Dianna Ruberto, a doctoral student in the Urban Affairs and Public Policy Program, was recently accepted into Imagining America's (IA) Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) Fellowship.
Imagining America is a national network of universities, colleges, and community collaborators that seek to advance publicly engaged scholarship in the Arts, Humanities, and Design. PAGE is IA's network for publicly engaged graduate students. It fosters a national community of peer and veteran scholars involved in innovative and collaborative art-making, teaching, writing and research projects.
Ruberto joins a cohort of 10 from universities all over the country including University of Southern California, University of Michigan, University of California, Davis, and University of North Carolina, Greensboro. As part of the yearlong fellowship, the cohort will attend and participate in the annual PAGE Summit and IA National Gathering. In addition, they will be participating in a series of webinars, and the IA Blog Salon. Each awardee is expected to contribute a scholarly or community project as part of the fellowship.
Ruberto recently completed the M.A. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy program in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Her thesis used photovoice methods to understand the experiences of Black and Brown teenage girls with arts and cultural assets in Wilmington, Delaware. She is now a first year student in the Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy program and is a graduate assistant for the Community Engagement Initiative under the advisement of Dr. Lynnette Overby.
You can follow the link here, to find out about Dianna, own views on the fellowship and she is using the opportunity to champion community engagement and participation in decision-making
You can find more information about IA and PAGE here.