Spring 2018 News


Christina Schultz, PhD candidate in Germanic Studies and 2016 ReWrite Participant, defended her dissertation "The Politics of Ethnic Comedy in German Turkish Culture" on November 27, 2017. Congratulations Christina!

Melissa Hibbard, 2014–2015 Dissertation Fellow, and ReWrite Coach 2016 and 2017, has accepted a position at PolyPrep Country Day School in New York.  She plans to defend her dissertation, “Children of the Polish Republic: Child Health, Welfare, and the Shaping of Modern Poland, 1914-1939,” in May 2018.

Robert Williams, Professor Emeritus of Germanic Studies and 2002-2003 Institute for Humanities Faculty Fellow, passed away March 10, 2018. He was awarded an Institute Faculty Fellowship for his project "Hegel and Nietzsche: On Masters and Slaves." His most recent book, Hegel on the Proofs and the Personhood of God: Studies in Hegel’s Logic and Philosophy of Religion, was published in 2017.

Saniye Vatansever, Dissertation Fellow 2014-2015, (Phd 2015). In January 2018 started in her new position as Assistant Professor at Bilkent University in Turkey, had a paper accepted in HOPOS (The Journal of the International Society of the History of Philosophy of Science). The title of her paper is “Kant’s Response to Hume in the Second Analogy: A Critique of Buchdahl’s and Friedman’s Accounts”. It will appear fall 2018.