On March 30th, the Stanford News published an article titled Stanford students explore the vitality of the modern Esperanto movement, detailing the research of students Bri Mostoller and Angelica Previte, who “became fascinated with Esperanto when they took a class in it at Stanford’s Bechtel International Center.” [Could this be the class taught for many years by our own Trio Universero? –Ed.]
[They] hope to fill a gap in existing research on Esperanto through their work. Rather than study linguistic properties, they instead focused on the community of Esperanto speakers. As ‘integrated observers,’ they sought to paint a vivid portrait of Esperanto today. Though they hope their research will garner interest from scholarly journals, Mostoller and Previte are more eager to engage the Esperanto community and the public at large.
The project won the Department of Anthropology’s “Beagle II” award, a travel grant for undergraduate student researchers.