Dr. Debra Jackson (Philosophy professor & Interim Assoc. Dean, Graduate Student Center) reports very exciting news about one of our graduate students!
"CSU Bakersfield graduate student, Riley Hewes, was awarded a Graduate Student-Faculty Collaborative Initiative Award in Research and Scholarship for Fall 2018. Her project, “Death in New Orleans,” examines the creative ways in which New Orleanians of all ethnic backgrounds understood life, death, and the supernatural during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Ms. Hewes’s research is supervised by Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Marie Stango.
This award will help Ms. Hewes complete archival research in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to Dr. Stango, “Archival research is essential to the practice of history, and it's wonderful that Riley now has the opportunity to conduct independent research in service of producing new historical knowledge. This is a wonderful opportunity, and a highlight of the graduate student experience.” Ms. Hewes will visit archives at the Historic New Orleans Collection and Williams Research Center, the Louisiana State Museum, the New Orleans City Archives, and vital transcripts at the University of New Orleans."
CSU Bakersfield’s Graduate Student Center offers Graduate Student-Faculty Collaborative Initiatives to support graduate student projects focused on Research and Scholarship, Community Engagement, or Teaching and Pedagogy. The initiative carries a $1250 award for the student plus $250 for the faculty mentor. Forty-six awards have been granted since the program was established in 2013. For more information, contact CSU Bakersfield’s Graduate Student Center at (661) 654-2786.