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2009 FLEFF Fellows Announced



Festival Fellows Program

The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Fellows program brings competitively selected outstanding graduate students of color from all disciplines to campus during the festival to immerse in screenings, lectures, workshops, master classes, concerts and events within an engaging, interdisciplinary, think tank environment. 

The festival fellows cohort engages with Ithaca College faculty and students from across campus as well as with festival guests to explore linkages between sustainable development, different media platforms, globalization, race, ethnicity, gender, and music in order to stimulate new research and thinking in the areas of sustainability, interdisciplinary research, and international issues. 

 Selection to the festival fellows program is highly competitive; fellows are recruited from graduate programs across the United States in consultation with departments on the Ithaca College campus. The Festival Fellows program is an initiative of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance.


Lynette Boswell, Urban Regional Planning, University of Maryland

T.L. Gray, Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University

Chizanya Mpinja, Pharmaceutical Economics, University of Arizona

Amelia Parnell, Higher Education, Florida State University

Yadira Perez, Cultural Anthropology, University of Virginia

Rachel Afi Quinn, American Culture, University of Michigan

Michelle Robinson, American Studies, Boston University

Edward Summers, Urban and Public Policy, The New School

Ivan Turnipseed, Hospitality Administration, University of Nevada-Las Vegas

LeConte Dill, Public Health, University of California-Berkeley