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Applegate awarded Khan Institute Fellowship

Dr. Toby Applegate, a lecturer in the Geography program, has been awarded a year-long fellowship from Smith College’s Kahn Liberal Arts Institute to contribute to an interdisciplinary project on refugees and forced migration.

The fellowship provides both support for ongoing research and an opportunity to participate in a year-long faculty seminar. The 2018-19 seminar on refugees is organized by Smith College professors Darcy Buerkle (History) and Gregory White (Government).   It “seeks to draw together faculty from a wide range of fields whose work intersects with the subject of forced displacement, to consider this complicated subject not only through the lens of historians and contemporary policy scholars, but also from the perspective of economists, social workers, psychologists, educational theorists, and artists.”  The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute supports collaborative research among Smith and Five College faculty, Smith students, and visiting scholars without regard to the traditional boundaries of departments, programs and academic divisions.