Aug. 26, 2020
Meet this year's LRC Graduate Fellows
Congratulations to Neha Bhatia and Dušan Nikolic
We are excited to announce this year’s LRC Graduate Fellows, Neha Bhatia (doctoral student, Transcultural Studies) and Dušan Nikolic (doctoral student, Linguistics).
Dušan and Neha will collaborate on the project “Narratives of Color.” The goal of this project is to bring awareness to questions of multiculturalism and racial diversity in Calgary. Dušan and Neha’s fellowship will run from September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.
The LRC Graduate Fellowship was instituted in 2019. It supports students from the graduate programs in Languages, Literatures and Cultures and in Linguistics in implementing a community outreach project of their own design. The inaugural fellows were Hortensia Barrios and Karina Hincapie, who organized a Digital Storytelling Festival.
Neha Bhatia speaks fluent Punjabi, and can read, speak and write in Hindi, English and French. Neha received a B.A. degree in English literature from University of Delhi M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in French and Francophone Studies as well as an M.A. from Université de Perpignan. She is currently examining Indo-European film production culture through a Ph.D. in Transcultural Studies at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Dr. Charles Tepperman (Communication, Media and Film) and Dr. Devika Vijayan (School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures).
Dušan Nikolić completed a BA and MA in English Language and Literature at the University of Niš. He is currently completing a PhD in Linguistics under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Winters. Dušan's academic and research areas are Phonetics and Phonology, Second Language Acquisition, and Sociolinguistics. His PhD project is structured around the perception of prosody. The goal of his project is to explore whether the perception of prosodic elements can be efficiently modelled to emulate listeners' behaviour when processing prosodic constituents.