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Graduate School Administrative Interns Selected for 2013-14

Three Graduate School Administrative Interns have been selected for the 2013-14 academic year. These competitive internships offer one academic year of full support and the opportunity to become more knowledgeable about Graduate School administration while providing valuable research and administrative support for the deans in The Graduate School. This year, we welcome Anna Kivlan, Abbie Langston, and Jon Stapnes to our ranks.

Anna Kivlan is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies. Her dissertation is about how three southern photographers used the medium of color photography to communicate about race and regional identity in the post-civil rights era, from approximately 1970-2000. She has a B.A. in Art History from the University of San Diego and an SMArchS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Abbie Langston is a Ph.D. candidate in the Literature Program, where her research focuses on race, gender, and critical theory. She was born and raised in Wyoming, and earned her B.A. in Literature from Duke in 2004.

Jon Stapnes is a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department. His research focuses on contemporary African film and literature, urban studies, and critical theory. Originally from Norway, he completed his B.A. in philosophy at Macalester College and earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Virginia.