Clark Art Announces Research And Academic Program Fellowships

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Clark Art Institute's Research and Academic Program (RAP) announces the appointment of its 2021–2022 class of fellows for the upcoming academic year.
 
The Clark is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Through RAP, the Clark hosts a residential fellowship program that welcomes top international scholars for periods ranging from two to nine months. To date, the community of Clark Fellows numbers more than 400 individuals hailing from thirty countries, forming a global network of scholars united through the shared experience of academic pursuits undertaken on the Clark's Williamstown campus.
 
While in residency at the Clark, each fellow pursues an independent research project and presents a free public lecture related to their work. The Clark's library collection—recognized as one of the leading art history libraries in the United States—serves as a central resource for researchers. Scholars live in apartments in a house close to the Clark's campus, providing a collegial environment that fosters collaboration, ongoing dialogue, and exchange of ideas.
 
Fellowships for the 2021–2022 academic year are awarded to:
 
Fall 2021
 
Beinecke Short-Term Fellow: Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann, Director of the Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project, Accra, Ghana
 
Clark Fellow: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Research Scholar at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Los Angeles, California, United States
 
Florence Gould Foundation Fellow: Roberto Conduru, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, United States
 
Beinecke Fellow: Cynthia Hahn, Hunter College, New York City, New York, United States
 
Clark Fellow: Keisha Oliver, University of the Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas
 
Center for Spain in America Fellow: Edward Payne, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
 
Clark/Oakley Humanities Fellow: Irene Small, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
 
 
Spring 2022
 
Critical Race Theory and Visual Culture Fellow: Vashti DuBois, The Colored Girls Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 
Michael Ann Holly Fellow: Sarah Hamill, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, United States
 
Class of 1974 Fellow: Ingmar Lähnemann, Städtische Galerie, Bremen, Germany
 
Clark Fellow: Lisa Lee, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
 
Clark Fellow: Christelle Lozère, Université des Antilles, Martinique
 
Caribbean Art and Its Diasporas Fellow: Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
 
Clark/Oakley Humanities Fellow: Irene Small, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
 

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Berkshire DA: Up to Towns to Handle Officers on 'Brady List'

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
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Twice during an hourlong presentation at Monday's Select Board meeting, District Attorney Andrea Harrington said it was not her office's place to tell towns how to respond when the county's prosecutor decides one of the municipality's law enforcement officers has a history that needs to be revealed to defense attorneys or, worse, that an officer's history is so concerning that he or she cannot be used as a prosecution witness without approval of a supervisor.
 
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