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Four Graduate Center Students Awarded 2020 Fulbright Fellowships to Study Abroad

Graduate Center students Samantha Small, Mike Stinavage, Caroline F. Zimmermann, and Patricia Pehme

Four Graduate Center students were awarded 2020 Fulbright Fellowships to support their travel and work in abroad in Germany, Poland, and Spain.  

Ph.D. student Patricia Pehme (Psychology) will travel to Poland to study how oxytocin levels before birth affect mother-child bonding and, ultimately, a child’s well-being in the face of stress and hardship. 

Ph.D. student Samantha Small (Art History) will research the fin-de-si├Ęcle German Symbolist movement in the visual arts. Her work will focus on the Munich-based artist Franz von Stuck (1863–1928). 

Master’s student Mike Stinavage (Political Science), a writer and environmentalist, will research the legislation and implementation of organics recycling programs in Northern Spain. The goal of Stinavage’s research and environmentalism, he says, is to “spread the gospel of composting.”

Graduate Center Ph.D. student Caroline F. Zimmermann (Psychology) will travel to Germany to study how social stigmas related to skin disease affect the health and well-being of young people.

The program provides research and teaching awards to support two to 12 months of work in more than 125 countries. Due to the coronavirus, the Fulbright program has postponed travel until January 2021.



Submitted on: MAY 1, 2020

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