2022 Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows

Bahar Aldanmaz, GRS, PhD, Sociology
With a critical transnational feminist lens, Bahar explored menstrual subjectivities beyond the usage of industrialized menstrual products and provided a new approach to decreasing period poverty globally.
Rebecca Bowman, Pardee School, Master’s, International Affairs – Appleton Schneider Fellow*
Rebecca evaluated the peacebuilding process and analyzed the effects of Brexit and its conditions on the established peace and divisions within Northern Ireland.
Ateeb Gul, GRS, PhD, Religion
Ateeb investigated the ways in which the issue of the age of ‘A’isha bint Abi Bakr at the time of her marriage to Prophet Muhammad shapes public attitudes towards child marriages, as well as child marriage legislation and policy, in Pakistan today.
Gizem Kaftan, GRS, PhD, Political Science
Gizem analyzed the backsliding of women’s and LGBTQ+ rights in Poland and Hungary and explored the European Union’s response.
Trevor Lamb, GRS, PhD, Anthropology
Trevor examined how ancient plant remains can help identify the types of plants eaten by Alaska Natives before colonialism disrupted traditional ways of eating and their access to plant foods.
Megan Lang, SPH, MPH, Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Megan worked on a global landscape of vaccine hesitancy and implications for future interventions.
Benjamin Levine, SSW/SPH, Master’s/MPH, Social Work/Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Benjamin studied tiny homes combined with pre-constructed buildings as a solution to urban affordable housing needs.
Josefina Senese, Wheelock, PhD, Educational Studies
Josefina examined the literature’s definitions of competition under school choice policies — specifically charter schools in Massachusetts — and studied how the lack of a consistent and comprehensive measure has precluded achieving consensus in the literature and fruitful dialogue across fields.

More information about the Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows Program and previous Summer Fellows can be found here.

*Each year, a master’s student is designated the Appleton Schneider Fellow in honor of BU Alumnus Appleton Schneider, who provided a bequest to the Pardee Center endowment to support the Graduate Summer Fellows program.