At this time, as part of the prestigious “Getting to Know Europe” grant that Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and
Social Sciences was awarded from the European Union, we are excited to announce that out first Scholar-in-Residence will be Ms. Štěpánka Jislová!

Ms. Jislová, is a
young comic book author/illustrator from Prague. She is currently studying for her master’s degree at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Ms. Jislová’s project will explore link
s between the communities of Prague and those she encounters in Southern California, “
The comics story is linked with the theme of the ever-lasting conflict between the need of having a home and yearning of seeing new places. This idea is a basic frame for the many other theme layers that I mean to explore – for example one’s identity and how having home affects us, the process of healing from traumas via changing the surroundings and the social challenges and limitations person’s status offers.

A strong female voice in her industry, as well as a self-proclaimed lover of such TV shows as
, and
Orphan Black
, Ms. Jislová will be a fascinating Scholar-in-Residence, when she arrives on Campus in late October, 2016. Be sure to check back for more information on her appearances while she is in residence.  You will also hear from Jislová herself! Over the next few weeks she will be submitting a series of blog posts leading up to her arrival where she will be talking about herself, her work and (fingers crossed) her cats! You can also see some of her work ahead of time on her
Deviant Art
pages.  We are honored and excited to partner with Ms. Jislová on this, the first of our EU collaborative Residencies!

Check out her Facebook!