Research Presentations by 2023-24 Student Fellows of the Humanities Seminar on April 16

Research Presentations by 2023-24 Student Fellows of the Humanities Seminar on April 16

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Fellows work a full academic year on their innovative scholarly projects in the Humanities, under the mentorship of the seminar’s faculty fellows.

The Humanities Institute of Fairfield University's College of Arts and Sciences will host research presentations by current student fellows of the Humanities Institute Seminar on Tuesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. in the Kelley Center Presentation Room. 

These fellows have been working for the full academic year on their innovative scholarly projects in the Humanities and related disciplines under the mentorship of the seminar’s faculty fellows. They will provide overviews of their projects followed by Q&A and fellowship. Light refreshments will be served.

2023-24  Student Fellows & Projects:

  • Nohea Breeden '25: “Actionable Alohas; Hawaiian Language Revitalization Using Multimedia Sources” (mentored by Beth Boquet, PhD)
  • Thomas Burke '24: “W.B. Yeats, Rabindranath Tagore, and Nonviolence in the Year 1916" (mentored by Marice Rose, PhD)
  • Caleigh Hopkins '24: “Vices and Virtues: Exploring Victorian Sex and Gender through the Rossettis” (mentored by Shannon King, PhD)
  • Gabrielle Jacob '24: “Please Stand By for a Literary Canon Update: An Introduction to East Asian and Asian American Literature”(mentored by Nicholas Allred, PhD)
  • Elijah Perez-Mendez '24: “Interconnected: Dealing with Different Identities as a Queer” (mentored by  Kimberly Gunter, PhD)
  • Melody Olivan Sanchez '26: “Navigating Between Linguistic Worlds: Why Bilingual Speakers Turn to Translanguaging” (mentored by Laura Gasca Jiménez, PhD)

Additionally, the Humanities Institute is pleased to announce the new cohort of student fellows of the Humanities Institute Seminar for the 2024-25 academic year. Six exceptional students were chosen during a competitive selection process. 

New 2024-25 Student Fellows:

  • Kaitlyn Conroy '25
  • Jenna DeBiase '25
  • Max Limric '25
  • Brianna McAleer '25
  • Sidney Parker '25
  • Blessed Stephen '26

Each new student fellow will be mentored by a faculty fellow in the coming year, guided by seminar chair and Humanities Institute associate director, Jennifer Adair, PhD.

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