Past Grant Recipients

Spring 2015 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Dannah Dennis(Anthropology) I'm currently conducting ethnographic research in Kathmandu for my dissertation in Anthropology

This project will examine the production, distribution, and consumption of Brazilian television fiction since 2011, when then President Dilma Rousseff signed into law Lei 12.485/11.

Spring 2015 Grant Recipient

Faculty

Nancy Takahashi (Architecture) Focusing on the complex interwoven forces of sea level rise and rapid urbanization impacting coastal

Fall 2015 Grant Recipient

Faculty

Judith Shatin (Music) Composer Kiki Keren-Huss will be in residence at the University of Virgini's McIntire Department of Music for th

Spring 2015 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Bremen Donovan(Anthropology) I am a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology (socio-cultural subfield) with a formal a

Rupa Valdez, Assistant Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics, in the Department of Public Health Sciences, andDavid Edmunds, Director of the Global D

Quantitative household survey data will be triangulated with new anthropological qualitative research in a mixed-methods study of poverty/wealth, health, and traditional healers.Jeanine Bra

Fall 2014 Grant Recipient

Faculty

Charles Laughlin (East Asian Studies)

Phoebe Crisman's(Associate Professor/ Director, Global Studies-Environment + Sustainability) Spaces of Diplomacy seminar will bring together diverse UVa faculty, students, and gues

Spring 2016 Grant Recipient

Faculty

Jeana Ripple (Architecture) In the past five years, architecture and building technology industries have experienced a proliferation

Fall 2014 Grant Recipient

Faculty

Matthew Jull and Leena Cho (Architecture) The CGII grant will fund an international design symposium, ARCTIC STATES, at UVA in the spr

Spring 2016 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Linghui Zhang (Religious Studies) The research examines the presence of Tibetan Buddhist teachings and ideologies in the Xi

Fall 2015 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Anna Eisenstein (Anthropology) My PhD research investigates the construction of trust as a way of understanding how people in

Spring 2015 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Samuel Plapinger(Politics) My dissertation investigates the dynamics of armed group rivalries in multiparty civil wars.

Spring 2015 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Nora Benedict(Spanish/Italian/Portuguese) My dissertation explores the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentinean poet,

Fall 2014 Grant Recipient

Faculty

Andres Clarens (Engineering) Argentina has the second largest shale gas reserve in the world and the environmental costs and benefits

Spring 2016 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Sheena Singh (Anthropology) Building on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park in

Fall 2016 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Shannon Ruhl (Architecture) As precedents to the now abandoned coal camps of Appalachia, massive incorporated municipalities

Spring 2017 Grant Recipient

Faculty

Arlene Keeling (Nursing) Today the United States is faced with questions about immigration policies and the conflict of those polici

Fall 2015 Grant Recipient

Faculty

Ekaterina Dianina (Slavic Languages and Literatures) This monograph-length study explores the tragic dispersal of imperial art collect

Spring 2016 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Andrew Frankel (Curry School) Just how pervasive among teachers, students, and communities are state-supplied narratives of

Spring 2015 Grant Recipient

Faculty

Peter Ochs (Religious Studies) A UVA research committee will work Summer and Fall 2015 to initiate the organization and planning of

Fall 2015 Grant Recipient

Faculty

Allison Bigelow (Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) On 13-14 October, 2016, the Program in Latin American Studies will host a symposium

ProfessorVivian Thomsonand University of S√£o Paulo (USP) faculty colleagues will work with two Environmental Thought and Practice majors and selected USP students on a Waste Initi

Spring 2015 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Susan Palazzo(Anthropology) My dissertation research seeks to understand the process of changing identities in the interior