The University of Michigan recently awarded alumni Bulbul Tiwari, PhD’08, an Honorable Mention in their Division of the Humanities’ Emerging Scholars Prize. Tiwari is also only the third person in the United States to submit a dissertation entirely in digital form. Her work blurs the distinction between scholarship and documentary filmmaking and includes investigations of both the heritage of great Indian epics to comic films about truckers in India.
Outside evaluator Kathy Woodward, Director of the Simpson Humanities Center at the University of Washington, writes, “Tiwari proves you don’t have to be in a research job at a university to grow the humanities, nor contribute to and understand of heritage. And you can make work that addresses K-12 as well as articulated film and scholarly communities. Hers is an act of breadth as well as depth.”
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