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K-State Today

October 14, 2016



Poll receives Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellowship

By Melissa Poll

Melissa Poll, adjunct instructor in K-State's theatre program, has been awarded a $81,000 postdoctoral fellowship through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Poll will hold her award in the English department at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.

Poll's project, "Towards Reconciliation: Recognizing the Intergenerational Repercussions of Colonization through Intercultural Performance-Making," will focus on a First Nations opera staged in Vancouver, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's "Going Home Star-Truth and Reconciliation" ballet, and Choctaw artist Randy Reinholz's "Off the Rails," an adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure," which will open at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in July, 2017.

Through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council competition, the Government of Canada invests in top candidates drawn from an extraordinary pool of talented graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Theses scholars provide fresh and creative solutions for today's challenges, as well as strategies for a more diversified, knowledge-based economy.