Marie Lerma Awarded Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme Fellowship

November 28, 2018
WGSS PhD Student Marie Lerma

WGSS PhD Student Marie Lerma recently received the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme Fellowship!

The Discovery Themes Initiative at OSU aims to connect diverse ideas and people across disciplines and communities. The themes span multiple areas, including Foods for Health, Materials and Manufacturing for Sustainability, Humanities and the Arts, and more. In particular, the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme aims to focus on the human dimensions of the challenges society faces through student engagement, grow intellectual community and collaboration, re-affirm graduate and post-graduate humanities education, and prepare upcoming humanities PhDs for careers beyond college.

Advised by Professor Guisela Latorre, Marie focuses on Latinx artistic and creative responses to environmental damage and neglect. Most recently, Marie collaborated with colleagues on a project investigating how Latinx folks in Ohio build a sense of belonging through local cultural festivals. Throughout the academic year, she teaches WGSS courses such as “Gender, Sexuality and Race in Popular Culture” and “U.S. Latina Writers: Text and Context,” and she will be teaching “Reading Women Writers” (WGSST 2215) this coming spring semester. 

Congratulations to Marie on this accomplishment and for all of her hard work!

To learn more about the Global Arts and Humanities Discovery Theme, please visit the Discovery Themes website.