Graduate Research Grants

Graduate Research Grants

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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

 

Mentor

Portrait of Kris Paulsen

Kris Paulsen | Associate Professor of History of Art
Kris Paulsen is a specialist in contemporary art, with a focus on time-based and computational media. Her work traces the history of technology in the arts from photography to new media, with a particular emphasis on telepresence, virtuality, interface studies and early video art. Paulsen's current research addresses the logics of quantification and virtuality in contemporary art and culture, with particular attention to how they intersect with the physical, fleshy body.

 

 

Grant Awardees

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Photograph of Andrew Bishop

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