Department of History
2017-2018 Rothman Doctoral Fellow

Derek Boetcher, doctoral candidate in History, used his 2017-2018 Rothman Doctoral Fellowship to travel to New Zealand to research textual and visual sources at the National Archives of New Zealand, the National Library of New Zealand, and the Auckland Art Gallery, as well as to photograph a number of monuments for his dissertation project. Boetcher’s work investigates the lives of temporary commemorative monumental artworks in Ireland and British Imperial Dominions from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. Read More “Derek Boetcher”

School of Music
2017-2018 Tedder Family Doctoral Fellow

Navid Bargrizan received a Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship for his dissertation project entitled “Microtonality, Technology, and Dramatic Narrative in the Theatrical Music of Harry Partch and Manfred Stahnke.” He traveled to Germany for archival research and to conduct interviews related to Stahnke’s operas. Read More “Navid Bargrizan”

Department of History
2017-2018 Rothman Doctoral Fellow

Alexis Baldacci, doctoral candidate in History, used her 2017-2018 Rothman Doctoral Fellowship to consult literature and complete the writing of two chapters of her dissertation on consumerism and everyday life in revolutionary Cuba. Baldacci explores how state policies surrounding production, consumption, and mass consumerism have impacted ideas about the relationship between state and citizen, popular conceptions of the revolution’s legitimacy and longevity, and gender relations in individual households and wider society. Read More “Alexis Baldacci”