College of Liberal Arts

COLA Announces Ten Recipients of 2011 Humanities Research Award

Tue, Jan 17, 2012

Posted January 17, 2012

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, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, for “The Mediterranean Hajj Under French Rule, 1798-1962”

Kirsten Cather, Assistant 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”

Tiffany Gill, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for “Intentional Tourists: African Americans, Leisure Travel, and the Making of Postwar Black Internationalism”

Huaiyin Li, Associate 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, Associate 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”

Humanities Research Awards provide funding for tenured and tenure-track faculty whose work falls within the disciplines of the humanities and whose home departments are in the College of Liberal Arts.  The awards support faculty in their effort to bring a research project to completion, and the expectation is that the recipient will produce one or more publications and make his or her work known to the academic community through conferences and other venues. The award is $5,000 for three consecutive years, for a total of $15,000. Ten awards will be granted in the 2011-2012 academic year.

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