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2022 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

Phi Kappa Phi is proud to present the 2022 Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship recipients. Each doctoral candidate received an award of $10,000.

Barron, Jennifer croppedJ.A. Barron

Texas State University

Barron is a Ph.D. candidate at Texas State University in applied anthropology. Her research explores the tension between the ethics and  educational value of historic skeletal collections.

Bose, Mukulika croppedMukulika Bose

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Bose is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research investigates the oncogenic role of tumor-associated protein Mucin1 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and works on elucidating the mechanism of action of an anti-Mucin1 antibody, called TAB004, that has shown promising anti-tumor efficacy in cell lines and mouse models.

Breault, Nicole croppedNicole Breault

University of Connecticut

Breault is a doctoral candidate at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests focuses on early American legal and social history with an emphasis on urban governance, institutions, gender, and space. Her dissertation studies watch-keeping in early America drawing from a collection of eighteenth-century night constables' reports from Boston, Massachusetts.

Clipp, Hannah croppedHannah Clipp

West Virginia University

Clipp is a Ph.D. candidate at West Virginia University. Her research seeks to quantify, explain, and predict long-term trends in forest bird populations and communities within the Appalachian Mountains in relation to climate change and large-scale management actions.

Johnson, Kimson croppedKimson Johnson

University of Michigan

Johnson is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan. Her research explores how exposures to adverse childhood and adult events impact cognitive health among older adults from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Maly, Morgan croppedMorgan Maly

North Carolina State University

Maly is a Ph.D. candidate at North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on cheetah population genetics, gut microbes, and health.

Miranker, Molly croppedMolly Miranker

Texas State University

Miranker is a Ph.D. candidate at Texas State University. Her research investigates the response to migrant death in Texas focusing on the underexplored qualitative sources for their forensic potential and thus overcome regional documentation deficiencies to  improve identification outcomes. 

Nguyen, Uyen croppedUyen H. "Carie" Nguyen

Texas Tech University

Nguyen is a Ph.D. candidate at Texas Tech University. Her research examines the Vietnam War from the bottom-up perspective of the U.S. Army’s Mobile Advisory Teams (MATs) to explore the layers of complexities and nuances of the human experiences in an unconventional war and the contested meanings of alliance and partnership in counterinsurgency.

Olson, Lindamarie croppedLindamarie Olson

University of Houston

Olson is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Houston. Her research focuses on interventions for at-risk youth to reduce their initial contact with the justice system and to limit their ongoing involvement in the system

Zuppichini, Mark croppedMark D. Zuppichini

The University of Texas at Dallas

Zuppichini is a Ph.D. candidate at The University of Texas at Dallas. His research  focuses on understanding the changes that occur in the brain due to multiple sclerosis that result in an impairment in thinking ability to assist in the development of treatments aimed to improve and maintain a better quality of life of MS patients.