The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at The University of Tulsa has announced its annual class of fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. The 10 individuals selected from applications submitted earlier this year include TU faculty and students as well as members of the Tulsa community. They are engaged in wide-ranging creative and research activities surrounding the idea of Homelands – a topic the center will explore through lectures, symposia, public debates, readings, writing, films, and exhibitions.
The faculty fellows include: Elizabeth McCormick, Associate Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Experiential Learning at the TU College of Law; Lara Foley, Assistant Provost for Global Education and Director of Global Scholars at the University of Tulsa; Justin Owen Rawlins, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film Studies at The University of Tulsa; Keija Parssinen, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tulsa; and Jeff Van Hanken, an Associate Professor in the Film Studies program at the University of Tulsa.
They will be joined by two students: Bryan Corbaz, a junior studying political science here at TU and Seungho Lee, a Ph.D. student of English at the University of Tulsa.
The center also has named three public fellows: Kristi Eaton, an independent journalist and author of The Main Streets of Oklahoma (2014); Danielle Carlotti-Smith, a writer and scholar who focuses on French and Francophone literature; and James Brandon McGirk, author of A Grand Theory of Everything (2015) and American Outlaws (2014).
For more information about the fellows and their work, please visit https://humanities.utulsa.edu/research/fellows/