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Congratulations to Professor Dan Cobb, who received an Undergraduate Research Consultant Team Grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Drawing on innovative methodologies, neglected sources, cutting edge scholarship, and traditional and digital means of communication, “Born in the Opposition: The Experiential World of D’Arcy McNickle” reimagines the remarkable life of D’Arcy McNickle (1904-1977), one of the most important Native writers, intellectuals, and political figures of the twentieth century. Four undergraduate students are collaborating with Dr. Cobb to complete a transcription of McNickle’s handwritten diary during the spring 2020 semester. This will be followed by a week of research during the summer of 2020 in locations chosen by the team. The research will be used to contextual a portion or portions of the diary the team selects and contribute to the construction of a digital representation during the fall 2020 semester. The team will also have the opportunity to co-author an essay with Dr. Cobb for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.
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