Kimberly Osbern is a 2020 Francis J. and Earla E. Rocks Experiential Learning fellowship recipient and currently a junior pursuing a double major in international studies and French. She is also pursuing a minor in Russian. Through the Rocks Fellowship award, Kimberly had the opportunity to conduct research on the effects of homophobic legislation on the LGBT community in the Russian Federation.
Her research interests include exploring how languages can affect how we think about sociopolitical issues. Kimberly will present the findings of her research this spring at Intersections to the CWRU campus community and also intends to host a forum on her project through the Department of Modern Languages and Literature.