Grant Recipients - Fall Funding Cycle

Collaborative Research Grants, Grimm Travel Awards, Summer Faculty Research Grants

2021-22

Collaborative Research Grants

Flora Cassen | Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Translating the Americas: Early Modern Jewish Writings on the New World

Melanie Micir | English
The Paris Project

Grimm Travel Awards

Rachel Brown | Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies 
Imperial Friendships: Settler Colonialism and the "New Humanitarianism" in the U.S. and Israel

Jianqing Chen | East Asian Languages and Cultures & Film and Media Studies
Put Down the Hoe, Pick Up the Smartphone: The Emergence of Rural Internet Influencers in Contemporary China

Rebecca Copeland | East Asian Languages and Cultures
Uno Chiyo: Bad Girl of Good Housekeeping

Summer Faculty Research Grants

Rebecca Copeland | East Asian Languages and Cultures
Uno Chiyo: Bad Girl of Good Housekeeping

Robin McDowell | African and African-American Studies
Digging, Drilling, and Dependence: Resource Extraction and Black Life on the Cajun Coast

2020-21

Collaborative Research Grants

Geoff Childs | Anthropology
Tibetan Songs of Spiritual Experience (gur): Exploring the Musical Dimensions of a Textual Tradition 

Akiko Tsuchiya | Romance Languages & Literatures
Cultural Legacies of Slavery in Modern Spain (19th-21st centuries) 

Anika Walke | History
Capturing Place-Based Experiences in Holocaust Survivor Testimony 

Grimm Travel Awards

Ji-Eun Lee | East Asian Languages & Cultures 
New World, Old Ways: Kasa Travelogues by Korean Women Writers 

Lori Watt | History and International & Area Studies
From Colonialism to JICA: A History of the Japan International Cooperation Agency

Summer Faculty Research Grants

Joe Barcroft | Romance Languages & Literatures
Effects of Fundamental Frequency Variability on Word Identification

Rafia Zafar | English/African and African-American Studies
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Uluğ Kuzuoğlu | History
Cybernetic Socialism: Computers in the Chinese Reform Era 

2019-20

Collaborative Research Grants

No awards made during this funding cycle

Grimm Travel Awards

No awards made during this funding cycle

Summer Faculty Research Grants

Patrick Burke | Music
Sounding the Seven Seas: Norwegian Ships and "World Music" at the Margins of Empire, 1850-1950 

Steven Miles | History
City Seasons: The Pulse of Urban Life in Nineteenth-Century China 

Harriet Stone | Romance Languages & Literatures
The Documentary Impulse: Questions of Scale

Diane Lewis | Film and Media Studies
Kitchen Programmers: Women, Work, and the Age of Telecommunications in Japan

René Esparza | Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
The Great Gay (Return) Migration: AIDS Homecoming Narratives, the Shrinking Welfare State, and Middle-America's Fantasies of Racial Reconciliation 

Esther Kurtz | Music
Movements of Blackness: Racial Politics in Capoeira Angola of Backland Bahia 

Heather Berg | Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 
Porn Work 

Pascal Ifri | Romance Languages & Literatures
Albertine Assassinee: Enquete sur une mort suspecte dans, A la recherche du temps perdu 

Miguel Valerio | Romance Languages & Literatures 
Becoming Diaspora: The Global Circulation of African Culture in Early Modernity, 16th–18th Centuries

2018-19

Collaborative Research Grants

No awards made during this funding cycle

Grimm Travel Awards

Zhao Ma | East Asian Languages & Cultures
“Korean Thugs,” Narcotic Enterprise, and the Criminal Underworld in Wartime Beijing, 1930s–40s

Hayrettin Yucesoy | Jewish, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies
Political Prose Revolution: The Formation of Political Language in the 8th Century Middle East

Summer Faculty Research Grants

Joanna Dee Das | Performing Arts Department
Dancing for God and Country: Performing the Politics of Conservatism in Branson, Missouri

Akiko Tsuchiya | Romance Languages & Literatures
Spanish Women of Letters in the Nineteenth-century Antislavery Movement: Transnational Networks and Exchanges

Henry Schvey | Performing Arts Department
Tennessee Williams and St. Louis

John Klein | Art History & Archaeology
Who Needs a National Portrait Gallery?

Lerone Martin | Religion & Politics
J. Edgar Hoover's Stained-Glass Window: The FBI, Religion, and National Security in American History

Hayrettin Yucesoy | Jewish, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies
Political Prose Revolution: The Formation of Political Language in the 8th Century Middle East

2017-18

Collaborative Research Grants

Billy Acree | Romance Languages & Literatures
“Mapping Street Culture in Modern Latin America”

Anca Parvulescu | English and Comparative Literature
“Comparatizing Transylvania: Rurality, Inter-Imperiality and the Global Modernist Market”

Grimm Travel Awards

Shefali Chandra | History
“The Cunning of India: White Women, Caste and Transnational Sex Talk”

Michael Frachetti | Anthropology
“Nomadic Urbanism and Silk Road Networks Across High Asia”

Aria Nakissa | Jewish, Islamic, & Near Eastern Studies
“Southeast Asia and the History of Human Rights in the Muslim World”

Summer Faculty Research Grants

Bret Gustafson | Anthropology   
“Guarani Language Histories on Bolivia’s Colonial Frontier”

Ji-Eun Lee | East Asian Languages and Cultures 
“Leaving Home: Gender and Travel in Colonial Korea (1910–1945)”

Tabea Linhard | Romance Languages & Literatures
“Unexpected Routes: Exile, Geography, and Memory”

Akiko Tsuchiya | Romance Languages & Literatures
“Women’s Networks in the Nineteenth-Century Spanish Antislavery Movement”

Shefali Chandra | History
“The Cunning of India: White Women, Caste and Transnational Sex Talk”

Michael Frachetti | Anthropology
“Nomadic Urbanism and Silk Road Networks Across High Asia”

2016-17

Collaborative Research Grants

No awards made during this funding cycle

Grimm Travel Awards

No applicants during this funding cycle

Summer Faculty Research Grants

Clarissa Hayward | Political Science   
“Disrupting Ignorance”

Thomas Keeline | Classics 
“Latin Textual Scholarship in the Digital Age:  An Open-Access Critical Edition of Ovid's IBIS”

Caroline Kita | Germanic Languages and Literatures
“Border Territories:  The Emancipatory Soundscapes of Post-War German Radio”

Shanti Parikh | Anthropology
“Global Circuits of HIV Care:  Demonized Men, Suffering Women, and the Paradoxes of Waiting and Wandering”

Harriet Stone | Romance Languages & Literatures
“Focusing on the Details:  French Still Life and the Artful Science of Knowledge, Part I:  Early Modern France”

Kedron Thomas | Anthropology
“The Future of Fashion:  Sustainability, Labor, and the New Material Culture”

2015-16

Collaborative Research Grants

Nancy Reynolds (History) and Anne-Marie McManus (Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures)
“Wasteland Literacies: Towards New Readings of Place and Waste in the Middle East”

Grimm Travel Awards

Lori Watt | History
“The Japanese-American Transition in Immediate Postcolonial Korea and Micronesia, Autumn 1945”

Hayrettin Yücesoy | Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
“Topography of Power: Ibn al-Muqaffa and the Abbasid Revolution (750–809 CE)”

Denise Gill | Music
“Aurality Beyond the Human: Virtuosic Listeners of Istanbul”

Summer Faculty Research Grants

Martin Jacobs | Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
“Constantinople vs. Tenochtitlán: Imperial Expansion through a Cinquecento Sephardic Lens”

Hayrettin Yucesoy, | Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
“Topography of Power: Ibn al-Muqaffa and the Abbasid Revolution (750–809 CE)”

Ann Marie McManus | Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
“Of Other Languages:  Arabic Literature and the Politics of Regionalism (1956–2011)”

Angela Miller | Art History & Archaeology
“Reason and Magic at Mid-Century: The Circle of Lincoln Kirstein”

Karen Acton | Classics
“The Emperor as Patron”

Musa Gurnis | English
“A Spy in the House of Actors”

Kurt Beals | German
“The Birth of Poetry from the Spirit of the Machine: New Media in German Poetry, 1916–68”

Sonia Lee | History
“Subverting the Rehabilitative Ideal: Toward an Intellectual History of Liberatory Psychiatric and Black Power”

Lori Watt | History
“The Japanese-American Transition in Immediate Postcolonial Korea and Micronesia, Autumn 1945”

Shefali Chandra | History
“Empress of Democracy: Indian Gender Production as Twentieth-Century Revolution”

Denise Gill | Music
“Aurality Beyond the Human: Virtuosic Listeners of Istanbul”

Joe Schraibman | Romance Languages & Literatures
History, Language and Deep Structures in Leonardo Padura’s Heretics

John Doris | Philosophy
“Addiction, Recovery, and Transformative Experience”

2014-15

Collaborative Research Grants

No awards made during this period

Grimm Travel Awards

Diane Wei Lewis, Film and Media Studies, “Beyond the Screen: Film, Theater, and Intermediality in Prewar Japan”

Steven Miles, History, “City Seasons: The Pulse of Urban Life in Nineteenth-Century China”    

Summer Faculty Research Grants

Catherine Adcock, History, “Cattle Wealth and Cow Protection: Dharma, Development and the Secular State in India”

Marisa Bass, Art History & Archaeology, “Encrypted Knowledge: The Art of Joris Hoefnagel in the Wake of Dutch Revolt”

Ann Margeret Baxley, Philosophy, “Happiness and Its Value in Kant’s Ethics”

Venus Bivar, History, “Growth: A Promise for the Twentieth Century”

Pannill Camp, Performing Arts, “Arts of Brotherhood: Eighteenth-Century French Freemasonry in Performance”

Jennifer Kapczynski, Germanic Languages & Literatures, “Armchair Warriors/Men of Action: Violence and the Reconstruction of Masculinity in Postwar West German Cinema”

Peter Kastor, History, “Creating a Federal Government, 1789–1829”

Diane Wei Lewis, Film and Media Studies, “Beyond the Screen: Film, Theater, and Intermediality in Prewar Japan”

Paige McGinley, Performing Arts, “Rehearsing Civil Rights: Practicing the Law, 1934–1965”

Erin McGlothlin, Germanic Languages and Literatures, “Testifying to Treblinka in Claude Lanzmann's Shoah”

Steven Miles, History, “City Seasons: The Pulse of Urban Life in Nineteenth-Century China”    

Amber Musser, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, “Beyond the Feminine Mystique: Femininity and Its Objects”

Ignacio Infante, Romance Language and Literatures, “A Planetary Avant-Garde: Experimental Poetics and Transnational Lierature Networks (1910–1936)”

Paul Steinbeck, Music, “Message for Our Folks: the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Improvisation, and Great Black Music”

Akiko Tsuchiya, Romance Languages & Literatures, “Gender and Cultural Transfer in Carolina Coronado's Antislavery Writings”

Other internal awards

Faculty Fellowships

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Grant Recipients - Spring Funding Cycle

Follow this link to learn about awards made in previous funding cycles for the following competitions: Reading and Writing Groups, Faculty Seminars, Summer Research Seed Grants, Weiner Humanities Research Grants.