The CAMRA Fellows Program provides undergraduate and masters level students at the University of Pennsylvania and nearby universities with the opportunity to explore and engage multiple media forms for their own research projects with the support and guidance of CAMRA Scholars as mentors. The CAMRA Fellowship is integral part to CAMRA's overall mission of producing and engaging with multi-modal scholarship. This program connects the graduate and undergraduate communities at the University of Pennsylvania by producing both relationships and multi-media projects.
The students projects this year include a video portrait of first generation college students at Penn, a video series on the financial crisis in Puerto Rico, and a portrait of a community church group. Two Annenberg School for Communication doctoral students, Sandra Ristovska and Kate Zambon, served as mentors.
The 2016 CAMRA Fellow class is:
Gabriela Goitía Vázquez, a sophomore majoring in Communications and Comparative Literature whose mentor is Melissa Skolnick, a media maker and instructor at the School of Social Policy and Practice. Gabriela is working on a web series of five videos that address the contemporary economic crisis in Puerto Rico.
Sam Trinh, a senior majoring in Neuroscience whose mentor is Sandra Ristovska, a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School of Communications. Sam is working on a video oral history project that records the stories of first-generation and low income students at the University of Pennsylvania.
Stephanie Hodges, a junior majoring in Sociology whose mentor is Kate Zambon, a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School of Communications. Stephanie is working on filming oral histories as part of the Ward Project. She is conducting oral histories at the historic Mother Bethel AME church in Philadelphia.
The CAMRA Fellows program is led this year by Andrew Hudson, a Ph.D. student in Religious Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences and a member of CAMRA.
This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not required.