NES Graduate Students, Alumna Awarded Humanities Council 2022 Flash Grants

June 8, 2022

Three NES graduate students and one NES alumna were awarded 2022 Flash Grants by the Humanities Council.

Sixth-year Ph.D. student Samin Rashidbeigi and Lindsey Stephenson (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, and NES Ph.D. 2018) received a grant for their project, “‘And Now Imagine!’: A Retreat Fostering Creative Expression Amongst Refugee Communities.” For this project, “Princeton University activists and academics will collaborate to design a curriculum for a one-day, trauma-informed creative retreat. Through a partnership with the New Jersey-based nonprofit Interfaith RISE, they will host the daylong program with a small group of Afghan teenager refugees.”

Second-year Ph.D. students Alika Zangieva and Michael Battalia are collaborating on "Turkish-to-English Literary Translation & Methodology Project: Kopuk by Sine Ergün.” Together they “will translate a recently published Turkish novel by a renowned author and subsequently host a series of workshops about non-Western translation for undergraduates.”

“Funded by the David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Grant, these awards will support Princeton humanities researchers as they experiment with new forms of collaboration and advance interdisciplinary ideas beyond the University.”