UCHRI is pleased to announce our fall awards, which will fund humanities projects in the 2018–19 academic year. This funding will support UC faculty and graduate students conducting interdisciplinary work in the humanities, including conferences, digital humanities projects, and short-term residencies. UCHRI also awarded dissertation grants to graduate students.

The awards were determined in conjunction with UCHRI’s 10-member Advisory Committee, which met in January and will hold a second selection meeting in April to award UCHRI’s spring grant offerings. A separate advisory committee will also meet in April to select the eight faculty recipients of the UC President’s Faculty Research Fellowship, a grant that supports compelling humanities research for individual UC faculty members.

The full list of awardees is available below. For open calls, please see our grants page.

Digital Humanities Grant

Digital Archive of Colonial Latin America
Juan Cobo Betancourt, History, UC Santa Barbara

Conference Grants

Exploring Catalan Identity
Antonio Cortijo, Spanish and Portuguese, UC Santa Barbara

Contemporary Asian American Activism and Intergenerational Perspectives
Diane Fujino, Asian American Studies, UC Santa Barbara
*Includes Supplemental Grad Student Funding

Translating America/America Translated: A UC Faculty-Graduate Symposium
Susan Gillman, Literature, UC Santa Cruz
*Includes Supplemental Graduate Student Funding

Elements and Ecologies of Everyday Militarism
Caren Kaplan, American Studies, UC Davis

Graduate Student Dissertation Support Grants

New Orleans’ Girl Problems: The House of the Good Shepherd and the Origins of Juvenile Justice
Jessica Calvanico, Feminist Studies, UC Santa Cruz

Persian Literary Journals
Aria Fani, Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

Nothing Censored, Nothing Gained: The Queer Circulation and Policing of Exploitation Films in California, 1960 to 1979
Finley Freibert, Visual Studies, UC Irvine

Exchange in Performance: A study of intercultural collaborations between Mexico City and Quebec
Martha Herrera-Lasso Gonzalez, Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley

Making Accommodations and Staking Globalization: Black Women’s Home Enterprise in South Africa
Annie Hikido, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

At the Edge of Abolition: Violence and Imagination in the History of California Lynch Law
Linette Park, Culture and Theory PhD Program, UC Irvine

Combined and Uneven Modernism: Futurist Poetry in Colonial Korea and the Global Avant-Garde
Kevin Smith, Comparative Literature, UC Davis

En Búsqueda de Posada: Militarism and the Laotian Refugee Resettlement Program in Misiones, Argentina, 1980-Present
Jael Vizcarra, Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego

Models of Growth: Imagining Complexity in Sustaining the Urban
May Ee Wong, Cultural Studies Graduate Group, UC Davis

Short-term Residential Research Groups

Words of Wild Survival: Wombs, Wounds, Wastelands, and Water
Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Department of African American Studies, UC Irvine