipend of $30,000 along with coverage of in-state tuition and fees. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the students, faculty, and staff who dedicated their time and effort to nominate David. Their contributions were invaluable. Here's to David's continued success as he embarks on the final leg of his graduate journey in the year ahead!

Devin Choudhury and Angela Yu
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Awards
Huge congratulations to our esteemed Rhetoric Ph.D. candidates for receiving the prestigious Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (OGSI) Award. Their commitment to excellence in teaching is truly commendable, and we take great pride in their achievements. Let's all come together in celebrating Devin and Angela’s well-deserved recognition!

Cheers to our graduating class of PhD students, and here's to the exciting journey that lies ahead!

Katie Brown
“Listening in Black and Blue: Disorienting Whiteness in Sound and Color”

Devin Choudhury

“Writing on the Land: Form, Ecology, and Agrarian Development in Mid-Twentieth Century Bengal”

Liza Michaeli 
“Recovering the pain”

Kyra Sutton
“The Secular Undone: Contemporary Anglo-American Literature and the Question of Time”

Wishing them sincere congratulations on their thrilling new career prospects!

Devin Choudhury
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University

Linda Kinstler
Harvard Society of Fellows, 2024–2027

Liza Michaeli
Lecturer, Department of Philosophy and Jewish Thought, Shalem College, Jerusalem, Israel 

Kyra Sutton 
Assistant Professor, American Culture and Literature, Bilkent University, Ankara, Türkiye