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Current Faculty Fellows

2023-2024 Research and Creative Projects

Each year, the David G. Pollart Center for Arts and Humanities solicits proposals from all WSU faculty for projects that advance knowledge in and public awareness of the arts and humanities. Through a competitive process, a small group of Faculty Fellows is then selected and provided with significant support to bring their projects to life. In addition to pursuing their individual projects, fellows meet monthly to share their progress and reflect on the broader work of the arts and humanities in the public sphere.

Ashley Boyd, Department of English

Palouse Reads: Community Engagement and Action

This project brings young adult literature outside of academia and into the communities we serve to illustrate its impact beyond the university walls and to cultivate relationships with local stakeholders and organizations.

Ashley Boyd.

Dean Luethi, School of Music

Washington Sings

Gathering 16 vocalists to record and perform choral compositions by Washington State choral composers.

Dean Luethi.

Alan Malfavon, Department of History

Men of the Leeward Port: Veracruz’s Afro-descendants in the Making of Mexico

Support for work leading to the publication of my first academic monograph focused on the historically understudied Afro-Mexican population of Veracruz which reframes the historical transition between the colonial and national periods of Mexico.

Alan Malfavon.

Nikolaus Overtoom, Department of History

The Parthians at War: Combat, Logistics, Reputation, and the First War with Rome

Support to complete writing and revisions of a book manuscript, entitled The Values and Reputation of the Parthians at War, which will investigate concepts of courage and cowardice and acts of presumed just and unjust violence found in Parthian history.

Nikolaus Overtoom.

Io Palmer, Department of Art

Unruly Foliage

Creating a series of small scale ceramic wall sculptures inspired by domestic spaces, specifically window boxes, gardens, and flower arrangements and conceptually informed by the lived experience of a BIPOC artist.

Io Palmer.