Stephanie Pilat, Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor and director of the Division of Architecture, has been awarded the prestigious Bogliasco Fellowship.

Each year, the Bogliasco Foundation supports the arts and humanities by providing residential fellowships at its study center in Italy, where leading artists and scholars from diverse cultures and backgrounds can come together to create significant new work.

Pilat will be part of a group of 37 Bogliasco Fellows, made up of artists and scholars representing 11 countries and 13 disciplines. She will be joined by fellows from China to Israel will be working on diverse projects, including a film that recounts the life of infamous labor activist Lucy Parsons, a scholarly book on the Cave of the Thousand Buddhas in Dunhuang, and an opera about the aftermath of the Charleston Emanuel African Church massacre.

Pilat’s own project will look at the renegades who influenced OU’s American School legacy. During her time at Bogliasco, she will be working on a book that aims to share the story of the American School with a broader public audience.

To learn more about the Bogliasco Foundation, click here.