Congratulations to PhD Candidate Anna Paliy on being selected as the JHI Amilcare Iannucci Graduate Fellow!

June 3, 2021 by Tara Maher

PhD Candidate Anna Paliy has been selected as the JHI Amilcare Iannucci Graduate Fellow for the 2021-2022 academic year. She will join an extraordinary group of scholars working in diverse ways on the theme of Pleasure. The fellowship will be from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

About Anna:
Anna Paliy is a doctoral candidate at the CDTPS with an MA and BA in Comparative Literature. Her dissertation, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, analyses artistic receptions of ballet across cultures at the start of the twentieth century. The project explores how the sensory language of dance is historically represented by women in visual art forms such as drawing, painting, and sculpture. Anna is a member, research assistant, and social media coordinator at the Institute for Dance Studies, as well as a 2019 alumna of the Emerging Arts Critics Programme organized by the National Ballet of Canada, Canadian Opera Company, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Her essays have been published in the journals Kino (University of Western Ontario), Semicolon (University of Western Ontario), and Transverse (University of Toronto), while her music and dance reviews appear in The Dance Current and The WholeNote magazines. Formerly a provincially competitive rhythmic gymnast in Kiev/Ukraine, Lyon/France, and Ontario, Anna now enjoys practicing circus acrobatics and painting in her spare time.

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Please join us in congratulating Anna on her outstanding achievement!