SRA Awards for Winter Break 2016 Announced

October 25, 2016

The Humanities Center is pleased to announce the recipients of winter break Student Research Assistantships awards. Congratulations to all!

Palmar Álvarez Blanco (Spanish) and Jesse Rothbard '17 (Spanish) will work on the presentation of new entries and images for the blog Artivism, which is an open, reflexive, plural and interdisciplinary space for the study of contemporary Spanish culture.

Roger Bechtel (Theater and Dance) and Brian Gordon '17 (Studio Art/CAMS) will be looking at media repositories that compliment or counterpoint the text and music for "Chinglish" - a collaborative narrative project they have in progress with Gao Hong.

Adriana Estill (English and American Studies) will work with Amairany Fuentes '19 (Und.) on plot segmentation and character arcs in the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen, as part of a larger project that examines the way in which Latin American telenovelas are gaining visibility and legibility in U.S. television.

Michael Flynn (Linguistics) and Catherine Fortin (Linguistics) will take Yitong Chen '19 (Und.), Jordan Kobbervig '19 (Und.), Eliot Schwartz (Und.) and James Smith '19 (Und.) to the Lake Traverse Reservation to learn about Dakota language and history. The trip is part of a long-term collaboration between Carleton's Linguistics Department and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Dakota Tribe to produce a "pedagogical grammar" of the Dakota language.

Shaohua Gao (Asian Languages and Literatures) and Madeline Geitz '17 (Asian Studies/WGST) will be analyzing recent publications on media commercialization in East Asia, as part of a book project that looks at the history of the Internet in China.

Pierre Hecker (English) and Alexandra Pozniak ’18 (English) will continue to work on the dramaturgy of  "The Merchant of Venice" scheduled to open on campus during winter term 2017. They will be working with Carleton's Special Collections in the Gould Library.

Susan Jaret McKinstry (English) and Adriana Smith '18 (English) will continue with the project of locating ekphrastic or intermedial paintings and drawings by British artists (1850-1915) in the collections of the Fitzwilliam Museum, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Amna Khalid (History) will work with Nate Grein '17 (History), who will spend three weeks at the India Office Records archive at the British Library, as well as the Wellcome Trust, identifying and photographing primary sources on medical topography in nineteenth Century India.

Anna Moltchanova (Philosophy) and Laura Soter’17 (Cogntive Science/Philosophy) will find and discuss readings in ecological psychology and cognitive science that deal with epistemic affordances and do them, as part of a larger project on the social ontology of non-distributive subjects. 

Juliane Schicker (German) and  Rachel Everett ’18 (Cinema and Media Studies) will continue with the project of the transcription, translation, and subtitling of interviews with conductor Kurt Mauser. The project is part of Juliane Schicker's research project on the cultural politics of music in Leipzig during the years of the German Democratic Republic.

Thabiti Willis (History) will work with Zofeida Chaffee-Valdes ’19 (Und.) examining current heritage sites on the island of Bahrain, once the center of a robust pearling economy from the late 18th to early 20th centuries. Zofeida will be cataloguing images from various locations in Bahrain, including the Bahrain Museum.

*Awards are made possible by generous gifts from Alison von Klemperer ’82.