Media, Culture, and Communication doctoral student Salwa Hoque has been awarded a Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council. This competitive fellowship offers six to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. It is given annually to 60 graduate students enrolled in doctoral programs across the U.S.
Hoque is a fourth-year doctoral candidate engaging with theoretical frameworks from political theory, media studies, and legal anthropology. Her dissertation examines legal pluralism in Bangladesh. Specifically, the work looks at how the digitization of law and legal records further marginalizes communities in the Global South.
Last year Hoque received the inaugural graduate student Best Paper Award from the Asian Journal of Law and Society for a paper based on this doctoral research.