2012 Faculty Fellows

Associate Professor Matthew Connors, Photography

Awarded the 2012 William Hicks Faculty Fellowship of $5,000 in support of his photographic series in North Korea including the Arirang Festival.

Assistant Professor Judith Leemann, Studio Foundation

Awarded the 2012 Kelner Faculty Fellowship of $5,000 in support of her collaborative project with the Boston-based Design Studio for Social Intervention and Montreal based SenseLab, joining experience in cross-disciplinary art practice and experimental arts pedagogy to social justice activism.

Assistant Professor Saul Nava, Liberal Arts

Awarded the 2012 Charlotte Faculty Fellowship of $5,000 in support of his multi-species, comparative field study to examine the visual signals and habitat of the world's smallest terrestrial vertebrates, Sphaerodactylus geckos, in the West Indies. This work will also provide an opportunity to build connections with Caribbean collaborators and to scout field sites for a future travel course in tropical field biology and visual ecology, designed and taught by Dr. Nava.

Librarian Rachel Resnik, Godine Library

Awarded the 2012 Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation Faculty Fellowship of $5,000 in support of her attending Harvard's Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians.

Assistant Professor Evelyn Rydz, Studio Foundation

Awarded the 2012 Bruce C. Dayton Faculty Fellowship of $5,000 in support of her Continued World Project/ Environmental Study and document the accumulation of marine debris washed ashore Kamilo Beach, Hawaii.

Professor Lisa Rosowsky, Graphic Design

Awarded the 2012 Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation Faculty Fellowship of $5,000 in support of her research into her family history in Paris and Auschwitz and the mounting of her first solo exhibition at Holocaust Museum Houston.

Associate Professor Jennifer Varekamp, Fashion Design

Awarded the 2012 Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation Faculty Fellowship of $5,000 in support of her research trip to India where she is investigating the sustainable fashion industry, including organic cotton production and handcraft traditions.

Assistant Professor Soon-Mi Yoo, Film/Video

Awarded the 2012 Marilyn Pappas Faculty Fellowship of $5,000 in support of an experimental documentary project that combines travelogue, direct testimony, historical material, and poetic observations from North Korea.