Announcing 2021-22 Graduate Student Dissertation Support Grants

Working through the upheavals of the past year, UC graduate students are finding creative ways to forge ahead with their dissertation research despite serious limitations. UCHRI is pleased to support nine dissertation projects from five campuses this year. Grantees will use these funds to purchase rare books and copies of archival materials, attend language classes, and travel to field sites once it is safe.

What really makes us safe? From Carceral Feminism to Transformative Justice for Gender-based Violence
Melanie Brazzell, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

(Re)mediating Math Anxieties with The Narrative, the Ephemeral, and the Visual, 1830-1930
Brittany Carlson, English, UC Riverside

FSLN magazine “Poesía Libre: Revista de Poesía” & the Documentary Poetry of Revolutionary Nicaragua
Whitney DeVos, Literature, UC Santa Cruz

Political Economy of Trade Fairs and the Making of the Modern Middle East (1882-1939)
Semih Gokatalay, History, UC San Diego

Seeing the Forest Like a State: Forest Management, Wildlife Conservation, and Center-Periphery Relations in Northeast China, 1949 – 1988
Kyuhyun Han, History, UC Santa Cruz

The Forensic Imaginary: Visual Media and Evidentiary Culture
Tory Jeffay, Film & Media, UC Berkeley

Talking Dirty: Queer Performance, Racialized Spectacle, and Disruptive Speech in Early Modern English Discourses on Race and Empire
Anita Raychawdhuri, English, UC Santa Barbara

Calculating Justice: Islam, Capital, and Social Good in the United States
Esra Tunc, Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Cold War Disability: The Biopolitics of U.S. Military Empire in Post-1945 Asia
Ka-eul Yoo, Literature, UC Santa Cruz