|PhD Candidate Lori Brister|
Doctoral candidate Lori Brister has been awarded a 2013 Summer Dissertation Fellowship by GW’s Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships. This fellowship will allow her to travel to several notable libraries and collections, including the New York Public Library and the GeorgeEastman House/ International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY. Throughout the summer, Lori will be combing the archives for travel photographs, postcards, luggage labels, and other tourist ephemera. This research will be invaluable to her dissertation which explores the interstices of tourism, travel literature, and visual culture. The forth chapter is a study of tourist ephemera tentatively titled “Tourism in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.”
Lori is completing her dissertation under the direction of Professor Jennifer Green-Lewis.