Six animated shorts feature the work of Texas A&M Arts & Humanities Fellows

Funded by the Research Division of Texas A&M University, the Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program has released its third series of animated shorts. This year’s lively showcase showcases the exceptional scholarship and creativity of the program’s class of 2017.

Each animated short describes a research or creative project supported by a three-year, $15,000 grant from the Arts & Humanities Fellows program. Recognized for their creativity and scientific value, these projects were the third group to receive funding from the program. The videos are also available in the 2022 issue of the digital magazine [email protected] A&M…the magazine.

“Texas A&M is committed to investing in the arts and humanities,” said Vice President for Research Jack G. Baldauf. “Our Arts and Humanities Scholars Program is the result of this ongoing commitment. This engaging series of short but memorable videos illustrates the extraordinary scholarship of our 2017 Arts and Humanities Scholars.”

The third in a series of animated shorts, produced by Research Communications and Public Relations, features the following Arts and Humanities Fellows and their funded projects:

  • Ira DworkinAssociate Professor, Department of English, examined the work of a 19th century Nigerian writer who explored American citizenship from the perspective of an African Muslim immigrant.
  • Angela Pulley Hudsonprofessor, Department of History, studied 19th-century practitioners known as Indian doctresses whose success demonstrates how stereotypes permeate American life.
  • June LeiAssistant Professor, Department of International Studies, has published a book that examines the root causes of today’s geopolitical tensions and the hatred expressed toward Asian Americans.
  • jeff morrisprofessor in the Department of Performance Studies, has recorded two albums of music that combine technology and human experience to find new avenues of creative expression.
  • Martin Reganprofessor, Department of Performance Studies, has composed and recorded music that aims to transcend imaginary boundaries to celebrate the similarities between musical cultures.
  • Adam Seipprofessor in the Department of History, conducted research on the effects of the American military presence in Germany after the Second World War.

The Arts & Humanities Fellows program plans to release animated shorts about the promotions 2019-21 as well as future courses.

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