'As a photographer with a background in critical theory and aesthetics, Monica Bravo entered the PhD program in History of Art and Architecture to study the history of photography. Brown, with its resources and connection with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), provides an experience that “is above and beyond what photo historians typically get,” she says, pointing to her generous advisor, graduate-level photo seminars and her good student-colleagues.
The Office of Global Engagement at Brown, in partnership with the offices of Academic Development and Diversity, the Dean of the College, Dean of the Faculty, and the School of Professional Studies, has announced recipients of its inaugural Global Experiential Learning and Teaching (GELT) grant program, unveiled in the summer of 2014. The GELT program provides support for faculty to embed an education abroad component into an on-campus course.
Sheila Bonde, professor of history of art and architecture, for the course “The Medieval Monastery,” and travel to France
The Kermit S. Champa Award commemorates Prof. Champawho taught in the department from 1969 to 2004. The award is given every year in the spirit of encouraging aesthetic and intellectual exploration. It is meant to help graduate students at the beginning of their careers travel to see art and architecture they would not otherwise directly experience before undertaking focused dissertations. This year's award winners are: