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Posted on 01/30/2020
Fall 2018 Grant Recipient Sharon Tsai-hsuan Ku (Engineering & Society) and Brantly Womack (Politics) This project will create an interdisciplinary and international research-education working group constituted by educators from universities, industry and NGO in US and China, to develop a…
Posted on 12/17/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Natasha Heller (Religious Studies) This institute seeks to reimagine the critical vocabulary of religious studies through the use of Chinese concepts, as a way of decentering and decolonizing the study of religion. Through a multifaceted exploration of seminal Chinese…
Posted on 12/04/2019
Tho Nguyen (Computer Science) Researchers from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are working with the US Department of State to implement the 2nd Mekong Research Symposium (MRS’19) in Hanoi, Vietnam in December, 2019.  Leveraging this opportunity, the UVa team will host a…
Posted on 12/04/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Graduate Student Jessica Marroquín (Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) I will travel to Tepotzotlán to visit colonial and baroque art collections that portray skeletal representations of death housed at the Museo Nacional del Virreinato in Mexico. The museum contains a…
Posted on 12/02/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Graduate Student Caroline Whitcomb (Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) How can we examine poetry and production from an environmental perspective? The funds granted from the CGII will be used to travel to Puerto Rico to visit the workshop of and conduct an interview with…
Posted on 12/02/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Graduate Student Vivien Chang (History) My dissertation explores the making of the New International Economic Order (NIEO)—and the demands for economic sovereignty and a “right to development” it embodied—from the perspective(s) of sub-Saharan Africa. Plagued…
Posted on 11/25/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Graduate Student Matthew Slaats (Architecture - Urban Planning) Concentrated on practices that envision new economic modalities in the global south, this project centers on researching the emergence of solidarity economies in Australia and at the same time building an…
Posted on 11/19/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Graduate Student Nicole Bonino (Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) The project “Migration and Ecocriticism in Latin American Literature” investigates the ways in which Latin American authors represent the effects of climate changes, the territorial modifications caused by…
Posted on 11/19/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Graduate Student Matthew Frakes (History) My dissertation project examines the emergence of the new global order that replaced the Cold War world. It investigates the debates over what role the United States and its European allies should play in shaping that order and…
Posted on 11/19/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Mona Kasra (Art) and Luke Dahl (Music & Electrical and Computer Engineering) This project explores how new recording technologies (immersive video, spatial audio, and motion capture) can be used to document, preserve, and transmit embodied cultural practices of…
Posted on 11/14/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient David Germano (Religious Studies) Overcoming historical discrimination and contemporary disadvantages, a powerful blossoming of writings by Tibetan women has emerged over the past few decades. These works include deep reflections on their own Tibetan cultural heritage…
Posted on 11/13/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Jessica Ann Levy (History) My book project, Black Power, Inc.: Corporate America, Race, and Empowerment Politics in the U.S. and Africa (University of Pennsylvania Press, under contract), analyzes the financial, ideological, and political investments made by a cohort of…
Posted on 11/13/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Graduate Student Meltem Yucel (Psychology) People differ on how fairly they think the resources are distributed. This difference often contributes to polarization of the public sphere and makes it harder to solve issues pertaining to inequality. Those who see the harm…
Posted on 11/13/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Jennifer Bair (Sociology), Richard Handler (Anthropology), and Yingyao Wang (Sociology) Talks on the Economy, Market, Politics and Organizations (TEMPO) is an interdisciplinary workshop of faculty and graduate students devoted to the development of empirical work…
Posted on 11/12/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Graduate Student Jeremy Sorgen (Religious Studies) Until now, ethicists have mostly told us what is right, while assuming that it is our responsibility to get there. This project uses empirical methods to develop an “adaptive framework” for observing cultural value…
Posted on 11/12/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Chad R. Diehl (History) As Japan built its empire in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, it enforced assimilationist policies that changed the lives of the people in its territories. This project explores the history of body culture among the indigenous…
Posted on 11/12/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Christopher Ali (Media Studies) This project will investigate and understand the global implications of 5G technology and the discourses of hype surrounding 5G. Specifically, it addresses the myths that industry and government create about 5G, the ways industries,…
Posted on 11/11/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Katia Dianina (Slavic Languages and Literatures) My project analyzes the spectacular return of the sacred to post-Soviet Russian public sphere following seventy years of forced secularization.  Contemporary Russia provides one of the most striking examples of…
Posted on 11/11/2019
Fall 2019 Grant Recipient Nizar F. Hermes (Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures) It might seem odd that the poet who once penned the most imitated Arabic poem of all times is largely unstudied, if recognizable at all, in the western academy. Indeed, like most of the Maghribi…