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7 Finishing Fellowships were awarded to: Ahmed Nuri, Avraham Roos, Gonca Türgen, Henning Radke, Chaim Burman, Josh Weeks, and Pablo Lamberti.

Every year the Faculty of Humanities offers a number of Finishing Fellowships to PhD candidates who have succeeded in writing an advanced draft of their thesis without the support of structural funding. The fellowships aim to enable self-funded PhD candidates to concentrate exclusively on the completion of their thesis in their last year. Starting in 2016, the Faculty has awarded 42 Finishing Fellowships, resulting in 31 new doctors.

This year the selection committee--consisting of Kees Hengeveld, Marleen Rensen, and Joost de Bloois--received 10 applications in total. Seven of these were awarded the Finishing Fellowship:

  • Ahmed Nuri (ARTES, Snel, Drace-Francis): Poetics of Modernity in the Twentieth-Century Turkish Novel
  • Avraham Roos (ASH, Bod): Why is This Translation Different from All Other Translations?
  • Gonca Turgen (ASCA, Peeren, Wilkinson): Homelessness at Home in Post-2013 Turkish Cinema
  • Henning Radke (ACLC, Versloot): Multilingualism and Mixed-Mode Communication Sociolinguistic Insights into the German-Namibian Diaspora
  • Jonathan Burman (ASH, Zwiep, Hagbi): Truth-telling theory in rabbinic discourse and contemporary Jewish contexts
  • Josh Weeks (ASCA, Stuit, Godsland): Roberto Bolaño and the Labyrinthine Mode
  • Pablo Lamberti (ASCA, Früchtl): Befriending The Ears. The Transformative Power Of Listening