University of Utah
Department of Communication
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 23, 2021
DR. KENT ONO AWARDED TANNER HUMANITIES FELLOWSHIP
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The Department of Communication is pleased to announce that Dr. Kent Ono has been awarded a Tanner Humanities Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The book project he will work on during the fellowship, Racial Epistemologies, explores knowledge as a tool that can be used while living and surviving racial oppression. This book will call for a study of racial epistemologies and will use key historical texts by scholars who have worked to advance thinking on racial epistemologies as signal exemplars of these efforts; encourage deeper understanding of and reflection on canonical critical race scholarship by approaching it through the lens of rhetoric and epistemology; and highlight and bring together tools for survival that this scholarship provides.
The Tanner Humanities Center Faculty Research Fellowships provide scholars with the time and support to conduct research that makes significant contributions to humanistic knowledge.