Julie Feng and Pamela Santos receive PAGE Fellowships


Two IAS graduate students, Julie Feng, second-year M.A. candidate in Cultural Studies and Pamela Santos, first-year candidate in the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics have received Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) fellowships for 2020-21 from the national consortium of Imagining America: Artists & Scholars in Public Life (IA).  University of Washington Bothell is a member campus of Imagining America, which “promotes public scholarship, cultural organizing, and campus change that inspires collective imagination, knowledge-making, and civic action on pressing public issues.”

Feng and Santos will join a cohort of ten Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) fellows who align with IA goals to work towards collaborative change making and community care.

Incoming fellows will be introducing themselves through Blog Salon stories to be posted in mid-September 2020.

The IA announcement states that “These fellows were selected for their creative and intentional commitment to public engagement, and their unique approaches to engaged scholarship. Their interests and work has uniquely responded to our current COVID world by creating anarchist book spaces, online workshops and art shares, storytelling and mutual aid, to name a few tactics.”

Through PAGE, fellows receive a year’s worth of mentorship, professionalization training, and community support as well as financial support to facilitate participation in monthly webinars and our annual PAGE Summit, a 2-day gathering (virtual this year) in October. This gathering sets intentions and frameworks for accountability and support throughout the year, as well as providing space for play and community building. Following their participation in the summit, the fellows will introduce themselves to the greater IA community through virtual Lightning Talks, also in October (date TBD). The summit and gathering serve to both introduce and embolden fellows to build on projects throughout the remainder of the academic year, drawing from art, music, dance, research, writing and/or teaching, to center IA’s mission of justice in higher education and community engagement.

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