Recent Accomplishments from Our Graduate Students and Alumni - May 2023

May 18, 2023

Meher Ali has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellowship to conduct fieldwork for her dissertation in India and Pakistan.

Emily R. Chesley recently gave a work-in-progress talk at the Gennadius Library (Athens), and will soon present a paper at the Oxford Byzantine Graduate Seminar.

Zheng Guan will be taking up an internship this summer with World Wildlife Fund (Food Loss) through the Princeton RISE (Recognizing Inequalities and Standing for Justice) Grant Initiative. Zheng's role will include conducting research on fair labor practices pertaining to regenerative agriculture.

Hasan Hameed recently published a piece in The Nassau Weekly on the struggles of Muslim students on campus who use water (rather than toilet paper) to wash in "Below the Belt."

Anastasiia Lystsova presented her work, "Russian Absolutism and the Polish Republic in the Eighteenth Century", at the graduate seminar at Sorbonne University (Paris), which is run by Prof. Alexander Lavrov.

Michael Mandelkorn was awarded the Council of Overseas American Research Centers’ Multi-Country Research Fellowship.

Jiya Pandya won Princeton's "Outstanding Advocacy Award" in the Best of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards for the year, which "recognizes exemplary student leadership, initiative, dedication, and advocacy with a diversity, inclusion, and/or social justice focus. This may include organizing events, coordinating community-building activities, leading justice movements, or advocating for causes on campus and within broader communities."

Maia Silber published an essay in The New Yorker, "A Jewish Immigrant Novelist’s Radical Vision for Working Women".

Liya Xie will present her paper "Unlearning Religion in Churches: The Ambiguity of Space and Materiality in Soviet Antireligious Museums " at the conference Religion and Spirituality as Sites of Learning in Åbo/Turku, Finland. Xie also recently published a review of Russia in World History: A Transnational Approach by Choi Chatterjee, and she was the recipient of the 2023-2024 Graduate Student Research Award from the Center for Culture, Society, and Religion at Princeton University.

Robert Yee recently published an article in the Business History Review on the historical development of banking regulation in Germany, "A State of Supervision: The Political Economy of Banking Regulation in Germany, 1900s–1930s".