We are excited to announce that Astrid Askenberger, MANPTS ‘23, has been selected as our Spring 2022 Michael Donnelly Research Fellow. Astrid’s research for this fellowship will focus on incels in Scandinavia, specifically what makes men in Sweden more prone to become incels over other countries in the region. Astrid has experience researching incels, as demonstrated by her thesis on sexual violence in peacekeeping missions and incel violence during her undergraduate education.
In Astrid’s own words, “I am grateful and thrilled for this opportunity to learn from the CTEC staff and the belief in me that they have shown. The Michael Donnelly fellowship gives me an opportunity to research a subject that I am passionate about while honoring the memory of a man that I, unfortunately, did not have the pleasure to meet, but that I understand was a great man.”
The Michael Donnelly Fellowship, named in honor of our late friend and colleague, carries forward his legacy by supporting two underrepresented MIIS students each year with demonstrated financial need through a funded research position. It enables promising researchers to garner real-world experience in extremism research that is centered on tangible approaches to preventing and countering extremism.
The fellowship is open to applicants each fall and spring. To learn about the fellowship, read more here: https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/academics/centers-initiatives/ctec…
To contribute to the fellowship fund and provide more MIIS students with this opportunity, use this link and designate your gift for the Michael Donnelly Research Fellowship: https://engage.middlebury.edu/pages/miis/give-to-ctec