Sunday, August 30, 2020

Two Fellowships for VitA Members

 Two members of our working group have been awarded 3-semester team fellowships by the Ohio State University's Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme (GAHDT). The GAHDT recognizes outstanding and cutting-edge interdisciplinary work covering a cluster of emergent themes including Im/Mobility, Livability, Community, and the amplification of methods and practices with social impact that integrate the arts and humanities.

Jordan Lovejoy has been newly selected to join the 2020-2021 cohort of team fellows with her dissertation focused on environmental trauma narratives in West Virginia. Congratulations!

Mercedes Chavez served in the inaugural 2019-2020 cohort, focusing on her dissertation project Origin Stories: Cinema in the Anthropocene which bring together cinema studies and environmental humanities frameworks. Working with a diverse team of arts and humanities graduate peers, Mercedes developed a podcast exploring the fellows' interdisciplinary work (forthcoming).