Congratulations to Leslie Paris on her appointment as UBC Public Humanities Fellow

Please join us in congratulating Leslie Paris on her appointment as one of four UBC Public Humanities Fellows for 2020-21! The fellowship provides support for Humanities scholars in the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, and Allard School of Law in developing public-facing Humanities research projects.

Leslie’s project, “‘Send it to ZOOM!’: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective” studies the impact of ZOOM!, a popular children’s television program, on American youth in the 1970s.  ZOOM! was a show created by children, for children, and its content and popularity reflected a desire to empower young people and reflect the diverse experiences of children in America.

You can find out more about Leslie’s past work here.