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					                          HOWARD FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE APRIL, 2009
Providence, RI – The Board of Administration of the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation has
awarded eleven fellowships of $25,000 each for the 2009-2010 academic year. The eleven recipients,
representing the fields of History and Philosophy, were selected from this year’s outstanding group of
applicants. The 2009-20010 fellows and their projects are:

Markus Asper, Associate Professor of Classics, New York University, Narratives in (Ancient
Greek) Science Writing.
Caroline Castiglione, Associate Professor of Italian Studies and History, Brown University,
Accounting for Affection: Mothering and Politics in Rome, 1630-1730.
James Cook, Associate Professor History and American Culture, University of Michigan, Master
Juba, The King of all Dancers! A Fugitive Story from the Birth of Mass Culture.
Valentina Izmirlieva, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages, Columbia University, Christian
Hajjis: The Forgotten Pilgrims to Ottoman Jerusalem.
Laura McEnaney, Associate Professor of History and Nadine Austin Wood Chair in American
History, Whittier College, World War II’s “Postwar”: A Social and Policy History of Peace, 1944-
Mark Overmeyer-Velazquez, Associate Professor of History, Director, Center for Latin American
and Caribbean Studies, University of Connecticut, “Bleeding Mexico White,” Race Nation and the
History of Mexico – US Migration.
Karl Qualls, Chair and Associate Professor of History, Dickinson College, Director, Dickinson
College Humanities Program, University of East Anglia, The Making of Soviet Niños: Raising
Spanish Children in Stalin’s USSR, 1937-51.
Manisha Sinha, Associate Professor of Afro-American Studies and History, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, Redefining Democracy: African Americans and the Movement to Abolish
Slavery, 1775-1865.

Joshua Gert, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University, Value, Response-
Dependence, and Secondary Qualities.
Amy Olberding, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma, Exemplarism and the
Pavlos Sfyroeras, Associate Professor of Classics, Middlebury College, Aristophanes Sophos:
Comedy and Philosophy in the Late Fifth Century.

Fellowships for 2010-2011 will be awarded in the fields of Creative Writing in English: Fiction and Poetry.
See the Foundation’s website ( for more information. The Howard
Foundation is an independent agency administered by Brown University.

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