German-Canadian Studies Fellowship Program: 2012 Recipients

The 2012 recipients of prizes, grants, and scholarships in the German-Canadian Studies Fellowship competition for 2012 have been announced! Recipient of the German-Canadian Studies Scholarship (Ph.D.) is Frauke Brammer (Free University of Berlin) for her dissertation on the Canadian armed forces in Germany in the second half of the twentieth century. The German-Canadian Studies Scholarship (M.A.) was given to Hannah Oestreich (University of Waterloo) for a study of German idioms by German-speaking immigrants in Canada. Three German-Canadian Studies Research Grants were awarded to Christine Kampen Robinson (University of Waterloo) for her work on immigrant children’s identity constructions; to Elizabeth Krahn (Winnipeg) for an autoethnographic study of the legacy of collective trauma experienced by Russian Mennonite women; and Kristin Lovrien-Meuwese and Elisabeth Gsell-Dentsoras (both University of Winnipeg) for a study of how German-speaking Manitobans transmit their dialects to younger generations. Finally, Conrad Stoesz (University of Winnipeg) received the German-Canadian Studies Undergraduate Essay Prize for his extensive essay on “Midwives in the Manitoba Mennonite Community 1881-1900,” which he wrote for Prof. Ryan Eyford’s class Themes in Canadian History. Congratulations to all!