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Professors Win Travel Fellowships to Advance Research, Coursework

Three Emerson faculty members were awarded travel fellowships to support research that will contribute to their courses.

The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation fellowships provide funding to New England college and university faculty to study abroad and enhance their instruction. This year, the foundation received 104 applications and awarded 46 fellowships. The Emerson faculty received roughly $7,000 each.

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Associate Professor Korbett Matthews

Visual and Media Arts Associate Professor and BFA Program Director Korbett Matthews will travel to Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania as part of his project, “A Baltic Poetic Documentary Study”. While in the Baltic, Matthews will conduct research and screenings at The Eye Filmmuseum, the Estonian Film Institute, the Latvian Film Center, the Lithuanian Film Center, the Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council, and the National Film School of the Latvian Academy of Culture in order to understand documentary filmmaking in the region, the Baltic Poetic Movement, and how the language of the new wave has helped shape a new generation of documentarians.

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Assistant Professor Catherine Nguyen

Writing, Literature and Publishing Assistant Professor Catherine Nguyen will travel to Germany to advance her project, “New Sites of the Vietnamese Diaspora: The Vietnamese in Germany.” While in the country, she will gather research materials and connect with Vietnamese German cultural producers. The project is part of her new research work, as well as part of a new course she is designing called Creating the Vietnamese Diaspora: Literature, Film, and Art.

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Professor Nejem Raheem

Marketing Communication Professor and Chair Nejem Raheem will use the fellowship in support of his project, “Bringing the Tribunal de las Aguas to New Mexico.” In Spain, he will visit the Tribunal de las Aguas, affiliated irrigation systems, and the Universitat Politecnica in Valencia. In New Mexico, he will visit the University of New Mexico, the Taos Pueblo, and New Mexico State University’s Sustainable Agriculture Center in Alcalde. The project will contribute to the first-year interdisciplinary seminar in Sustainability Communication.

This story is reposted from the ORCS (Office of Research and Creative Scholarship) Blog.

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