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French Doctoral Candidate Hailey Burgess Awarded the Elizabeth Kerr Macfarlane Endowed Scholarhip and Selected for Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute

Submitted by Michael Rich on April 26, 2017 - 2:42pm
Hailey Burgess

French Doctoral Candidate Hailey Burgess was recently awarded an Elizabeth Kerr Macfarlane Endowed Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year (Sept 27, 2017 – June 8, 2018).  The $5,000 scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to highly deserving students in the Humanities. 

In addition Hailey was also recently accepted to the Human-Animal Studies Summer Institute Program. The new interdisciplinary program is sponsored the Animals & Society Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The program is focused on graduate students and those in the first few years post-Ph.D., and will enable 20-25 participants to work on their dissertations or publications with experts in the field at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign within the Center for Advanced Study, for one intensive week. Hailey will work on her dissertation which focuses on 19th century French and Francophone-Postcolonial literatures, using the theoretical framework of Animal Studies. Congratulations on these acheivments!