Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst
German Academic Exchange Service
Henry R. Thomson, Ph.D. student in Political Science, received a DAAD Scholarship for 2012-13. His dissertation involves the study of political economy of democracy in Germany in the first half of the 20th century. Thomson received a B.A. in German and Political Science from Victoria University at Wellington in 2005 and a M.A. in International Relations from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2007.
Emily Claire Bruce, Ph.D. student in History, will spend the 2011-12 academic year visiting archives in Germany. Her dissertation project examines the influences of children’s books on children in Germany between 1770 and 1850. Bruce graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in History in 2007.
Leonore Phillips, a PhD candidate in Anthropology, received a DAAD Scholarship to conduct research in Berlin during the 2010-11 academic year. Her ethnographic project addresses fundamental issues facing Germany and other Western European countries today – the immigration of workers from other parts of the world to work in high technology industries. Phillips received a BA in Anthropology and German from the University of California, Berkeley in 2004.
Eric Roubinek, a PhD candidate in History, received a DAAD Scholarship for 2009-10 to conduct extensive archival research at the Bundesarchiv in Berlin. In his dissertation, he will examine how ideas of racial difference were defined and negotiated in the colonial administrations of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy through their native policy and how these ideas were implicated in policies and practices that circulated within popular and scientific discourses at home. Roubinek received a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004.
Sean Nye, a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society, received a DAAD Scholarship for 2008-09. His dissertation examines how electronic music has presented postmodern tropes of German identity by means of performance practice, cover art, and a range of musical techniques. Nye received a B.A. in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from the University of California-Berkeley in 2001.