The Program in Critical Theory will support three Designated Emphasis students’ dissertation projects in 2023–2024. Maria Fatima-Santos and Zachary Hicks will receive semester-long Critical Theory Dissertation Fellowships. Nejat Kedir will receive a Critical Theory Research Grant.
Support for this year’s awardees is generously provided by the Magistretti Graduate Fellowship Fund through the Division of Arts and Humanities, the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the generosity of friends and colleagues.
Maria-Fátima Santos is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology. She is interested in the following research topics: social theory, political sociology, law/legal professionals, punishment and inequality, race and ethnicity, work, global/transnational sociology, and Latin America. Read more about Maria-Fátima’s work on her academic website here.
Zachary Hicks is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Zachary’s research interests include literature and culture of the early Soviet period, intersections of literature and visual media, critical theory, Marxism, philosophies of materialism, and aesthetics.
Nejat Kedir is a doctoral candidate in the Department of African American Studies. Nejat’s areas of interest are 19th, and 20th century Continental Philosophy, African Diasporic Literature, African American Literature, Black Feminist Science Studies, Black Feminism, and Posthumanism.