PhD student in linguistics named Cobell Fellow
Charlotte Logan, PhD student in Linguistics, was recently selected as a Cobell Graduate Summer Research Fellow. Administered on behalf of the Cobell Board of Directors by Indigenous Education, Inc., Logan is one of six Fellows for 2021.
Logan studies Haudenosaunee languages and works on language revitalization through Cornell’s Indigenous Languages Program and immersion programs within the Six Nations Confederacy.
“My grandparents were Mohawk and Onondaga first language speakers. Once I left, I had very few opportunities to hear the language on a daily basis, ”she said. “I started this job because I want our children, grandchildren and future Haudenosaunee generations to have the opportunity not only to hear their languages, but also to speak them.
The scholarship will provide Logan with funding that will support his research through equipment, language consultants, travel costs and translators.
“I am more than grateful as the obstacles to this language documentation project have been largely removed thanks to Cobell’s support,” she said.
Now in its fifth year, the highly competitive Cobell Graduate Summer Research Fellowship provides financial resources during the summer months to American Indian and Alaska Native students who otherwise would not have access funds for research and related activities.