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Chartotte W. Newcombe

UC Berkeley doctoral candidate Roi Livne and alumna Elham Mireshghi were among 22 fellows selected to receive a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

Newcombe is one of the most competitive and prestigious awards for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences. Each 2013 Newcombe fellow will receive a 12-month award of $25,000.

About the Fellows:

Roi Livne is a doctoral candidate in sociology. He is studying the intersection between moral considerations and economics in U.S. end-of-life care in his dissertation, Debitum Naturae, The Moral Economies of U.S. End-of-Life Care.

Elham Mireshghi received a B.A. from UC Berkeley in 2006, majoring in electrical engineering and computer science and minoring in anthropology. Ms. Mireshghi is now a doctoral candidate in anthropology at UC Irvine. Her dissertation, Business with God or Kidneys or Cash: An Ethnography of Moral Uncertainty in Iran, examines the development and implementation of the world’s only regulated and religiously sanctioned program for kidney sales.