Living Through Upheaval Awards for 2021-22

UCHRI has committed $90,000 to a unique and fresh set of grant programs for 2021-22, under the Institute’s broader theme of Living Through Upheaval. For the first time ever, we are supporting the development of podcast series for six UC faculty, many of whom will work with graduate students in the production of their podcasts. We are also thrilled to fund four creative research projects in the Living Through Upheaval Grant category, which invited proposals that designed new formats for collaborative work in the humanities around themes of rupture and unrest. Finally, continuing a long tradition of successful public humanities projects in the Engaging Humanities program, we are funding three seed grants for burgeoning community projects, and one larger project grant. We are excited to see where our grantees take these ideas during the next 18 months, and will keep you updated as work begins.

Podcast Support Grants

Feminist Politics in Korea and the Korean Diaspora
Ju Hui Judy Han, Gender Studies, UC Los Angeles

Trans Behind Bars
Grace Hong, Gender Studies, UC Los Angeles

The Discursive Power of Rock en español and the Desire for Democracy
Jorge Leal, History, UC Riverside

On the (In)audible in Art: Tracing the Sound of lo inaudito in Latin American and Latinx Interventions
María del Rosario Acosta López, Hispanic Studies, UC Riverside

Caring in Common
Catherine Sameh, Gender and Sexuality, UC Irvine

Healthy Disruptions
Jennifer Syvertsen, Anthropology, UC Riverside

Living Through Upheaval Grants

Unbounding Food Futures: An Experiment in Co-Conjuring
Charlotte Biltekoff, American Studies, UC Davis

Abolition Pedagogies
Gina Dent, Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz

Experiments in Freedom: Central Valley Portraits in 21st Century Crisis 
Yehuda Sharim, Global Art Studies, UC Merced

Beyond Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Social Justice in Health
Kalindi Vora, Gender Studies, UC Davis

Engaging Humanities 

Tasal Hu-Uluul Ch’iich’ Returning Q’eqchi’ Ethnography to the Youth “Leftovers” Movement for Territorial Autonomy in Northern Guatemala
Liza Grandia, Native American Studies, UC Davis

Crossing Pride: Queer and Trans Refugee Transnational Storytelling & Digital Archiving
Jeanne Scheper, Gender and Sexuality, UC Irvine
Debanuj DasGupta, Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Collecting Stories from Black Vallejo: Migration, Pollution, Resistance
Julie Sze, American Studies, UC Davis
David Pellow, Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Surge: Multidimensional, Transcultural Afrofuturism Festival
Karlton Hester, Music, UC Santa Cruz