At its Spring 2009 meeting, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees selected the following dissertations for receipt of fellowships in the amount of $20,000 each:

A Room in the Jungle: The Residential Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, Terressa Benz, University of California, Irvine


The Presentation of Self in Everyday (Transit) Life: An Ethnographic Study of Los Angeles Bus Culture, Camille Fink, University of California, Los Angeles


On the Cosmopolitan Frontier: Jews and their Social Networks in Nineteenth-Century Los Angeles, Karen S. Wilson, University of California, Los Angeles


The Effects of Residential Segregation on Voting Behavior, Ryan Enos, University of California, Los Angeles


Strategies to Improve Rail Track Capacity Use in the Los Angeles Area, Pavankumar Murali, University of Southern California


On the Move and in the Moment: Community Formation, Identity, Politics, and Opportunity in South Central Los Angeles, 1945-Present, Abigail Rosas, University of Southern California


Biodiversity and the Diverse City Wildlife Conservation and Socio-cultural Diversity in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Region, Mona Seymour, University of Southern California


Downtown Democracy: The Role of Civic Participation in the Redevelopment of Central Los Angeles, 1994-2009, Nicholas M. Dahmann, University of Southern California


Social Democracy? The Contradictions of Left-Liberalism in New Deal-era Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, David P. Levitus, University of Southern California