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Aguirre, Durán Real, and Gordon Lead Through Publicly Active Graduate Fellowships

AguirreMichael Aguirre (History) and Angela Durán Real (Spanish & Portuguese Studies) have received public engagement fellowships from Imagining America, an organization promoting civic and community involvement by scholars and artists. The two received support to attend Imagining America’s annual conference (Oct. 6-8 in Milwaukee). They also join a year-long peer-organized collective through the organization’s Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) initiative.

Durán Real Elyse Gordon (Geography), a previous fellow, serves as a co-director of the PAGE initiative. All three doctoral students are fellows in the UW Certificate in Public Scholarship, which has a history of sending students to attend and speak at Imagining America events.

Michael and Angela each wrote posts for the PAGE blog salon about how public scholarship informs their work:

Congratulations, Michael, Angela, and Elyse!