Fox Fellows’ Achievements

December 11, 2015

Since our last newsletter, Fox Fellow alums have achieved numerous successes, both personally and professionally. We list these below and urge fellows past and present to reach out to one another if they have any questions or would like to get in touch.

Appointments, Fellowships and Awards

  • Astrid Eckert (1998-99), who is an Associate Professor of History at Emory University, is spending the 2015/16 academic year on a Humboldt Fellowship at the Research Institute for Contemporary History in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Tomas Nordberg (2000-01) is currently working for and is also involved with the Swedish Pugwash, PeaceQuest International and the Yale Club of Sweden.
  • Rohit De (2006-07) has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Yale where he teaches South Asian and legal history.
  • Anne Ruderman (2010-11) is starting a three-year postdoc at Harvard in January.
  • George Bogden (2011-12) was awarded a J. William Fulbright-Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship in Pristina, Kosovo.
  • Ozge Zihnioglu (2011-12) received the 2015 Young Scientist Award from the Science Academy in Turkey.
  • Olga Skorokhodova (2012-13) recently defended her PhD and is completing an internship at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Office of Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities.
  • Andrei Poama (2012-13) recently defended his PhD and is going to be a CRÉ (Centre de Recherche en Éthique) post-doctoral fellow at the University of Montreal.
  • Philile Mbatha (2013-14) was recently appointed as a permanent lecturer in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town.
  • Santino Regilme (2013-14) was recently appointed Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.


  • Laurissa Muhlich’s (2008-09) recent book “Advancing Regional Monetary Cooperation: The Case of Fragile Financial Markets” examines regional monetary cooperation as a strategy to enhance macroeconomic stability in developing countries and emerging markets.
  • Matthew Light (2002-03), Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Toronto has a number of forthcoming publications which include “Explaining the Use of Interpersonal Violence by Political Leaders:  Saddam Hussein and Joseph Stalin Compared,” and “Russia, the Death Penalty, and Europe: The Ambiguities of Influence.”

Campus visits

  • Jonathan Reynaga (2001-02) recently visited Yale and met current Fox International Fellows and Mrs. Fox for afternoon tea in Hillhouse Avenue where he imparted some real-world wisdom to current Fox International Fellows. He advised, “You need a mixed economy of experience to be successful and adaptable in the real world.”

Personal announcements

  • Jonathan Endelman (2014-15) married Arzu Yanç on Feburary 28.
  • Gilad Abiri (2014-15) and his wife Shlomit recently welcomed a baby boy Dror Yehonatan into the family.