Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Joshua Bousquette for being awarded the prestigious Willson Fellowship for Fall 2021 by Franklin College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Georgia, and UGA's Willson Center for Humanities & Arts. Dr. Bousquette was awarded the Research Fellowship for a collaborative, book-length project: Linguistic Diversity of German: Sociolinguistic and Structural Variation in Europe and the Diaspora.The Willson Center Research Fellowships are intended to support humanities and arts scholars. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged, including with the sciences and social sciences.
Additionally, Dr. Bousquette’s Research Seminar, Cultural and Linguistic Identity in the Americas: Immigration, Migration, Modernity, was renewed for a fifth year. The seminar is a collaboration with Dr. Chad Howe (Departments of Romance Languages and Linguistics), Dr. Frans Weiser (Department of Comparative Literature and Latin American & Caribbean Studies Institute), and Dr. Jan Zantinga (Department of Management, Terry College of Business). Willson’s Research Seminar Program funds faculty to organize year-long interdisciplinary discussion groups on particular research topics.
Bousquette also organized the 2020 Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference, which was to be held at the University of Georgia in April before being canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.