- Arts and Humanities
- Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
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Patrick McKelvey won a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Patrick McKelvey, assistant professor of theatre arts in Pitt’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, received a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
McKelvey earned $6,000 in NEH funding, which will support his research for two consecutive months. The summer project will lead to a book about the history of social services for disabled actors in the United States since the late nineteenth century, with particular focus on The Actors’ Fund of America and allied organizations.
The author’s first book, “Disability Works: U.S. Performance After Rehabilitation,” is under contract with NYU press and was the topic of a plenary McKelvey delivered at the American Society for Theatre Research annual meeting. He is also a member of the Equitable Arts Infrastructures Research Group at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.