European Union Studies

Grants & Fellowships

Each year, the Program awards grants of up to $3,000 to undergraduate and graduates students conducting research on some aspect of European integration or holding an internship in a European organization or institution.

2012

Matilda Curtis, M.A., 2013. Erasmus and European Identity.

Brian Salant, M.A., 2013. Political Participation of Immigrants in Belgium.

2011

Tobias Kuehne, B.A., 2012. The Aftermath of the 2010 Fiscal Crisis: Shifting Power Structures in the EU.

Christopher Murray, B.A., 2013. International Bulldogs Position with the EPP at the European Parliament.

Malgorzata Rejniak, B.A., 2012. Independent International Studies Senior Thesis Research. INTS 472.

Sigrid von Wendel, B.A., 2012. The Culture, Diplomacy, and Politics of European Union Decision-Making.

Aminah Zaghab, B.A., 2012. Language Education as a Politically Divisive Tool in the
Former Yugoslavia.

2010

Maria Hristova, Ph.D. Slavic Languages & Literatures, 2014. The Effect of the EU Integration Process on Language & culture in Croatia.

Savannah Kleinlein, B.A. in Political Science & International Studies, 2011. Internship with the AP in Brussels covering the EU.

Stefan Renckens, Ph.D. Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2014. Research on the role of business, the European Commission, and international organizations in the EU’s fisheries policy.

Yaron Schwartz, B.A. in History, 2011. Franco-German Relations and the Negotiation of the Union of the Mediterranean.

Danielle Tomson, B.A. in Humanities, 2012. Internship in Kosovo with the American Chamber of Commerce or EULEX.

Peter Verovsek, Ph.D. in Political Science, 2013. Research on the role of memory in the process of European unification and integration.

Lynn Wang, B.A. in Psychology & International Studies, 2011. Research on the impact of immigration and ethnic heterogeneity on Scandinavia Social Democracy.

2009

David Ashcraft, M.A. in I.R., 2010, for research in Paris and Brussels on NATO and EU security policy in light of ESDP and the return of France to NATO’s integrated military command.

Ian Convey, B.A., 2011, to support an internship with the International Civilian Office in Kosovo.

Andrew Feldman, B.A., 2011, for research in Ireland, the UK, and Brussels on the June 2009 European Parliament elections.

Shoshana Iliaich, B.A./M.A., 2010, for research in Poland on public attitudes toward the European Union.

My Khanh Ngo, B.A., 2010, to support an internship at the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva and research on Euroskepticism in the UK, Denmark, and Switzerland.

Dina Odnopozova-Feldman, Ph.D. Comparative Literature, 2012, for research in Lithuania on public attitudes toward the European Union.

Stefan Renckens, Ph.D., Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2013, for research in Brussels on the creation and adoption of two EU directives pertaining to electronic products – the Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

Tricia Ross, M.A. in European & Russian Studies, 2010, for research in Morocco on Morocco’s relationship with the European Union as a participant in its “Neighborhood Policy.”

Matthew Sohm, M.A. in I.R., 2010, to support an internship at the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin and research on the EU’s relationship with China and its efforts in support of the rule of law in neighboring countries.

Levent Tuzun, B.A., 2011, to support an internship in London with Mr. David Lammy, M.P.

Jacob Van Rijn, M.A. in I.R., 2010, to support study at the North American European Summer Academy in Bregenz, Austria on relations between North America and the EU.

Peter Verovsek, Ph.D., Political Science, to support research in Slovenia on public attitudes toward the European Union.

2008

Isaiah Andrews, B.A. ’09. Research in Britain on the causes of low labor mobility in the EU.

George Bogden, B.A. ’11. Internship at the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation in Istanbul and research on the relationship between Turkey and the EU.

Matthew Ellison, B.A. ’10. Internship in the British House of Commons with David Lammy, Member of Parliament.

Shazan Jiwa, B.A. ’09. Research in Brussels and London on EU energy policy and relations between the EU and Russia with respect to energy.

Dessi Kirilova, Ph.D. Political Science, 4th year. Research in Brussels on the foreign policies of the new EU member states of central and eastern Europe with respect to Russia.

Neli Lazarova, B.A. ’09. Internship with Burson-Marsteller in Brussels and research on the EU policy process.

Rebecca Levenson, B.A. ’09. Internship with the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs of the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. embassy in Paris.

Mark Longhurst, B.A. ’09. Research on European immigration at the Refugee Studies Center of the University of Oxford.

Travis Marchman, B.A. ’10. Internship in Brussels with the European Peoples Party/European Democrats group of Members of the European Parliament.

Charalampos Mylonas, Ph.D. Political Science, 5th year. Research on the impact of the international system on the treatment of ethnic minorities in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey.

Sejin Park, B.A. ’10. Research in France and Turkey on the political debate over the wearing of headscarves in secular states.

Derrick Sutter, B.A. ’09. Internship at the Global Public Policy Research Institute in Berlin on the EU, China, and global governance.

Maria Terekhov, M.A. in I.R. ’09. Internship at the OECD in Paris on environmental policy in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Katherine Terrell, B.A. ’09. Internship with the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. embassy in Copenhagen.

Argyrios Tsiaras, B.A. ’11. Internship with the Regional Center for Energy Policy Research in Budapest, Hungary on the impact of EU enlargement on European energy policy.

Ed White, B.A. ’09. Research in Brussels, Britain, and Germany on the development of alternative sources of energy.

Meredith Williams, B.A. ’09. Internship in the British House of Commons with Bernard Jenkin, Member of Parliament.

Tao Zeng, M.A. E.R.S. ’09. Research in Brussels on EU energy policy and relations between the EU and Russia.

2007

John Bailey, Ph.D. History, 4th year. Research in Britain on the growth of support in Germany for European integration from 1938 to 1950.

Alexandra Cavoulacos, B.A. class of 2008. Political Science major. Internship with the U.S. Department of State in the American embassy in Paris.

Eric Ciaramella, B.A. class of 2008. Russian and East European Studies major. Research on the perceptions of the EU among rural Italian residents.

Edwina Clarke, B.A. class of 2009. Ethics, Politics and Economics major. Internship with the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. in Paris.

Carolyne Davidson, Ph.D. History, 4th year. Research in Belgium and the Netherlands on French relations with NATO from 1963 to 1974.

David Hafetz, M.A. in International Relations, 1st year. Research in Russia on legal reform and relations with the EU.

Dessi Kirilova, Ph.D. Political Science, 3rd year. Research on the foreign policies of the post-communist member states of the EU.

William Ko, M.A. European and Russian Studies, 1st year. Internship in Ukraine and the Czech Republic with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Lazar Krstic, B.A. class of 2008. Ethics, Politics and Economics major. Research on social stratification and the emergence of post-communist elites in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovenia.

Emma Kurose, B.A. class of 2009. History major. Bulldogs in Brussels internship at the Royal Museum of Fine Art in Brussels.

James McSpadden, B.A. class of 2008. Humanities and German Studies major. Internship with a Landtag (state assembly) in Germany.

Charalampos Mylonas, Ph.D. Political Science, 4th year. Research in Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey on assimilation and its alternatives in southeastern Europe.

Robert Nelb, B.A. class of 2009. Ethics, Politics, and Economics major. Research in France, Belgium, and Germany on the use and adoption of electronic medical records in the EU.

Samantha Terkeltaub, B.A. class of 2009. Literature major. Research in Spain on Spanish and European asylum policy.

Kai Thaler, B.A. class of 2009. Political Science major. Research on the integration of the Muslim communities of the Spanish North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

David Tracey, B.A. class of 2008. Political Science major. Research on the impact of medieval institutions on contemporary Christian-Muslim relations in Spain.

2006

John Bailey, Ph.D. History, 3rd year. Research in Berlin, Munich, and Brugge on the growth of support in Germany for European integration, 1945-63.

Eric Ciaramella, BA ’08, REES. Research on language policy involving Arabic-speaking immigrants in Malmo and southern Sweden.

Monica Eppinger, Law ‘06/Ph.D. Anthropology. Research on biotechnology in agriculture and the impact of EU regulations on Ukrainian agriculture.

Prudence Hallarman, BA ’07, History. Internship in British House of Commons (Bulldogs in London).

Seunghee Ham, BA ’07, EPE. Internship at the Heinrich Boll Foundation in Germany, working on labor market integration.

Silva Kantareva, MA in IR ’07. Internship at the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, working on UN cooperation with the European Union on the Millennium Development Goals.

James McSpadden, BA ’08, Humanities/German Studies. Internship at either Ministry for Labor and Social Policy or Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Berlin.

Daniel Nichanian, BA 08, Political Science. Research in France on the Impact of French Politics on the Construction of European Identity.

Silvio Pitter, MA in ERS ’07. Internship at the Nixon Center on the opportunities for political and economic cooperation between the CIS nations and the EU.

Betny Townsend, BA ’08 Physics. Research in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and the Netherlands on the impact of the European Union on the scientific community.

Katarzyna Wilk, Ph.D. Sociology, 4th year. Research in Warsaw on Polish attitudes toward the EU.

Edward Young, MA in IR ’07. Internship at the Foreign Policy Centre, London, working on EU global policies and transatlantic relations.

2005

Sabina Ahmed, Yale College class of 2006, for research in Turkey on media liberalization and the minority question in Turkey.

Walter Andonov, Political Science Ph.D. student, for research at three German research institutes on U.S. and European Grand Strategies.

Hillary August, Yale College class of 2007, for an internship with Dow Jones Newswire in Brussels, covering the EU.

Joshua Boehm, Yale College class of 2007, for an internship in the Economic and General Policy Office of the U.S. Embassy in London, working on U.S.-EU trade relations.

Daniela Donno, Political Science Ph.D. student, for research at the European Commission in Brussels on the EU's role in promoting democracy in the Balkans.

Catherine Dunlop, History Ph.D. student, for research in Alsace and Lorraine, France and Saarland, Germany on regional perspectives on European integration in the early post-World War II era.

Marco Duranti, History Ph.D. student, for research on Italian views about European integration in the post-World War II era.

George Georgiev, Yale Law School student, for an internship in the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition.

Josip Glaurdic, Political Science Ph.D. student, for research on the role of the European Union in the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Palmyra Geraki, Yale College class of 2006, for research in Brussels on the relations between the EU Council of Ministers and the European Parliament.

Ilker Karaca, M.A. in International Relations program, for an internship at the Brataslava Regional Center of the United Nations Development Program, working on the project on East-West Development Collaboration between the EU and the UNDP.

Leon Kotlyar, Yale College class of 2007, for an internship at the International Centre for Policy Studies in Kiev, Ukraine, studying the relationship between the EU and Ukraine.

Nilakshi Parndigamage, Yale College class of 2006, for an internship in the Chief Prosecutor's Office of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, The Hague.

Stefanie Pleschinger, M.A. in International Relations program, for an internship in the European Commission's Directorate General for Development, in the unit preparing for the UN 2005 Development Summit.

Yulia Rog, M.A. in European and Russian Studies program, for research in Kiev, Ukraine on foreign investment in Ukraine after the "Orange Revolution."

Margaret Swink, M.A. in International Relations program, for an internship with the Dzeno Association in Prague, dealing with human rights for the Roma.

Joshua Walker, M.A. in International Relations program, for an internship with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of European Affairs, dealing with Turkish accession to the EU and the Cyprus issue.

Katarzyna Wilk, Sociology Ph.D,. student, for research in Warsaw and Budapest on the positions of political parties in Poland and Hungary toward EU accession.

2004

Priscilla Adams, Yale College '06. Internship, U.S. Embassy to Switzerland , and research on relations between Switzerland and the EU.

Marcus Boeckman, Yale College '07. Research on the development of an EU intelligence policy.

Stefano Dominioni, Sociology Ph.D. candidate. Research on attitudes of members of European Parliament.

Catherine Dunlop, History Ph.D. candidate. Research on the early intellectual and political movements supporting European integration.

Eve Fairbanks, Yale College '05. Internship at the French Institute for International Relations and Commentaire and research on the role of France in the EU.

Martha Fulford, Yale College '05. Internship at Dow-Jones in Brussels and research on media coverage of the EU.

Josip Glaurdic, Political Science Ph.D. candidate. Research on the role of the EU in the breakup of Yugoslavia , the wars of the 1990s, and the democratization of the Balkans.

Michael Gousganis, Yale College '06. Research on the democratic deficit in the EU.

Theocharis Grigoriadis, M.A. candidate in Russian and East European Studies. Internship at the State University-Higher School of Economics, Moscow studying EU-Russian relations.

Benjamin Gurvitz, Yale College '05. Research on the role of the EU in the Middle East peace process.

Henry Hancock, Yale College '05. Internship at the U.S. Mission to the EU in Brussels and research on the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy.

Vanessa Jankowska, Yale College '04. Research on the challenges of accession to the EU for Poland , the Czech Republic and Slovakia .

Zachary Jones, Yale College '05. Internship at the U.S. Consulate in Florence , Italy and research on Italy 's role in the EU.

Joshua Kretman, Yale College '05. Internship at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe , Vienna and research on the monitoring of human rights in Europe .

Alexis Ringwald, Yale College '05. Internship with the German Bundestag and research on environmental policy in Germany and the EU.

2003

Sarah Alexander, Yale College B.A. '04, for language training in Paris, followed by travel in France investigating the views of immigrants about France and the EU.

Angelica Bernal, Yale Graduate School Ph.D. '07 (Political Science), for dissertation research in Brussels on the constitutional Convention of the European Union.

Jennifer Carter, Yale College B.A. '05, to support an internship at the Bank of England or World Bank in London, followed by an internship at Musee National de la Cooperation Franco-American.

Eve Fairbanks, Yale College B.A. '05, to support an internship at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels working in Office of Public Affairs on transatlantic relations.

Vanessa Janowski, Yale College B.A. '04, for research in Warsaw, Prague, and Bratislava on economic reform and EU Accession in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia.

Csilla Kalocsai, Yale Graduate School Ph.D. '04 (Anthropology), for dissertation research on the impact of globalization and transnational corporations on work and workers in Hungary.

Svilen Karaivanov, Yale Law School J.D. '05, to support an internship with the Legal Transition Program in the Office of the General Counsel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London working on the codification and implementation of international legal standards on investment and regulation

Blaise Misztal, Yale Graduate School Ph.D. ?08 (Political Science), to support an internship with the Polish delegation to the EU Commission in Brussels, working on the issue of accession to the EU.

Alexis Ringwald, Yale College B.A. '05, to support an internship in Secretariat of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris studying the role of European business in bridging the ?digital divide' between advanced and developing countries.

Michelle Rosenthal, Yale College B.A. '05, to support an internship in the U.S. Embassy in Sweden working in the European Union Bureau on the national debate about Economic and Monetary Union prior to the September 2003 referendum on Swedish entry.

James Suerken, Yale College B.A. '05, for research in Madrid on the positions, activities, and impact on the EU of Spanish human rights organizations.

Aida Torres, Yale Law School J.S.D. '05, for dissertation research on the institutional basis of fundamental rights in the EU at the European Documentation Center in Barcelona.

2002

Angelica Bernal, Ph.D. Political Science, 1st year: "The Future of the European Union: Towards a European Constitution?" Research in Brussels at European Parliament and Convention and in Florence at European University Institute.

Carolyne Davidson, MA in IR, 1st year: "Grand Strategy in the European Union" Research internships at the Centre for European Reform, London, and the EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris.

Kerrie Lenhart, BA, '04: "Italy and the European Union" Internship with the Associated Press bureau in Rome doing research on Italy's relationship with the EU.

Willem Maas, Ph.D. Political Science, 5th year: "The Origin and Development of European Union Rights" Research at the Historical Archives of the European Communities located at the European University Institute, Florence.

Eric Maltzer, BA, '03: "Spain and the Iberian Agenda in the European Union" Research at the University of Madrid.

Ajay Mathias, MBA, SOM, 1st year: "The Irish Referendum on the Treaty of Nice" Research in Ireland on the defeat of the referendum on the Nice Treaty in 2001 and the prospective referendum in 2002.

Marina Mikhaylova, MA in IR, 1st year: "Eastern Enlargement of the EU and the Issue of Minorities in the Baltic States" Research in the Baltic States and Moscow on the impact of prospective EU membership on policies toward the Russian minorities.

Melissa Muscat, BA '03: "Britain and the European Security and Defense Program of the CFSP" Research in London and Brussels on the British role in and relationship a European defense force.

Alexandra Sova, BA '04: "The Negotiation of Romania's Accession to the EU" Research at the European Institute of Romania, the Romanian Ministry for European Integration, and the Delegation of the European Commission in Bucharest and at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.

Aleksandra Sznajder, Ph.D. Political Science, 3rd year: "The Politics of Building Regulatory Institutions in Central and Eastern Europe" Research in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Romania on EU-influenced changes in industrial and regulatory policy.