Creative Works Fellowship gives students free rein to explore the humanities

Amy Kind
September 22, 2020

Seven CMC students will be spending their summers working on creative projects from podcasts to a pop-up art exhibit thanks to the new Creative Works Fellowship.

An initiative of the Gould Center for the Humanistic Studies, the CWF offers an opportunity for students to dive deeper into humanistic inquiries through self-directed summer projects, said Amy Kind, director of the Gould Center and Russell K. Pitzer Professor of Philosophy. Students in all majors and grades were eligible to apply.

“Our thought was, let’s give them some free rein to develop an independent and creative project, one that both ignites their passion and allows them to explore core themes central to the humanities,” said Kind. “What they came up with, unsurprisingly, has been absolutely fantastic.”

Student projects range from explorations of identity in the age of the selfie to differing artistic representations of love in Eastern and Western cultures.

The seven fellows and their projects:

  • Caroline Eastburn ’20: Do You Like Me? The Self After Selfies (art exhibit)
  • Anna Green ’21: How the Past Informs the Present: An Examination of Contested Historical Figures, Public Art and Civic Nationalism (digital publication)
  • Sabrina Hartono ’21: A Museum of the Heart (art journal)
  • Tori Johnson ’21: Picture Imperfect: An Avant Garde Study of Social Media and Self-Identity (podcast/photography)
  • Eric Oregel ’21: In Search of the Modern American Land Ethic (photo journal)
  • Zoey Ryu ’20: Third Culture Narratives (digital curation)
  • Will Sileo ’20: Think Like a Human: A Philosophical Exploration of Being Human in the Modern Context (podcast)

—Susan Price

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