Vasiliki Touhouliotis ’03 has been named a 2014 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Touhouliotis is currently a doctoral candidate in anthropology at The New School for Social Research. Her dissertation, Weapons Between Wars: Cluster Bombs and the Durable Worlds of War in South Lebanon, is an ethnographic account of how cluster bombs in the South of Lebanon prolong the violence of war and make it durable.
The Newcombe Fellowships are awarded to scholars in the humanities and social sciences who are completing dissertations related to questions of religious and ethical values. Selected from a pool of nearly 600 applicants, each of this year’s Newcombe Fellows receives a 12-month award of $25,000. They come from 15 institutions nationwide and include scholars in architecture, anthropology, political science, sociology, history of medicine, religion and more.