2021 Freedman Fellows Presentations

Freedman Fellows 2021

Please join us for presentations by the 2020-2021 Freedman Fellow recipients. The forum will occur in two shorter, thematic zoom sessions to be held Wednesday, May 26, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Friday, May 28, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Register through Campus Groups.

Wednesday, May 26, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

The Movement of Ideas:

  • David Busch (Lecturer, Department of History) - The Gandhian Social Network
  • Stormy Sweitzer (Ph.D. Student, Organizational Behavior)  - Instagram, Images and Interactions: Organization Creation and Identity Formation in the Digital Age

Simulation and VR

  • Kevin Inouye (Assistant Professor, Department of Theater) - Immersive VR in Training and Performance
  • Jessica Salley Ricardi (Ph.D. Student, Communication Sciences) - Simulation-Based Assessment for Executive Functions after Childhood TBI

Friday May 28, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Mapping Cleveland History

  • George Blake (Postdoctoral Scholar, Virginia and Walter Nord Fellow in the Humanities) - Right Before Rock
  • Alanna Cooper (Abba Hillel Silver Chair of Jewish Studies, Department of Religious Studies) - Digital Stories of Cleveland Synagogue Dispersion: Moving Pieces of Congregational Life  

Making Local Impacts

  • Colette Ngana (Ph.D. Student, Sociology) - Understanding Social Inequality in Cuyahoga County through Burn Injuries
  • Elaine A. Borawski (Angela Bowen Williamson Professor of Community Nutrition, Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods) - Increasing Utility of the Cleveland Food and Tobacco Retail Database