AUSTIN, Texas – In an effort to support research in the humanities, the College of Liberal Arts has awarded 11 tenured and tenure-track faculty with $15,000 Humanities Research Awards.
Established in 2009, the annual award was created by Dean Randy Diehl in response to a shortage of external grants for humanities research. The funding, which is paid out over the course of three years, allows professors to complete their research projects and present their works to the academic community through conferences and other venues.
The 2012-13 recipients are:
Marc Bizer, associate professor in the Department of French and Italian, for "The Impossible Choice: Toward a New Definition of the Tragic and Tragedy in France, 1100-1700"
Juliet Hooker, associate professor in the Department of Government, for "Hybrid Traditions: Race in U.S. African-American and Latin American Political Thought"
Michael Johnson, assistant professor in the Department of French and Italian, for "Town & Gown: Public Culture & the University in Paris and Orleans 1200-1250"
Randolph Lewis, associate professor in the Department of American Studies, for "The Culture of Surveillance: Affect, Power, and Technology"
Marc Pierce, assistant professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Towards a New History of Germanic Linguistics in North America"
Nancy Stalker, associate professor in the Department of Asian Studies, for "Budding Fortunes: Ikebana, Identity, and Globalization in Modern Japan"
Circe Sturm, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, for "Race, Sovereignty, and Civil Rights: The Cherokee Freedmen and the Ongoing Struggle for Tribal Citizenship"
Cynthia Talbot, associate professor in the Department of History, for "Noble Lineages in the Making: Writing Warrior Histories in Mughal India, 1590-1690"
Lisa Thompson, associate professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, for "Performances of Black Cultural Trauma and Memory"
Jeffrey Walker, professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition, for "The Rhetoric of the Ant: Joseph Rhakendytes' Synopsis of Rhetoric and Ptochoprodromos 4"
Hannah Wojciehowski, professor in the Department of English, for "Archaeologies of Censorship: Michel Foucault's 1968"
The 2009 recipients will present their works at the inaugural Humanities Research Award Symposium on Friday, March 22, in the Texas Union, Texas Governors' Room at the Texas Union. The first panel begins at 9:00 a.m.
Go to this website for more about the award, past recipients and how to apply.