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Ping Pong Diplomacy and Other Research Topics

Seven researchers were collectively awarded more than $10,000 in funds to travel to the Bentley in order to advance their scholarship through the Library’s collections. The awardees were funded as part of two separate awards: the Bordin Gillette Researcher Travel Award, and the Mark C. Stevens Researcher Travel Award. Both are given annually to scholars working on doctoral dissertations or conducting postdoctoral research in any area requiring significant use of Bentley materials.

This most recent awardees and their topics of study are:

  • David M. Brown: “‘Years too soon behind us:’ The Making of Meaning and Memories in College Student Life”
  • Olivier Burtin: “The American Legion and Veterans’ Politics from 1940 to the mid-1960s”
  • Tara Fickle: “Ping Pong Diplomacy for the 21st Century: Play as Policy in Contemporary U.S.-China Relations”
  • Emily Hauptmann: “The Survey Research Center’s 1950s Election Studies and the Rise of the Large Data Set in U.S. Social Science”
  • Jacob Jurss: “Boundaries of Authority: The 1825 Prairie du Chien Treaty Council and American Indian Power in the Upper Mississippi River Borderlands”
  • Richard Mares: “The Expatriate Experience: Robert F. Williams and Black Internationalism, 1963-1975”
  • Jonathan Zimmerman: “The Scholar at the Blackboard: A History of College Teaching in America”

For more information on Bentley research fellowships, please visit our Research Fellowships page.