Haley Peterson

Norway Project Support, 2015

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A costume designer  undertaking a Master’s at Norway’s innovative Oslo National Academy of the Arts, she worked with Christina Lindgren, internationally known for her costumes for musical theater, opera, theater, and dance performances. In Norway, Peterson had her designs for the world premiere of Charles Mee’s play soot and spit accepted for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. Her award allowed her to attend this unique live exhibition of world theater and scenography.

Brigid Babbish

Brigid BabbishNorwegian Project Support, 2014

Bassoonist Brigid Babbish took advantage of Norwegian orchestral traditions to advance her skill and musicianship; in preparation for recitals in Norway and the U.S., she used her LRE award to have a balance hanger made to accommodate the Norwegian conservatory style of playing standing up.

Juliana Hanle

Juliana Hanle 2Norwegian Project Support, 2014

For her Fulbright project, journalist Juliana Hanle (Yale University) went to Norway to document the impact of industry on indigenous communities in Norway. Her Roth Endowment award allowed her to travel to the high arctic to report on local protests against big mining interests there.

Janet Connor

Norwegian Project Support, 2013

Janet Connor’s project explored how immigrant children are socialized to the complex language ideologies that exist within Norway. Unlike most other European nations, Norway has two standard written languages, each of which allows for much internal variation. Spoken Norwegian is made up of a large variety of regional dialects, and the use of a specific dialect indicates that the speaker belongs to a particular place and establishes claims to that region’s identity. The Norwegian linguistic context thus presents an unusual challenge to immigrants. In her Fulbright‐funded fieldwork in an Oslo primary school—whose student body is over 95% first‐ or second‐generation immigrant—Connor examined how immigrant communities recognize and align themselves with cultural values that are attached to specific dialects. Roth Endowment project support enabled Connor to perform a comparative study in Steinkjer, a town in Trøndelag, a region in central Norway known for its distinctive dialect. Connor’s project has already begun to receive attention both from anthropologists and non‐academics.

Katherine Edelen

Norwegian Project Support, 2012

Project on the relationship between environmental factors and social conflicts, undertaken at Norway’s Peace Research Institute in Oslo. Prior to going to Norway, Edelen had spent a year as an intern with the White House Task Force on Climate Change and Energy. Her Roth Endowment award enabled her to extend her data collection on water shortages and political conflict, with a Norwegian project in Bangladesh. Following this, she spent a year at Oxford as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in a Master’s program in Water Science, Policy and Management.

Kristine Ericson

Norwegian Project Support, 2011

Project on the influence of Japanese design on Sverre Fehn, Norway’s most influential late-20th-century architect. While in Norway, Ericson was the lead designer for a studio project to create a “green path” linking the Norwegian University of Science and Technology campus. Her Roth Endowment award allowed the recent Williams College graduate to travel to two Fehn building sites in northern Norway.

John Nelson

Norwegian Project Support, 2010

Project on collective environmental values in the Norwegian welfare state. At the time, Nelson had just graduated from Williams College.

Rolf Steier

Norwegian Project Support, 2009

Project entitled “Designing for Learning,” which addresses the role that mobile telephone technologies play in children’s learning in public spaces. At the time, Steier was building on a Master’s degree from Stanford University.

Jeff Lugowe

Norwegian Project Support, 2008

Project on the assimilation of Polish migrants into Norwegian society. Lugowe has a BA from Brown University.

Anne Bersagel

Norwegian Project Support, 2007

Project on Norway’s efforts to enlist NGOs in public and cultural diplomacy