Humanities Institute Advanced PhD Fellowship


Fellows meet in monthly works-in-progress seminars to gain interdisciplinary perspectives on their research. Each department in the humanities, broadly defined, may nominate up to two candidates for the Fellowships, as selected by the department’s Director of Graduate Studies.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a UB student in the humanities, broadly defined, who has exhausted their initial package of support from their home department.
  • Be nominated by their home department.
  • Participate in scheduled PhD Seminar sessions if selected.

How to Apply

Applicants must be nominated by their department. See the Humanities Institute website for more information.

Past Award Recipients and Honorees





Field(s) of Study


2018 Yintong Bao Comparative Literature
2018 Maryclaire Koch Art and Visual Studies
2018 Karolina Kulicka Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
2018 Elizabeth Garner Masarik History
2017 Nicholas Emmanuel Music
2017 Montgomery Hill Linguistics
2017 Natalia Pamula Comparative Literature
2017 Marissa C. Rhodes History
2016 Tanja Aho Transnational Studies
2016 Alison Fraser English
2016 Kathryn Lawton History
2016 Laura Levon Anthropology
2015 Elisabeth George History
2015 Deacon Newhouse Philosophy
2015 Aleksandra Szaniawska Transnational Studies
2015 Yitian Zhai Comparative Literature
2014 Phillip Guingona History
2014 David Hadbawnik English
2014 Michael Martinez-Raguso Romance Languages and Literature
2014 Randi Tucker Linguistics
2013 Nicholas Hoffman English
2013 Beth Kuberka Romance Languages and Literature
2013 Nuning Purwaningrum Transnational Studies
2013 Tanya Shilina-Conte Media Study
2013 Paul Zwirecki History
2012 Kritika Agarwal Transnational Studies
2012 Laura Arribas-Tomé
Romance Languages and Literature
2012 C. Michael Hurst English
2012 Steve Peraza History
2012 William Pritchard History