2021 CDSC SUMMER FELLOWS SHOWCASE WITH KYLEY CANION BREWER, AARON JESCH, AMANDA M. THIEL, AND SAMANTHA LYNNE NEWMAN TJADENAnastasia Tucker
For the fifth year, the CDSC sponsored four fellowship projects, an expansion from previous years, at the WSU Pullman campus. The six-week summer fellowships offer faculty and graduate students planning assistance along with technical training for projects that use digital tools, technologies, or platforms to develop research and teaching agendas. The 2021 Summer Fellows were selected from a competitive pool of applicants to pursue projects that develop curated resources and digital tools engaging questions about equity, culture, and identity. We will showcase their work with a public presentation of their research.
Kyley Canion Brewer is a first year MA student in the Department of History. Originally from New Zealand, she received her bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon and now studies legacies and memories of the Congo Free State. Her research examines questions of genocide and atrocity and the role of institutions of memory in moderating history. Her fellowship project seeks to map points of restitution in the Royal Museum of Central Africa at Tervuren.
Aaron Jesch is a third year PhD candidate in the History department focusing on labor and working-class history. More specifically, he is exploring the performative aspects of the Industrial Workers of the World such as street speaking, labor strikes, and anti-war protests. These performances also challenged traditional racial, gender, sexual, and bodily norms of the day.
Amanda M. Thiel is a Ph.D. Candidate in anthropology at WSU. Her research focuses on ethnobiology in the Maya area. For the CDSC summer fellowship, Amanda is using her research with communities of the Montebello Lakes area of Chiapas, Mexico, to curate an online database of traditional, regional gastronomy. Documenting this online “recipe book” of healthy dishes to create from local ingredients contributes to health, food sovereignty, and cultural vitality in this bioculturally diverse area.
Samantha Lynn Newman Tjaden is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Her research interests include rape myth acceptance, sexual violence, and the gray zones of consent. Her dissertation focuses on identifying at multiple levels how the intersectionality of race/ethnicity, sex, and age, along with situational characteristics at the case level, alter public determination of consent and non-consent in gray zone sexual assaults.
Thursday, November 18th, 2021, from 3:00-4:00 pm via Zoom.
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