DALLAS, TX, July 10, 2023 – Dallas International University PhD candidate Christopher Troutman has been awarded a $3,000 grant for his project, “Ethnographic Arts Research Among Forcibly Displaced Communities in Tbilisi, Georgia.” The research will investigate the ways that artists representing communities of forcibly displaced persons (FDP) relate their experience of displacement through artistic expression. Tbilisi has historically been a gathering place for displaced persons in the Caucasus region, and Christopher hopes that the findings will give insights to practitioners in the fields of FDP advocacy, healing, education, and cultural preservation into how to better work with these communities and help them restore agency.
A DIU faculty member was also awarded a grant from the Pike Center.
About Dallas International University: The mission of Dallas International University, as an institution of higher education, is to provide education and research opportunities leading to degrees in applied linguistics, culture studies, and development of languages.
About the Pike Center:Pike Center for Integrative Scholarship is an initiative of SIL International that builds capacity for language development through scholarship – by developing the scholars that are needed and by doing the research and writing that are needed to grow the relevant bodies of knowledge.