Doctoral Fellows

  • Allison Brooks-Conrad

    Ph.D. Candidate, Historical Musicology

    Project: The Sounds of Soviet Femininity: Socialist Expectations for Women’s Labor and Music in Soviet Tallinn, Tbilisi, and Riga (1970-1991)

    Allison Brooks-Conrad is a PhD candidate in historical musicology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines the intersection of gender, labor, and socialist policy in different scenes of musical... (more)

  • Alex Royt

    Ph.D. Candidate, History

    Project: A Socialist Financial Revolution: Debt and Violence in the Soviet Union 1917-1941

    Alex Royt is pursuing doctoral studies in History at the University of Pennsylvania. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Binghamton where he studied history and German. He also holds a Master of Arts from... (more)

  • Kirby Sokolow

    Ph.D Candidate, Religious Studies

    Project: Buddhist Exceptionalism Behind Bars: Transforming Race, Religion, and Power

    Kirby Sokolow is a PhD Candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Wesleyan University and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from NYU. Across... (more)

  • Rawad Wehbe

    Ph.D. Candidate, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

    Project: Malmūm: Feeling Across Affective Temporalities in Ibn Muqbil's Annular Poetics

    Rawad Zahi Wehbe’s research focuses on structural, formal, and emotional poetics across periodization in the Arabic literary tradition. In his dissertation, he examines structural innovation through studying the... (more)