Congratulations to second-year Ph.D. students Evan Chaloupka and Ray Horton, whose projects were selected by the 2013-14 Graduate Committee for support from the Dean’s Fellows program! Chaloupka’s project involves the Cleveland Press and State of Ohio archives related to LIFE magazine exposés of the Cleveland Mental Hospital. Horton’s project, titled “Oberlin, Twain’s Jeremiads, and Political Theology,” will involve work in Oberlin and in California.
Chaloupka and Horton follow Thom Dawkins and Jess Slentz, selected in August 2013, as the second cohort to have projects supported by the Dean’s Fellows program.
The program provides all first-year doctoral students with startup research funds related to the development of project proposals. As many as two projects per year may be selected for additional support for writing time and travel. The program is designed to put interdisciplinary study and work in collections in Cleveland in dialogue with comparable institutions of national and international import and to expand the resource base for doctoral dissertation projects in English.