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.