Arts & Humanities

Six Animated Shorts Present Work From Texas A&M Arts & Humanities Fellows

Each project is the result of a three-year grant that recognizes creativity and scholarship.
By Texas A&M University Research Communications and Public Relations September 8, 2022

Funded by Texas A&M University’s Division of Research, the Arts & Humanities Fellows Program has released its third series of animated shorts. This year’s animated showcase presents the outstanding scholarship and creativity of the program’s Class of 2017.

Each animated short describes a research or creative project supported by a three-year grant of $15,000 from the Arts & Humanities Fellows Program. Recognized for their creativity and scholarly value, these projects were the third group to receive funding from the program. The videos also are available in the 2022 issue of the digital magazine research@Texas A&M…the magazine.

“Texas A&M is committed to investing in the arts and humanities,” Vice President for Research Jack G. Baldauf said. “Our Arts & Humanities Fellows Program is the result of that ongoing commitment. This engaging series of brief-but-memorable videos illustrates the extraordinary scholarship of our 2017 Arts & Humanities Fellows.”

The third in a series of animated shorts, produced by Research Communications and Public Relations, feature the following Arts & Humanities Fellows and their funded projects:

  • Ira Dworkin, associate professor, Department of English, examined the work of a 19th century Nigerian writer who explored U.S. citizenship from the perspective of an African Muslim immigrant.
  • Angela Pulley Hudson, professor, Department of History, studied 19th century practitioners known as Indian doctresses whose success demonstrates how stereotypes pervade American life.
  • Jun Lei, assistant professor, Department of International Studies, published a book that examines the root causes of today’s geopolitical tensions and hate expressed toward Asian-Americans.
  • Jeff Morris, professor, Department of Performance Studies, recorded two albums of music that combine technology with human experience to find new avenues of creative expression.
  • Martin Regan, professor, Department of Performance Studies, composed and recorded music that aims to transcend imagined boundaries to celebrate similarities between musical cultures.
  • Adam Seipp, professor, Department of History, conducted research about the effects of the U.S. military presence in Germany after World War II.

The Arts & Humanities Fellows Program plans to release animated shorts about the classes of 2019-21 as well as future classes.

About Research at Texas A&M University: As one of the world’s leading research institutions, Texas A&M is at the forefront in making significant contributions to scholarship and discovery, including in science and technology. Research conducted at Texas A&M generated annual expenditures of more than $1.148 billion in fiscal year 2021. Texas A&M ranked 14th in the most recent National Science Foundation’s Higher Education Research and Development Survey based on expenditures of more than $1.131 billion in fiscal year 2020. Texas A&M’s research creates new knowledge that provides basic, fundamental and applied contributions resulting, in many cases, in economic benefits to the state, nation and world. To learn more, visit Research@Texas A&M.

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