City College of New York senior Ivana Lazaroska has a particular interest in the comparative study of religious ideology in southeastern Europe and Turkey from the late 19th century to the present. Thanks to the CCNY-Stanford Summer Research Program, the history/political science double major is about to take her research to another level.
From June 22, Lazaroska and nine other City College students will spend eight weeks at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., as the third cohort of the program established in 2013.
She and the other CCNY students will conduct research in their respective topics with a Stanford faculty mentor. They will, in addition, participate in weekly seminars on the graduate school application process and research in the humanities.
The program is designed for students considering graduate school, and specifically doctoral research, in the Humanities and arts. Students receive a $3,000 stipend, on campus room and board and $600 to cover travel expenses.
The other 2015 CCNY-Stanford Summer Research Program participants and their research topics are:
- Leah Abraha (MA, art history), photography-based postcards in Colonial Eritrea;
- Mariel M. Acosta Matos (MA, Spanish), language and gender;
- Yasmine El Gheur (junior, art history), oriental and post-colonial portrayals of Arab-Muslim women and contemporary female Arab artists who critique the Western fascination of Arab female sexuality;
- Karim Elhaies (senior, history/Jewish studies), social, economic, and political factors that have shaped post-colonial Egyptian popular culture;
- Jonathan Elí Melgar Linares (MA, Spanish), portrayals of transvestism in Latin American literature, with a focus on Central America;
- Jamie M. Fine (MFA, creative writing and literature), post-millennial young adult literature, looking at representations of government or governing bodies;
- Conor McGlone (senior, English literature), Shakespeare;
- Sophia Monegro (senior, English), Latin American literature;
- Rebecca Wellington (senior, philosophy), structures of class, race, and gender and their application to multiple ideas in socio-political theory.
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