Intensive Grant Writing Workshop Announces Accepted Students

The Emory Writing Center congratulates the ten humanities and social sciences graduate students whose grant writing projects have been accepted to the Intensive Grant Writing Workshop run by the Laney Graduate School’s Grant Writing Program. These projects were selected from a competitive pool of draft proposals from students across graduate programs of the Laney Graduate School. The accepted students will attend an all-expenses-paid extended weekend retreat from Thursday, February 28 – Sunday, March 3, at Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. There, they will receive feedback on their grant proposals from their peers and from a team of faculty advisers. Confirmed faculty include Corinne Kratz from the Anthropology and African Studies, Devin Stewart from Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies (MESAS), Martine Brownley from English and the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Mark Risjord from Philosophy and Nursing, and Ulf Nilsson from the Laney Graduate School. Participants will learn how to write a persuasive grant proposal for an interdisciplinary audience and will leave the retreat with a comprehensive plan for revising their proposals. In between rigorous sessions on research design and proposal writing, participants will also be able to enjoy hiking in the north Georgia mountains.

Accepted Students and their Project Titles:

Adam benShea, a fifth-year student in Religion, will workshop “Talking with Prophets: Applying Socio-Rhetorical Interpretation to Prophetic Dialogue in the Qur’an.”

Ashleigh Dean, a third-year student in History, will workshop “Pedro de Alfaro’s Mission to China and Early Modern Global Diplomacy.”

Irem Ebeturk, a second-year student in Sociology, will workshop “Microfinance Between Global and Local: Cases of Turkey and Bolivia.”

Stephanie Pridgeon, a fourth-year student in Spanish, will workshop “Subverting Subversion: Re-examining 1970s Militancy in Recent Argentine Cultural Production.”

Joshua Robinson, a fourth-year student in Anthropology, will workshop “Developing a Paleoenvironmental Context for Middle Stone Age Behavioral Transitions: A Multi-site approach.”

Sujit Shrestha, a third-year student in Anthropology, will workshop “Neoliberal Maoism: Post-revolutionary Politics in Kathmandu’s Squatter Settlements.”

Deeksha Sivahumar, a second-year student in Religion, will workshop “Bommai Golu: Ossifying Narratives of Religion and Identity in Tamil Nadu.”
Shively Smith, a fifth-year student in Religion, will workshop “Live as Strangers in Your Own Land: Biblical Conversations with First Peter about Cultural Migration, Integration, and Exclusion.”

Sarah Stein, a third-year student in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), will workshop “Homemaking: The Eradication of Homelessness as Practice.”

Mael Vizcarra, a third-year student in the Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA), will workshop “Entre Líneas/Between Lines: Remapping the Tijuana Border Market.”

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