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Megan Peters awarded 2016 George G. Booth Traveling Fellowship

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Megan Peters awarded 2016 George G. Booth Traveling Fellowship

Megan Peters (M.Arch.’16) has been named the 2016 George G. Booth Traveling Fellow. The award was announced at the College Commencement Ceremony on May 1, 2016. Her research project, “Tale of Two Cities: Representations of Havana, Cuba,” was praised by the jury (Lecturer Dawn Gilpin, Associate Professor Andrew Herscher, and Assistant Professor Amy Kulper) for its insights into the dynamics of this intriguing city, as well as for its relevance and timeliness.

Peters will explore the dichotomy between the dual realities of Havana: the perception of the city as being frozen in 1950s glamour and the burgeoning sense of  a city on the brink of profound change through shaping its own image. Her travel study will include a period of research examining the evolving aesthetics, perceptions, and politics of the city, planned in conjunction with 26 Julio, an important national holiday. She plans to present the results of her research as a publication and an exhibition.

For more information on Peters’ proposal, previous winners and eligibility for application, please visit the George G. Booth Traveling Fellowship page.