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2021 Dissertation Proposal Development Program Participants

We are pleased to announce the 2021 participants of the Dissertation Proposal Development (DPD) Program

In 2016, Northwestern received a grant from the SSRC to bring together humanities and social science scholars in pre-doctoral research summer institutes. This year, Mary Weismantel (Department of Anthropology), will guide 6 humanities and social science second- and third-year PhD students in designing effective research questions, methodologies, contexts, and interventions. These students will participate in interdisciplinary, faculty-led workshops in June and September 2021. 

A complete list of the 2021 participants is included below. Please join us in congratulating them on this opportunity.

Best wishes,

Stephanie Brehm, PhD
Program Coordinator 

  • Sophie Reilly, Anthropology (WCAS): Cooking Meals and Creating Resilience: Examining Food Security in Transconquest Peru
  • Sarah Dwider, Art History (WCAS): Traveling Artists, Traveling Idioms: Egyptian Artist and Formative Spheres of Artistic and Diplomatic Exchange, 1952-1970
  • Jennifer Dibbern, Linguistics (WCAS): Raciolinguistic ideologies within a Chicago Latinx community: How social information shapes language perception and use in bilinguals
  • Erique Zhang, Media, Technology, and Society (SoC): Looking Trans and Being Beautiful: Understanding Conceptions of Beauty among Transgender Women and Femmes
  • Luna Vincent White, Sociology (WCAS): The Master's Tools: Whiteness and Racial Framing in U.S. Black Freedom Movements
  • Jesse Rothbard, Spanish and Portuguese (WCAS): De las ruinas de Sodoma: Queer Survival and Resistance in Latin American Narratives of Crime (1900-1940s)

Categories: Broad Interest