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Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Chapman Center for Rural Studies
Kansas State University
111 Leasure Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

(785) 532-0380
chapmancenter@ksu.edu

Winter Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30AM - 3:30PM

Past IRG Recipients

Alisa Garni (left) and Mary Kohn (right), 2020 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.