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PhD candidates Christina Cross and Nadiya Kostyuk receive competitive fellowships

April 5, 2017

Two PhD candidates were recently awarded competitive fellowships for their outstanding academic achievements.

Christina Cross wins Ford Foundation's 2017 Dissertation Fellowship

Christina Cross, a PhD candidate in public policy and sociology, received the Ford Foundation's 2017 Dissertation Fellowship in recognition of her superior academic achievements, commitment to a career in teaching and research, and dedication to using diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Cross’s research interests focus on race, inequality, education, and families. Before coming to Michigan, she earned her bachelor's in sociology from Emory University. She served as a research intern with the University of Michigan’s Survey Research Center (SRC), and held fellowships from the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program and from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) Program.

Nadiya Kostyuk wins Harvard University Belfer Center's Cybersecurity and Digital Technology Policy Fellowship

Nadiya Kostyuk, a PhD candidate in Public Policy and Political Science, received a Cybersecurity and Digital Technology Policy Fellowship with the Belfer Center at Harvard University. The fellowship seeks to help policymakers develop a conceptual understanding of conflict in cyberspace. As a research fellow, Kostyuk will study policies related to information technology, security and governance.

Prior to coming to the University of Michigan to pursue her PhD, Kostyuk worked as a program coordinator for the EastWest Institute’s Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative. Her research focuses on the relationship of cybercrime to international security, interdependence, cooperation, and state sovereignty. She has field experiences in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, and the Czech Republic. Kostyuk was a 2015 Diversity and Diplomacy Fellow and holds a master's degree in global affairs, with a concentration in transnational security, from New York University.

Congratulations Christina and Nadiya!