SLCL Announces 2021-2022 Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Seven students receive fellowships


Daria Semenova, Slavic Languages & Literatures and recipient, SLCL Dissertation Fellowship

The School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics has announced the students who have been awarded the 2021-2022 SLCL Dissertation Completion Fellowships. The executive committee that made the awards expressed their admiration at the range and intellectual depth of the students’ projects. Congratulations to all of them and to their respective advisors and teachers.

This year's awardees are:

  • Claire Baytas – (Comparative and World Literature) “Migrating Memories in Contemporary Literature and Film in French and Turkish”
  • Ander Beristain Murillo (Spanish and Portuguese) “The acquisition of acoustic and aerodynamics patterns of coarticulation in second and heritage languages”
  • Eider Extebarria Zuluaga (Spanish and Portuguese) “SP Subject Expression in Spanish in Contact with Basque and in Spanish-Basque Bilingualism”
  • Eva Kuras (Comparative and World Literature) “The Circulating Mediterranean Romance: Varqeh o Golshah and Floire et Blancheflor”
  • Nicolas Portugal (French and Italian) “Contemporary French Literature in the Wake of Terrorism”
  • Taraneh Sanei (Linguistics) “Navigating (Trans-) locality/nationality on Social Media: Online Sociolinguistics Practices among Iranians”
  • Daria Semenova (Slavic Languages and Literatures) “At Home and Away: Community Belonging in Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian Adventure Fiction, 1918-1960”

The School also awards the Douglas A. Kibbee Prize to the recipient of the SLCL Dissertation Completion Fellowship whose dissertation project is judged to be of exceptional scholarly significance and was also the highest rated proposal in the group. This year, the Kibbee Prize goes to Ander Beristain Murillo of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.