PhD Candidate Isabell Sluka receives Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Isabell Sluka, a PhD candidate in German Studies, has been awarded the Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship by the UConn Graduate School to pursue her research on “From a Postmigrant Society to Radical Diversity: (Re)Negotiating Germanness in the Digital Realm”:

“I am humbled and grateful to have been chosen as a recipient of the Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. Over the past year, I have made significant progress in my dissertation research, including defending my prospectus and writing the first chapter. One of the highlights of my year was the opportunity to work on an article that delves into discourses around recognition and belonging in two recent hashtag movements: #MeTwo and #vonhier. Titled “Kleine Form, große Wirkung? Hashtags im Kontext postmigrantischer Aushandlungsprozesse,” the article will be published later this month.

In addition, and with the generous support of my colleagues at Greenhouse Studios, I have been able to further explore the field of Digital Humanities and its potential to enhance my research and its dissemination. Thanks to the fellowship, I will have the opportunity to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) in Victoria, BC this summer. During this two-week program, I will learn about computational methods and data analysis, while also participating in lectures and networking events. I hope that that the knowledge and skills I acquire through this experience will enable me to bring fresh insights and perspectives to my research in media activism and social movement studies.”

Congratulations, Isabell!

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