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Posted on 01/26/2023
Fall 2022 FGRU Recipient Vanessa Guerra (School of Architecture) Planners and design professionals need a better understanding of the development and management of informal urban practices in cities. This lack of understanding leads to poor planning and design interventions toward larger socio-…
Posted on 01/03/2023
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Ash Duhrkoop (Art History) Lubumbashi is the mining capital of the DRC. Since the height of the colonial mining industry in the early 20th century, artists from the region have proposed alternative ways of engaging with the landscape and its mineral abundance, while…
Posted on 01/03/2023
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Dustin Thomas (Mediterranean Art & Archaeology) This project will explore dynamics of intercultural interaction on the island of Cyprus during the first millennium BCE. It will create of digital 3D models of ancient Cypriot votive sculptures from the Fralin Museum…
Posted on 01/03/2023
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Cherrie Kwok (English) Cherrie Kwok will focus on advancing her dissertation project about the relationship between anti-imperialism and a late nineteenth-century artistic and literary style named Decadence, and fulfilling her research agenda at The Decadence Research…
Posted on 12/13/2022
Fall 2022 GPOD Recipient  Jennifer Chiu (School of Education and Human Development, UVA) Camilo Vieira Mejía (Universidad del Norte, Colombia) This project aims to understand how to make computer science education equitable and accessible for learners across cultural, social, and economic…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Felix Zuber (History) My work focuses on the transnational peace movement during the last decade of the Cold War. CGII’s generous funding will help me access the Swarthmore Peace Collection, which will allow me to shed light on grassroots peace activism in 1980s America…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Su Yeone Jeon (Sociology) My project reconceptualizes the meaning of development in the contemporary context by examining how regulation impacts the innovation-oriented activities of firms from late developer countries. While the regulatory environment has long been…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Theodore Teichman (Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture) This research takes the form of a creative documentary film to describe and interpret how the pharmaceuticals have shaped the landscape specifically looking at the impending crisis of the rise of antibiotic…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Sergio Manuel Silva (Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese) This project interrogates the complex interaction between Muisca religious practices and the Spanish colonial system of devotional imagery in seventeenth century Santafé (present-day Bogotá). Particularly, this…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient William Shivers (Constructed Environment, School of Architecture) This project seeks to examine the potential of cultural and environmental repair in the face of the climate crisis in the Greater United States. Focusing on the Big Island of Hawai`i, this project will…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Lana Hye-Joe Park (Sociology) In many cases of disaster, the why questions arise: Why did the disaster happen? Why did the victims die? Why should the bereaved suffer with their loss? This project explores how these why questions are dealt with differently by the state,…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Paola Monteros-Freeman (Spanish, Italian, & Portuguese) “Visuality of (Un)seen and (Un)told Stories” Investigates the regional cinema in Argentina and its role as a tool for peripheral voices and spaces to be heard and seen focusing their narrative in marginalized…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Elizabeth Mirabal Llorens (Spanish, Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) The preliminary hypothesis of my project is that nostalgia was deployed as a literary artifact by traveling subjects from the Caribbean in their intimate discourses. My objective is to…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Emma Lineberger (School of Architecture, Department of Architecture History) My thesis research examines the early period of Italian colonization between 1870 and 1900 in today’s Eritrea and Somalia. This period is understudied as there was little to no governmental…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Yen-Yu Lin (Sociology) Yen-Yu Lin’s dissertation project, Colors of the Empire: Visual Representations of Race and Gender in Colonial Taiwan, examines the racialized and gendered “rule of difference” through material culture with an empirical focus on Taiwan under Japanese…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Yanbin Li (Psychology) The proposed study aims to better understand Chinese women's wishes to undertake transnational migration. The proposed study will also examine whether Chinese sexual minority and heterosexual women differ in their life goals (e.g. marriage,…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Molly Joyce (Music) Left and Right is an interdisciplinary collaboration between music, dance, audio description, sign language, and projection to examine myths of the left side through disability perspectives. The piece is a collaboration between writer/audio describer…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Juliana Jiranek (Biology) Environmental conditions affect multiple stages in the spread of infectious disease. As a result, it can be difficult to predict how environmental shifts brought on by climate change will alter disease dynamics and evolution. This project will…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Ganiyu Jimoh (History of Art and Architecture Program) The period (1960–1977) witnessed the influx of African American Artists to Africa in search of the “authentic” African identity and to locate their iconography within the lived experience of the continent. This…
Posted on 12/12/2022
Fall 2022 GGR Recipient Bania Garcia Sanchez (Anthropology) I will research ideophones and interjections used in speech practices in Zapotec wedding rituals. This project centers on Zapotec as spoken in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico: a contact zone for Zapotec, Zoque, Ikook, and…