Fiscal Year 2016 Awards

A listing of KU humanities scholars awarded grants and fellowships by external agencies as a result of applications submitted between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 follows. We will continue to learn results of applications submitted in Fiscal Year 2016 through early spring of 2017. Hold your cursor over each scholar's name to make an abstract appear.

Individual Awards

Name Agency/Award Project Title
Sam Brody The Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania "Expanding Jewish Political Thought"
Abel Chikanda American Philosophical Society, Franklin Research Grants "Feeding Cities of the South: Urbanization, Informality and Food Insecurity in Harare, Zimbabwe"
Andrew Denning The Wolfsonian - FIU "Driving into Darkness: Automobiles, Adventure Tourism, and Spectacle in Colonial Africa"
Andrew Denning National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminars and Institutes Program (participant, declined) "Mapping Text and Travel"
Sara M. Gregg Rachel Carson Center for Environmental Studies, Carson Writing Fellowship "Free Land: A History of Homesteading in America"
John W. Head Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Fulbright Research Chair in Global Governance - Canada "Sovereignty, Global Governance, and Agro-Ecological Integrity: Building an International Legal and Institutional Public-Trust Regime to Reform Agriculture"
Marni Reva Kessler New York Public Library Short-Term Fellowship "Materializing Food in Late Nineteenth-Century French Visual Culture"
Patricia Manning Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowship "Taste and Economics in the Age of Inquisition: Publishing and Consuming Novella Collections in Early Modern Madrid"
James Moreno American Philosophical Society, Franklin Research Grants "Mid-Century Moves: The Dances of José Limón and Erick Hawkins"
Rennee Perelmutter Brandeis Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry, & Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture "Israeli Russian Online: Contesting Religious Identities through an Immigrant Vernacular"
Kathryn Angela Rhine National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminars and Institutes Program (participant) "Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities"
Rebecca Rovit Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES); Fulbright Scholar Program - Austria "From the Rubble of War to Occupation: Rebuilding Cultural Landscapes in Berlin and Vienna"
Erik Scott National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend "Soviet Defectors and the Borders of the Cold War World, 1945-1991"
Kyoim Yun The Korea Foundation, Fellowship for Field Research "The "Temple Stay" in South Korea: Searching for Peace in Uncertain Times"

Institutional Awards

Name Agency/Award Project Title
Shawn Leigh Alexander (Co-PIs: Clarance Lang & John Rury National Endowment for the Humanities, Department of Education Summer Seminars and Institutes "Race and Civil Disturbance in Recent American History"
Maryemma Graham National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants "Black Book Interactive Project"
J. Megan Greene Institute of International Education, Defense Language and National Security Education Office "Building Language Capacity and Cultural Competency to Meet National Security Needs: The University of Kansas Language Training Center"
Saralyn Reece Hardy National Endowment for the Humanities, Landmarks of American History and Culture, Workshops for School Teachers "Native American and African American Educational Experiences in Kansas, 1830-1960"
Randal Jelks National Endowment for the Humanities, Media Projects Development I, Too, Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled
Christopher M. Johnson GRAMMY Foundation "Impact of Music Participation on Students' School Engagement Academic Success: Pathways Factors"
Paul Kelton (Co-PIs: Kristine Latta & Sally Utech) National Endowment for the Humanities: Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grant "Next Generation Careers for KU Humanities PhDs"
Ani Kokobobo National Endowment for the Humanities, Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants "NEH Enduring Questions Course on Ethics and Community"
Yan Li (Co-PIs: So-Min Cheong and Randy Masten) Defense Language and National Security Education Office, Institute of International Education, Project Global Officers "KU Project GO Center: Critical Language Skills and Regional Expertise for 21st Century Officers"
Elizabeth L. MacGonagle National Endowment for the Humanities, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square Program "Engaging Communities for the Common Good: Stories about Migration in the Public Square"
Philip Stinson Loeb Classical Library Foundation "Documentation of the Sebasteion: The Propylon"
Philip Stinson Merops Foundation "Archaeological Fieldwork at Aphrodisias, Final Documentation of the Sebasteion: Year 2"
Sally F. Utech Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education  
Barney Warf National Science Foundation, Geography and Spatial Sciences "Collaborative Research: Globalization and Evolving Agri-Food networks: The Maize-Cattle Complex in Neoliberal Mexico and Implications for Land Change"

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