Melikian Center celebrates prestigious fellowships and awards among faculty, students Center celebrates prestigious fellowships and awards among faculty, students

National Endowment for the Humanities Seal, with an eagle

Two Melikian Center faculty affiliates were recently awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The NEH is an independent federal agency which promotes and supports humanities research.

Anna Holian, Associate Professor of History and a Jewish Studies Faculty Affiliate, will be using her fellowship award to research and write her book project From China to the USSR: The Return of the “True” Russians on the 1954 return of Harbin Russians to the Soviet Union from China.

Laurie Manchester, Associate Professor of History and Associate Head of Undergraduate Studies, has been awarded a fellowship to support her book project Setting Up Shop in the House of the Hangman: Jewish Economic Life in Postwar Germany.

    Recent graduate Tatum James has been selected as a Charles B. Rangel Fellow. The Rangel Program is a U.S. State Department program which prepares young people from diverse backgrounds for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service. James will be supported by the State Department through a graduate degree and public service and career development opportunities.

Finally, four students who attended intensive language programs through the Melikian Center’s Critical Language Institute have been selected for the Fulbright Program, which offers research, study, and teaching opportunities to recent graduates and graduate students around the world. The awardees are Tatum James (ASU ’20), Carolyne Mesa, Erica Glenn (ASU ’07), and Madeline Stull (ASU ’20).