NPR Stateside to Interview PI Nick Henriksen for Collaboratory Project
September 9, 2018
It was announced today that NPR’s Stateside program will highlight the lab’s Humanities Collaboratory project, From Africa to Patagonia: Voices of Displacement, in December 2018. Along with a broadcasted interview with PI Nick Henriksen, multiple undergraduates will be featured by the program.
This news is a testament to the excitement surrounding this project, which has garnered support from thousands of people both in the U-M Community and around the world for both its important sociocultural and linguistic work and the unique opportunities it presents to undergraduate students looking to research the Humanities. Indeed, one of the most crucial elements of our work is that there are dozens of students in our lab working collaboratively and efficiently to make the project feasible. This is just one way our lab is helping to re-think undergraduate education in the humanities, and the energy and enthusiasm that it has generated among our undergraduate collaborators is unparalleled. Our lab offers the opportunity for students to participate as intellectual collaborators within the research community, and members of the NPR Stateside team realize that our undergraduates deeply value the opportunity to work on these humanistic projects in an “intergenerational” learning setting that challenges them to work with data and to think critically about the elusive human experience.
Congratulations to Nick and everyone who has contributed to the success of this project!