Senior Awarded Watson to Study Abandoned Buildings

March 31, 2009 e-News


Calista McRae ’09 will use the prestigious fellowship to explore ruins and their “suggestive power,” which she says is responsible for a “millennium of poetry and art” that is often sentimentalized and allegorized out of all proportion.


Amherst College Senior Calista McRae Awarded Watson Fellowship

March 25, 2008


AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College senior Calista McRae, an English major from East Brookfield, Mass., is one of just 40 students across the United States to have received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for the 2009-10 academic year. McRae will use the award—which comes with a $28,000 stipend—to study abandoned buildings in Germany, Bangladesh, India, the Czech Republic, Australia, the Ukraine and Belarus.