Nicol Nixon Augusté, 2006 UNCG English Phd Graduate, has been awarded the 2016 Savannah College of Art and Design Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. While in Rome, She will be devoted to studying canonical and apocryphal Jewish-Christian women’s narratives at the Academy, Roman/regional sites, and the Vatican Library. Her intent is for this research to lead to a book-length project that creatively explores and interprets the lived experiences of these women of faith that also served as mothers, military commanders, mystics, and martyrs. Founded in 1894, the American Academy in Rome is the premier overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. The Academy supports innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community on its 11-acre campus at the highest point within the walls of Rome.
For more information on Nicol, visit: https://www.scad.edu/academics/faculty/nicol-nixon-august