McKnight Fellowship for Community-Engaged Artists awarded to Cecilia Cornejo

20 January 2020

Cecelia Cornejo, Cecilia CornejoInstructor in Cinema and Media Studies, is one of just two inaugural recipients of the 2020 McKnight Fellowship for Community-Engaged Artists. Funded by a grant from the McKnight Foundation and administered by the Pillsbury House Theatre, this fellowship provides a generous stipend, public recognition, professional development, one-on-one mentorship, and participation in a public discussion about artistic practices that engage relationships aimed at producing social transformation. In work such as her documentary Ways of Being Home and her multidisciplinary, multi-media project The Wandering House, Prof. Cornejo examines notions of belonging and the immigrant experience while exploring the traces of historical trauma on people and places.