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IRWGS Graduate Certificates Awarded in 2016 - 17

IRWGS Graduate Certificates Awarded in 2016 - 17

Congratulations to the following students who earned the graduate certificate at IRWGS in 2016 - 17:

 

Allison DeWitt: Department of Italian 

Field: Feminist geography, sexual difference theory and Muslim-Christian relations in the medieval Mediterranean

Submisssion reviewed by: Lila Abu-Lughod

Allison DeWitt is a PhD candidate in the Department of Italian and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. Her dissertation is on the use of geography in Dante’s Divine Comedy specifically focused on representations of the world outside of Europe.  This will be accompanied by a digital map to be hosted on Columbia’s Digital Dante site, for which is an assistant editor.  She has written and presented on the use of digital tools for research and the classroom and has worked extensively with the Center for Teaching and Learning on graduate student pedagogical development.  Her research interests also include feminist geography, sexual difference theory and Muslim-Christian relations in the medieval Mediterranean.

 

 

 

Leah Werier: Department of Art History 

Examiners: Marianne Hirsch and Rosalyn Deutsche 

Field: Vision, Photography and TV 

Leah Werier is a PhD student in the Department of Art History at Columbia University. She is a 2016-2017 IRWGS Graduate Fellow. Her doctoral work focuses on modern and contemporary art. Her research interests include architecture and public space and its’ intersections with vision, desire, feminist and queer theory. Leah has also completed the certificate program at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (Columbia University). She completed an MA in Art History at the Courtauld Institute on the subject of art and psychoanalysis which was supervised by Mignon Nixon and Juliet Mitchell.