Prof. Carolyn Fornoff has been awarded the very competitive Humanities Research Institute (HRI) Fellowship for her outstanding book project, Subjunctive Aesthetics: Mexican Culture in the Era of Climate Change.
As a fellowship recipient, Carolyn will participate as Faculty Fellow in the 2021–22 Symptoms of Crisis year long program including attending the interdisciplinary Fellows Seminar and other related events. In addition, the appointment will provide her release time for one semester as well as research funds.
As an HRI Faculty Fellow, Carolyn will use the HRI to complete her book, Subjunctive Aesthetics: Mexican Culture in the Era of Climate Change, a study of contemporary artistic responses to climate change in Mexico. As Carolyn states, “This book examines the outpouring of film, poetry, performance, and fine art that signals the ethical imperative to rethink the relationship with the nonhuman world in light of these symptoms of environmental crisis.”
A hearty congrats to Carolyn for this well-deserved recognition!