RSU Professor Selected as Oklahoma Center for the Humanities Fellow

Anh-Thuy Nguyen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts, has been chosen as one of ten fellows by the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at the University of Tulsa based on her diverse multimedia art. 

Each year, the Center for the Humanities names several fellows from around the Tulsa community, who present a series of seminars based on a theme that the Center has chosen to focus on. This year’s theme is quite simply: food. The Center chose this theme because food can bring about an identity for a nation, people, and religion. Not only this, but food can have artistic design, from ingredients to preparation to the actual type of food itself.

Nguyen was selected due to her inspiring multimedia work, through which cultural understanding comes about through aspects such as food and language. With her multimedia talents including photography, video, performance and installation art, Professor Nguyen’s work has been exhibited from New York to Italy.

This is the second consecutive year that an RSU professor was named an Oklahoma Center for Humanities fellow. Preceding Professor Nguyen is David Blakely, Associate Professor and RSU’s Theatre Program Director.

Other fellows include author Sasha Martin (“Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness”), Executive Chef Michelle Donaldson of Tallgrass Prairie Table and The Bramble, and TU faculty and students.

Professor Nguyen has been teaching at the Department of Fine Arts at RSU since August 2013, and she holds a BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona and an MFA in Photography/Video from Southern Methodist University.

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