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Draper Ph.D. Acceptances

Dear Students:

Many of you have applied to Ph.D. programs and are starting to receive responses. Draper would be delighted to congratulate you and to announce your doctoral acceptances on the 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 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.

Email us at draper.program@nyu.edu to share your news.

Draper Student & Alumni Announcements

Draper students and alumni have been as busy as ever since we posted our last update. Thanks for letting us know what you’ve all been up to! Remember that if you would like to write a post for the blog about your experiences presenting at conferences, your academic work, or events/accomplishments of interest outside of academia, we love to have student contributions. Get in touch with us at draper.program@nyu.edu if you have news to report or are interested in writing a blog post.

Student and Alumni News

Marcia Alesan Dawkins (alumna ’00) is an Assistant Professor of Human Communication at California State University, Fullerton. She is writes about political communication, diversity, popular culture and new media for “The Huffington Post” and “Truthdig” (www.marciadawkins.com/blog). Her forthcoming book, “Things Said in Passing,” is a critical analysis of instances of racial passing in the United States from the late nineteenth through early twenty-first centuries. She lectures and consults on these and other issues related to contemporary communication.

Shayne Leslie Figueroa (alumna, September 2008)
was accepted to Steinhardt’s doctoral program in Nutrition and Food Studies. Shayne will start the program in the fall while continuing to act as the administrator at NYU’s Taub Center for Israel Studies.
Yelitzaveta Goldfarb‘s article, “Irony Behind the Iron Curtain” is set to be published in the Nabokov Online Journal (NOJ/НОЖ) on April 23, 2010. A link to her article will be made available when the journal is published.

Tara Haskins is presenting her paper “Put What? Where? Why Americans Don’t Like Squat Toliets” at the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association’s National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri (March 2010).

Everett Kramer will be presenting his paper, “A Teapot Arsenal: on Propaganda Porcelain in Mao’s China” at Bard Graduate Center’s “Materials of Persuasion” Conference (April 2010).

Ji Hyun Lee will be presenting papers at two upcoming conferences. At NYU’s Graduate English Organization Conference on Literature and the Mass-Produced Image (April 2010), she will be presenting a paper entitled “”The Ontology of a Novel: Reading Dennis Cooper’s Period alongside Andre Bazin’s ‘The Ontology of the Photographic Image.'” She will also be presenting at York University’s conference, “The Future (TBD),” in Toronto (April 2010). Her paper for this conference is called “(An)Archiving after the Apocalypse: The Death Drive, Representation, and the Rise and Fall and Rise of Civilization in Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz.”

Ji Hyuck Moon published a Science Fiction short story entitled “Chaser” on naver.com, the largest and the most famous portal site in Korea (similar to Google in the US.) “Chaser” was featured on the main page of naver.com on Feburary 5, 2010 and will be published later by Minumsa, a popular publishing company in Korea.

Ji Hyuck’s translation of Elephant Faith, by Cynthia Boykin, was published in Korea in January. He has also completed a Korean translation (his 7th) of In Quiet Light: Poems on Vermeer’s Women by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre. The book will be published later this year.

Chandani Patel (alumna, May ’08) is the recipient of a four year Jacob K. Javits fellowship supporting her research, which examines literature from East Africa, South Africa, and Mauritius revolving around movements and migrations within the Indian Ocean. Chandani is currently in her second year in the University of Chicago’s doctoral program in Comparative Literature.

Yehudit Robinson (alumna, May ’08) presented at SUNY Stony Brook’s “Cycles” Conference in January 2010. Her presentation, entitledPlus de MetaFood: Economies of Consumption and the Disappearance of the Subject in Eating Disorder Literature,” was based on her Draper Master’s thesis and focused on the “cyclicality of want and our collective fantasy of avowal; on anorexia’s relationship to metaphor, bulimia’s to metonymy, and the potentially fatal consequences.”

Jackie Simonovitch is presenting her paper, “The Cycle of Madness in Wide Sargasso Sea” at Stony Brook University’s 3rd Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate Conference (March 2010).

Matt Williams (alumn, May ’08) will be presenting a paper entitled “Launched Among Strangers”: Personality and Politics During the Administration of Governor William Cosby, 1732-1736″ at the 15ht Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student Conference (March 2010) at Temple University’s Center City Campus. Matt is in his second year in SUNY Binghamton’s doctoral program in History.

Draper Student News, 08 – 09

Both current Draper students and alumni had a great deal of exciting news during the 2008 – 2009 academic year. Here are the accomplishments, scholarships, and acceptances that students shared with us this year:

Andrei Boutyline was accepted to Berkeley’s doctoral program in Sociology. His initial goal is to pursue a computational/mathematical study of culture.

Katherine Carlson (Alumna, 2008) was accepted to NYU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. Katherine will start the program in fall 2009 and will be studying fiction.

Myong Yee Chin, a dual degree student at Draper and the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, was awarded the LCU Foundation Scholarship for women in Palmer’s Rare Books and Special Collections concentration. Myong was awarded $8000 award for the 2008 – 2009 academic year.

Russell MacKenzie Fehr (Alumnus 2009) was accepted to doctoral programs in History at the University of California, Riverside, the CUNY Graduate Center, and SUNY Binghamton, with fellowship offers from Riverside and CUNY. Russell is currently interning at the Sacramento City Clerk’s office and will be starting at UC Riverside in fall 2009.

Shayne Figueroa (Alumna, 2009) presented her paper, “Selling the Casual Dining Franchise to Housewives in Postwar America,” at the 2009 Association for the Study of Food & Society conference in May 2009. Her paper was presented as part of the panel “Marjorie DeVault’s Feeding the Family — 20 years of Research on Gender and Domestic Food Labor.”

Jennifer Kelly (Alumna, 2008) has been accepted to the University of Texas, Austin’s doctoral program in American Studies, where she will be funded through Teaching Assistant and Assistant Instructor positions in both American Studies and the Department of Rhetoric. She will start her coursework and Assistant Instructor position in the Department of Rhetoric in the fall of 2009.

Elena Landriscina (Alumna, 2009) has been accepted into the Juris Doctorate programs at American University, Northeastern University, and George Washington University.

Pei Palmgren (Alumnus, 2008) has moved to Bangkok, Thailand and is working as the International Development Officer for the People’s Empowerment Foundation. This independent Thai NGO works to strengthen civil society networks throughout the country and Southeast Asia.

Susan Rosenfeld is giving a lecture entitled “A Culture of Letters: David F. Dorr’s and Frederick Douglass’ Travel Narratives as Early Pan-African Texts,” this summer in Ghana for the Association of the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) conference.

Kate Simpkins (Alumna 2008) was accepted to the English doctoral program at Northeastern University, where she will begin in fall 2009.

Alana Smith presented her paper, “Citizen/Terrorist: Security Problems of the Biopolitical State” at NYU’s Poetics and Theory Conference “On Security” on March 7, 2009.

Claire Sommers (Alumna, 2009) was accepted to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s doctoral program in Comparative Literature.