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Draper’s Doctoral Successes: Ph.D. Acceptances 2012

Congratulations to all of our current students and alumni who have been accepted to doctoral programs!
If you would like to add your own Ph.D. news to our list, please email us at draper.program[at]nyu.edu.
  • Keith Aksel (alumnus 2010) was accepted to the History program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Hilarie Ashton was accepted to the English program at the CUNY Graduate Center. She will start in fall 2013.
  • Leslie Bowman will start the English and Religion program at Claremont Graduate University.
  • Michelle Dennis was accepted to the English programs at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Michigan. She’ll be attending the University of Michigan.
  • Bejamin Foley (alumnus, 2008) will start at Rutgers’ Sociology program.
  • Nicholaus Gutierrez (alumnus, Jan. 2012) will start at Berkeley’s Rhetoric program in the fall.
  • Lee Huttner was accepted to the English program at Northwestern
  • Craig Knox will start his doctoral work at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto. He was awarded four years of full funding.
  • Sarah Catherine Latanyshyn was accepted to the Ethnomusicology program at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the musicology program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She will attend UCSB with a four year Doctoral Scholars Fellowship 
  •  Ji Hyun Lee (alumna, 2010) was accepted to the English programs at Northeastern (with the University Excellence Fellowship), SUNY Stony Brook (with the Graduate Council Fellowship), and Cornell (with funding). Ji Hyun will attend Cornell in the fall where she is looking forward to the opportunity to study trauma with Cathy Caruth.
  • Daniel Libatique will attend Boston University’s Classics program in the fall.
  • Eric Longfellow was accepted to the English Studies and Creative Writing program at Illinois State University.
  • Pamela Nogales will start at NYU’s American History program in the fall.
  • William Paris (alumnus, Jan. 2012) was accepted to the Philosophy program at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Yun Emily Wang was accepted to the Ethnomusicology programs at Memorial University and the University of Toronto, as well as the Humanities program at Concordia University. She will start at the University of Toronto in the fall.
  • Lindsey Whitmore was accepted to the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Rutgers and the Cultural Studies program at SUNY Stony Brook. She will start at Rutgers in the fall.


Good luck to all of you!
Please keep us updated on your endeavors!


Student & Alumni News!

It’s been another big year for Draper students and alumni. If you have news to share, please email us at draper.program@nyu.edu and let us know!

Dinika Amaral (May 2011) was accepted to MFA programs at NYU, Queens College, and San Francisco State University. She received a fellowship to attend the program at NYU, where she’ll start in the fall.

John Allen (Alumnus, 2010)
has started teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific. He will be teaching two undergraduate seminars this fall.

Brian Ballard (May 2011) was accepted to Philosophy doctoral programs at the University of Pittsburgh, UC Santa Barbara, CUNY, Purdue, the University of Rochester, and the University of Texas, Austin. He’ll be starting at the University of Pittsburgh this fall.

Sarah Broderick (May 2011)
was accepted to MFA programs in Creative Writing (fiction) at San Francisco State University, the University of San Francisco, and St. Mary’s College (where she was also awarded a fiction scholarship). She will begin at San Francisco State in the fall.

Sarah also presented her thesis, under the condensed title “Puncturing the Skin of a Nation: The (Re)presentation of the Black Vampire in Popular Film,” at Brooklyn College’s Graduate English Conference in April 2011.

David Colosi
(Alumnus, 2006) presented his narrative installation “The Superintendent’s Keys” in Steinhardt’s ‘Broadway Windows’ during March 2011. The piece depicted “six narrative vignettes in comic strip-like format” and also included a live performance on opening night.

Halah Darwazeh (May 2011) was accepted to the doctoral program for Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.

Richard Evans (Alumnus, 2008)
is in his second year at the Institute for the Comparative Study of Literature, Arts and Culture at Carleton University in Canada.

Ay
let Even-Nur (May 2011) was accepted to the doctoral program in Near Eastern Studies at Berkeley.

Russell Fehr (Alumnus, 2009)
will complete his MA in History (in progress to his Ph.D) at the University of California, Riverside in June 2011. He anticipates advancing to Ph.D. candidacy in the spring of 2012.

Ann Halbert-Brooks
was accepted to the History doctoral program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she will focus on Latin American history.

Eric Hodges (May 2011)
was accepted to the East Asian Studies doctoral program at NYU.

Scott Kaplan
started a media and communications internship at the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Elizabeth Kinsley was accepted to the doctoral program in Rhetoric and Public Culture at Northwestern.

Dani Limos (Alumna, 2010) has been accepted to the London School of Economics where she will begin a MSc in Social Policy and International Development this fall. She plans to focus on microloans in developing countries of Latin America and Africa. Over the summer, Dani will be working at Legacy International with an Indonesian youth exchange, and also complete an internship with the Grameen Foundation.

Mirelle Luecke (Alumna, 2011) was accepted to the the doctoral program in History at the University of Pittsburgh.

Luce Melendez-Robledo (May 2011) will be attending law school at the University of Puerto Rico this fall.

Ji Hyuck Moon (May 2011) will publish his first collection of short stories in Korea this summer.

April Pierce (May 2011)
was accepted to D.Phil programs in English literature at Oxford and University College London. She will start at Oxford in the fall.

Shabnam Piryaei
‘s poetry collection Ode to Fragile was published by Plain View Press in October 2010. She also wrote and directed three short films based on poetry from the book, which all screened in the U.S. at the Woodstock Film Festival, the Indie Spirit Film Festival, the Red Rock Film Festival, the Miami Short Film Festival and the Target Art Gallery, and internationally at the Portobello Film Festival, Canterbury Short Film Festival, and the Zebra Poetry Film Festival.

Alexander Ponomareff (May 2011)
was accepted to the Comparative Literature doctoral program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Megan Schmidt has been interning at the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect since September 2010. She has been using her work at the Coalition to develop a course paper which comparatively examines the crises in Cote d’Ivoire and Libya, international responses, and what this means for the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect.

Megan also published her paper “Chinese and Indian Economic Practices with Africa: Fueling Growth or Undermining Development?” (which she wrote for Topics in Global Histories with Maia Ramnath in fall 2010) in the spring issue of NYU’s human rights journal, Humanus.

Send Us Your Acceptance News!

Dear Students:

Many of you have applied to Ph.D. programs, law school, and MFA programs and are starting to receive responses. Draper would be delighted to congratulate you and to announce your acceptances on our blog, so please let us know what your next step in academia will be!

If you would prefer that Draper not share your good news, however, please still tell us if you are accepted to a doctoral or other graduate program this year. We also want to hear from you if you haven’t been accepted. This information is compiled annually for the graduate school and goes a long way in encouraging more Master’s-centered programming and resources to be developed within GSAS.

Send your good news to draper[dot]program[at]nyu[dot]edu

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Draper Ph.D. Acceptances

Congratulations to all the Draperites who have been accepted to doctoral, juris doctorate, and MFA programs! We wish you all the best in your future studies. If you are a Draper student or graduate who would like to have your name and acceptances added to this list, please let us know.

Alexandra Blaszczuk (alumna 2010) will be enrolling in Columbia Law School’s Juris Doctorate program in the fall.

Esther Hio-Tong Castillo was accepted to the doctoral program in Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, as well as both the Sociology and Urban Studies programs at Temple University. She will be joining Temple’s Sociology program, with full funding.

Dasha Chapman (alumna, 2008) is attending the Performance Studies doctoral program at NYU, where she began in fall 2009.

Richard Evans (alumnus, 2008) is attending the doctoral program at the Institute for the Comparative Study of Literature, Art and Culture at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Yelitzaveta Goldfarb was accepted to the Comparative Literature doctoral program at Emory, where she will start in the fall.

Grant Hamming was accepted to Art History doctoral programs at Stanford and the University of Illinois. He will be starting at Stanford in the fall.

Jennifer Jordan (alumna, 2008) will be transferring from the Medieval European History doctoral program at the CUNY Graduate Center to the History doctoral program at SUNY Stony Brook, where she has been offered a teacher’s fellowship.

Omar Miranda will be starting in the English doctoral program at NYU this fall.

Travis Mushett was accepted to the doctoral program in Rhetoric and Culture at Northwestern, as well as the doctoral programs in Communications at the University of Minnesota, The New School and Columbia. He will start at Columbia in the fall.

Maria Jose Navia (alumna 2008) will be enrolling in the doctoral program in Spanish at Georgetown this fall, where she has received a full fellowship.

David Romine (alumnus, 2009) will be enrolling in the doctoral program for Latin American History at Duke University this fall.

Susan Rosenfeld (alumna, 2009) was accepted to doctoral programs in History at UCLA and Michigan State. Susan will be starting at UCLA this fall, where she will specialize in African History and was offered the program’s only full funding package, along with additional funding from the UCLA International Center.

Lucia Staino-Daniels
(alumna 2010) will be beginning the History doctoral program at UCLA this fall.

Eliane Sum (alumna, 2009) will be starting in the M.Litt program in Philosophy at the University of St. Andrew’s in Scotland this fall. Following the completion of the M.Litt, Eliane will be eligible to enroll in the Philosophy doctoral program.

Juan Torbidoni was accepted to the Comparative Literature program at Harvard, where he will begin this fall.

Christine Woody was accepted to the English program the University of Pennsylvania, where she will be starting in the fall.