2020-2021 OCH Faculty Research Fellows Announced - Oklahoma Center for the Humanities

2020-2021 OCH Faculty Research Fellows Announced

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce our 2020-21 faculty research fellows: Dr. Zenia Kish, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at TU, and Dr. Matthew Drever, Associate Professor of Anglican and Ecumenical Studies at TU.

Both fellows have crafted exciting and innovative programs centering on our annual theme of Cou/Rage. Throughout the year, they will help us explore the intersections and conflicts between courage and rage in order to better understand how these concepts express and shape our sense of identity, humanity, and community. Dr. Kish will focus her work on the difficult topic of rage, examining how “different deployments of rage—as a force for collective clarity of purpose and justice, or as a form of obfuscation that reinforces power inequalities—are all around us.” Dr. Drever will lead us in examining courage, asking questions like “How do we enable people to become courageous and enact positive change?  How do we as individuals and communities support and build people to act courageously?”

Due to current campus conditions in response to COVID-19, all programs and seminars will be virtual until further notice. You can find more information on our events by visiting our Facebook page or by subscribing to our monthly newsletter here.

These programs will take place throughout the fall and spring semester, and both the TU community and the wider Tulsa community are welcome to participate. We hope you will join us!

To learn more about the inspiration behind this years’ theme, you can visit our page on Courage here.

Read our interviews with Dr. Kish and Dr. Drever to get an in-depth look at their research interests and how they see Cou/Rage impacting our daily lives.