Ph.D. Student Wins Prestigious Fellowship

A full description of the award can be found at this link. It carries a substantial stipend, library privileges at the University of Pennsylvania, and a research and travel budget. 

These awards are designed to provide mentorship and access to Penn’s resources for doctoral students in the humanities or social sciences, enrolled at universities other than Penn, as they complete their dissertations.

Ms. Sharpe's dissertation, tentatively titled “They Need You!: Disability, Visual Culture, and the Poster Child, 1945-1980,” looks at how charitable organizations, disabled children and their families, and the public understood and shaped ideas about disability, identity, philanthropy, family, and the nation after WWII. It focuses on representations and understandings of physical disability in particular through depictions of polio and muscular dystrophy.

Ms Sharpe is also a graduate research assistant at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. She will work with Dr. Jonathan Moreno while at Penn.

Congratulations to Celeste!