Robert P. Murray, assistant professor of history, has received a Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellowship for his work on “Slavery Times in Kentucky Redux.” Murray receives monetary support to conduct research in the KHS collections for a period of from one to four weeks.
The Research Fellowship Program is funded by the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation. The program encourages and promotes advanced research on all aspects of Kentucky-related local, regional, national, transnational and comparative history using KHS collections. More information is at history.ky.gov/research-fellowships/.
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Elise Arnold-Levene joins the Department of Literature and Language as an Assistant Professor. She holds a B.A. from McGill University, an M.A. and M.Phil. from Columbia University, and a Ph. D. in Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University.
Elise specializes in 19th- and 20th-century Latin American literature and cultural studies with a focus on the Spanish Caribbean. She has published and presented widely on her research, including recent talks “Out of the Woodwork: Antiques and Artistry in Lydia Cabrera’s Cuba,” and “From Africa to the Antilles: Translating Afro-Cuban Religions.”
Her research has received support from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts, and the Northeast Modern Language Association. Her summer research has been funded by the Mellon Foundation, and she was a 2015-2016 Cuban Heritage Collection Research Fellow at the University of Miami.
Elise has developed curricula and taught courses in Spanish language, translation studies, and Latin American literature and culture at Columbia University