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Professors Craig and Todd Win Research Awards

Exciting new work recognized by CLA and IAS
January 3, 2018

Detail from Smithsonian illustration of Kim Todd article

Detail from Smithsonian illustration of Kim Todd article
Detail from Smithsonian illustration by Johanna Goodman (Source Material: Library of Congress; Public Domain - NYPL)

Professor Kim Todd has received a Talle Faculty Research Award from the College of Liberal Arts. The award recognizes a select group of associate professors who are "engaging in new lines of research and creative activity that will shape their fields and the intersection of fields." Todd will be working on her book project "Undercover, The Hidden History of America's Girl Stunt Reporters," which, she writes, "tells the story of the female journalists dubbed 'stunt reporters' who followed in Nellie Bly's wake in the 1880s and 1890s and argues that, while they were criticized as 'sensational,' these women changed the trajectory of both journalism and memoir." Todd wrote about stunt reporters for Smithsonian magazine. She is the author of three previous books.

Professor Siobhan Craig
Siobhan Craig

Meanwhile, Professor Siobhan Craig was awarded an Institute for Advanced Study residential fellowship in 2018-19. Fellows work on their own research and creative projects and meet regularly to discuss their work and exchange ideas. Craig is working on a book, her second, entitled "La cinema é.l'arma piu forte: Resistance and the Visual Culture of Fascist-era Italian Colonialism."