Fordham Students Awarded Competitive Folger Grants

Congratulations to Clarissa Chenovick and Sharon Harris, two Fordham English doctoral candidates, who were awarded Folger Grants-in-aid to attend the institute's year-long dissertation seminar.


Admission to the dissertation seminar is competitive with only a dozen students accepted though the prestigious Institute received applications from three times that many candidates. The seminar, "Researching the Archive," meets weekly from October through April and provides hands-on experience working with the renowned collection at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. 

Fordham Graduate Students Thrive at Folger Library


Four Fordham English Ph.D. candidates have received awards from the Folger Shakespeare Library in 2012-2013. 

  • Christi Spain-Savage, "Early Modern Cities in Comparative Perspective," conference 27-29 Sept 2012.
  • Erica DaCosta, "Researching the Archive," year-long dissertation seminar.
  • Jordan Windholz, "Sexuality, Theory, History, Drama," seminar fall 2012.
  • Malkah Bressler, "Contestations of Religion and Natural History in the Atlantic World," seminar spring 2013.