Congratulations to Alexandria Brock, recipient of the 2022–2023 Dissertation Grant for Graduate Students

Apr 10, 2022

The Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies is pleased to announce that Alexandria Brock has been awarded the 2022-2023 Dissertation Grant for Graduate Students.

AABS awards grants of up to $4,000 to support doctoral dissertation research and write-up in any field of Baltic Studies. Funds may be used for travel to research site, equipment, duplication or other needs as specified.

Proposals are evaluated according to the scholarly potential of the applicant, and the quality and scholarly importance of the proposed work, especially to the development of Baltic Studies. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a PhD or MA program and have completed all requirements for a PhD/MA except the dissertation. Applicants must be members of the AABS at the time of submitting their application.

The 2022 applications were evaluated by the AABS 2021-2022 Grants and Awards Committee consisting of AABS VP for Professional Development Dr. Ineta Dabašinskienė, AABS President Dr. Daunis Auers, and AABS Director-at-Large Dr. Andres Kasekamp. You can find a full list of 2022 awardees here. 

Alexandria Brock is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Anthropology at the University of Central Florida specializing in bioarchaeology with a focus on stable isotope research and GIS (Geographic Information Science and Systems). Her primary focus of research is the reconstruction of life history, lived experience (including elements of diet, migration, and disease) and identity through the analysis of stable isotope data and geospatial analysis of cemetery contexts and the built environment in which previous populations operated. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and History from the University of North Texas in 2016, a graduate certificate in GIS from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2017, an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Central Florida in 2019 and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Integrative Anthropological Sciences at the University of Central Florida. Her dissertation research is aimed at using a multi-method approach (stable isotopes, statistics, and GIS) to better understand the lived experience of individuals interred in the Plinkaigalis cemetery in Lithuania.