The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at The University of Tulsa has announced its annual class of fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. The nine 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 memory – a topic the center will explore through lectures, symposia, public debates, readings, writing, films and exhibitions.
The faculty fellows include: Jeffrey Drouin, associate professor of English; Jacob Howland, McFarlin Professor of Philosophy; Jennie ikuta, assistant professor of political science; and Elana Newman, McFarlin Professor of Psychology in TU’s Kendall College of Arts & Sciences.
They will be joined by two students: Layla Mortadha, a sophomore at TU studying political science and French language; and Destiny Hrncir, a second-year English literature master’s student.
The center also has named three public fellows: Liz Blood, a freelance journalist, editor of Ekphrasis, a poetry and art column at Art Focus Oklahoma, and contributing editor at Awst Press; Lydia Cheshewalla, an Osage artist and founder of Holy Mother art collective; and Mark de Silva, author of the novel Square Wave (Two Dollar Radio, 2016) as well as current TAF Fellow.
For more information about the fellows and their work, please visit https://humanities.utulsa.edu/research/fellows/