The Figge Fellows: Cohort 2022-2023

SURNAMEGIVEN NAMEHOMETOWNSCHOOLYEARMAJORPROJECT TITLETOPIC
KATIRMarwaNorthern VirginiaCAS2025Computer Science and EconomicsIslam and
Community
The impact of
immigration from
Muslim-majority
to minority
countries on
Muslims and their
religious identity.
SACHSDanCupertino, CaliforniaCAS2024LinguisticsFormer Jews
across
Millenia
The role of speech
and writing by
former Jews in the
definition of
ancient, medieval,
and
modern Jewish
identity.
SHINNICKMatthewLibertyville, IllinoisCAS2025Government and ClassicsPower In the
Name
The role of names
in religions and
spirituality across
the world, and the
similarities found
between them.
SOMINENINidhiWaterford, ConnecticutCAS2025LinguisticsJal, Jangal,
Jameen: The
Adivasi
Struggle for
Linguistic
and Religious
Recognition
The role of
dominant
languages and
religions in the
demonization and
oppression of
India’s tribal and
indigenous groups.
VELJKOVICSofiaChicago, IllinoisCAS2025Linguistics
and Theology
A failure of
civil religion
Forced atheism in
Yugoslavia failed
to make a lasting
impact due to the
strength of
religious tradition
and faith.

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