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Residential Faculty Research Fellows

Spring 2020 Dresher Center Faculty Research Fellows

Tania Lizarazo, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication
Project: Postconflict Utopias: Performing Everyday Survival in Colombia

Postconflict Utopias and its accompanying digital storytelling archive, “Mujeres Pacíficas” explores how Afro-Colombian women and their local, regional, and transnational networks create knowledges and practices of peace-building in the everyday. Survival is not accidental, but an embodied collaborative practice, requiring a daily commitment to living in the midst of a decades-long (but often denied) armed conflict.




Mark Alice Durant, Professor of Visual Arts
Project: Maya Deren: Life Choreographed for Camera

Maya Deren: Life Choreographed for Camera is a biography of filmmaker Maya Deren (1917-1961). Deren was an influential figure in avant-garde film of the 20th century. In addition to the films she made in the 1940s and 1950s, she created an audience for experimental film. Deren’s life is one of total immersion in virtually the entire spectrum of the humanities; she was a poet, essayist, filmmaker, film theorist, photographer, choreographer, translator, ethnographer, and social activist.



For a list of previous Residential Faculty Research Fellows, please visit the Archives page.