Aetna Grad Awards Conversations


In October 2019, the Aetna Chair of Writing, Dr. Brenda Brueggemann, sat down with past Aetna Graduate Award and Aetna Graduate Research/Travel Grant recipients for a conversation about their experiences with the awards.

The award recipients discussed their Aetna-funded projects, the ways in which they access writing, and the "dreams" they have for increased support towards graduate student writing at UConn. The video-recorded conversations were condensed and compiled into a series of three videos:

1. Introductions & Projects: "Which award(s) did you receive and how have they contributed to your writing and/or research?"

Watch below, or click here to watch on YouTube.

2. Access & Writing: "How do you access writing, or what does accessing writing mean to you?"

Watch below, or click here to watch on YouTube.

3. Dreams & Thanks: "What are your 'dreams' of more support for your writing as a graduate student?" (with messages of gratitude to close out the video series)

Watch below, or click here to watch on YouTube.

A Special Thanks to the graduate students who participated:

Kyle Barron

Reme Bohlin

Ruth Book

Meghan Brown

Sophie Buckner

Carol Ann Jackson

Nicole Lawrence

Kaylee Mootz

Gabe Morrison

Kathryn Warrender