Charles Athanasopoulos Awarded Dietrich School Arts & Sciences Fellowship for AY21

Charles Athanasopoulos was recently awarded the Full-Year Dietrich School Arts & Sciences Fellowship for the upcoming academic year (2021-22). Charles is a PhD student in the Department of Communication. While this fellowship is usually awarded to first-year graduate students for recruiting purposes, COVID-19 restriction resulted in there being no incoming class for AY 2021-22. Consequently, it was decided that continuing graduate students could compete for this award. Charles plans to use this fellowship to draft his dissertation, tentatively titled Rhetorics of Complete Disorder in Post-Ferguson America which examines the dynamic and conflicting acts of symbol creation and destruction surrounding the Black Lives Matter Movement through a lens he names “Black iconoclasm.”