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English professor receives two research awards

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Elizabeth DeLoughrey

Elizabeth DeLoughrey

Elizabeth DeLoughrey, professor of English at UCLA, has received two awards for her research — the University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowship and a Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society Fellowship at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany, for her project “Outer Spaces: Imagining the Ends of the Earth.”

The University of California President’s Faculty Research Fellowship in the Humanities provides UC faculty with fellowship support to carry out an extended research project in the humanities and social sciences. The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society awards fellowships to post-doctoral scholars from a variety of countries and disciplines for research that ideally pertains to the central theme of transformations in environment and society.

While on fellowship, Deloughrey will examine the representation of Antarctica and the nuclearized atmosphere by indigenous artists and authors from the Aotearoa area of New Zealand. Her project “Outer Spaces” shows how climate change discourse relies on visualizing the atmosphere, the ocean and the poles. She theorizes how literary and visual media work to bring immediacy to a climate crisis that is imagined outside of the ordinary places of human habitation.

Deloughrey is the founder and coordinator of the UCLA postcolonial literature and theory colloquium and is co-editor for the online open access journal Environmental Humanities.

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