Graduate Research Grants

Graduate Research Grants

Fun Facts
Number
29
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Graduate Research Grants awarded to date
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7
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Unique academic disciplines of current awardees
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4/6
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4 awardees are MFA students and 6 are PhD students
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Introducing the 2021-22
Graduate Research Grant Awardees

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ANDREW BISHOP
PhD | Department of English

Project Title: Coping with Complicity: Anthropogenic Violence and Extinction in Industrial-Era American Travel Literature

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LYDIA CORNETT
MFA | Department of Art

Project Title: Said/Unsaid: A Visual Study in Nonverbal Communication

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KASHIF DENNIS
PhD | Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Project Title: Sugar Dhaddy

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OMAR DIENG
PhD | Department of African and African American Studies

Project Title: Becoming Afro-European: Practice of Rootedness in the African Diaspora

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TAMARA McCARTY
PhD | Department of Dance

Project Title: Marginalized Motion: Late-Medieval German Dance in Law, Practice and Memory

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ALEXANDROS NIKOLAIDIS
PhD | Department of Educational Studies

Project Title: Educational Dimensions of Social Injustice

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AARON PETERS
MFA | Department of Art

Project Title: Broken Objects

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FERNANDO SÁNCHEZ LÓPEZ
PhD | Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Project Title: Social Simulations in the Face of Catastrophe: A Generic and Cognitive Approach to El hoyo and La peste's Worldbuilding

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BRETT TAYLOR
MFA | Department of Art

Project Title: De/Re/Un-Becoming: Composing Being at the Intersection of Ability, Gender and Sexuality

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MOLLIE WOLF
MFA | Department of Dance

Project Title: The WILDS

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Previous Cohorts

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EMILY CRAVER
MFA | Department of Dance

Project title: Performativity of Interactions Between Humans and Technology
PROJECT WEBPAGE | past future tenses

JOY ELLISON
PHD | Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Project title: Coalitions at the Crossroads — Transgender Movements in the Midwest (1945-2000)
PROJECT WEBPAGE | What We Know About James Clay Jr.

DAVIANNA GREEN
MFA | Department of Dance

Project title: A Time Preserved (A Choreographic Navigation of Trauma, Loss, Love and Healing)
PROJECT WEBPAGE | Manifested Dreams

YILDIZ GÜVENTÜRK
MFA | Department of Dance

Project title: Corpus – Can We Just Dance?
PROJECT WEBPAGE | Corpus — Can we Just Dance?

RINA HAJRA
MFA | Department of Theatre

Project title: Kept Promise — A Human Rights Documentary
PROJECT WEBPAGE | Kept Promise — Interview with Mr. Hoti

MIRANDA HOLMES
MFA | Department of Art

Project title: Not (Just) My Painting

MIKEL BERMELLO ISUSI
PHD | Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Project title: Un Espejo Roto (“A Broken Mirror”)

ANDREA LUQUE KARAM
PHD | Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy

Project title: Website on Music Education in Mexico
PROJECT WEBPAGE | Music Education in Mexico

CLAYTON KINDRED
PHD | Department of History of Art

Project title: An Archaeology of Castration — The Image of the Eunuch in Nineteenth-Century France

JACOB KOPCIENSKI
PHD | School of Music

Project title: Documenting a Cemetery in Rendville, Ohio (Collaborative Project)
PROJECT WEBPAGE | Rendville Cemetery

FUNGISAI MUSONI
PHD | Department of African and African American Studies

Project title: Transnational Connections Between the Rockefeller Foundation and the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (UCRN)/Zimbabwe Between 1956-1985

REXHINA NDOCI
PHD | Department of Linguistics

Project title: Albanian Immigrants in Greece and the Right to Bias-Free Accented Greek

STEVEN RHUE
PHD | Department of Anthropology

Project title: Children's Experience and Perception of Household Water Insecurity in South America

ROLANDO RUBALCAVA
PHD | Department of English

Project title: Application of Narrative Medicine to Student-Faculty Interactions
PUBLISHED ARTICLE | On Discovering the Applications of Narrative Medicine: An Autoethnography

KYLEE C. SMITH
MFA | Department of Dance

Project title: Dance Performance at the National Lynching Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama

LYDIA SMITH
MFA | Department of Art and the Center for Folklore Studies

Project title: Documenting a Cemetery in Rendville, Ohio (Collaborative Project)
PROJECT WEBPAGE | Rendville Cemetery

LEYLA TIGLAY
PHD | Department of History

Project title: Decolonization and Environmental Justice in the Nuclear Age — African Reactions to the French Nuclear Tests in the Algerian Sahara (1958-1964)

MITCH VICIEUX
MFA | Department of Art

Project title: Medical Disparities for LGBTQ+ Individuals and Transgender Civil Rights
PROJECT WEBPAGE | God Made Me

JORDAN P. WOODWARD
PHD | Department of English

Project title: Environmental Racism as Metastatic Carcerality