Virginia Bullington
Beth and Arthur Lev Student Research Fellowship

Virginia Bullington is a USC undergraduate from Nantucket, Massachusetts majoring in American Studies and Narrative Studies 

As the inaugural recipient of the fellowship, Virginia spent a month in residence at the Center in order to conduct research in the Visual History Archive on how the cultural attitudes toward victims of sexual violence in post-genocide contexts impact whether or not targeted ethnic groups remain vulnerable after genocide. She investigated how contemporary conceptions of gender, sexuality and sexual violence can serve to further oppress targeted groups even after genocide by controlling collective memory of the events by consulting survivor testimonies from three collections-- the Armenian, Rwandan and Guatemalan collections.