This has been long overdue, but I am happy to share that I have been offered a position as a Public Humanities Fellow with the Center for the Humanities, UW-Madison. The fellowship is a part of the center’s Engaging the Humanities, a multiyear project supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. My fellowship will partner with the FairShare CSA Coalition, a nonprofit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin. More details about this fellowship is available.
A couple things I would like to highlight from this appointment. First, this is absolutely a new exciting project from me. Partly is because I will enter a brand new journey in the area of humanities, something I have limited formal learning opportunities from any courses I have taken or activities I have involved in the past. Conducting an oral history project with farmers will be fulfilling as I will get to use specific oral history techniques when documenting their stories around community supported agriculture. And more importantly, I will have a lot to learn from them about their participation in the CSA.
Second, my involvement in the South Madison Farmers’ Market capstone course through the Nelson Institute in the past academic year has absolutely given me solid foundation in extending my journey in the field of sustainable agriculture. After transportation and water, the area of sustainable agriculture will be my next favorite topic to delve into.
I am absolutely humbled by the offer. And I am looking forward to collaborating with the FairShare CSA Coalition.