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Ruth Moon Receives Four Fellowships to Study Journalism in Rwanda

Ruth MoonRuth Moon (Communication), a fifth-year PhD candidate, has received four fellowships to support her dissertation research on the work culture of journalists in Kigali, Rwanda.

The awards come from the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, the UW Graduate School, the Department of Communication, and the Boren Fellowship initiative of the National Security Education Program. They will support her living in Kigali from winter through summer 2017.

“These grants will let me immerse myself in Rwandan journalism culture with an aim to understand how political and social elements impact the work journalists do,” she said. More from the Department of Communication.

For the last two years, Ruth has led the Simpson Center’s graduate research cluster on African Media and Materialities, which gathers students across disciplines “to avoid African essentialism and instead identify and celebrate the diversity of African voices effecting cultural stability and change.”

Congratulations, Ruth!