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Posted on 06/15/2021
Spring 2021 Grant Recipient M. Tayyab Safdar (Politics) and Dorothy C. Wong (Art History) China continues to consolidate its emerging position as a global power in a post-Covid World. Despite setbacks, the Belt & Road Initiative continues to expand, and China is projecting its influence…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Spring 2021 Grant Recipient Stella Mattioli (Spanish, Italian & Portuguese) This project will try to fix the lack of diverse material that often we find while teaching a language. The Italian society is very complex, and it is continually changing thanks to a series of factors (immigration,…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Spring 2021 Grant Recipient Eve Danziger (Anthropology) Since 1986, Dr. Eve Danziger has been working with speakers of Mopan, an under-documented language of the celebrated Mayan family. Her Mopan digital archive (http://mopan.iath.virginia.edu/) houses over 100 hours of recordings of traditional…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Spring 2021 Grant Recipient Anastasia Dakouri-Hild (Aegean and Near Eastern Art and Archaeology) The project explores the ancient landscape of Aphidna near Athens, Greece, examining the diachronic link between landscape, human experience and inhabitation (2000 BCE-present) and evaluating its…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Spring 2021 Grant Recipient Nicole Bonino (Spanish, Italian & Portuguese) This digital humanities project provides scholars, students, and people interested in the socio-cultural struggles of Latin American unregulated residential areas with an open-access digital repository of the artistic…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Spring 2021 GPOD Grant Recipient Aswin Punathambekar (Media Studies) and Eli Carter (Spanish, Italian & Portuguese) Since media studies began in the 1970s, its object of study has changed in fundamental ways. Media were, at first, thought almost wholly within the frame of the nation-state,…
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Spring 2021 GPOD Grant Recipient Nomi Dave (Music), Anne Coughlin (Law), Bremen Donovan (Anthropology), Bonnie Gordon (Music), and Liezl Vergara (Anthropology) The Sound Justice Lab is a newly formed collective of students and faculty bridging law and the humanities at UVa. By ‘sound justice’ we…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Fall 2020 GPOD Grant Recipient Sheetal Sekhri (Economics), Amalia Miller (Economics), Sarah Ratcliffe (Medicine), and David Evans (Engineering) This project aims to advance scientific understanding of the potential value of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to reduce gender-based…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Fall 2020 GPOD Grant Recipient David Rapp (Urology) Critical to the success of global initiatives addressing surgical disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) are not only efforts to provide surgical care but also to prevent surgical disease. Extensive study has proven that pelvic floor…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Fall 2020 Grant Recipient Matthew Chin (Women, Gender & Sexuality) The Digital Collection Launch of the Jamaica Gaily News took place on Nov 20, 2020. The Jamaica Gaily News was the publication of the Gay Freedom Movement in Jamaica, the first gay activist organization in the anglophone…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Fall 2020 Grant Recipient Beth Schueler (Education & Public Policy) This field experimental study will test whether home-based support can promote early literacy skills in Nigeria and Kenya. We will randomly assign schools serving Kindergarten students to test the efficacy of sending home…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Fall 2020 Grant Recipient David Rapp (Urology) In low-income and middle-income countries (LMIC), frequent health care appointments related to untreated surgical illness can impede the ability to maintain employment and contribute to poverty. Our project seeks to better quantify the financial…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Fall 2020 Grant Recipient Michael Levenson/Misha Levkov (English) In the Net joins the vulnerabilities of Syrian refugees and British Jews. Within the spirit of Bertolt Brecht’s lerhstücke (learning plays), it aims to unveil political truths through dramatic form. Equally inspired by Antonin…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Fall 2020 Grant Recipient Katia Dianina (Slavic Department) 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 desecularization. Russia’s…
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Fall 2020 Grant Recipient Katie MacDonald (Architecture) This initiative seeks to advance approaches to biomaterial construction with an exhibition on Grounds. The construction industry has been slow to adapt as climates shift, overextended supply chains threaten traditional building materials,…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Fall 2020 Grant Recipient Allison Bigelow (Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) With this funding, we will produce two Mayan-language editions of the Popol Wuj for our new digital variorum. Ajpub’ Pablo García Ixmatá (Tz’utujil), Juana Cecelia Ixch’umiil García Méndez (Tz’utujil), Saqijix Candelaria…
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Summer 2020 Grant Recipient Matthew Burtner (Music) and Willis Jenkins (Religious Studies) Coastal Futures Conservatory integrates arts and humanities into UVa’s Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) at the Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR). Having received international attention for its unique…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Summer 2020 Grant Recipient Marcel Durieux (Medicine) Surgical outcomes in low/middle income countries (LMIC) are much worse than those in high income countries, causing millions of preventable deaths per year. Identification of at-risk patients and efficient allocation of human resources require…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Fall 2020 COVID Fund Recipient Miguel Angel Valladares Llata (Library) This is a library initiative that aims to connect directly with all UVa members who research the Greater Caribbean Region and Indigenous Studies in the Americas with the purpose of identifying, targeting, acquiring and…
Posted on 06/15/2021
Fall 2020 COVID Fund Recipient George Mentore (Anthropology) Arising specifically because of the innovative responses to the restrictions on higher education brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, this research will focus on the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America's XIII…