Giddon Ticotsky graduated from the Department of Literature at Tel Aviv University in Israel 2014. In that year he won the Israeli Bahat Prize for the best original scholarly book in Hebrew for his Ph.D. dissertation about Israeli woman-poet Dahlia Ravikovitch (1936-2005), one of the most significant figures in modern Hebrew literature and poetry. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford's Taube Center for Jewish Studies (2014) and a Lecturer at Stanford's Department of Comparative Literature (2015).
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.
Cat Gonzales Fergesen
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.