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Two Faculty Members Win Spencer Fellowships

Two members of Harvard's faculty are among the recipients of the National Academy of Education's Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships, the organization announced late last month.

Tom S. Loveless, assistant professor of public policy in the Kennedy School of Government, and Yasemin Soysal, a John Loeb associate professor of sociology, made it through the two step evaluation process to succeed in the national competition.

Applicants must submit a research proposal that is connected with education in some way. Soysal's involved studying aspects of education including collective identification, in the Netherlands, France, Great Britian, and Germany.

"It's about national education in post-war Europe," Soysal said. "It's a comprehensive study of how text-books and curricula have changed."

Soysal's proposal also won a John Monet Fellowship, which is given by the European Institute in Florence.

Soysal, who found out she was a reciepient about a month ago, teaches a lecture course on international migrations as well as a conference course on citizenship and collective identities. She also leads junior tutorials in multiculturalism and integration.

Loveless was out of town and could not be reached for comment.