Congratulations to CoHaB Scholar Alba de Bejar!

Congratulations to CoHaB Early Stage Researcher, Alba de Bejar Muiños who this summer has been awarded the prestigious Prix Barbara-Godard essay prize offered by the ACLQ ACQL/Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference in Ottawa, for her essay on the work of Chinese diasporic and American born Canadian Sci-Fi writer, Larissa Lai.

The photograph below is of Professor Janet Wilson and Alba’s participation in the most recent CoHaB Summer School which was held at SOAS, London (10- 14 April 2015).  I went to the first day of the Summer School and saw the thought-provoking keynote lecture by Professor Nira Yuval-Davies on ‘Diasporic Constructions of Home and Belonging’ as well as Benjamin Dix’s presentation on using the graphic novel form to represent contemporary human rights and social issues, followed by an invigorating session on student activism by SOAS undergraduates.  Janet gave the keynote lecture on the second day which was on, ‘Wavering ‘between two worlds’: liminality in diaspora writing.’

Keynote by Prof. Janet Wilson (Chair: Alba de Béjar Muiños), 11 April 2015.

Keynote by Prof. Janet Wilson (Chair: Alba de Béjar Muiños), 11 April 2015.

About Dr Larissa Allwork

Dr Larissa Allwork worked at the University of Northampton School of the Arts (May 2012 - August 2015). She also participated in Professor Janet Wilson's EU-Marie Curie funded Constructions of Home and Belonging ITN. She continues to be affiliated to Dr Sonya Andermahr's Working Group for Interdisciplinary Research in Trauma, Narrative and Performance.

Posted on July 9, 2015, in Competitions and awards, Conferences, Early Career Researcher, Events, News, School of the Arts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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