Boosung Kim, a Ph. D. candidate in English at Texas A&M University, has been named the 2016 Graduate Research Fellow by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives (MDAH). She will conduct her research in July in the Welty Collection at MDAH and present her findings at the conclusion of her study.

Ms. Kim will focus on the aesthetics and politics of the observing eye represented in Welty’s photography and fiction in a chapter of her dissertation. At the archives, she plans to review Welty’s photographs and negatives, A Curtain of Green, The Golden Apples,  and One Writer’s Beginnings. A native of South Korea, she plans to return to her homeland to teach at the university level as a Welty scholar.

The Welty Graduate Research Fellowship provides a $2,000 stipend to cover travel, housing, and other specified expenses incurred while doing primary research at MDAH.

This year’s pool of applicants included students from Renmin University in China and Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

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