Five Students Named Global Research Fellows

Five College of Liberal Arts students recently received research funding from the Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute.

Art & Art History’s Gladys Chow, English’s Rod Sachs, and History’s Bryan Garrett, Mylynka Kilgore-Cardona and Rufki Salihi were each named a 2013 Global Research Fellow. The monetary award will be applied to research costs each student incurs as he or she works on a thesis or dissertation.

The new fellows will be feted at the 2013 acCOLAdes awards event on April 18.

The 2012 research awardees were Garrett, Isabella Rispler (History) and Vitaly Voinov (Linguistics & TESOL).

The Festival of Ideas began in 2005 with a generous donation by UT Arlington alumnus Mustaque Ahmed (’81). In 2007, that support grew into an endowment to further strength the program’s ability to offer six events each year to the university academic community and the community at large. These events have included lectures by scholars in History, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, and Physics; presentations by artists and writers about their creative work; and concerts and theatrical performances.

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List of 2013 Global Research Fellows and research project title:

  • MyLynka Kilgore-Cardona, History: “The Influences of Alexandrine Tinne’s Transatlantic Afterlife upon Nineteenth-Century European Colonization of Africa”
  • Rufki Salihi, History: “‘Who Opened America May His Soul Shine and Shine’: Historical Perspectives on the Emigration of Intellectuals from Post–Communist Albania”
  • Gladys Chow, Art & Art History: “Using Digital Media to Overcome the Immigration’s Impact on the Emerging Canadian-Born Chinese”
  • Rod Sachs, English: “Decolonial Theory and Chaucerian Literature”
  • Bryan Garrett, History: “‘Children Are a Heritage From the Lord’: Arabic-Speaking Migrants and Transatlantic Discourses of Identity, 1880-1940”

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