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Humanities Research Award

Thank you to everyone who made the 2014 Humanities Research Award Symposium a great success!


HRA Symposium 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

CLA 1.302B

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Morning Session (begins at 11:00)

• Julia L. Mickenberg, Associate Professor of American Studies: The New Woman Tries on Red: Russia in the American Feminist Imagination, 1905-1945

• Arturo Arias, Tomas Rivera Regents Professor in Latin American Literature: Recovering Lost Footprints: The Emergence of Contemporary Indigenous Narratives in Abya Yala

• Gabriela Polit Dueñas, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese: Narrating Narcos: Culiacán and Medellín

• Janine Barchas, Professor of English: Jane Austen and Celebrity Culture

LUNCH at 12:45 in the Normandy Scholars Room (CLA 2.606)

Afternoon Session (begins at 2:00)

• John Hartigan, Professor of Anthropology: Care of the Species: Cultivating Biodiversity in Mexico & Spain

• Erika M. Bsumek, Associate Professor of History: Damming Zion: Mormons, Navajos, and Water in the American West, 1860-1980

• Mark Atwood Lawrence, Associate Professor of History:Unraveling Liberalism:  The United States and the Developing World in the 1960s 

• Katherine Arens, Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies: Squaring the Vienna Circle:  Intellectual History Beyond the Cold War

• Martha G. Newman, Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies:Narrating Faith:  The Uncertain World of Engelhard of Langheim


Humanities Research Award Recipient Janine Barchas on Jane Austen's Lasting Legacy:


Humanities Research Award featured in 22 April 2013 Life and Letters:

HRA in Life and Letters


Recipients of the 2012/2013 Humanities Research Award

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 A. Hooker, Associate Professor in the Department of Government, for "Hybrid Traditions: Race in U.S. African-American and Latin American Political Thought"

Randolph R. 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 K. Stalker, Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies, for "Budding Fortunes: Ikebana, Identity, and Globalization in Modern Japan"

Circe D. 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 M. 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"

Alexandra Wettlaufer, Professor in the Department of French and Italian, for "Translating George: Sand, Eliot, and the Novel in France and Britain, 1830-1900"

Hannah C. Wojciehowski, Professor in the Department of English, for "Archaeologies of Censorship: Michel Foucault's 1968"

Recipients of the 2011/2012 Humanities Research Award

Jossianna Arroyo-Martinez, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, for "Mediascapes: Literature and New Media Cultures in the Spanish Caribbean"

Kristen Belgum, Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Geographical Imagination or How the World Shrank in the Nineteenth Century"

Benjamin Brower, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for "The Mediterranean Hajj Under French Rule, 1798-1962"

Kirsten Cather, Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies, for "Scripting Suicide in Modern Japan"

Tarek El-Ariss, Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, for "Making a Scene: Literature, Social Media, and the Arab Spring"

Huaiyin Li, Professor in the Department of History, for "China Under Mao: A New Interpretation"

Jeffrey Meikle, Stiles Professor in the Department of American Studies, for "The Cultural Legacy of the Beat Generation:a multidisciplinary study of writers and artists influenced by the Beat writers"

Lisa Moore, Professor in the Department of English, for "Selected Poems of Anna Seward - new edition"

Lynn Wilkinson, Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "A Field of Their Own: Women Intellectuals in Nineteenth-Century Europe"

Recipients of the 2010/2011 Humanities Research Award

Katherine Arens, Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Austrian Arc/K: A Historical Epistemology of Modern Science."

Arturo Arias, Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, for "Kotz'ib': The Emergence of a New Maya Literature."

Janine Barchas, Associate Professor in the Department of English, for "Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity."

Erika Bsumek, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for "The Concrete West: Engineering Society and the Culture in the Arid West, 1900-1980."

Luis Carcamo-Huechante, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, for "On Mapuche Voices and Poetic Economies."

John Hartigan, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, for "The Roots of Racial Thinking: A Contemporary and Historical Study of ‘Razas de Maiz'."

Mark Lawrence, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for "Broken Promise: The United States and the Developing World in the Crucial Decade."

Julia Mickenberg, Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies, for "The New Woman Tries on Red: Russia in the American Feminist Imagination."

Martha Newman, Associate Professor in the Departments of History and Religious Studies, for "Miracle and Doubt in Late Twelfth-Century Monasticism."

Gabriela Polit-Dueñas, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, for "Fictions of Drugs: Stories from Culiacan, Medellin and La Paz."

Recipients of the 2009/2010 Humanities Research Award

Hans Boas, Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Linguistic Infrastructure in Texas: Past potentials, current challenges, and future opportunities"

Yoav Di-Capua, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for "Arab Thought on the Eve of Dystopia, 1939-1967"

Alison Frazier, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for "The Beginning of the World in the Italian Renaissance: Conversations about Creation, 1300-1500"

Karen Grumberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Languages, for "Hebrew Gothic: Narrative, Nation, and the Discourse of Victimization"

Sabine Hake, Professor and Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Political Affect: The Fascist Imaginary in Postfascist Cinema"

Tracie Matysik, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for a monograph, "Spinoza Matters" and a translation, "Women on Nietzsche, Gender, and Sexuality"

Robert Oppenheim, Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies, for "An intellectual History of Korea and American Anthropology"

Paula Perlman, Professor in the Department of of Classics, for two Cretan Studies, "The Inscribed Laws of Ancient Crete" and "Constructing Crete: Society and History, ca. 1000-400 B.C."

Guy Raffa, Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian, for "Dante's Bones"

Marjorie Woods, Professor in the Department of English, for "Weeping for Dido: Male Writers and Female Emotions in the Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Classroom"


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