American Studies
American Studies

Christine Capetola Named Mellon Engaged Scholar Initiative Fellow

Wed, September 20, 2017
Christine Capetola Named Mellon Engaged Scholar Initiative Fellow

Last spring, UT AMS PhD candidate Christine Capetola was named an inaugural Mellon Engaged Scholar Initiative Fellow. Funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, the Engaged Scholar Initiative seeks to "bring together doctoral students seeking interdisciplinary training beyond their specific areas of interest to work in collaborative clusters involving faculty, doctoral students, undergraduate students, and where applicable, representatives of regional public agencies or private organizations."

As a Mellon Engaged Scholar Initiative Fellow, Christine will be creating a repository for musical performances and political texts from the 1980s, inviting visitors to think critically about the contemporary American political context through a deep engagement with the Reagan years.  By situating performance as a starting point, Christine seeks to open up the study of the sights, sounds, and feelings of historical moments to anyone who has access to a computer.

Please join us in congratulating Christine!

 

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