Two Named to German Academic Exchange Service

Brooke Riscoe in a red and white shirt on the left and Emi Finkelstein in a black shirt on the right

Pitt undergraduate student Brooke Riscoe (left) and graduate student Emi Finkelstein have been named to the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), translated in English as the German Academic Exchange Service.

The DAAD is Germany’s national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. The agency provides a variety of educational and research opportunities, including support of study abroad experiences within German laboratories and research institutions.

Riscoe graduated this year from Pitt with a major in geology, minor in German and certificate in Global Studies focusing on sustainable development, critical world ecology and sustainability. She plans to continue her studies in Germany through a master of science in applied and environmental geosciences at Universität Tübingen or a master of science in climate and environmental sciences at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in order to prepare for related doctoral studies and improve her German skills. 

Finkelstein is a PhD candidate in the Department of History of Art and Architecture. Her dissertation examines the afterlife of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) in contemporary Germany’s cultural institutions and public spaces. She will spend next year based at the University of Leipzig where she will carry out research on the display of modern art from East Germany in regional museums in Leipzig, Halle (Saale) and Rostock.