From Chinese Film to Housing Segregation, Graduate Fellows Explore the World

July 23, 2019
This year's graduate fellows in the College of Letters and Science come from a wide range of majors and are using the fellowships to explore diverse topics. Graduate fellowships support students in humanities, arts, and cultural studies programs to engage in research or creative projects over the summer.

2013 - Jason Engelund

June 04, 2016

Photographer Jason Engelund (M.F.A., art, `13) has been selected to exhibit artworks in “Boundless: A California Invitational” at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. The exhibition runs Oct. 15, 2016 – Jan. 29, 2017. “I use photography as a metaphor for the mind’s camera eye and my process is abstraction,” Engelund said. “Images are made with film and created in camera through multiple exposure. I compose a piece by taking multiple shots on one film frame and combine together different elements from the seascape and the sun.”

1963 - David Freund

June 02, 2016
Photographer David Freund (B.A., theatre and dance, ’63) has a four-volume book set, Gas Stop, set for release by Steidl Publishers later this year. Gas Stop illustrates the role of the gas station in American culture, landscape and architecture. The photographs were taken in 47 states between 1978 and 1980, the final years of most traditional stations. Freund’s work has been shown at MoMA P.S. 1 and the George Eastman House and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.