Four Princeton graduate students receive DAAD awards for research and study in Germany

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Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
Aug. 2, 2018

Four Princeton graduate students have received graduate scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst — DAAD) for research and language study in Germany for the 2018-19 academic year.

Ekaterina Pukhovaia

A doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Pukhovaia is studying early modern Yemeni political and social history. Her dissertation examines state-building in Zaydi Yemen during the first period of Ottoman rule (1538-1635).

Ron Sadan

A doctoral candidate in the Department of German, Sadan works on questions of narrative and community by way of literary theory and history. His research interests include humanism and the history of hermeneutics, theories of media and the stories of Robert Walser.

William Stewart

A doctoral candidate in the Department of German and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities, Stewart came to Princeton in 2015 after working for a number of years in the Berlin studio of Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. His dissertation investigates the political, social and aesthetic ramifications of transnationality in the post-war Germanies, in particular their resonance and dissonance with globalized capitalism and neoliberalism.

Ying Sze Pek

A doctoral candidate in the Department of Art and Archaeology, Pek's research in art and visual history involves photography, collage and montage, and is often concerned with the historiography of art in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Frankfurt School critical theory and its legacies, philosophies of media and technology, as well as questions of realism and documentary.

DAAD is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. DAAD offers programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to over 130,000 individuals per year. DAAD programs aim to create goodwill and professional relationships that will build a solid basis for relations between Germany and North America. DAAD scholarships are highly competitive and recipients are selected by independent committees based on outstanding academic records and convincing project proposals or statements of purpose.

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