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August 24, 2012

NAEd Spencer Dissertation Fellow for 2012-13: Emily Bruce

Emily Bruce has been selected as a National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellow for 2012-13 for her dissertation Reading Agency: The Making of Modern German Childhoods, 1770-1850.

The Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $25,000 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world.

Full list of National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellows for 2012

August 17, 2012

History's 2012-13 Fulbright Scholars

University of Minnesota announces 2012-13 Fulbright Scholars

The Department of History is proud to announce that 5 Bachelor level and 2 Graduate level Fulbright Scholarships have been awarded to History students. There were a total of 19 Fulbrights awarded for 2012-2013. Congratulations to all!

Bachelor level Fulbright Scholarships

Amy Conner, a 2012 alumna of the College of Liberal Arts and the University Honors Program, will be a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Croatia working with English students at the university level. Conner graduated magna cum laude and with high distinction this spring with majors in history, political science and Spanish studies.

Andrew Larkin, who earned his bachelor of arts in history with a minor in economics before graduating with distinction in December 2011 from the College of Liberal Arts, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the United Kingdom to pursue a master's degree in history.

Michael McGarrah has been awarded a Fubright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain. McGarrah graduated from the College of Liberal Arts and the University Honors Program this spring summa cum laude and with distinction, earning a major in child psychology and minors in Spanish studies and history.

Tanya Wacholz is one of two U of M Twin Cities students awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany during the coming year. Wacholz is a spring 2011 graduate of the College of Liberal Arts with majors in history and German studies.

Emilia Witthuhn is the recipient of a Fulbright-affiliated Austrian Government Teaching Assistantship. Witthun is a 2008 graduate of College of Liberal Arts with a major in German studies and a minor in history.

Graduate level Fulbright Scholarships

Jesse Wolf Izzo, a Ph.D. student in history, will spend the academic year at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

Melissa Kelley, a Ph.D. student in history, will travel to select German universities.

Continue reading for more information on each History student's Fulbright plans along with profiles of all 2012-2103 Fulbright winners.