Annelise is a sophomore Arab studies major at Davidson College. She has always been fascinated by stories, and refugee narratives have especially interested her since she began learning Arabic in 8th grade. She enjoys painting, creative writing and going on walks, and she hopes to pursue Arabic and storytelling throughout the rest of her years at college and beyond.
Grady Pearson is a senior English major at Davidson College. During his time at Davidson, he has organized campus engagement with his Questbridge Scholars Network chapter, where he served as Community Outreach Chair for two years. As many do, Grady comes from a family of immigrants. Growing up, he developed an interest in learning how immigrants and refugees navigate the resettlement process and define a new home for themselves.
Sam is a sophomore at Davidson College pursuing an English major and a digital studies minor, and is thrilled to be part of a project that combines storytelling and web design. He enjoys singing and playing Spikeball, and after college, he’s considering becoming an English teacher.
To prepare for The Epilogues Project, we have done extensive research in areas such as political policy around resettlement, academic depictions of resettlement, and activism around bettering the resettlement process. We have also read several accounts of the journeys refugees undertake after fleeing their countries of origin which have helped us conceptualize refugee storytelling, particularly post-resettlement narratives, or Epilogues. This website contains an account of one family’s Epilogue, resettlement agencies in and around Charlotte, and sources we have found helpful throughout the storytelling process.