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LEAP Institute Professor Returns from Successful Research Trip

CD_editDr. Constance DeVereaux, associate professor with the Colorado State University LEAP Institute for the Arts, has returned from a research trip where she researched archives at the British Library in London and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, as well as lecturing and consulting with faculty at the City University in London and University College in Dublin.

Dr. DeVereaux was in London as an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Creative Practice and Enterprise at City University, London. During her stay, Dr. DeVereaux gave a public lecture – Once Upon an Arts Policy – on the topic of her recent book Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World, which can be heard in full here. Her Dublin lecture, which can be viewed here, was entitled Excellence in Cultural Policy: Narratives in the Making.

Supporting her research agenda, last spring Dr. DeVereaux was awarded a Faculty Research Travel Grant from the CSU Office of International Programs for her proposal submission In the Shadow of Tocqueville: The British and American Chronicles. The grant is part of a funding campaign for new international student and faculty initiatives at Colorado State University. “We are pleased to be able to support your program and salute your efforts towards increasing the international involvement of our university,” noted the grant award contract.

Dr. DeVereaux’s current research is centered on Michel Chevalier’s Lettres sur l’Amerique du Nord which documented the 19th century economist’s travels to the US where he reflected on commerce and politics, alongside American culture and its developments. DeVereaux’s aim is to “add to knowledge about French and British views regarding American aesthetics and culture, and their influences on domestic and international policy on both sides of the Atlantic.”