On Monday, February 24, 2020, WBH invited UT-San Antonio Professor and TCU PhD alumna Sue Hum to campus to lead a workshop and give a lecture. The workshop took place during lunch, and Hum led a discussion over applying for and winning grants for work in humanities disciplines. Having experience writing winning proposals herself, Hum offered helpful advice and introduced graduate students and faculty to institutional and national resources that many of us had not known about prior to the event.
In the afternoon, Hum delivered a lecture on "The Racialized Gaze," a concept she has theorized to speak to the ways that visual structures network with race - and how individuals visually negotiate stereotypes. Hum demonstrated the significance of her concept through Anna May Wong's (1905 - 1961) negotiation against and contention with racial components of gazing.
WBH was honored to host Dr. Hum, and we are amazed at the wonderful work our alumni do in our field.
Additional suggestions from Dr. Hum for collaborating on grant-funded projects:
The Winifred Bryan Horner Rhetoric Society serves as the student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America at Texas Christian University. In addition to sponsoring events that further rhetorical scholarship at TCU, the WBH Rhetoric Society also supports the Winifred Bryan Horner Reading Library in the TCU Graduate Instructor office. The WBH Rhetoric Society was founded by TCU English graduate students in 2011.