In this episode of Fulbright Forward, a podcast spotlighting the work and experiences of Fulbright alumni, Tamara Shogaolu—a 2013–14 Luce Scholar and later a Fulbright Scholar— discusses her creative process and how she addresses “the concerns of identity, voice, and the representation of stories of historically underrepresented and marginalized communities.”
Shogaolu is a filmmaker and storyteller whose work embraces immersive technology such as virtual reality and augmented reality to encourage audiences to interact with underrepresented stories and narratives.
Shogaolu developed an animated documentary series called “Queer in the Time of Forced Migration” that delved into the experiences of Middle Eastern LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers as they escaped to Europe. And in “UN(RE)SOLVED,” her latest project with PBS Frontline, she sheds light on the investigation of more than 150 cold cases involving racially-motivated murders during the civil rights era. The multi-platform endeavor comprises an online interactive experience, a podcast, and a traveling installation.