Jacqueline Drayer wins the Luther Rice Fellowship!
Congratulations to Jacqueline Drayer (BA '15), who was recently awarded a Luther Rice Undergraduate Research Fellowship!
Jacqueline describes her research plans: "I plan to explore the relationship between old alley and tenement housing and modern day micro apartments and tiny houses. Although the specific architectural forms have changed, minuscule dwellings are again popping up in cities like New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, and London. Yet the homes' occupants and surrounding culture, as well as the architecture itself, has changed drastically. The image of micro housing previously and currently provides an alternate lens for viewing contemporary urbanism, and perhaps a glimpse of things to come."
Recent Alumni Publications
In Memoriam: Phyllis Palmer
Students and Faculty at the ASA 2013 Annual Conference
Mergen-Palmer Distinguished Lecture
This annual lecture is named in honor of Professors Bernard Mergen and Phyllis Palmer. Barney and Phyllis are both professors emeriti of American Studies, and each played a major role as a scholar and teacher at GW. These two scholars shared a broad interest in American Studies as a field, and specific interests in sustainability, food studies, and the environment.
Read more about the lecture series here.
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Introducing Dara Orenstein
Alumni Highlight: Natalie Zelt
Natalie Zelt is a PhD student in the department of American Studies at the University of Texas where she studies photography's intersections with American culture. After graduating from GWU in 2008, she became the curatorial assistant for photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she co-curated and co-authored WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. The exhibition is currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. She recently completed work on an exhibition for the Houston Center for Photography entitled See Food: Contemporary Photography and the Ways We Eat, which opened in November 2013.