UNT Special Collections 2022 Research Fellowship Awardee - Dr. Megan J. Arlett

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UNT Special Collections 2022 Research Fellowship Awardee

Project Title

The Women Ranchers and Rodeo Performers of Texas

Project Description

Dr. Arlett will work primarily with the Erwin E. Smith, the Don Shugart, and The Ray Bankston Photography Collections to write an exploratory nonfiction essay on visual representations of women ranchers and rodeo performers in Texas. The work completed during her time with the collections will allow her to write an essay on gender and what are traditionally seen as masculine vocations, and combine it with her manuscript’s primary argument about visual narrative.


Megan J. Arlett was born in the UK, grew up in Spain, and now lives in Texas where she recently completed her PhD in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of North Texas. The recipient of two Academy of American Poets Prizes, her poetry and essays have appeared in Best New Poets 2019, Best New British and Irish Poets, The Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, and Third Coast.