Laura Roselle, Joel Karty awarded Senior Faculty Research Fellowships
Elon University professors Laura Roselle and Joel Karty have been selected as Senior Faculty Research Fellows for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.
The Presidential Task Force on Scholarship recommended in 2008 that the university create a competitive program to support excellence in ongoing scholarly work for senior faculty, faculty with a minimum of seven years in rank at Elon. The award comprises a two-course reassignment for two consecutive years, plus $2,000 per year in research funding, in support of a significant project or projects that advance an already well-established and promising research agenda.
Roselle, Professor of Political Science and Distinguished Scholar Award recipient in the spring of 2009, is interested in researching how political actors use communication processes to construct interests and identity, and legitimize policies and behaviors. With the support of the fellowship, she will complete two major projects related to her research agenda centered around strategic narratives. Working with two colleagues from Royal Holloway University of London, Roselle will complete an edited volume that will present the framework of and case study analyses on strategic narratives, addressing both international relations theory and political communication in a new media environment. Her second project is a single-authored work focusing on how strategic narratives function in and maintain alliances.