Assistant Professor of English and Program Coordinator of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dr. Ria Banerjee has been awarded a Modern Language Association (MLA) humanities innovation course development grant. The award will advance a project titled, “Colonialism Today: The Legacy of Colonialism and New York City’s Migrant Populations.”
The project is to develop an add-on creative component, ENG 215-A “Colonialism Today” for students at Guttman. The opportunity is open to all motivated second year students who take an existing course on colonialism with Professor Banerjee. In weekly meetings, students will work closely with her and selected Teaching Artists to develop creative projects that reflect upon their personal and familial connections with colonial history. Student work will culminate in a prominent gallery show and be archived online.
Professor Banerjee is one of five MLA grantees from a large pool of applicants. The winners will be recognized at the 2020 MLA convention in Seattle in January.