The Commons awards Starter Grants

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

LAWRENCE – The Commons awarded $9,946 to a faculty research project in the fall 2015 cycle of its Interdisciplinary Starter Grants competition.

Joo Ok Kim, American studies; Joshua Miner, film & media studies; Chris Perreira, American studies, and Magalí Rabasa, Spanish & Portuguese, received funds for their research, which will investigate the relationship between new media practices and activist movements.

Their interdisciplinary project, Trans/forming Activist Media in the Americas, brings together activist communities, artists and scholars from Mexico, Canada and across the United States to investigate how the arts, new media technologies and activist discourse and knowledge production intersect. The events, which include performances, film and media exhibitions, roundtable events and a keynote lecture, will take place in fall 2016.

The Commons will host the next round of Starter Grants in spring 2016.

The Commons is a partnership of the Biodiversity Institute, the Hall Center for the Humanities and the Spencer Museum of Art. Its mission is to bring together scholars and students from the sciences, humanities, and arts to explore the reciprocal relationships between natural and cultural systems. Interdisciplinary Starter Grants are made possible through the support of the KU research.