Burnett awarded Research Fellowship

December 1, 2018
K. Burnett awarded SP19 Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme Research Fellowship

Kassi Burnett, a doctoral student in Germanic Languages and Literatures, has been awarded a Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme Research Fellowship for the spring 2019 semester. Her project was identified as "conceptually aligned with the emphases of the Livability Area, which focuses on the potential of the arts and humanities to address challenges presented by the climate crisis, struggles for livable communities, environmental justice, land and food sovereignty, and social rights in health and cultural systems." This is a new collaborative Fellowship Program at Ohio State.

Kassi's spring semester will be an exciting one as she volunteers for Sierra Club Central Ohio Group, connects with students and faculty with backgrounds in Disability Studies, and is in charge of organizing GLL's annual GGSA conference in February. The conference topic, environmental entanglements, appeals to scholars and graduate students across the humanities with an interest in environmental studies. The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme Research Fellowship will aid in developing the conference and in bringing scholars from around the world to Ohio State to foster interdisciplinary approaches to Environmental Humanities and German Studies.

Congratulations, Kassi!