Past IRG Recipients
We proudly welcome our Spring 2020 recipients, Mary Kohn (right) and Alisa Garni (left). The title of their project is Sharing Stories and Building Bonds: A Sociological and Linguistic Analysis of a "New Destination" Community. Their focus is on generational connections between language, identity, and experiences living in rural communities. Renewed rural immigration since the 1990s provides a crucial opportunity for social scientists to examine identity construction and immigrant incorporation in communities that have been battling depopulation. Kohn and Garni will receive a stipend, laboratory and research space, and undergraduate research assistant, in addition to media and administrative support. This will allow Kohn and Garni to discover, engage in, and build a greater and stronger pathway to the changing aspects of current rural life.