Presentations of Tisch Library Graduate Research Fellows in the Arts and Humanities

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern)

Join us to hear the presentations of the 2022 Tisch Library Graduate Research Fellows in the Arts and Humanities, whose thesis and dissertation research projects make creative use of collections, services, and expertise at Tufts libraries.

Tuesday, September 27 1:00 PM – 2:30PM (Eastern) Tisch Library, Room 223

Our 2022 fellows are:

Stephanie Engel, PhD in Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies. Stephanie’s dissertation explores the embodied implications of neoliberal consumerism via an autoethnographic study of credit, diet, and debt over the last twenty years of the United States.

Shruti Paladugu, MA in History of Art and Architecture. Shruti’s research investigates the colonial legacies of art education in India by analyzing the origin and afterlives of Owen Jones’ classic study The Grammar or Ornament.

Fiza Shazhad, MA in History. Fiza’s thesis examines property inheritance rights for Muslim women in colonial Punjab by focusing on how the terms of Islamic law are debated and negotiated by ordinary Muslims through oral histories, print media, and court and other legal documents.

Rebekah Waalkes, PhD in English. Rebekah’s dissertation reads contemporary novels to find unique literary models of connection that exist in the midst of distraction, interruption and preoccupation. She argues that rather than viewing these as disjointing they should be viewed as a dynamic mode of relationality.

The fellows will make brief presentations of about 15 minutes each followed by questions from the audience. This award is jointly sponsored by Tisch Library and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, with the support of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts.


Tisch Library 223

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