Radosveta Getova

Dyankov Translation Prize, 2017

Radosveta Getova was awarded first place for the Dyankov Translation Prize for her translation of the Ian McEwan’s novel The Children Act (Colibri, 2017)This book tells the story of a High Court judge who must face her own personal regrets while presiding over a legal case involving a teenage boy who refuses life-saving medical treatment. Radosveta Getova is a graduate of Sofia University, where she studied French Philosophy and English. After working for the Sofia News as a staff translator and language editor for ten years, she moved to the UK, where she currently teaches French at the University of Southampton. Other translations by Radosveta Getova include works by Amin Maalouf and Nancy Huston (from French) as well as Ian McEwan (from English). Read and interview with Radosveta Getova.

Milena Popova

Dyankov Translation Prize, 2017

Milena Popova was awarded second place for her translation of the novel The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt (Colibri, 2017), which details the scandal that ensues when a struggling female artist seeking recognition is betrayed by a man she hires to present her work as his own. Read an interview with Milena Popova.

Fulbright Legacy Lectures, 2017

The seventh annual Fulbright Legacy Lectures were given by Professor Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Through lectures at King’s College London on June 12, at Edinburgh University on June 14, and at Pembroke College, Oxford on June 16, 2017, Richardson addressed the roles of and challenges faced by universities in an age of increasing populism. Read her lecture online on the University of Oxford’s website. 

Richardson completed her BA in History at Trinity College Dublin before coming to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies in political science at UCLA and Harvard University. As an award-winning professor, she has promoted interdisciplinary studies an the combination academic and creative pursuits. Her research focuses primarily on international security and counter-terrorism, and she has published numerous books addressing both issues, including Democracy and Counterterrorism: Lessons from the Past (2007), What Terrorists Want: Understanding the Enemy, Containing the Threat(2006), The Roots of Terrorism (2006), and When Allies Differ (1996).

Basma Amawi

From left to right: Acting Assistant Secretary for the ECA Mark Taplin, Basma Amawi, LRE Chair Skyler Arndt-Briggs and LRE Founder Richard Arndt.

Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Award, 2017

In recognition of her work as Senior Cultural Affairs Specialist in Jordan.

 

Marcia Mizuno

From left to right: Acting Assistant Secretary for the ECA Mark Taplin, Marcia Mizuno, LRE Chair Skyler Arndt-Briggs and LRE Founder Richard Arndt.

Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Award Honorable Mention, 2017

In recognition of her work as Cultural Affairs Specialist in Brazil.

 

Quynh Ngo

From left to right: Acting Assistant Secretary for the ECA Mark Taplin, Quynh Ngo, LRE Chair Skyler Arndt-Briggs and LRE Founder Richard Arndt.

Gill Jacot-Guillarmod Award Honorable Mention, 2017

In recognition of his work as Cultural Affairs Specialist in Hanoi.

David Plack

From left to right: Acting Assistant Secretary for the ECA Mark Taplin, David Plack, LRE Chair Skyler Arndt-Briggs and LRE Founder Richard Arndt.

Ilchman-Richardson Award, 2017

In recognition of his work as Director (Senior Advisor) for Policy, Academic Programs, ECA.

Priscilla Hernandez

From left to right: Acting Assistant Secretary for ECA Mark Taplin, Priscilla Hernandez, LRE Chair Skyler Arndt-Briggs and LRE Founder Richard Arndt

Lois Roth Award, 2017

In recognition of her work as a Cultural Affairs Officer in Venezuela.

 

Damian Wampler

Lois Roth Endowment Honorable Mention, 2017

In recognition of his work as a Cultural Affairs Officer in Georgia.

Travis Franks

Australian Project Support, 2017

This year’s award went to Travis Franks of Arizona State University for his dissertation comparing narratives of settler colonialism and literature in two Texas-es:  the town of Texas, in Queensland Australia, and the US state of Texas. His research will explore the use of literary and musical tradition to imagine a collective identity tied to a specific place and defined against Indigenous populations. Travis will also conduct ethnographic fieldwork on settlement history with colleagues in Queensland as well as with his research partner at the Texas Heritage Museum. Supplementary funds from the Roth Endowment will help support his presentation at the international conference of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network on “Race, Whiteness and Indigeneity,” featuring major scholars from the U.S. and Australia. Travis hopes that his research into the transnational links between settler nativism and anti-immigrant nativism will contribute to social justice on behalf of Indigenous, immigrant, and refugee populations.