Graduate fellowship enables academic success
Naomi Egel, PACS Fellow
“The Reppy Institute’s support made it possible for me to focus exclusively on my research, and I was able to make significant progress on my dissertation and job market paper.”
Naomi Egel is a PhD candidate in the government department and recipient of the Marion and Frank Long Fellowship from the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. She used her graduate fellowship with the Reppy Institute to make substantive advances on her dissertation research. Naomi spent the Spring 2021 semester editing the theory chapter of her dissertation, writing one case study chapter of the dissertation, and working on her job market paper.
She presented her job market paper at the 2021 International Studies Association (ISA) conference and at the European Consortium for Political Research workshop on small states in international organizations. In addition, despite her inability to travel for archival fieldwork, she was able to conduct five additional interviews with diplomats and civil society members for her dissertation over Zoom.
Although the pandemic forced her to revise much of her research plans, the Reppy Institute’s support enabled Naomi to devote her time to both her dissertation and to other academic projects. During the Spring 2021 semester, she submitted a coauthored project for peer review and received two revise-and-resubmits for coauthored papers submitted in Fall 2020. Naomi and her coauthor resubmitted the first revised manuscript in April 2021 and are in the process of revising the second manuscript. In addition, Naomi published a policy piece in War on the Rocks and wrote a policy paper for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.