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SuperscriptVolume 3, Issue 1Fall 2012The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences | Columbia UniversityREWRITING THE MYTHSTAKING ON THE ENTRENCHED STEREOTYPES OF ACADEMIA


CONTENTS1 Message from the Dean2 Rewriting the Myths:Taking on the EntrenchedStereotypes of Academia10 Columbia-bred Economist toLead Brown16 Union Man:Scholar-activist Dorian Warren Isn’tGiving Up on Organized Labor22 Sabers and Shteyngart:Olympian James Williams, M.A. ’0924 Alumni News28 Alumni Profile30 On the Shelf: Faculty Publications32 On the Shelf: Alumni Publications36 Dissertations42 Announcements44 Donor Report48 Helpful LinksGSAS Alumni Association Board of DirectorsLouis A. Parks, President, M.A. ’95, Ancient StudiesLester Wigler, Vice President, Chair of Events Committee, M.A. ’80, MusicBridget M. Rowan, Secretary, M.A. ’80, English and Comparative LiteratureTyler Anbinder, M.A. ’85, M.Phil. ’87, Ph.D. ’90, HistoryJillisa Brittan, M.A. ’86, English and Comparative LiteratureGerrard Bushell, M.A. ’91, M.Phil. ’94, Ph.D. ’04, Political ScienceRobert J. Carow, M.Phil. ’94, Ph.D. ’94, Economics and EducationNeena Chakrabarti, Student Representative, M.A. ’11, ChemistryKenneth W. Ciriacks, Ph.D. ’62, Geological SciencesAnnette Clear, M.A. ’96, M.Phil. ’97, Ph.D. ’02, Political ScienceLeonard A. Cole, Chair of Awards Committee, M.A. ’65, Ph.D. ’70, PoliticalScienceMichael S. Cornfeld, Chair of Nominating Committee, M.A. ’73, Political ScienceElizabeth Debreu, M.A. ’93, Art History and ArchaeologyDeborah Gill Hilzinger, M.A. ’89, M.Phil. ’91, Ph.D. ’02, HistoryRobert Greenberg, M.A. ’88, PhilosophyDavid Jackson, Co-chair of Marketing and Research Committee, M.A. ’76,M.Phil. ’78, Ph.D. ’81,English and Comparative LiteratureSukhan Kim, M.A. ’78, Political ScienceLes B. Levi, M.A. ’76, M.Phil. ’78, Ph.D. ’82, English and Comparative LiteratureKomal S. Sri-Kumar, Ph.D. ’77, EconomicsJohn Waldes, Co-chair of Marketing and Research Committee, M.S. ’68,Electrical Engineering, Ph.D. ’71, Plasma PhysicsLetters to the EditorTo share your thoughts about anything youhave read in this publication, please emailgsaseditor@columbia.edu. Unless you noteotherwise in your message, any correspondencereceived by the editor will be considered forfuture publication. Please be sure to include inyour message your name and affiliation to theGraduate School of Arts and Sciences.SUPERSCRIPT is published three times peryear by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciencesand the GSAS Alumni Association.Dean: Carlos J. AlonsoEditor: Robert AstAssociate Director for Alumni Relations: Ambareen NaqviDesign, Editing, and Production: University PublicationsLink back to contents page3 Superscript


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REWRITING THE MYTHS:TAKING ON THE ENTRENCHED STEREOTYPES OF ACADEMIAby Sadia LatifiWomen are having a bit of a moment.A flurry of events in the first half of the year have madewomen the subject of a new popular discourse examiningevery aspect of their lives: their reproductive rights,their parenting styles, their work lives, and their statusaround the world.Legislators have recently tried to limit access to andfunding for reproductive services, domestic violence protections,and fair pay. Two separate covers of TheAtlantic investigated the lives of single women andwomen in the workplace struggling to “have it all.” Timeraised eyebrows for its cover featuring a woman breastfeedingher three-year-old son and a headline questioningwhether readers were “mom enough.”Women in academia have also received some extraattention.The controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh’s remarksabout Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke beganwhen she was invited to appear before a Congressionalcommittee to discuss the lack of contraceptive coveragein the university’s student insurance plan, and thebizarre and abrupt removal and reinstatement of TeresaSullivan, the first female president of the University ofVirginia, garnered national attention and cast a light onthe politics of academe.A 2008 longitudinal study of chemistry Ph.D. candidatesin the UK revealed that young women leave academia infar greater numbers than men, while a 2011 U.S. paperreported similar findings and suggested that women inSTEM fields leave academia primarily due to interpersonaland family concerns, while men most often citesalary as the reason for their departure. “Departmentalclimate” was another major factor in women’s decisionsto leave.This year, a group of graduate students in the MiddleEast, South Asian, and African Studies department createdan organization to address these academic gaps andother issues associated with being a woman studyingthose regions. The Women’s Allied Forum in Academics(WAFA), according to its mission statement, aims toprovide “a comfortable forum where women can discussthe particular challenges that confront them as recentmembers of public intellectual discourse.”“I was talking to women in small groups, and the sametypes of concerns kept coming up,” said Lakshmi Gopal,an M.A. student and co-founder of the group. “WeSuperscript 3Link back to contents page


shared the same themes, the same frustrations ... so we started to gettogether and see what would happen.”“The Girls’ Locker Room”The group started last October and met several times throughout theyear, promoting meetings with provocative fliers featuring prominentfemale scholars and the headline “Not Butch, Not Bitch: Making Roomfor Female Intellectuals.”They’ve already won allies among male students as well as male andfemale professors, who hope that the group will push past old expectationsof intellectuals.“There is a cultural stereotype of the professor, which is the older manwith a beard,” said associate professor Allison Busch. “What about awoman who wears skirts or nice shoes—does that count? There is aconformity to that idea that the next generation needs to do somethingabout. ”WAFA’s strategy is to keep membership anonymous and departmentspecific.A sister group has formed for the English department, andthere’s interest in establishing one for the sciences, according to Gopal.“We’re concerned with the issues embodied with being a woman andbeing in this department,” she said. “We don’t want this to be a University-widenetwork. Each department should have their own group toconnect with each other.”The diversity within the MESAAS department is one of things that attractedSahar Ullah, a Ph.D. candidate and another student organizer,to the group.“We represent academics from three specific areas, which you don’t seeat any other university in the country ... and it makes our conversationsunique,” Ullah said.So far the group has identified a few common topics of conversation,including: the lack of women professors in the department, understandingand reacting to sexual harassment, how gender and sexualityLink back to contents page4 Superscript


can affect intellectual discourse, family and lifestyle difficulties, thechallenges with developing relationships with advisers, and how theway one talks or dresses can change classroom perceptions.Some of the group’s organizers reported that wearing a hijab whiletalking about gender rights confused their fellow students; othersexpressed feeling like a token spokesperson for a country because of anancestral connection.“One time I mentioned gender in class and suddenly became thegender girl because I just happened to suggest that we consider womenwhile discussing a certain topic,” said Marianna Reis, another grouporganizer and an M.A. student in Islamic Studies.Professors have similar memories of classroom awkwardness.Busch remembers studying traditions of erotic poetry in Sanskrit in aclass full of men while at University of Chicago.“Could you just imagine sitting there with a completely male environment?No matter how liberated you feel sexually, how self-confidentyou feel just having to translate line by line ... I mostly felt like I wantedto keep my head down,” she said, laughing.Outside the classroom, it’s sometimes just difficult to find relatablementors.“Oftentimes your adviser is a male, and your colleagues that are othermales can develop relationships that are outside of the classroom ... theclassic boys’ locker room scenario,” Ullah said. “We want to strengthenintellectual bonds with each other—in a way, it is the girls’ lockerroom.”Gopal added: “You’ll hear [about] women who are afraid of otherwomen ... for us, this is not about climbing over the other to get the topbut about creating networks.”Lila Abu-Lughod, an anthropology professor who spoke to the groupthis fall, remembers the value of her colleagues in graduate school andat her first teaching job.Superscript 5Link back to contents page


“One learns one is not alone,” she remarked. “I learned so much fromthem—from how to think to how to write a grant proposal to how tolaugh at anxieties.”The PipelineWhile MESAAS has 16 tenured male professors, there is only one tenuredfemale professor—“an appalling number,” Busch called it.“Most of the professors are men, the senior people are men, so whatkind of model is that for women who are in our Ph.D. programs whoare often 50 percent of the class and every bit as capable?” she said.It’s a problem felt in all areas of higher education. A 2011 study byDeborah Kaminski and Cheryl Geisler reported that women whoremain in academia are promoted at rates comparable to men; thedisparity arises because so many women leave. The 2008 study ofchemistry students, conducted by the UK Resource Centre for Womenin “Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET),” pinpoints some ofthe reasons why women academics leave: they find the qualities ofacademic careers to be dissatisfying, they encounter a disproportionatenumber of barriers, and they have to make greater sacrifices than theirmale counterparts.Busch added: “The pipelines of the past have been so male-dominated;even in 1994 when I was working on my Ph.D., the pipeline hadn’t producedmany senior female scholars. It’s surprising that it’s not improvingas much as we would like that to happen.”Busch understands how this can play out for faculty and students.“I can definitely see how it can be a struggle for women to participate,”she said, citing evening meetings and out-of-town travel as potentialbarriers for academics who are mothers. “When you’re going up fortenure, visibility is a criteria, so how can a woman make sure she maintainsvisibility in the field without being able to attend the same numberof conferences or events?”Link back to contents page6 Superscript


Cover of Define and Rule: Native asPolitical Identity by Mahmood Mamdani,Herbert Lehman Professor ofGovernment and Professor ofAnthropology. Illustration by NadirTharani.Superscript 7Link back to contents page


“You’re Being Sensitive Again...”It’s not that MESAAS is alone in these issues, Busch and the group’sorganizers stressed. Women in the sciences have been getting this levelof scrutiny for a long time. A 2008 study in the journal Perspectives onPolitics refers to the “quiet desperation” of women in academia.MESAAS students recognize that the conversations taking place in theirdepartment themselves represent a kind of privilege, since most peopleshare a similar political mind-set and vocabulary.“We think it’s really cliché to say that orientalism exists, but in a lot ofother places, it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s your opinion...You’re being sensitiveagain, brown Muslim girl.’ That sucks, and we’re lucky we don’t havethat,” Ullah said. “People are really willing to listen and engage.”Area studies comes with its own distinctive lens and curriculum biases,especially from the perspective of a woman studying the Middle East,South Asia, or Africa.“The relationship of men and women of color is often wrongly characterizedas a relationship of oppression,” Gopal said. “Like all relationships,these are dynamic and varied. As a South Asian woman, I want tospeak about my womanhood in my own terms and not through borrowedor externally imposed lenses.”A widely read piece in Foreign Policy by Mona Eltahawy asks, “Why DoThey Hate Us?” The “they” refers to Middle Eastern governments andmen while the “us” refers to Middle Eastern women. The polarizingpiece succinctly declares “We have no freedoms because they hate us”and demands that the region do better, rejecting any historical explanationor sociocultural context for the treatment of women.“There are lots of different approaches in the region with respect tofemininity. There’s the African concept of womanhood, there’s the Hindufeminine ideal, and the Islamic dialogue around women, and thesealso vary across families and communities,” Gopal explains. “There areas many expressions of womanhood as there are women in this world.Link back to contents page8 Superscript


Part of us coming together is to explore these different frameworks andchallenge them.”They’re also getting support from their curious male colleagues.”It felt like the gender dynamic in our department changed as soon asour male colleagues found out that the women were getting togetherand talking,” Gopal said.Reis added, “Our concerns are not just with male colleagues or professors;sexism and misogyny is internalized by everyone.”By creating and promotingnew narratives aboutwomen in the region, aboutwomen scholars, aboutwomen, period, they’ll startto see change.Wendell Marsh, a Ph.D. student in the department studying Africa, saidhe completely understands the need for the group, especially when heconsiders the department’s research focus.“WAFA is trying to address a lack of representation of women’s issuesin the department,” he said. “Women or women’s issues would notemerge as a prominent feature if one made a survey of departmentalscholarship, and WAFA wants to deal with this in intellectually productiveways.”The group is planning for a packed year, including hosting speakerssuch as Busch, Abu-Lughod, and Anu Rao, and aiming to coordinatesexual harassment seminars for both students and faculty. Membersare also editing a narrative book project, for which they’re solicitingsubmissions.“One of the things we’re sensitive to is the ways in which feminismshave been used purportedly to ‘save’ women of our regions from ‘theirmen,’” Ullah said. “Stories just have a way of breaking down stereotypes.”And that, Gopal added, is the point. By creating and promoting newnarratives about women in the region, about women scholars, aboutwomen, period, they’ll start to see change.“We want to create so many new stereotypes that people forget aboutthese old stereotypes and get overwhelmed by plurality.”Superscript 9Link back to contents page


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Columbia-bredEconomist to LeadBrownby Sadia LatifiWhen Brown University President Ruth Simmonsannounced plans to step down last fall, the school’s governingcorporation knew they had their work cut out for them.Simmons was the campus’s biggest icon, a pioneer who wasthe first black president in the Ivy League as well as the firstfemale leader at Brown. Under her eleven-year tenure, theschool raised more than $1.6 billion, increased its facultyranks by 20 percent, and expanded its financial aid. At theuniversity, she was a strong advocate for gender equality andminority achievement in academia, and left Providence with an80 percent approval rating among students.Replacing her would be tough...Superscript 11Link back to contents page


But in March, Brownannounced that it founda worthy successor in aColumbia-bred economist:Christina Paxson, M.A.’85, Ph.D. ’87 and thecelebrated dean of PrincetonUniversity’s WoodrowWilson School of Publicand International Affairs,was named the school’snineteenth president —and second female head —starting July 1.“Ruth Simmons did atremendous job at raisingthe aspirations of theBrown community tonot only provide an outstandingundergraduateeducation, but to also bea major research university,”Paxson said. “Brownis really doing somethinginteresting and difficult,and I’m excited to be a partof figuring out how you doboth at the same time.“I’ve been there [at Princeton]for 26 years, so itwas odd leaving, but bythe time I left, I had somany goodbye parties thatI think people were readyto see me go,” she said,laughing.Paxson’s move to the helmof academic administrationcomes after a periodof intense research and administrativeproductivity.After becoming dean ofthe Woodrow WilsonSchool in 2009, Paxsonoversaw major changes inthe school, including theelimination of selectiveundergraduate admissionsand a thorough revampof the curriculum, all inthe wake of a distractinglawsuit surrounding one ofthe school’s philanthropicfunding partners. She alsoestablished the Julis-RabinowitzCenter for PublicPolicy and Finance andincreased research opportunitiesrelated to domesticand international financialmarkets.At the same time, shemaintained a brisk publicationschedule, co-authoringpapers examining theeffect of economic factorson the health and welfareof aging populations andchildren in post-KatrinaNew Orleans, rural Ecuador,and sub-SaharanAfrica.“It is remarkable that shehas maintained a high levelof research productivityover the past several years,even with a heavy administrativeload,” said JanetCurrie, a Princeton economicsprofessor and thedirector of the Center forHealth and Wellbeing, aninterdisciplinary researchand education institutededicated to health policywithin the WoodrowWilson School that Paxsonfounded in 2000.“Her recent work on thelong-term impacts ofhealth in childhood, orabout the impact of AIDSon health care budgets inAfrica, or about the impactof Hurricane Katrina, isreally first-rate, and widelycited,” Currie said.Her most widely knownpaper might be a 2008publication from the Journalof Political Economy,where she found thatheight and intelligencewere correlated even inearly childhood. Paxsonattributes her focus on thesocioeconomics of health,in particular the health ofchildren and families, toher interests evolving asshe grew to enjoy multidisciplinaryresearch andadjusted to the strengths ofthe Princeton economicsdepartment.In fact, her researchinterest at Columbia wasmarkedly different; shestudied labor supply underthe mentorship of JosephAltonji.“She was the best studentI ever had,” said Altonji,now a professor at Yale.“She just had real driveand energy level and rawintelligence with interpersonalskills ... the graduatestudent we all want.”“I loved my time at Columbia.It was great,” Paxsonsaid. “Being in a Ph.D.Link back to contents page12 Superscript


program was one of themost intense experiencesof my life. I worked incrediblyhard, and I loved it becausethere was a supportive,very successful groupof people around me.”She also fondly recalls hertime spent outside of theclassroom with her collegesweetheart-turned-husband.“My husband wasworking as a young attorney,so we had slightly betterfinancial circumstancesthan the average graduatecouple,” she recalls. Thepair would travel to the Villageto hear jazz or spendentire days walking thelength of Manhattan.After Columbia, sheheaded to Princeton, initiallyserving as a lecturerand then as an assistantprofessor. Over the nexttwo decades she earnedfive annual awards forteaching excellence androse through the ranks ofthe Princeton economicsdepartment, becominga full professor in 1997,then holding an endowedprofessorship and servingas chair of the economicsdepartment before beingnamed dean of the WoodrowWilson School.strike a balance betweentheir personal and professionallives—until June thefamily lived in Yardley, Pa.,and both endured out-ofstatecommutes to theirjobs. After the move toProvidence, her husbandkept a part-time apartmentin New York while theirteenage son enrolled inhis current high school’sboarding program.Paxson admits that combiningher academic careerwith motherhood was notalways easy.“It’s a myth that academicsare flexible,” she said.“People work very hardall the time, and I’m thetype of person who likes towork in the office.”It’s a common refrain,as more women admit toleaving academia becausethey feel unsupported andoutnumbered. Indeed, Paxsonsaid she experiencedsome of these challengeswhile she was just startingout in graduate school.“When I was at Columbia,there were five women inour class. There was a timein Princeton where I wasthe only woman on thefaculty to have tenure,” shesaid. “Those periods werehard. Not because I facedany discrimination, butbecause it was just kind oflonely.”It was then that Paxsongot more involved at theuniversity level and befriendedmore womeninside and outside herdepartment. Princeton“I loved my time at Columbia. It was great.Being in a Ph.D. program was one of themost intense experiences of my life. I workedincredibly hard, and I loved it because therewas a supportive, very successful group ofpeople around me.”During her time at Princetonshe also became amother to two sons, now23 and 15. She and herhusband have worked toSuperscript 13Link back to contents page


“It’s great that women are university presidents,and I think it’s ˇ great that it’s less of a big deal thanit used to be,” she said. “I think it’s terrific to be thesecond woman president at Brown.”President Shirley Tilghmanasked Paxson to sit ona task force that examinedthe status of women in thesciences and engineering,and it allowed Paxson tonetwork and collaborate.“Most of the members ofthe committee were theseamazing women in the sciences,and I realized that itwas a great thing to be inthe administration, to connectwith these differentindividuals,” she said.A new study from theAmerican Council onEducation paints a compositeof the typical collegepresident: a married,white, 61-year-old man.It also reveals that morethan a quarter of all femalepresidents said they alteredtheir career plans for familyconsiderations. Just 19percent of male presidentssaid the same.Times are better for womenin higher education,though, Paxson insisted.The numbers confirm it:women now run four ofthe eight Ivy League institutionsand comprise morethan 25 percent of universitypresidents, higherthan ever before, accordingto the survey. More than athird of female presidentslead two-year colleges.“It’s great that women areuniversity presidents, andI think it’s great that it’sless of a big deal than itused to be,” she said. “Ithink it’s terrific to be thesecond woman presidentat Brown.”Before officially starting inJuly, Paxson made a fewtrips up to Providence tomeet faculty, staff, students,and alumni andattend commencementexercises in order to learnthe ins and outs of theuniversity as quickly andthoroughly as possible.“I’ve really just been ininput mode,” she said.“I’m trying to get a senseof priorities and figure outwhere the real strengths lieso I can work with peopleto identify areas where Ithink we can build ... it’sbeen very exciting.”Andrew Foster, a Browneconomics professor andlongtime research colleague,mentioned hername when the searchcommittee started acceptingrecommendations.“What has most impressedme about Chris is herability to bring differentconstituents together towork toward a commonpurpose,” he said.It’s an unusual trait foran economist, Foster said,noting that economistsoften work with set methodologiesand tools andcan find it difficult to applytheir knowledge to workcollaboratively outside oftheir field.Paxson admits that shedid not know much aboutBrown before being consideredfor the presidencybut that she has alwayshad respect for the institution.When she met withthe selection committee,she was sold.“I walked out of the roomand said, ‘I really like thesepeople.’ In an interview,you hear the types of questionsand you get a senseof what the institution’spriorities are, and I just reallyliked it,” she recalled.Since being named president,she’s leaned on Princetonpresident Tilghman foradvice that ranges from thelarge-scale to the mundane.“Everything from how toorganize an office, howyou think about things likedevelopment, how you distinguishbetween the rolesof president and provost... to things like how youmanage your life on a dayto-daybasis and cope withhaving a very busy schedule,”she said.She’s also had multipleconversations with Sim-Link back to contents page14 Superscript


mons, and is grateful forthe strong foundation thatwas left for her.“Ruth Simmons did somestrategic planning whenshe started, and it’s timeto go back and rethink thestrategy for the next decade,”she said. “Prioritizingis really important, andwe’re going to have somehard decisions to make inthe next year, like how tobuild and where to build.That’s a process that has tobe inclusive.”Brown’s 250th anniversaryis approaching. Afterthe previous presidency’speriod of faculty expansionand substantial fundraising,some stakeholderssuggest that it’s time toshift focus on how to distributethese new resourceswhile also maintainingthe qualities that makeBrown special.“It’s a small faculty, so it’simportant that we moveforward, make strong decisions,and remain collegial,”Foster said.Paxson won’t say what theschool’s biggest priorityshould be—she said it’stoo soon to decide—butHavel’s she did Beggar’s mention Opera a few possibilities.Theatre In line Department with herBarnardand research The Harriman interests, Institute PaxsonMiller TheaterDecembercited building2, 2006the school’spublic health offerings aswell as working more withthe medical school, a facilityPrinceton lacked.“With health care reformcoming down the pipeline ...there are going to be manychanges that we want tothink about,” she said.There’s also the nationaleducational climate, whichhas made college moreexpensive for students.“It may be obvious, but it’sincredibly important thathigher education is accessibleto people both in theUnited States and globally.There is tremendous pressureon public institutionsas support for universitiesfrom states has beenshrinking steadily and loanburdens are going up,” shesaid.She added: “It’s not somethingthat one universitycan address—this is somethingwe have to addresscollectively as a society. Ihope that at some pointpeople will wake up andrealize that supporting ourinstitutions—especiallystate institutions—is somethingwe must do if we’regoing to be successful as acountry going forward.”Paxson said she’s not afraidof fundraising, often perceivedas a tedious necessityof the job.“There are many misperceptionsabout fundraisingat universities,” she said.“You talk to intelligentpeople who are dedicatedto your institution aboutways to make the institutionstronger with theirsupport.She added: “People havegood ideas … using theirexpertise is really somethingvaluable.”To some, her biggest challengemay be embracingBrown’s culture. After 26years at buttoned-downPrinceton, some studentswonder if Paxson will beable to fit into Brown’smore free-wheeling atmosphere.But Paxson saysshe gets where Brown iscoming from.“Brown’s philosophy isbased on the idea thatstudents are to take responsibilityfor their owneducation ... and it attractsa group of students thatare very creative, independentand very interesting,”she said. “There are fewcore requirements, andstudents are encouragedto explore widely and todevelop in ways that theydetermine themselves.”She added that studentsshouldn’t worry aboutcultural changes.“To me, the fun of takingon a job like this is to figureout how you can growthe institution in the bestway possible while remainingtrue to this culturethat everybody values. Arethere people that think I’mtrying to bring Princetonwith me? That’s just notgoing to happen.”She said she hopes she’llbe able to attend seminarsand talk to studentsthrough both formal andinformal get-togethers.“If you don’t see them on adaily basis, you lose touchwith why you’re doing thisin the first place,” she said.In the future, she’d liketo pick up with researchand teaching, but knowsher first year should befocused on the immediaterequirements of the job.“Being an administrator,you realize, is not aboutshuffling papers at all,”she said. “It’s all aboutsupporting the research offaculty and students whoare doing lots of differentthings. I take a lot of pleasurein developing programsthat support that,and I am really excited toget started.”Superscript 15Link back to contents page


Presidents Havel, Bollinger,and ClintonUnion ManScholar-activist Dorian Warren Isn’t Giving Up on Organized Laborby Raphael Pope-SussmanOn Easter Sunday morning, Dorian Warren woke up early, puton a narrow-cut, charcoal pinstripe suit and a tri-tone pastelshirt, and stepped out of his Upper West Side apartment. ButWarren didn’t head off to church. Instead, he rode in a charteredLincoln Town Car down to 30 Rockefeller Center where hewas scheduled to appear on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry.”Link back to contents page16 Superscript


to Harris-Perry, who also has a Mormon heritage, thatthey were “part of another 1 percent—the 1 percent ofblack folks that were part of the Mormon church.”There is, of course, a deeper resonance to Warren’sjoke. In the past year Warren has written and spokenfrequently about the significance of Occupy WallStreet, which he has called “the first time we’ve seenthe emergence of a populist movement on the leftsince the 1930s.” Writing with Joe Lowndes of the Universityof Oregon in Dissent, Warren, a former communityorganizer, offered prescriptions for how OccupyWall Street could strengthen its organizational structureand avoid being co-opted by the Democratic Party.In The Washington Post last fall he and coauthor PaulFrymer of Princeton invoked both Occupy Wall Streetand the NBA lockout to illustrate the disproportionatepower employers wield over employees, a disparity thathas become all the more pronounced given thedecline in union membership among the Americanlabor force.Though the initial momentum of the Occupy movementhas now diminished somewhat, Warren is nonethelessa man to follow. He was recently appointed tothe editorial board of The Nation, and has two booksdue out next year. Moreover, the issues he studies—labor, identity, and inequality—lie at the heart of thecurrent crisis in the American polity.Warren, an activist, scholar of labor politics, and an associateprofessor in the Department of Political Science,has been an occasional guest on the political talk showsince it premiered in February. On Easter Sunday, hehad been invited, along with Princeton professor JulianZelizer, to discuss the challenge facing Republican Presidentialnominee Mitt Romney in reaching out to Americanslargely unfamiliar with the tenets of his Mormonfaith. After drawing a parallel between Romney’s December2007 “Faith in America” speech and Barack Obama’skeynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention,Warren offered his views on which parts ofMormonism—like the church’s active involvement inthe campaign for California’s Proposition 8—could beconsidered “legitimate” targets for scrutiny. He spokefrom personal experience, as an activist accustomed tostrategizing for campaigns and as someone raised in theChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: he quippedDorian Warren’s story begins on the SouthSide of Chicago, where he and his older brother Brentwere born and raised by Bertella Warren, a singlemother, elementary school teacher, and member of theChicago Teachers Union. The family wasn’t wealthy,but she was able to provide a comfortable home forthe boys, who never wanted for necessities. Like herown mother, a school custodian and a member of whatwould become the first local of the Service EmployeesInternational Union, Bertella had found a job that offeredher children the possibility of a better life.Providing paid sick leave when the children were ill,a decent paycheck, family health insurance, and jobsecurity, the union offered the family a measure offinancial stability. “But for the union,” Warren says,“we would have officially been living under the povertyline.”Superscript 17Link back to contents page


Although Warren grew up in a union household, therewasn’t a lot of overt political discussion. His motherdidn’t lecture him on the importance of the union. “It’snot like we had very explicit political conversation,” hesays. “My parents and my grandparents weren’t activists.”Yet while Bertella Warren may not have been an activist,she was active in the union. In 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985,and 1987, she walked out with fellow members of theChicago Teachers Union. Lasting 19 days, the ’87 strikewas the longest in the history of the union, and the lastuntil the nine-day strike this fall. Warren, who walkedthe picket line with his mother, says he has only onememory of those strikes. He remembers his mother andher colleagues and her friends shouting at teachers whocrossed the picket line. He recalled being startled to seethese otherwise friendly teachers “yelling and screamingat their friends and colleagues.”He says he’s not sure when it became clear, but he knewon some level that he had what he had “because mymother was in the union.”Still, in high school, Warren wasn’t focused on politics—he was focused on sports. A member of his high school’screw team and a swimmer, he also served as the sportseditor at the high school paper. When he headed off tocollege at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,as a recruited swimmer, he planned to pursue a career insports psychology.But Warren arrived at Urbana-Champaign at a tumultuoustime in American politics. It was fall of 1994, andthe Newt Gingrich-led “Republican Revolution” wasabout to carry GOP majorities into both houses of Congressfor the first time in 40 years. On campus, people“thought the world was going to end,” Warren recalls.Warren became politically active, joining the campusNAACP chapter (he became vice president by the end ofhis freshman year) and participating in an organizingcampaign against the university’s mascot, “Chief Illiniwek,”a racial caricature of American Indians.The following year, an acquaintance who knew JesseJackson, Jr., then seeking an open Congressional seatin Chicago, invited Warren to come on board the campaign.He did, and spent his sophomore fall commutinghome on weekends to Operation PUSH headquarters,crunching numbers for the campaign’s voter database.Jackson won the Democratic primary and soundly defeatedhis Republican opponent in the general election.Jackson’s campaign and his victory were thrilling forWarren, but he was also left disillusioned with the dirtinessof machine politics. “Before that campaign,” hesays, “I remember thinking ‘Maybe I want to run foroffice.’ And after that campaign, I remember thinking ‘Inever want to run for office.’” His thirst to be involved inpolitics, though, was heightened, not slaked.Back on campus, Warren founded a chapter of the BlackStudent Leadership Network, which sought to recreatethe organizing power of the Student Nonviolent CoordinatingCommittee. Members of the Midwest Academy,a major center for community organizing, visited Warren’sBSLN chapter and provided him with his first formaltraining in the discipline. His junior year, he spent asemester working as an intern for the Civil Rights Coalitionin Washington, D.C. “I had this whole transformationin that direction,” he says. With that career pathin mind, Warren set out to do something that so manycollege seniors, particularly those interested in the worldof politics, do: apply to law school.He might have gone down that path, but his collegeadvisor, Dianne Pinderhughes, a political science professorwith whom Warren had studied and done research,told him she would only sign off on a recommendationif he also applied to graduate school. Warren was skeptical—hewanted to effect political change, not spend hisdays sitting in an office reading books and writing. Hedescribes the exchange with Pinderhughes in characteristicallyblunt terms: “I said, ‘I don’t really want to go tograd school, because no offense, but academics don’t doshit.’”Many professors would have sent Warren on his way.But Pinderhughes took this brash college senior’scritique in stride and pointed out that being a scholardoesn’t preclude one from activism. Warren took heed,and wound up in the political science graduate programat Yale.Warren went to New Haven hoping to carve out a pathas a scholar-activist, and within two weeks of his arrivalhe was organizing teaching assistants in the politicalscience department. In his academic life, he gravitatedtoward Cathy Cohen, now at the University of Chicago,whose scholarship and activism includes work on theLink back to contents page18 Superscript


challenges facing traditionally marginalized groups likepeople of color, the LGBT community, and women. Hisfirst academic article, on labor-community coalitions inNew Haven, was co-written with Cohen.In his dissertation, Warren drew upon themes critical toCohen’s work, exploring the role of intersecting identitiessuch as race, class, and gender in the American labormovement. Taking another page from Cohen’s book,Warren chose a topic that brought him out of the libraryand into the streets. He returned to Chicago for a year tofollow UNITE-HERE Local 1, the hotel workers’ union,as a “participant-observer.” He interviewed workers andwalked picket lines to understand how the presence ofworkers from marginalized groups could affect a union’stactics and aims. His dissertation, “A New Labor Movementfor a New Century? The Incorporation of MarginalizedWorkers In U.S. Unions,” is a combinationfirst-person ethnography and survey of the contemporaryAmerican labor movement. An expanded version of thedissertation will be published next year.In choosing Columbia,Warren signaled his desireto follow in Marable’sfootsteps, and to keep hisfeet planted in both worlds,academe and activism.After graduating from Yale, Warren taughtbriefly at the University of Chicago, thenlanded job offers from Harvard and Columbia.He opted for Columbia, he says, in largepart because of the late Manning Marable, who served asthe M. Moran Weston and Black Alumni Council Professorof African-American Studies and held appointmentsin history and public affairs. A founding member ofthe Black Radical Congress, the author of the nationallysyndicated column “Along the Color Line,” and a lifelongcrusader for social justice, Marable actively recruitedWarren to Columbia, and Warren notes that he found amodel for his own career in the senior scholar’s “politicalcommitment and vision and scholarship.” Marable wasprolific in both his activism, which touched areas fromcivil rights to unionism to the anti-death-penalty movement,and his scholarship, authoring numerous bookson race and class in American life, as well as a landmark600-page biography of Malcolm X that was published inApril 2011, just days after his death.In choosing Columbia, Warren signaled his desire to followin Marable’s footsteps, and to keep his feet plantedin both worlds, academe and activism. For the son ofBertella Warren, who walked so many picket lines tofight for a way of life, there was no other option. “I feltlike I haven’t had a choice,” he says. “I would never beSuperscript 19Link back to contents page


content or satisfied simply being an academic in theIvory Tower holed up from the rest of society.” Althoughhe focused primarily on research and teaching in hisfirst years at Columbia—“I didn’t want my colleagues toview me as somehow not as serious about my intellectualwork,” he says—with time he felt the urge to speakout.“There have been just too many times I’ve been watchingsomething and thinking, ‘That person is an idiot,they don’t know what they’re talking about, they haveno idea what’s happening on the ground,’” he says. “It’sbeen in the last two years where I’ve found my voice—and found my voice based on my experience and expertise.I bring something to the table that very few peoplecan, in terms of my view of the landscape of the labormovement and my view of the landscape of communityorganizing in this country, and the ability to connectthat up with social science research on inequality andsocial movements and a range of political change efforts.I think of myself now as a bridge person between organizersand activists and people trying to make changearound the country and the world.”For Melissa Harris-Perry, who teaches political scienceat Tulane in addition to hosting her own show onMSNBC, this mind-set is common among people frombackgrounds underrepresented in the academy. “It’s asense of urgency ... of coming from communities thatcan’t spare the brain power to ... sit in the corner.” Sheand Warren met at the University of Chicago as young,progressive black scholars and acolytes of Cathy Cohen.Harris-Perry and Warren may be part of what the Rev. AlSharpton—a frequent guest on “Melissa Harris-Perry”and the host of his own show on MSNBC, “Politics Nation”—callsa “new vanguard” of thinkers and activists,but their brand of scholarly activism has deep roots.“[W.E.B.] Du Bois and others—yes, they had academicdegrees, but they also used their pen as journalists,”Harris-Perry says. “They used their public voice as activists,and it wasn’t separate.”But academia necessarily takes precedence. AlthoughHarris-Perry praises Warren’s ability to bring his politicalinsights to the broader public and says that shewould be “perfectly excited” to see a Dorian Warrenshow following hers, she remarks that “it would be farmore satisfying initially just to get the news that he hasbeen tenured; as terrific as TV is, job security is low.”And, as Ira Katznelson, the Ruggles Professor of PoliticalScience and History, notes, it is Warren’s scholarlywork that distinguishes him from most pundits on thetalk-show circuit. “Dorian’s public persona and argumentationgains strength and legitimacy through hisscholarly writings,” Katznelson says. “That is, his voice isnot one simply as a media commentator, but as a personwho has thought about and deeply studied fundamentalconcerns.”Katznelson also points out that as “a person who managesto bridge the world of academia and the widerpublic,” Warren is a particularly good fit for the Schoolof International and Public Affairs (where he also holdsan appointment) and its mission of teaching both theoryand praxis.Mary Martha Douglas, CC ’10, SIPA ’12, who took Warren’ssenior seminar on community organizing, foundthat Warren’s pedagogy drove her to think in terms ofaction. The course, she says, “solidified my belief that Iwas meant to do something with my education greaterthan just reading big books.”Warren strives to teach his students of the tremendouspower an organized group of people can wield—a messagethat can feel somewhat incongruous in the eraof Citizens United and super PACs. Yet for a man socommitted to social justice and consequently so aware ofthe problems of the American system, Warren is surprisinglyoptimistic. Speaking of his ancestors, who survivedslavery and Jim Crow laws, he says that if they “couldstill be optimistic enough to organize, then I have to beoptimistic now.” He knows what it means to participate“in efforts to change people’s lives,” efforts like fightingfor a union contract. And he knows, as an activist, as anacademic, and from his own family, that those thingsmake a difference. “Time has not run out—we can actuallystill really change the world. For future generationsand generations and generations.”Dorian Warren has two books forthcoming. The firstis an expansion of his graduate dissertation, “A NewLabor Movement for a New Century? The Incorporationof Marginalized Workers in U.S. Unions.” Thesecond, written with Virginia Parks, is Boxing Out: Race,Walmart and the Politics of Labor Market Regulation fromBelow,” from the University of Chicago Press.Link back to contents page20 Superscript


“It’s been in the last two years where I’vefound my voice—and found my voice basedon my experience and expertise. I bring somethingto the table that very few people can, interms of my view of the landscape of the labormovement and my view of the landscape ofcommunity organizing in this country, andthe ability to connect that up with social scienceresearch on inequality and social movementsand a range of political change efforts.”Superscript 21Link back to contents page


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Sabers andShteyngartOlympian James Williams, M.A. ‘09by Robert AstAfter earning a silver medal as a saberist for the U.S. men’sfencing team at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, James Williamsdid something rather unusual for an Olympic athlete:he returned to the Graduate School of Arts andSciences to complete his Master’s degree in SlavicCultures.Williams grew up in Sacramento and began fencing at agenine. Although he showed promise and competed nationally,he didn’t qualify for the under-16 or under-19 national teams.His breakthrough came when he moved to New York in 2003to attend Columbia College and fence under Columbia’slegendary coaches George Kolombatovich and Aladar Kogler.Superscript 23Link back to contents page


“[Fencing for Columbia] helped me to improvedramatically,” Williams said. “I learnedhow to support, and depend upon the supportof, others. It made me more confident as afencer because I felt like I had to fence well,not just for myself, but for everyone on theteam.”In addition to fencing for Columbia, hebegan training with Yury Gelman, the headfencing coach at St. John’s University andcoach of the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team forthe last four Olympiads.“James was a strong junior fencer, butnever made any national teams,” Gelmansaid. “He worked very hard and made thesenior team …. He got a lot of experience andhas become one of the team’s most intellectualfencers.”In particular, Gelman cites Williams’ skillin putting his opponents on the defensive byconstructing attacks that are difficult to parry.“James has very strong attack and point ofline actions,” Gelman said. “His point of lineactions are very unique .… [O]nly few fencersin the world can do the same.”In 2006 and 2007, his junior and senioryears, Williams served as captain of theColumbia fencing team and was named anAll-Ivy-League fencer; in 2007 the Lions wonthe Ivy League Championship.At the same time, he managed a demandingworkload, majoring in history and concentratingin Russian. He applied to the Master’sprogram in Slavic Cultures, and began studyingat GSAS in fall 2007, three months aftergraduating from Columbia College.“I loved Russian literature and knew that Iwanted to dive into it,” Williams said. “I alsowanted to work on my language skills.”It was no easy task to balance graduatestudy with a comprehensive fencing trainingregimen that included practicing withsabers multiple times a day, six days per week;cardiovascular endurance building in the preseason;weightlifting, sprints, and resistancetraining during the competition season; andwork with sports psychologists and physicaltherapists.“I moved to Long Island City, so my commuteto class and from class increased fromfive minutes to an hour,” Williams said. “Theworkload was much more challenging, and Ihad to miss two weeks of class to attend worldchampionships in St. Petersburg. It took a lotof work and a lot of coffee.”Williams took the spring 2008 semesteroff to devote himself exclusively to training,and qualified for the Olympics as an alternatefor the U.S. Men’s Saber Team. The teamdefeated Hungary and Russia before fallingto France in the final round. Earning silver,they were the first U.S. men’s fencing team tomedal in 24 years.Williams returned home and resumed hisstudies in earnest, graduating in May 2009and writing his thesis on Gary Shteyngart, theRussian-born and American-educated authorof The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan,and Super Sad True Love Story. Williamsargued that Shteyngart now a professor at theSchool of the Arts, occupies a “middle groundbetween American and Russian literature.”Professor Irina Reyfman of the Departmentof Slavic Languages and Literatures,who taught Williams as an undergraduate andgraduate student, praised both his dedication,noting that on occasion he would submithis assignments via email while at a fencingcompetition overseas, and his intellectualcuriosity. “He always used every opportunityto speak Russian,” Reyfman recalls. “He spentthe summer of 2006 trying to read Tolstoy’sWar and Peace in Russian and managed to getthrough about half of the book.”Laura Paler, AcehLink back to contents page24 Superscript


After earning his Master’s degree, Williamsdidn’t entirely leave Columbia—takingclasses in accounting, corporate finance,mathematics, and Russian through the Schoolof Continuing Education—but fencing onceagain became his primary pursuit. Followingstrong performances at the 2012 MoscowWorld Cup, the January North American Cup,and the USA Fencing National Championships,he qualified for the Olympic team.On the Beijing squad he had been one ofthe youngest team members, but in Londonhe was among the more experienced fencers.“Last time it was appropriate for me to bemore observant and follow my teammates’example,” he said. “This time I had to leadmore.”Olympic fencing unfolds over the courseof two days, with one day dedicated to theindividual competition and one to the teamcompetition. In the individual competition, onJuly 29, Williams fell to the eventual bronzemedalist, Nikolay Kovalev.“James fenced very well and even thoughhe lost to Kovalev his first bout, showedstrong fencing,” Gelman said. “Kovalev wonbronze and fenced great that day.”The U.S. began the team competition onAugust 4 with a hard-fought loss to Russiabefore succumbing to China and Belarusand finishing in eighth place. “I think we allfenced really hard,” Williams said. “We hadsome amazing competitors and it was theirday.”Facing the Russians in both the individualand team competitions gave Williams anopportunity to use his Russian. “I am onfriendly terms with the Russian team,” henoted. “We exchange Apple products andcaviar frequently during the regular season.”With the Olympics over, Williams is readyto begin the next chapter of his life. “I thinktwo Olympics is good for me,” he notes. “I’mlooking for a job right now and am excited toexplore some other interests.”After earning his Master’s degree, Williams didn’t entirely leaveColumbia—taking classes in accounting, corporate finance,mathematics, and Russian through the School of ContinuingEducation—but fencing once again became his primary pursuit.Superscript 25Link back to contents page


Alumni News | Graduate School of Arts & Sciences28 Alumni Profile30 On the Shelf: Faculty Publications32 On the Shelf: Alumni Publications36 Dissertations42 Announcements44 Donor Report48 Helpful LinksLink back to contents page26 Superscript


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Alumni ProfileLouis ParksGraduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. 1995, Ancient StudiesColumbia Business School, M.B.A. 2003School of General Studies, B.A. 2012, PsychologyAfter previously serving as vice president and chair of the development committee for theGSAS Alumni Association, in April Louis Parks was named president of the GSAS AlumniAssociation Board; in May he earned a second bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from theSchool of General Studies as a psychology major.He spoke with Superscript to discuss the three degrees he’s earned at Columbia and hisplans for the Alumni Association.You have studied a variety of thingsat Columbia—classical history andpsychology, in addition to earning anMBA. What prompted you to pursuedegrees in those fields?Education, whether formal or informal,should be a lifelong pursuit. With fewexceptions, a majority of people willspend their lives interacting with othersin order to achieve their and/or theirorganizations’ objectives. While it isan asset to have knowledge specific toone’s professional endeavors (an MBAto understand finance, a J.D. to understandand practice law, etc.), it is theability to identify and work with individuals’unique personalities and abilitiesthat define successful outcomes.To that end, I have always felt a backgroundin psychology, philosophy, andclassical history were requirementswhich enable insight into motivationsand behaviors. By acquiring such insights,I could build solid relationshipsbased on truth and moral premises,avoid pitfalls that occurred in the past,and operate a business according toethical standards that my competitionwould consistently violate.Through my many classes at Columbia,both at the undergraduate and graduatelevel, I challenged and was challengedby professors who were experts in thesevarious fields. From Socratic methodto breakout group learning, I masteredmaterial that improved my personalcompetencies and acquired skills. Icould not have done so without thededication to teaching and learning thatmy Columbia professors exhibited dayin and out.Do you see any overlap betweenthose studies and your work infinance?The short answer is “yes.” All of mystudies have enabled me to better understandhow to work well with others,whether they are competitors or teammembers. Successful outcomes in thefield of finance usually depend uponconvincing someone else to take theother side of a trade or other financialinvestment. The better you understandthe history of prior outcomes, as well asunderstand why people act as they do(individually or as a group), the easierit is to achieve financial objectives andimprove profitable outcomes for you,your clients, and your organization.What are some of the initiatives youare planning to work on as president?I believe that our newly revised bylawswill allow the GSAS Alumni Associationto achieve multiple goals. First andforemost is the goal of providing currentand past students with a strongerassociation with Columbia. I hope toaccomplish this objective through thework of our committees and their dedicatedmembers.Link back to contents page28 Superscript


I, along with Dean Alonso and themembers on the Board, plan to activelypresent our current studentsand alumni with outreach that relatesdirectly to their studies, departments,and Master’s/Ph.D. matriculation. Wewant to provide discussion and possiblesolutions to issues regarding financialconcerns, housing, academic guidance,and their social environment.For our alumni, we want to make networkingopportunities available, alongwith events and ways in which to becomeinvolved with the future of GSAS.While we would like to accomplish theperfect atmosphere for all students andalumni to thrive at Columbia, we willalso be realistic and work on what aredeemed the most important challengesthat we could likely impact in a positivemanner.What’s one thing you would like totell alumni about GSAS?I would like our alumni to know thattheir association with GSAS shouldnot end after graduation, nor shouldit restart once they are in the midst ofretirement. GSAS should endeavor tohave each student woven into its fabricand give every alumnus/a the feeling of“coming home” to Columbia as often aspossible. With our many social events,information sessions, publications, andelectronic discussion venues, GSASwants to be an active and intimate partof the lives of its graduates at all stagesof their lives.Superscript 29Link back to contents page


On the ShelfFACULTY PUBLICATIONSThe Black Hole of EmpirePartha Chatterjee, Political SciencePartha Chatterjee explores how the story of the“black hole of Calcutta”—in which 123 Europeanprisoners died in cramped conditions— fosteredthe ideological foundations for the British imperialrule and territorial control in India.At the Violet HourSarah Cole, English and Comparative LiteratureSarah Cole argues that modernism emerged as animaginative response to the devastating eventsthat defined the period, including the chaos ofanarchist bombings, World War I, the Irish uprising,and the Spanish Civil War. Combining historicaldetail with resourceful readings of fiction, poetry,journalism, photographs, and other cultural materials,At the Violet Hour explores the strange intimacybetween modernist aesthetics and violence in the latenineteenth and early twentieth centuries.RacecraftBarbara Fields, HistoryWriting with sociologist Karen E. Fields,Barbara J. Fields argues, contrary to thereceived narrative that racism stems fromthe perception of human difference, that insteadthe practice of racism produces the illusion of race,through a process they call “racecraft.”IgnoranceStuart Firestein, BiologyStuart Firestein examines how ignorance drivesscientific progress, showing how scientists useignorance to program their work, to identify whatshould be done, what the next steps are, and wherethey should concentrate their energies to look forconnections to other research and revisit apparentlysettled questions.Link back to contents page30 Superscript


The Price of the TicketFredrick Harris, Political ScienceIn The Price of the Ticket, Fredrick Harris examinesPresident Barack Obama’s career in the context ofdecades of black activism, arguing that his electionundermined the very movement that made it possible.Governing the WorldMark Mazower, HistoryMark Mazower traces the history of globalcooperation between nations and peoplesthrough the lens of international institutionsand argues that the current dialectic between idealsand power politics in the international arena is justanother stage in an epic two-hundred-year story.Perpetual WarBruce Robbins, English and Comparative LiteratureIn Perpetual War Bruce Robbins takes stock of the“new cosmopolitanism” movement, rethinking hisown commitment and reflecting on the responsibilitiesof American intellectuals today. How will thedeclining economic and political hegemony of theUnited States affect the notion of cosmopolitanism,in which an individual’s primary loyalty is given to thegood of humanity as a whole, even if it conflicts withloyalty to the interests of one’s own nation?Gravity’s EnginesCaleb Scharf, AstrophysicsIn Gravity’s Engines Caleb Scharf engages with ourdeepest questions about the universe and examineshow black holes are not simply “chasms in spacetime”from which no light escapes; instead, they emitbeams and clouds of matter and help to rearrange thecosmos around them.Japan and the Culture of the Four SeasonsHaruo Shirane, ‘74CC, M.Phil. ’79, Ph.D. ’83,East Asian Languages and CulturesElegant representations of nature and the fourseasons populate a wide range of Japanesegenres and media, from poetry and screenpainting to tea ceremonies, flower arrangements, andannual observances. Shirane shows how, when, andwhy this practice developed and explicates the richlyencoded social, religious, and political meanings ofthis imagery.Superscript 31Link back to contents page


On the ShelfALUMNI PUBLICATIONSIn Search of PolinGary S. Schiff, M.A. ’70, Ph.D. ’73, Political ScienceTaking a unique, multi-faceted approach to the1,000 years of Polish Jewish history in thisvolume, Gary S. Schiff combines academicscholarship with his own family’s long history, insightfultravel experiences, and candid observations.From its earliest medieval days, to its “golden years”in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, to itssubsequent decline and Poland’s three-way partitionin the eighteenth century, to its ultimate destructionin the Holocaust and its mini-revival today, the Jewishcommunity of Poland—the world’s largest for 500years—comes to life again.Gravity in ArtMary D. Edwards, ’66GS, M.Phil. ’75, Ph.D. ’86, ArtHistory and Archaeology, and Elizabeth Bailey, editorsThe gravitational pull of the earth and the challengeto resist it have long inspired artists. Likethe Greek vases depicting Sisyphus’s quest topush his boulder up a hill and the Whirlwind Loversin Dante’s Inferno, images that portray the defianceof, or submission to, gravity permeate the artisticworld. This collection examines the ways artists fromantiquity to today use gravity and levity symbolically,metaphorically, and expressively. The 26 essaysexamine these opposing forces through analysis ofsuch dualities as ascent and descent, weight andweightlessness, hope and despair, or life and death,and draw distinct lines between the works of art andtexts of such writers and thinkers as Homer, Aristotle,Newton, Marx, and Einstein.Thomas Jefferson’s Haitian Policy:Myths and RealitiesArthur Scherr, M.A. ’72, HistoryIn a revolutionary revisionist reassessment of history,Scherr reexamines Jefferson’s relationshipto Haiti (then known as St. Domingue). Underminingmainstream interpretations, Scherr revealsthrough extensive research that Jefferson acted generallyin favor of the Haitian Revolution.Link back to contents page32 Superscript


On the ShelfALUMNI PUBLICATIONSChoral Identity and the Chorus ofElders in Greek TragedyU.S. Dhuga, M.A. ’02, M.Phil. ’05, Ph.D. ’06, ClassicsThrough a close reading of the speech, song,and choreography among choruses of elders inGreek tragedy, U. S. Dhuga overturns previousassumptions, arguing that they are not socially marginalbut rather central to the tragic action.Backward Ran SentencesThomas Vinciguerra, CC ’85, J ’86, MA ’90, Englishand Comparative LiteratureIn his biographical sketch of Wolcott Gibbs, thelongtime theater critic for The New Yorker, Vinciguerragathers a generous sampling of his finestwork across an impressive range of genres, bringing abrilliant, multitalented writer of incomparable wit to anew age of readers.Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century EnglishLiteratureRachel Trubowitz, M.A. ’77, M.Phil. ’80, Ph.D. ’85,English and Comparative LiteratureConnecting changing seventeenth-centuryEnglish views of maternal nurture to the rise ofthe modern nation, Rachel Trubowitz demonstratesthat shifting perspectives on Judeo-Christianrelations deeply informed the period’s reassessmentof “body politic.”Link back to contents page34 Superscript


The Cultural Politics of Twentieth-Century SpanishTheaterCarey Kasten, M.A. ’99, M.Phil. ’03, Ph.D. ’06,Spanish and PortugueseCarey Kasten argues that twentieth-century artistsused the Golden Age Eucharist play, knownas autos sacramentales, to reassess the waypolitics and the arts interact in the Spanish nation’spast and present, and to posit new ideas for futurerelations between the state and the national cultureindustry.An Unexpected GuestAnne Korkeakivi, M.A. ’86, English and ComparativeLiteratureAdebut novel with echoes of Virginia Woolf’sMrs. Dalloway, An Unexpected Guest demonstrateshow even the simple act of hosting adinner party can be bound up with the complexities ofthe age of terrorism.Superscript 35Link back to contents page


DissertationsDepositedRecentlyAnthropologyFelipe Gaitán Ammann. Daringtrade: An archaeology of the slavetrade in late seventeenth-centuryPanama (1663-1674). Sponsor:Lynn Meskell.Anne Kathryn Hohman. Brooklyncountry: Class, culture, and thepolitics of ‘alternativity’. Sponsor:Sherry B. Ortner.Nadia Loan. Critical readings:Devotional reflections in the pursuitof Quranic understanding incontemporary Pakistan. Sponsor:Brinkley M. Messick.Applied MathematicsFrançois Monard. Taming unstableinverse problems: Mathematicalroutes to1ward high-resolutionmedical imaging modalities. Sponsor:Guillaume Bal. (Distinction)Qi Wu. Analytical solutions of theSABR stochastic volatility model.Sponsors: David E. Keyes and PaulGlasserman.Applied PhysicsSean Lawrence Berry. Transitdosimetry for patient treatmentverification with an electronicportal imaging device. Sponsor:Cheng-Shie Wuu.Daisuke Shiraki. High-resolutionMHD spectroscopy of externalkinks in a tokamak plasma. Sponsor:Michael E. Mauel.Art History and ArchaeologyJessica Ruth Basciano. Architectureand popular religion:French pilgrimage churches of thenineteenth century. Sponsor: BarryBergdoll.Andrew Zachary Finegold. Dramaticrenditions: Battle muralsand the struggle for elite legitimacyin epiclassic Mesoamerica.Sponsor: Esther Pasztory.Page Stevens Knox. Scribner’sMonthly 1870-1881: Illustrating anew American art world. Sponsor:Elizabeth W. Hutchinson.Jeffrey A. K. Miller. The buildingprogram of Archbishop Walterde Gray: Architectural productionand reform in the archdiocese ofYork, 1215-1255. Sponsor: StephenMurray.Kim-Ly Thi Moynihan. Comedy,science, and the reform of descriptionin Lombard painting of thelate Renaissance: Arcimboldo,Vincenzo Campi, and BartolomeoPasserotti. Sponsor: David Rosand.Aimee Czarina Ng. Ruptures inpainting after the sack of Rome:Parmigianino, Rosso, Sebastiano.Sponsor: David Rosand.Olivia Shannon Powell. The choreographicimagination in Renaissanceart. Sponsor: David Rosand.Mark James Watson. Diplomaticaesthetics: Globalization andcontemporary native art. Sponsor:Elizabeth W. Hutchinson.Carolyn Yorke Yerkes. Drawing asa way of knowing: Architecturalsurvey in the late Renaissance.Sponsor: Hilary Ballon. (Distinction)Biochemistry and MolecularBiophysicsPallav Kosuri. Mechanochemicalmethods for single moleculebiochemistry and studies of thioldisulfideexchange in proteins.Sponsor: Julio M. Fernández.(Distinction)Biological SciencesLynn Biderman. Mdm2 andMdmX as regulators of gene expression.Sponsor: Carol Prives.Ashok Coil Chander. Integrinlinkedkinase, ECM compostionand substrate rigidity regulate focaladhesion-actin coupling, modulatingsurvival, proliferation, andmigration: Towards a biophysicalcancer biomarker. Sponsor:Michael P. Sheetz.Christine Ann Denny. Impact ofadult hippocampal neurogenesison behavior. Sponsor: René Hen.(Distinction)Christina A. Doyle. Functionalcharacterization of the mammalianTRPV4 channel: Yeast screenreveals gain-of-function mutations.Sponsor: Jian Yang.Christopher David Lynch. The endoplasmicspreading mechanismof fibroblasts: Showcasing theintegrated cytoskeleton. Sponsor:Michael P. Sheetz.Benedetta Marie Naglieri. Complexregulation of Pax6 neuronalprogenitors by Rb family membersduring corticogenesis. Sponsor:Lili Yamasaki.Zita Peterlin. Encoding of odorantsby olfactory sensory neurons.Sponsor: Stuart Firestein. (Distinction)Linda Po Chu Yu. Structural andfunctional studies of Staphylococcusaureus pyruvate carboxylase.Sponsor: Liang Tong.Biomedical EngineeringMolly Lara Flexman. Dynamic digitaloptical tomography for cancerimaging and therapy monitoring.Sponsor: Andreas H. Hielscher.(Distinction)Avital Mendelson. Chondrogenesisof stem/progenitor cells bychemotaxis using novel cell homingsystems. Sponsor: GordanaVunjak-Novakovic.Bhranti Shah. Pyrintegrin-inducedadipogenesis: Biology, bioengineering,and therapeutics. Sponsor:Helen H. Lu.Biomedical InformaticsJonathan William Keeling. Developmentof systematic knowledgemanagement for public health: Apublic health law ontology. Sponsor:Jacqueline Merrill.BiostatisticsHuaihou Chen. Flexible modelsand methods for longitudinal andmultilevel functional data. Sponsor:Yuanjia Wang. (Distinction)Wei Xiong. Sparse functionalregression models: Minimax ratesand contamination. Sponsor: IanW. McKeague.Wenfei Zhang. Regression-basedprincipal component analysis forsparse functional data with applicationsto screening pubertal growthpaths. Sponsor: Ying Wei.BusinessSergiy Gorovyy. Hedge fund essays.Sponsor: Andrew Ang.Damla Gunes. Understandingcarry trade risks using Bayesianmethods: A comparison with otherportfolio risks from currency,commodity, and stock markets.Sponsor: Michael Johannes.Roger Douglas Lederman. Strategicmodels in supply networkdesign. Sponsor: Nicolás E. StierMoses.Dongyoup Lee. Essays on empiricalasset pricing. Sponsor: JialinYu.Yang Li. An empirical study ofnational versus local pricing undermultimarket competition. Sponsor:Brett R. Gordon.Ravindra Vadali Sastry. The crosssectionof investing skill. Sponsor:Michael Johannes.Bjarni Kristinn Torfason. Thedynamics of currency crashes andfundamental reversions. Sponsor:Robert J. Hodrick.Cellular, Molecular, and BiomedicalStudiesJennifer Jean Tung. Evaluation ofchloride intracellular channels 4and 1 functions in developmentaland pathological angiogenesis.Sponsor: Jan Kitajewski.Chemical EngineeringNeha Sareen. Sources and chemistryof secondary organic aerosolsformed from carbonyl compounds.Sponsor: V. Faye McNeill.Chemical PhysicsWilliam Leneal Miller III. Selforganizationin systems of anisotropicparticles. Sponsor: AngeloCacciuto. (Distinction)ChemistryJudy Yih-Ching Chen. Spin chemistryof guest@host systems: H2@C60 and nitroxide@octa acid.Sponsor: Nicholas J. Turro.Liwen Cheng. Diffusion-relatedprocesses in nanoconfined liquidsand in proteins under force. Sponsor:Bruce J. Berne.Benjamin Isaac Dach. Designerpolymer superstructures fromsolid phase ‘click’ chemistry. Sponsor:Nicholas J. Turro.Link back to contents page36 Superscript


Daniel David MacDougall. Singlemoleculeanalysis of ribosome andinitiation factor dynamics duringthe late stages of translation initiation.Sponsor: Rubén L. González,Jr.Ivan V. Sergeyev. Studies of theunusually extended DNA insidethe Pf1 bacteriophage by solid-stateNMR and computational methods.Sponsor: Ann E. McDermott.Hanfei Wang. Sequence andlength dependence of the conductivityof individual DNA duplexesand applications in protein detection.Sponsor: Colin P. Nuckolls.Daniel Arnold Wespe. A concise,stereocontrolled total synthesisof rippertenol. Sponsor: Scott A.Snyder.Civil Engineering and EngineeringMechanicsBadri Krishna Jainath Hiriyur.Developments in the extendedfinite element method and algebraicmultigrid for solid mechanicsproblems involving discontinuities.Sponsor: Haim Waisman.Arturo Humberto Montoya. Avalidated methodology to estimatethe reliability and safety of suspensionbridge cables. Sponsor: HaimWaisman.Pablo Arthur Prieto-Muñoz. Stresstransfer and structural failure ofbilayered material systems. Sponsor:Huiming Yin.ClassicsMitchell Joseph Aiosa Morris.VastMM-Tag: Semantic indexingand browsing of videos for e-learning. Sponsor: John R. Kender.Kumiko Ono. Scaling up VoIP:Transport protocols and controllingunwanted communicationrequests. Sponsor: HenningSchulzrinne.Mehvish Irfan Poshni. Genusdistributions of graphs constructedthrough amalgamations. Sponsor:Jonathan L. Gross.Yingbo Song. A behavior-based approachtowards statistics-preservingnetwork trace anonymization.Sponsor: Salvatore J. Stolfo.Earth and Environmental EngineeringChristina Karamperidou. The interactingdynamics of tropical andextratropical climate: Insights fromobservations, and low-order andgeneral circulation models. Sponsor:Upmanu Lall. (Distinction)Earth and Environmental SciencesM. Elias Dueker. Connecting waterquality with air quality throughmicrobial aerosols. Sponsor: MaríaUriarte.Jennifer Hailey Levy. Belowgroundcarbon pools and fluxes in a northerntemperate deciduous forestand their response to stand disturbance.Sponsor: Kevin L. Griffin.Ecology, Evolution, and EnvironmentalBiologyRyan Ahmad Chahrour. Three essaysin macroeconomics. Sponsor:Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé. (Distinction)Christine Pal Chee. Essays inhealth economics. Sponsor: DouglasAlmond.David Robert De Remer. Essayson international trade agreementsunder monopolistic competition.Sponsor: Donald R. Davis.William Walker Hanlon. Innovationand industry development:Lessons from the British cottontextile industry during the U.S.civil war. Sponsor: Donald R.Davis. (Distinction)Mariesa Ann Herrmann. Threeessays on the economics of education.Sponsor: Miguel S. Urquiola.(Distinction)Takakazu Honryo. Essays on communicationin game theory. Sponsor:Navin Kartik. (Distinction)Wilfredo Alorro Lim, Jr. Essayson health economics. Sponsor:Douglas Almond.Uliana Loginova. Four essays onstrategic communication. Sponsor:Navin Kartik.Madhura Maitra. Essays on firms’behavior in international tradewith vertical specialization. Sponsor:Donald R. Davis.Alexander Fraser McQuoid. Threeessays in international integration.Sponsor: Donald R. Davis.Lesley Jeanne Turner. Essays inapplied microeconomics. Sponsor:Miguel S. Urquiola. (Distinction)William Reed Walker. Essays onenvironmental economics andpolicy. Sponsor: Wolfram Schlenker.(Distinction)Electrical EngineeringJong Wu Chan. Architecturalexploration and design methodologiesof photonic interconnectionnetworks. Sponsor: Keren Bergman.Chen Gong. Coding techniquesfor advanced wireless communicationsystems. Sponsor: XiaodongWang.Guido Hugo Jajamovich. Topics ingenomic signal processing. Sponsor:Xiaodong Wang.In Sock Jang. Genome-widepredictive simulation on the effectof perturbation and the cause ofphenotypic variations with networkbiology approach. Sponsors:Andrea Califano and DimitrisAnastassiou.Colin Weltin-Wu. Design andoptimization of low-power levelcrossingADCs. Sponsor: YannisP. Tsividis.Shih-An Yu. Design techniques forfrequency synthesizers in highlyscaledCMOS technologies. Sponsor:Peter Kinget. (Distinction)English and Comparative LiteratureHoward Shau-hao Chen. Breakthroughand concealment: Theformulaic dynamics of characterbehavior in Lucan. Sponsor: GarethWilliams.Computer ScienceDavid Kliger Elson. Modeling narrativediscourse. Sponsor: KathleenR. McKeown.Imran Farid Khan. Methods forcomputing genus distribution usingdouble-rooted graphs. Sponsor:Jonathan L. Gross.Jae Woo Lee. Towards a commonsystem architecture for dynamicallydeploying network servicesin routers and end hosts. Sponsor:Henning Schulzrinne.Marcia Nunes Macedo. Seeing theforest for the streams: A multiscalestudy of land-use changeand stream ecosystems in theAmazon’s agricultural frontier.Sponsor: Ruth DeFries.Elizabeth Stevens Nichols. Thecauses and consequences of communitydisassembly in humanmodifiedtropical forest: Scarabaeinedung beetles as a modelsystem. Sponsor: María Uriarte.Jason Andrew Sircely. Multipleecosystem services in smallholderagriculture. Sponsor: ShahidNaeem.EconomicsOzge Akinci. Real business cyclesin emerging countries. Sponsor:Martín Uribe.Marcos Yamada Nakaguma. Essayson political institutions and institutionaldesign. Sponsor: MassimoMorelli.Sebastian Rondeau. Sources offluctuations in emerging markets:DSGE estimation with mixedfrequency data. Sponsor: MartínUribe.Hitoshi Shigeoka. Three essayson health care. Sponsor: DouglasAlmond.Herdís Steingrímsdóttir. Essayson gender differences in educationaland labor market outcomes.Sponsors: Brendan O’Flaherty andJonah E. Rockoff.Heriberto Tapia Villegas. Economicpolicies, volatility, and development.Sponsor: Pierre-AndréChiappori.Mbongiseni Buthelezi. ‘Sifunaumlando wethu’ (We are lookingfor our history): Oral literature andthe meanings of the past in postapartheidSouth Africa. Sponsor:Joseph R. Slaughter.Jessica R. Fenn. Aural literacy:Rhetorical community and sharedsayings in late medieval England.Sponsor: Susan Crane.Sharon Ann Fulton. Animalspeech and political utterance:Articulating the controversies oflate fourteenth-century Englandin non-human voices. Sponsor:Susan Crane.Avishek Ganguly. The poetics andpolitics of translation in contemporarydrama, 1960s to the 1990s.Sponsor: Gayatri ChakravortySpivak.Superscript 37Link back to contents page


Jennifer Marie James. The termsof our connection: Affiliation anddifference in the post-1960 NorthAmerican novel. Sponsor: MarianneHirsch.Abigail Katherine Joseph. Queerthings: Victorian objects and thefashioning of homosexuality.Sponsor: Sharon Marcus.Bryan John Lowrance. Impossibleheroes: Heroism and political experiencein early modern England.Sponsor: Jean E. Howard.Environmental Health SciencesChristine Marie George. A clusterbasedrandomized controlled trialpromoting community participationin arsenic mitigation effortsin Bangladesh. Sponsor: Joseph H.Graziano.EpidemiologyRussell Bailey McBride. Obesityand aggressive prostate cancer:Bias and biomarkers. Sponsor:Andrew G. Rundle. (Distinction)French and Romance PhilologyAnnelle Marie Curulla. Forms ofenclosure: The convent plays ofthe French revolution. Sponsor:Joanna Stalnaker.Genetics and DevelopmentRipla Arora. Development of vessels,airways, and cartilage rings:The role of T-box genes. Sponsor:Virginia E. Papaioannou.Katherine Marie Lelli. Structurefunctionanalysis of Hox-cofactorinteractions during Drosophilamelanogaster embryonic development.Sponsor: Richard S. Mann.Nancy Lynn Parmalee. Geneticanalysis of macular telangiectasia.Sponsor: Rando Allikmets.Germanic LanguagesAnnie Elizabeth Falk. Theimagination of the Jewish tablein German and German-Jewishliterature, 1530-1914. Sponsors:Mark Anderson and Dorothea vonMücke.Agnieszka Legutko. Possessedby the other: Dybbuk possessionand modern Jewish identity intwentieth-century Jewish literatureand beyond. Sponsor: JeremyDauber. (Distinction)Julia Nordmann. Childhood bonds:Günter Grass, Martin Walser, andChrista Wolf as writers of the HitlerYouth generation in post-1945and post-1989 Germany. Sponsors:Andreas Huyssen and MarkAnderson.Sarah Elizabeth Ponichtera.Yiddish and the avant-garde inAmerican Jewish poetry. Sponsor:Jeremy Dauber.HistoryAna Antic. Psychiatry at war:Psychiatric culture and politicalideology in Yugoslavia under theNazi occupation. Sponsor: Mark A.Mazower.Daniel Asen. Dead bodies andforensic science: Cultures of expertisein China, 1800-1949. Sponsor:Madeleine Zelin. (Distinction)Mari Kathryn Webel. Borderlandsof research: Medicine, empire, andsleeping sickness in East Africa,1902-1914. Sponsor: GregoryMann.Industrial Engineering and OperationsResearchThiam Hui Lee. Essays on inventorymanagement and object allocation.Sponsor: Jay Sethuraman.ItalianDavide Bolognesi. Dante and theFriars Minor: Aesthetics of theapocalypse. Sponsor: TeodolindaBarolini.Latin American and IberianCulturesMario Eloy Valero. Race in the scientificimagination at the turn ofthe twentieth century in Brazil andCuba. Sponsor: Graciela Montaldo.MathematicsAdam Joshua Jacob. Limiting propertiesof certain geometric flowsin complex geometry. Sponsor:Duong H. Phong. (Distinction)Yifeng Liu. Arithmetic innerproduct formula for unitarygroups. Sponsor: Shou-Wu Zhang.(Distinction)Irena Penev. Forbidden substructuresin graphs and trigraphs, andrelated coloring problems. Sponsor:Maria Chudnovsky. (Distinction)Tsvetelina Vaneva Petkova. BorderedHeegaard Floer homology,satellites, and decategorification.Sponsor: Peter Ozsváth.Alice Rizzardo. On Fourier-Mukaitype functors. Sponsor: Aise Johande Jong.Harold Mark Sultan. The asymptoticcone of Teichmüller space:Thickness and divergence. Sponsor:Walter Neumann.Zhengyu Xiang. Eigenvarieties andtwisted eigenvarieties. Sponsor:Eric Urban.Mechanical EngineeringPanagiotis Spyros Kotsidas. Newvistas in solar concentration withgradient index optics. Sponsor:Vijay Modi.Microbiology, Immunology, andInfectionEsther Francisco. Sensing ofpicornavirus infections. Sponsor:Vincent Racaniello.Sujatha Gurunathan. Exploring anovel mechanism of regulation ofthe TNFR family member FN14.Sponsor: Sankar Ghosh.Middle East, South Asian, andAfrican StudiesAudrey Angeline Truschke. Cosmopolitanencounters: Sanskritand Persian at the Mughal court.Sponsor: Sheldon Pollock. (Distinction)MusicLouise Elizabeth Chernosky.Voices of new music on NationalPublic Radio: Radio Net, RadioVisions,and Maritime Rites. Sponsor:Ellie M. Hisama.Brian Bernard Karl. Across a divide:Mediations of contemporarypopular music in Morocco andSpain. Sponsor: Ana María Ochoa.Kristy Kaye Riggs. On colonialtextuality and difference: Musicalencounters with French colonialismin nineteenth-century Algeria.Sponsors: Walter M. Frisch andKaren Henson.Mark Seto. Symphonic culturein Paris, 1880-1900: The bandeà Franck and beyond. Sponsor:Walter M. Frisch.Victoria Dobrinova Tzotzkova.Theorizing pianistic experience:Tradition, instrument, performer.Sponsor: George E. Lewis.Music (D.M.A.)Samuel Francis Pluta. Laptop improvisationin a multi-dimensionalspace. Sponsor: Bradford Garton.Lu Wang. Flowing Waters andthe flow of time: Guan Pinghu’sinterpretation of Flowing Waters.Sponsor: Alfred W. Lerdahl.Nutritional and Metabolic BiologyMariane Lul Abdillahi. Molecularand cellular signaling mechanismselucidating aldose reductase mediatedischemia-reperfusion injuryin the myocardium. Sponsor:Ravichandran Ramasamy.Roxanne Dutia. Hypothalamicmelanocortin regulation of energybalance and metabolism. Sponsor:Sharon L. Wardlaw.Colleen Renee Reczek. The role ofCtIP in BRCA1-mediated tumorsuppression. Sponsor: RichardBaer.Kelly Valentine Ruggles. Cellularfatty acid toxicity: Extrapolatingyeast screens into mammalianmodels. Sponsor: Stephen L.Sturley.Pathobiology and MolecularMedicineCelia Denise Keim. Post translationalregulation of AID targetingto both strands of a transcribedDNA substrate. Sponsor: UttiyaBasu.PhilosophyL. Nandi Theunissen. The valueof humanity. Sponsor: Katja Vogt.(Distinction)Anubav Vasudevan. Symmetryand probability. Sponsor: HaimGaifman.PhysicsXuejing Li. Using machine learningto predict gene expression anddiscover sequence motifs. Sponsor:Szabolcs Márka.Qi Liu. Kaon to two pions decaysfrom lattice QCD: delta I=1/2 ruleand CP violation. Sponsor: NormanH. Christ.Link back to contents page38 Superscript


Alexander Vincent Penson. Searchfor gravitons using merged jetsfrom Z boson decays with theATLAS detector. Sponsor: GustaafH. Brooijmans.Jun Zhao. Inhibition-stabilizednetwork model in the primaryvisual cortex. Sponsor: Allan S.Blaer.Political ScienceMartín Jorge Ardanaz. The politicsof booms and busts: Fiscal policyover the business and electoralcycle in developing countries.Sponsor: María Victoria Murillo.Michael Charles Beckley. Theunipolar era: Why American powerpersists and China’s rise is limited.Sponsor: Richard K. Betts.Reyko Huang. The wartime originsof postwar democratization: Civilwar, rebel governance, and politicalregimes. Sponsor: Virginia PageFortna.Hyun Kyoung Kim. The politics ofemployment insecurity: Globalization,deindustrialization, and thewelfare state. Sponsor: Gerald L.Curtis.David Joseph O’Connell. God willsit: Presidents and the political useof religion. Sponsor: Ira Katznelson.Laura Paler. How revenue andinformation shape citizen politicalbehavior. Sponsor: MacartanHumphreys.Dianne Roberta Pfundstein. Credibilityis not enough: The UnitedStates and compellent threats,1945-2011. Sponsor: Richard K.Betts.Kelly Teresa Rader. Mistaking theforest for the trees: The mistreatmentof group-level treatmentsin the study of American politics.Sponsor: Gregory J. Wawro.Milan Vaishnav. The merits ofmoney and ‘muscle’: Essays oncriminality, elections, and democracyin India. Sponsor: MaríaVictoria Murillo.Boliang Zhu. Essays on thepolitical economy of foreign directinvestment. Sponsor: Pablo M.Pinto.PsychologyBryan Thomas Denny. Examiningthe temporal dynamics of emotionregulation via cognitive reappraisal.Sponsor: Kevin Ochsner.Changbum Jason Park. Assessingrod, cone, and melanopsincontributions to the human pupilresponse in healthy controls and inpatients with disease of the photoreceptors.Sponsor: Donald Hood.Jared Xavier Van Snellenberg.An investigation of the neuralcorrelates of working memory inhealthy individuals and individualswith schizophrenia. Sponsor:Edward E. Smith.Heather Katherine Van Volkinburg.Memory for time. Sponsor:Peter D. Balsam.ReligionAbigail Suzanne Kluchin. Theallure of affect: Rigor, style, andunintelligibility in Kristeva and Irigaray.Sponsor: Wayne Proudfoot.Social WorkAngela Rosabelle Ghesquiere.Patterns and outcomes of bereavementsupport-seeking among olderadults with complicated grief andbereavement-related depression.Sponsor: M. Katherine Shear.(Distinction)Leona Elizabeth Hess. Intersectionality:A systematic review andapplication to explore the complexityof teen pregnancy involvement.Sponsor: Elwin Wu.Kenneth Terrill Jones. Neighborhoodcompositional characteristicson HIV, sexual risk behaviors, andprevention activities among blackand white young men who havesex with men. Sponsor: Julien O.Teitler.Michael Navejas. Sexual riskamong men who have sex withmen with online sex partners inNew York City: Insight using theCenters for Disease Control andPrevention’s Web-based HIV behavioralsurveillance and nationalHIV behavioral surveillance. Sponsor:Julien O. Teitler.Anya Yankovich Spector. Researchcollaboration matters: A mixedmethodsstudy of HIV serviceproviders’ involvement in researchand their use of evidence-basedpractices. Sponsor: Rogerio Pinto.(Distinction)Donna M. Van Alst. ‘I really don’tneed you to talk for me. I can talkfor myself’: A phenomenology ofparticipating in life decisions whilein foster care. Sponsor: DeniseBurnette.Sociomedical SciencesMaría Dulce Ferrer Natividad.Reproductive politics, religion, andstate governance in the Philippines.Sponsor: Carole S. Vance.(Distinction)Sustainable DevelopmentJesse Keith Anttila-Hughes. Essayson sustainable development andhuman capital. Sponsor: DouglasAlmond.Teachers College: Applied AnthropologyKamil Yılmaz. Individual disengagementof ‘Turkish penitents’from political violence as rite ofpassage: Voices from the cracksof the social structure. Sponsor:Charles C. Harrington.Teachers College: Applied BehavioralAnalysisMatthew Charles Howarth. Theinduction of emergent relationsin children with severe cognitiveand language delays. Sponsor: R.Douglas Greer.Teachers College: BehavioralNutritionMary F. Di Giorgi. Factors associatedwith longterm weight regainafter bariatric surgery. Sponsor:Isobel R. Contento.Chia-Hao Damien Hsu. Are depression,anxiety, body mass index,and types of surgery predictiveof weight loss and psychologicaloutcomes after bariatric surgery?Sponsor: Isobel R. Contento.Teachers College: Clinical PsychologyMia Ann Ihm. A pilot fidelity studyof Listen-Empathize-Agree-Partner(LEAP) with Assertive CommunityTreatment (ACT) mental health clinicians.Sponsor: Barry A. Farber.Sherrie M. Kim. Affective culturalcountertransference reactions toAsian American clients: A mixedmethodsexploratory study. Sponsor:Barry A. Farber.Teachers College: Cognitive Studiesin EducationCameron Lawrence Fadjo. Developingcomputational thinkingthrough grounded embodied cognition.Sponsor: John B. Black.Seokmin Kang. As I sow, so shallyou reap: The different roles ofdifferent gestures in knowledgeconstruction. Sponsor: John B.Black.Jamie L. Krenn. Associationsbetween primetime televisionshows and viewers’ mathematicsknowledge, science knowledge,and confidence. Sponsor: John B.Black.Jill Goodman Ordynans. Theeffectiveness of inserted strategyquestions on elementary students’comprehension of well-structuredand less-structured expository text.Sponsor: Joanna P. Williams.Danielle Lisa Sussan. The effectsof a behavioral metacognitive taskin high school biology students.Sponsor: John B. Black.Jonathan Michael Vitale. Promotingthe development of anintegrated numerical representationthrough the coordination ofphysical materials. Sponsor: JohnB. Black.Teachers College: Comparativeand International EducationAdrián Franco Espinosa de losMonteros. Who needs and whowants financial education? A studyof the characteristics of Mexicanimmigrants participating in afinancial education program inNew York City. Sponsor: FranciscoRivera-Batiz.Susana Martínez Restrepo. Theeconomics of adolescents’ time allocation:Evidence from the YoungAgent project in Brazil. Sponsor:Francisco Rivera-Batiz.Pamela Therese Newkirk. Tuskegee,Achimota, and the constructionof black transcultural identity.Sponsor: George C. Bond.Cambria Dodd Russell. Gender,academic achievement, andmeanings of schooling in Ras alKhaimah, United Arab Emirates.Sponsor: Regina Cortina.Laura Ann Scheiber. Social entrepreneursin Rio de Janeiro: Learningexperiences and social capital.Sponsor: Lesley Bartlett.Superscript 39Link back to contents page


Satoko Yano. Overeducated? Theimpact of higher education expansionin post-transition Mongolia.Sponsor: Mun C. Tsang.Teachers College: CounselingPsychologyDebbie-Ann Simone Chambers.Coping with unemployed poverty:A qualitative study. Sponsor: LauraSmith.Schekeva Pamela Hall. The role ofracial socialization and ethnocentrismin the racial identity developmentof second-generation blackWest Indian Americans. Sponsor:Robert T. Carter.Sidney Smith III. The influence ofspiritual coping and racial identityon psychological well-being inblack Americans. Sponsor: RobertT. Carter.Teachers College: DevelopmentalPsychologyAleksandra Holod. Parental timeor money: What matters more forchildren’s school success? Sponsor:Jeanne Brooks-Gunn.Teachers College: Economics andEducationMina Dadgar. Essays on theeconomics of community collegestudents’ academic and labormarket success. Sponsor: ThomasR. Bailey.Karla J. Díaz Hadzisadikovic.Selectivity, transferability of skills,and labor market outcomes ofrecent immigrants in the UnitedStates. Sponsor: Francisco Rivera-Batiz.Michelle Ellen Hodara. Languageminority students at communitycollege: How do developmentaleducation and English as a secondlanguage affect their educationaloutcomes? Sponsor: Henry M.Levin.Izumi Yamasaki. The effect ofeducation on earnings and employmentin the informal sector inSouth Africa. Sponsor: FranciscoRivera-Batiz.Teachers College: EducationalLeadershipMei Luo. Reforming curriculumin a centralized system: Anexamination of the relationshipsbetween teacher implementationof student-centered pedagogy andhigh-stakes teacher evaluation policiesin China. Sponsor: MadhabiChatterji.Rachel Beth Rosen. Shortage fieldincentives: Impacts on teacher retentionand recruitment. Sponsor:Douglas David Ready.Jeffrey C. Sun. Intellectual freedomof academic scientists: Casesof political challenges involvingfederally sponsored research onnational environmental policies.Sponsor: Jay P. Heubert.Teachers College: English EducationSuzanne Shen Li Choo. Conceptualizingliterature pedagogy: World,global, and cosmopolitan orientationsto teaching literature inEnglish. Sponsor: Ruth Vinz.Julie LaRue Porter. Beyond McPoetry:Contemporary Americanpoetry in the institutionalizedcreative writing program era.Sponsor: Janet L. Miller.Teachers College: History andEducationJanice Marciano Nimetz. Howmuch do we practice?: Defininga course of study for the appliedpianist at the Eastman School ofMusic, the Juilliard School, andthe Curtis Institute of Music fromtheir inception to 1945. Sponsor:Cally Lyn Waite.Sharon Gay Pierson. A ‘laboratoryof learning’: A case study ofAlabama State College LaboratoryHigh School in historical context,1920-1960. Sponsor: ThomasJames.Teachers College: MathematicsEducationMark Gabriel A. Causapin. Mathematicsself-efficacy and its relationto proficiency-promoting behaviorand performance. Sponsor: EricaN. Walker.Abigail Sheena Charles. Statisticsfor learning genetics. Sponsor:Bruce R. Vogeli.Lydia Hyeryung Jo. Asian Americancollege students’ mathematicssuccess and the model minoritystereotype. Sponsor: Erica N.Walker.Kwan Eu Leong. Good mathematicsteaching: Perspectives of beginningsecondary teachers. Sponsor:Alexander P. Karp.Diane Rose Murray. A cabinetof mathematical curiosities atTeachers College: David EugeneSmith’s collection. Sponsor: BruceR. Vogeli.Audrey Augusta Nasar. A pre-programmingapproach to algorithmicthinking in high school mathematics.Sponsor: Bruce R. Vogeli.Teachers College: Measurementand EvaluationZhifen Cheng. The relationbetween uncertainty in latent classmembership and outcomes in alatent class signal detection model.Sponsor: Lawrence T. DeCarlo.Saranda Sonia Gugga. Schematiceffects on probability problem solving.Sponsor: James E. Corter.Zijian Gerald Wang. On the use ofcovariates in a latent class signaldetection model, with applicationsto constructed response scoring.Sponsor: Lawrence T. DeCarlo.Teachers College: Philosophy andEducationCristina Cammarano. Thephilosophically educated teacher astraveler. Sponsor: David Hansen.Martha Moore Crowley. Literatureand education: Recalling MatthewArnold. Sponsor: David Hansen.Matthew J. Hayden. Cosmopolitaneducation and moral education:Forging moral beings underconditions of global uncertainty.Sponsor: David Hansen.Daniel Scott Hendrickson. TheJesuit imaginary: Higher educationin a secular age. Sponsor: MeganLaverty.Givanni Marie Ildefonso. Recoveringleisure: Otium as the basisof education. Sponsor: DavidHansen.Christopher Moffett. On the shoresof education: Urban bodies, architecturalrepetitions, and the mythicspace of end times. Sponsor:Megan Laverty. (Distinction)Teachers College: Politics andEducationRachel Hare Bork. From at-risk todisconnected: Federal youth policyfrom 1973 to 2008. Sponsor: JeffreyHenig.Chad d’Entremont. Circles ofinfluence: Rational decisionmaking,strategic positioning, andthe formation of charter schoolclusters in New Jersey. Sponsor:Jeffrey Henig.Jonathan Sullivan Gyurko. Teachervoice. Sponsor: Jeffrey Henig.Teachers College: School PsychologyKamauru Rasheed Johnson. Theeffects of goal orientation and feedbackon the notetaking habits andperformance of college students.Sponsor: Stephen T. Peverly.(Distinction)Teachers College: Science EducationAlissa Bethany Berg. De-marginalizingscience in the earlyelementary classroom: Fosteringreform-based teacher changethrough professional development,accountability, and addressingteachers’ dilemmas. Sponsor:Felicia Moore Mensah.Gita C. P. Bhairam-Raza. Usingforensic science as a context to enhancescientific literacy. Sponsor:Felicia Moore Mensah.Bernice B. Rumala. Increasingdiversity: Modeling of social capitalfor navigating the science andhealth professions pipeline. Sponsor:Christopher Emdin.Tanzina Taher. Exploring the impactof the implementation of realitypedagogy: Self-efficacy, socialcapital, and distributed cognition.Sponsor: Christopher Emdin.Teachers College: Social-OrganizationalPsychologyBenjamin Ezekiel Liberman. Themediating role of family-work conflicton the relationship betweenfamily and work domain variablesand employment trade-offs. Sponsor:Loriann Roberson.Link back to contents page40 Superscript


Teachers College: Sociology andEducationBianca Jontae Baldridge. (Re)imaginingblack youth: Negotiating thesocial, political, and institutionaldimensions of urban communitybasededucational spaces. Sponsor:Amy Stuart Wells.Teachers College: Speech andLanguage PathologyEtoile M. LeBlanc. Needs analysisof genetics and genomics in communicationsciences and disorders:Evidence for change. Sponsor:John H. Saxman.Teachers College: Teaching ofSocial StudiesYoonjung Choi. Are they ‘American’enough to teach social studies?Korean American teachers’social studies teaching experiencesin American public schools. Sponsor:Anand Reddy Marri.David Russell Goldberg. Museumbasedteacher education: Teachermeaning-making at a Jewish heritagemuseum. Sponsor: WilliamGaudelli.TheatreDaniel Larlham. The meaning inmimesis: Philosophy, aesthetics,acting theory. Sponsor: ArnoldAronson.Timothy Earl Youker. The destinyof words: Documentary theatre,the avant-garde, and the politics ofform. Sponsor: Arnold Aronson.Superscript 41Link back to contents page


AnnouncementsTerry Plank Daniel Duzdevich Abdulrahman El-SayedProfessors MARIA CHUDNOVSKY,Mathematics and Industrial Engineeringand Operations Research,and TERRY PLANK, M.A. ’87,M.Phil. ’91, Ph.D. ’93, Earth andEnvironmental Sciences, were namedMacArthur Fellows for 2012.Ph.D. candidates DANIEL DUZDE-VICH, ’09CC, M.A. ’12, BiologicalSciences, and ABDULRAHMANEL-SAYED, an M.D./Ph.D. candidateat the College of Physicians andSurgeons and the Mailman School ofPublic Health, have both received thePaul and Daisy Soros Fellowships forNew Americans.WILLIAM DEJONG-LAMBERT,’05SIPA/GSAS, received a Science,Technology and Society grant fromthe National Science Foundation tofund the Second International Workshopon Lysenkoism, hosted by theUniversity of Vienna.The Columbia Faculty DevelopmentCommittee named NESLIHANSENOCAK, assistant professor of history,the MacDonald Summer Fellowfor 2012 and awarded special recognitionto her proposal to conductarchival research in England exploringscholarly learning’s importance inthe Roman Catholic clergy.NATASHA LIGHTFOOT, assistantprofessor of history, has been awardeda Postdoctoral Fellowship from theFord Foundation/National ResearchCouncil for 2012-2013.Professor ELIZABETH BLACKMARhas been awarded a Cullman Fellowship.MAE NGAI, M.A. ’93, M.Phil. ’95,Ph.D. ’98, History, professor of historyand the Lung Family Professorof Asian American Studies, received afellowship from the Woodrow WilsonInternational Center for Scholars aswell as a Cullman Fellowship.Doctoral candidate MEHA JAIN,M.A. ’11, M.Phil ‘11, Ecology, Evolution,and Environmental Biology,received a National GeographicExplorers award.Doctoral candidate MEGAN CAT-TAU, Ecology, Evolution, and EnvironmentalBiology, received aFulbright scholarship to conductresearch in Indonesia.M.A. candidate ELSA ORDWAY,Conservation Biology, and doctoralcandidates SUSAN CLARK, Astronomy,ADRIAN PRICE-WHELAN,Astronomy, and DANYI WU, BiologicalSciences, received NSF GraduateResearch Fellowships.Doctoral candidate DYLAN RAHE,M. A. ’12, Biological Sciences,received a National Research ServiceAward.Link back to contents page42 Superscript


Joseph Woo with Provost John Coatsworth Carlos Montes-Galdón Anjuli Kolb withProfessor Gauri ViswanathanDoctoral candidate MATTHEW FA-GAN, M.Phil. ’11, Ecology, Evolution,and Environmental Biology, won theTa Liang Memorial AwardThe late MANNING MARABLE, theM. Moran Weston/Black AlumniCouncil Professor of African AmericanStudies, was posthumouslyawarded the Pulitzer Prize for hisbiography Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.Associate Professor DAVID LURIE,M.A. ’96, M.Phil. ’98, Ph.D. ’01,East Asian Languages and Cultures,received the Lionel Trilling Awardfor his book Realms of Literacy: EarlyJapan and the History of Writing.SARAH BRIDGER, M.A. ’05, M.Phil.’06, Ph.D. ’11, History, received theAllan Nevins Prize from the Societyof American Historians, a nationalaward for the best dissertation of thepast year.MATT JONES, James R. Barker AssociateProfessor of ContemporaryCivilization, received a 3-year MellonNew Directions grant, and a GuggenheimFellowship in the Humanities(History of Science, Technology, andEconomics).Doctoral candidates CARLOS MON-TES-GALDÓN, M.A. ’11, M.Phil. ’12,Economics, ANJULI KOLB, ’03CC,M.A. ’06, M.Phil. ’08, English andComparative Literature, andJOSEPH WOO, Chemical Engineering,received Columbia’s PresidentialAwards for Outstanding Teaching.MIWAKO TEZUKA, M.A. ’96,M.Phil. ’00, Ph.D. ’05, Art Historyand Archaeology, has become thedirector of the Japan Society GalleryPh.D. candidate JEFF ANDREWS,M.A. ’11, M.Phil. ’12, Astronomy,received an NRAO Student ObservingSupport Award.IGOR ARSENIN, M.Phil. ’94, Physics,joined Barclays as managingdirector and head of emerging Asiainterest rates strategy, based in Singapore.Ph.D. candidate FLORENCELAROCQUE, M.A. ’11, Political Science,has been awarded a TrudeauScholarship.ELLIOTT BERNSTEIN, M.A. ’07,East Asian Languages and Cultures,has published a new bilingual Chinese-Englishtextbook, 100 Topics inBusiness English, with Capital NormalUniversity Press in Beijing.Superscript 43Link back to contents page


Supporting the Graduate School of Arts & SciencesWhat inspiresFrank Chiodi tosupport GSAS?As a professional in the institutional investmentsector, Frank Chiodi has worked with some of theindustry’s most prestigious firms and brightestindividuals. When choosing to pursue a graduatedegree, Frank applied the same parameters, andaimed high. For Frank, that “holy grail” was ColumbiaUniversity. Frank credits his GSAS degreewith improving his thinking, writing, and abilityto communicate effectively—critical to his professionalsuccess.Today, Frank feels a responsibility to give back tothe institution that propelled his future forward,and to invest in the GSAS students who are thenext generation of leaders. When many alumnijoin together, each giving what he or she is able,the effect is one of meaningful impact for GSASstudents, today and tomorrow. Frank is proud to bepart of that Columbia Tradition.Frank ChiodiAmerican Studies, MA ’00Link back to contents page44 Superscript


GSAS Annual FundEach year, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences depends on the supportof alumni and friends who give to the Annual Fund. The GSAS Annual Fundis current-use income that bridges the gap between the real cost of a graduateeducation and the funding students receive from the University and outsidesources. All gifts to the GSAS Annual Fund go directly to financial aid forgraduate study.GSAS Leadership SocietyThe GSAS Leadership Society has helped Columbia University’s GraduateSchool of Arts and Sciences sustain its tradition of philanthropy by recognizingits most loyal and generous supporters. Society giving plays a key role inthe success of the GSAS Annual Fund. Becoming a member makes a powerfulstatement about how much alumni value a GSAS education. Last year, dedicatedalumni, parents, and friends contributions at the Society level representedmore than 60% of total Fund dollars.We are pleased to recognize our generous donors whose gifts were received byColumbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences between July 1,2011, and June 30, 2012. Thank you for your support.CUMULATIVE ANNUAL GIFT IMPACT ON A GSAS STUDENT$25,000+ Stipend for 1 year$10,000 - $24,999 Fellowship for 1 year (or 3 summers funded)$5,000 - $9,999 Summer funding for 1 year$2,500 - $4,999 Health fees for 1 year$1,000 - $2,499* Facilities fees for 1 year* Classes 0-9 years since graduation will qualify with cumulative annual giving of $500Superscript 45Link back to contents page


GSAS Leadership Society Members$25,000+Arthur Mui David Y.Y. Mui Maria Man Mui$10,000 to $24,999Anonymous (1)Michael S. Cornfeld$5,000 to $9,999Dr. Steven Wayne AbrahamsDr. Tyler Gregory AnbinderDr. Laszlo Z. BitoJillisa BrittanDr. Gerrard Patrick BushellOlivia B. CarinoDr. Abigail Edna DisneyDr. James A. Emanuel$2,500 to $4,999Dr. John Arthur AmeriksDr. Robert John CarowDr. David ChangYi-Fan Chiang, Esq.Dr. Kenneth W. CiriacksDr. Annette Marie ClearDr. Leonard A. ColeDr. Ramzi A. DalloulJohn M. FurstNicholas F. Galluccio$1,000 to $2,499Madeleine K. Albright, Ph.DDr. Susan A. AshleyJess Lippincott BailyValeria Balogh-Nair, Ph.D.Dr. Menashe BanitDr. Edgar O. BautistaT. Edmund Beck Jr.Dr. Robert G. BiskebornDr. Hayley Richman BoeskyPaul J. Maddon, M.D., Ph.D.Dr. Rohit SahDr. David ShainokMartha M. FlintRobert Chester GreenbergJack B. GrubmanBarbara GundlachRoberto HerreraSukhan KimDr. John Peoples Jr.Bridget M. RowanBruce W. Gilchrist, Esq.Dr. Paul Francis GruenwaldDr. Deborah Gill HilzingerMark Daniel HopkeHoward B. Levi, Esq.Dr. Les B. LeviMohamed Sherif LotfiDr. Yujin NingDr. Lida A. OrzeckLouis A. ParksDr. Zhenhai RenDr. Gary L. RussellDr. Olive J. BroseDr. Frederick W. Byron Jr.Dr. Lovji D. CamaNicholas Joseph CameraDr. Katharine W. CarsonFrank P. ChiodiDr. Leo M.F. ChirovskyDr. Byong-Suh ChoeDr. Seok-Ki ChoiDr. Komal S. Sri-KumarProfessor Joseph E. StiglitzBonnie Ward SimonStephen A. SimonDale Chakarian TurzaDr. John WaldesTeresa S. WaldesYing-Fan WuDr. Julie Marie WulfDr. Harriet A. ZuckermanDiana M. SattelbergerDr. Paul ShamanJean-Paul St. GermainDr. Chengzhong SuiPaul M. Thompson, Ph.D.James Jian WangDr. David K. WhitcombJohn P. WhiteDr. Richard W. YoungDr. Bei ZhangDr. Nancy CohenProfessor Stephen F. CohenDr. Steven M. CohenDr. Jane D. ColemanDr. Vinayak Narhar DamleDr. Cornelius P. DarcyProfessor William Theodore de BaryGeorge L. De CosterElizabeth Frances Byrne DebreuLink back to contents page46 Superscript


$1,000 to $2,499continuedDr. Sam H. DeKayDr. Wayne L. DelkerDr. Ann R.L. DeweyDr. John A. Duddy IIIDr. Rachel Blau DuPlessisDr. Robert S. DuPlessisDr. R. Anthony ElsonDr. Sylvan G. FeldsteinMrs. Nancy Hopkins FergusonDr. Raymond A. FirestoneDr. John Francis FlynnRobert T. ForresterDr. Larry FriedmanNobuko FujitaDr. Robert Ira GerberJohn D. GidwitzDr. Joseph A. GiordmaineDr. David R. GoodrichHenry F. Graff, Ph.D., Litt.D.Matthew Craig GrossmanDr. Arthur A. GuffantiDr. Hongsheng GuoDr. Jining HanDr. Robert A. HartleyDr. Wolf HelmreichFrances Bahner HendricksDr. Fiona Mae HollandsDr. Delmar C. HomanDr. Kyotsu HoriDr. Martha C. HowellDr. Valeria Q. HuneeusDr. Bernice Wenzel JeffreyDr. Stuart M. Kaback **Dr. Daniel S. KahnDr. Victoria Louise KetzDr. Yongho KimG. Russell KincaidAnna KisselgoffDr. Michael Walter KleinFrederick Mitchell KorzDr. Kaoru KurosawaDr. Lindsay LeardDr. Gea Myoung LeeBruce M. Levine, Esq.Dr. Judy Price LewisMarley Blue LewisF. Chaney Li, M.D.Dr. Shiun LingDr. Leon E. LongDr. Chih-Yuan LuDr. Yubing LuoDr. William L. LupatkinThomas B. Lupo, Ph.D.Dr. Janet M. MalcolmDr. Margaret E. Martin **Dr. Thornton B. A. Mason IIDr. Christopher J. McCurdyDr. Edmund G. MillerDr. Robert S. MinnickDr. Paula Mohs-ThomasDr. Mary J. MorryDr. Douglas R. Morton Jr.Mrs. Nadia N. MostafaCarlos R. MunozYoshinori NagaseVera A. NazarianJerry Y. OgawaDr. David B. OttawayBenjamin F. PaytonGladys E. Perez-MendezDr. Mary A. PetersonTebogo Kevin PhiriDr. Jeanine P. PlottelRoland Plottel, Esq.Dr. Emil Joseph PolakDr. Katharine C. PrenticeFrancesca Price-AssettoDr. Dallas L. Pulliam Jr.James T. Quattlebaum, M.D.Dr. Scott A. ReinesDr. John F. Roche **Dr. Steven C. RockefellerDr. Kenneth C. RogersDr. Julian RoseR. Christine RoyerJohn RudolfDr. Rinaldina RussellDr. Joanne SalopDr. Jane H. SaltounDr. Rahul Narain SaxenaZachary M. Schrag, Ph.D.Brent Scowcroft, U.S.A.F.Donald E. SharpBetty M. SheetsMrs. June F. ShermanLouis E. SlesinMargaret Jackson SmithPearl F. StallerDr. Marion B. StewartPeter T. Suzuki, Ph.D.Dr. Chen-Yu TaiDr. Ellen M. UmanskyDr. Gordon L. WeilCarl R. WeinbergMrs. Sue Ann G. WeinbergEllen P. WelshDr. Marina V.N. WhitmanLester WiglerRobert H. Wilbur, Ph.D.Dr. Xing Hong XueKano YamamotoDr. Hua Eleanor YuDr. Decai ZhuDr. Steven Charles ZimmermanTracy Zwick2012 Recent Alumni GSAS Leadership Society Members $500 to $999Dr. Rohit Thomas AggarwalaKenneth Stuart AlstonMario Theodoris AltenburgerElizabeth Conkey BakerMitch CarpenSungju ChunDr. Karena Anna Gupton AkhaveinCarmen Arleth IasielloDr. Chie IharaDavid Victor JoffeDr. Jane Chi-Yin LinDr. Monika Anna NalepaArihant PatniDr. Philip Richard Orrin PayneCynthia Margaret RoeDr. Jesus Ruiz-MataDr. Arturo Clemente SotomayorDr. Charles A. StockleySuperscript 47**DeceasedLink back to contents page


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