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Franke Graduate Fellows Announced for 2024-2025

April 23, 2024

The Kaplan Institute is delighted to announce the Franke Graduate Fellows for 2024-2025!

Franke Graduate Fellows pursue their independent research projects within the vibrant interdisciplinary collective of the Kaplan Institute. Fellows are able to devote two full quarters, full time, to shaping/writing their dissertation and they also develop an undergraduate course which they teach in their home department during spring quarter.

Meet the 2024-2025 Franke Graduate Fellows:

gutierrez-lowe-mariana-168x210.jpgMariana Gutierrez Lowe
(English; Gender and Sexuality Studies Certificate)
Project: Maternal Ruptures: Motherwork and Embodiment in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands



ponnuchamy-govind-narayan-168x210.jpgGovind Narayan Ponnuchamy
Project: Inheriting Energy: Victorian Literature and the Thermodynamics of India's Developmentalism


siddiqui-mustafa-3-168x210.pngMustafa Siddiqui
(Black Studies)
Project: Trans Synthetics: Black Immaterial Praxis and the Politics of Gender Authenticity


walters-kylie-168x210.jpgKylie Walters
(Screen Cultures Program; Certificate in Critical Theory)
Project: Designs for Refinement: Oil and Architectural Form in Postwar Visual Culture



Read more about the 2024-2025 Franke Graduate Fellows' research projects here: