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Five CCNY undergrads Stanford-bound for research this summer

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Jared J. Heron [left] and Anton Pavlov, two of the five CCNY undergraduates traveling to Stanford University this summer for research.

Native American relations with the government, Jane Austen’s work from a queer theoretical approach and a study of philosopher Edmund Husserl are among the research topics by the sixth cohort of City College of New York summer interns to Stanford.

Five students from the Division of Humanities and the Arts are the latest participants in the eight-week CCNY-Stanford Summer Research Program that runs from mid-June to mid-August at Stanford University.

Established in 2013, it is designed for students considering graduate school, and specifically doctoral research, in the humanities and arts.  Students receive a $3,000 stipend, on campus room and board and $600 to cover travel expense.

The 2018 participants and their research topics are:

  • Josias Agustin-Mendez (history and architecture), a study of Native American relations with the U.S. government using personal accounts, the records of the Bureau of Indian affairs, reservation laws, and Dakota law;
  • Nabila Akthar (history), the mutual imbrication of the history of the American Enlightenment and the American Revolution, and role that the oft-overlooked New York Province played in furthering the cause of each;
  • Lily A. Evans (English and psychology), Jane Austen’s work with a queer theoretical approach, informed by the context of gender and ownership at the turn of the 18th century;
  •  Jared J. Heron (English), issues of gender in the Old French romance “Le Roman de Silence” and other Medieval French texts such as the “Lais of Marie de France;”
  • Anton Pavlov (philosophy),  philosopher Edmund Husserl and whether the discipline of phenomenology can shed light on particular features of human conscious experience, such as awareness of others.

 The students will conduct research in their respective topics with a Stanford faculty mentor. They will, in addition, participate in weekly seminars on the graduate school application process and research in the humanities.

Conversely, CCNY’s Division of the Humanities and the Arts will welcome three Stanford humanities graduate students in fall 2018 to teach undergraduate programs in history, English and philosophy.

Erec R. Koch, dean of Humanities and the Arts, described the program as an outstanding success. He noted the example of two recent participants that are now doctoral students in the humanities at Stanford.

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