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Jeremy Fortier Wins Powers Dissertation Fellowship

Several graduate students secure research funding

Posted: May 29, 2012

Jeremy Fortier has won a prestigious William Powers, Jr. Graduate Dissertation Fellowship. The Powers Dissertation Fellowship is one of the highest awards offered to continuing graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.

Fortier studies political philosophy under Thomas Pangle, and his research investigates the relationship between morality and politics. His dissertation focuses on Nietzsche, who Fortier argues points the way toward a new and more nuanced understanding of the relation between morality and politics.

Several other graduate students have also won prestigious fellowships in support of their dissertation research.

Matthew Rhodes-Purdy has received a Fulbright award to support his dissertation research in Chile.

Steven Brooke has been awarded a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship by the United States Institute of Peace to support his dissertation research in Egypt on Islamist groups' provision of social services.

Ayca Arkilic has won a Chateaubriand Fellowship from the French Embassy, Kai-ping Huang has received a fellowship from the Taiwan Ministry of Education, and William McCormick has won an Intercollegiate Studies Institute Richard M. Weaver Fellowship.

Many graduate students have also been awarded fellowships from the department of government or the graduate school for all or part of the upcoming academic year. Daniel Nogueira-Budny, Pete Mohanty, and Katherine Bersch will receive graduate school continuing fellowships. William Blake, Abby Blass, Riitta Koivumaeki, Christian Sorace, and Rachel Sternfeld have been awarded Malcolm Macdonald fellowships.

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