Foulis receives Engaged Scholarship Research/Creative Activities Grant
Dr. Elena Foulis, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, has been named one of five nationwide recipients in the Engagement Scholarship Consortium's (ESC) 2019 Engaged Scholarship Research/Creative Activities Grants Program for Faculty.
Foulis received the grant from ESC to work with a new group of students this academic year on oral history and performance. The proposed work enters into dialogue and conversation with the memories of oral history narrators, performers, and their audience. The ensemble group will travel to one national conference to perform and engage in conversations about representation, language and identity, and social justice.
In addition, one of the objectives of this project is to create and share materials and curricula that are culturally engaging for Latina/o/x students across Ohio, but that can be a model for Latina/o communities across the Midwest, and enhances their sense of orgullo, belonging, bicultural and bilingual experiences, and racial or ethnic identity, while providing opportunities for self-expression in different contexts.
Winners were selected by a distinguished panel of scholars from applications made by faculty working at ESC member institutions. Recipients will be recognized during ESC's 2019 annual conference in Denver, Colorado, during the Faculty Scholars panel on Tuesday, Oct. 8.