Cat Fergesen is a first year undergraduate at Stanford University. She intends to major in Linguistics and Biology and has a particular interest in storytelling with a focus in oral storycraft and audio documentary.
Despite the influence of visa law and policy, little research exists on its history and development. When, under what circumstances, and in which politico-geographical space did the “visa” come into existence? “Transit” uses literary and linguistic analysis to develop an intertextual canvas of visa histories. The final product, an interactive digital media map platform, will enable users to trace the development of visa law and policy across time and space.
Ariana Davarpanah is an incoming junior at Stanford University. She currently holds an AA-T in Political Science and an AA in Social Science from the College of San Mateo. She enjoys learning languages, travelling and shopping at thrift stores.