WISC Announces First Round of 2017 Fellows-in-Residence

WISC Announces First Round of 2017 Fellows-in-Residence

WISC is excited to announce the 2017 Summer and Fall Fellows:

Chad Alligood, Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of Art
Chad will work on a monograph of Judy Chicago's early minimal and feminist work.
February 2017

Alesandra Zsiba, Educator
Alesandra will collaborate with the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and the Santa Fe Public Schools to empower and illuminate vocies of Indigenous New Mexican young people.
The Identity Project
February 2017

Jenny Price, public writer, artist, Environmental Historian
Jenny will work on her book entitled Stop Saving the Planet!: A 12-Step Guide for 21st-Century Environmentalists which identifies how "save the planet" environmentalism has too often been trickle-down environmentalism and calls for more robust, equitable solutions.
March 2017

Alyson Mead, Author, Screenwriter, Playwright
Alyson will work on a play about science fiction writer Octavia Butler.
April 2017


Stephanie A. Shields, Departments of Psychology & Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Penn State University
Stephanie will work on "Gender and the Politics of Emotion in Everyday Life: Authenticity, Legitimacy, and Social Appropriateness."
April 2017

Jessica Tyner Mehta, Writer and Poet
Jessica will work on her collection of poetry, "Savage" centered around prison love letters.
August 2017

Katherine McNamarra, Writer
Katherine will be writing “War on the Yukon,” an essential chapter from Orphans and Strangers, a memoir in progress about the author’s surrogate mother “Malfa Ivanov,” well-respected Native Alaskan educator and businesswoman.
September 2017

Lee Ann Roripaugh, Poet Laureate of South Dakota
Lee Ann's book of poems Tsunami vs. The Fukushima 50 emerged in response to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake/tsunami and subsequent Fukushima disaster in Japan.
July 2017

Carolyn Chen and Grace Leslie, Composer and Musician & Electronic Musician and Music Cognition Researcher
Carolyn and Grace will create a multi-movement work for flute, guqin, field recordings, and custom-built motion-capture software, exploring ways of inhabiting real and imagined spaces.
July 2017