Underhill Fellowship Recipients

2017

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Allison Neal is a PhD candidate in English whose research focuses on Anglo-American speech-based poetry composed between 1900 and 1975 alongside various methods of controlling and disseminating the “American voice” in the lead up to and...

2016

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Major:
Political Science
Dissertation Title: War and Peace in the Political Thought of Francis Bacon (1561-1626). Dissertation Synopsis: The scientist, lawyer, politician, and literary author Francis Bacon was deeply involved in various trans-Atlantic colonial...

2015

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Major:
History
The working title of my dissertation is ‘Freedom Planned: Neoliberalism and the Late Twentieth Century British City.’ My project will chart the end of Britain’s social democratic welfare state in the late 1970s and Britain’s transition to...

2014

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Major:
History
Tehila Sasson, a UC Berkeley History Ph.D. student, is the inaugural recipient of the R. Kirk Underhill Graduate Fellowship.Tehila's dissertation examines the emergence of humanitarian ethics for famine relief in Anglo-American history...