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Congratulations to graduate student Carlee Forbes, one of six UNC students named to the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellows Program. More details can be found here. Carlee Forbes is a doctoral candidate in the Art History Department from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Forbes’ dissertation, titled “Art, Innovation, and Patronage in Colonial-Era Congo,” investigates colonial-era art patronage as a way to better understand the ways that Congolese artists navigated colonialism in the early 20th century. Her global immersion experience will involve visiting archives and museum collections, speaking with experts and interviewing contemporary artists. She will travel to Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo and to Brussels, Belgium.

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