Liana Glew, a bioethics scholar and Penn State Ph.D. candidate in English, has been awarded a summer residency fellowship with the Penn State Humanities Institute. During the fellowship, she will work on her dissertation, through which she is examining historical texts by patients in U.S. psychiatric hospitals and developing modes of reading and amplifying patient agency.
“I gathered quite a bit of archival material this past academic year, and the summer fellowship will provide me with the time to sort through the documents and incorporate them into my dissertation,” said Glew.
A regular participant in the Bioethics Colloquium, hosted by the Penn State Bioethics Program, Glew, who is expected to matriculate in 2021. She currently teaches in both English and disabilities studies.