Dart and Rockefeller Fellowships for lecturers
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Two academic staff have been selected for Dart and Rockefeller Fellowships
Two of the School’s academic staff have been selected for prestigious overseas fellowships in North America and Italy.
In June broadcast lecturer Emma Gilliam will travel to the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University in New York, having been successfully chosen from a competitive pool of international journalism educators.
Emma will become one of 14 fellows from Europe, Australia and North America to receive intensive training on teaching accurate, ethical, and sensitive coverage of tragedy.
The Dart Center draws upon a global, interdisciplinary network of news professionals, mental health experts, educators and researchers to provide a resource for journalists around the world to effectively report on violence, conflict and tragedy.
Meg Spratt, director of Dart’s academic office described the calibre of this year’s fellows, “Each fellow has shown a passion and commitment for learning more about trauma and applying that knowledge to their journalism teaching.”
While at Bellagio Jenny will continue her research in the field of Coma, Consciousness and Culture: medical decision-making in the 21st century, a field which proved to be entirely in keeping with the Foundation’s mission to expand opportunities for poor or vulnerable people, and to help see that the benefits of globalization are shared more widely, across related social, political, economic, cultural and gender issues.
The Residency Fellowship offers scholars a setting conducive to goal-oriented work as well as opportunities for establishing new connections with fellow residents and other professionals.
Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University in New York