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Our Graduate Students consistently win awards, fellowships, and grants for their scholarship and teaching. Below is just a few of the accolades and awards our Graduate Students have won over the past years.

Teaching Assistant (TA) Awards


  • Clare Byers, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • Oskar Czendze, Peter Filene Innovative Teaching Award
  • Quinn Shepherd, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award


  • Emma Kessel, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • Donald Santacaterina, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • Justin Wu, Peter Filene Innovative Teaching Award


  • Robert Colby, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • Sarah Miles, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • Mark Reeves, Peter Filene Innovative Teaching Award


  • Daniel Morgan, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • Gabriel Moss, Peter Filene Innovative Teaching Award
  • Larissa Stiglich, Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Dissertation Awards and Fellowships


  • Allison Somogyi, Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award
  • Daniela Weiner, UNC Carolina Center for Jewish Studies’s Goodman Dissertation Fellowship
  • Jose Manuel Moreno Vega, Quinn Dissertation Fellowship; The Institute for the Study of the
    Americas (ISA) Mellon Dissertation Fellowship for Latin American / Caribbean Research
  • Donald Santacaterina, Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Caroline Nilsen, Royster Dissertation Fellowship
  • Virginia Olmsted McGraw, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Cohen-Tucker Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Lucas Kelley, Seqouyah Dissertation Fellowship
  • Max Lazar, Quinn Dissertation Fellowship
  • Marlon Londoño, Tinker Predissertation Fellowship, Institute for the Study of the Americas
  • Dani McIver, Tinker Predissertation Fellowship, Institute for the Study of the Americas
  • Nathan Gill, Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship; Graduate School Off-Campus
    Dissertation Research Fellowship
  • Alyssa Bowen, Quinn Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • Turgay Akbaba, Truman Library Institute Dissertation Year Fellowship

Clein Summer Internship


  • Craig Gill worked with the International Student and Scholar Services (ISS) office on campus to produce a thirty-five page report into international graduate student issues at UNC. The report aims to increase awareness of the problems facing international graduate students, and suggests potential measures academic departments can take to combat such problems.


  • Ben Fortun, who worked to help accumulate archival resources on the history of the United Canning, Agriculture, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (UCAPAWA)