College of Liberal Arts

Humanities Research Award Recipients

2016-17

Janine Barchas, Professsor in the Department of English, for "The Lost Books of Jane Austen: Case Studies in Editing, Reception History, and Cover Art"

Janet Davis, Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies, for "Jawsmania: A History"

Lauren Gutterman, Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies, for "Her Neighbor's Wife: A History of Lesbian Desire Within Marriage"

Heather Houser, Associate Professor in the Department of English, for "Environmental Culture of the 'Infowhelm'"

Julie Minich, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, for "Enforceable Care: Health, Justice, and Latina/o Expressive Culture

Gretchen Murphy, Professor in the Department of English, for "Disestablishing Virtue: Federalism, Religion, and New England Women Writers"

Abena Osseo-Asare, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, for "Particles in Bodies: Historical Perspectives on Radiation and Health in Ghana"

Gabriela Polit, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, for "Unwanted Witnesses: Journalism and Conflict in Contemporary Latin America"

Bartholomew Sparrow, Professor in the Department of Government, for "Unequal at the Founding: Indentured Servants, Poor Whites, and the Legacy of Colonial America"

Sam Vong, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, for "Geopolitics of Compassion: The International History of Southeast Asian Refugees after the Vietnam War, 1960s-1990s"

Jennifer Wilks, Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, for "Diasporic Carmens"

2015-16

Daniel Birkholz, Associate Professor in the Department of English, for "We Have to Invent Him:  Harley Lyrics, Hereford Maps, and the Life of Roger de Breynton, c. 1290-1351"

Paola Bonifazio, Assistant Professor in the Department of French and Italian, for "Women's Popular Culture in Italy, 1948-1968"

Danny Law, Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics, for Structure and Authority in Classic and Colonial Mayan Texts"

Minkah Makalani, Assistant Professor in the Department African and African Diaspora Studies, for "Calypso Conquered the World:  C.L.R. James and the Politically Unimaginable in the Trinidadian Postcolony"

Sandro Sessarego, Assistant Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, for "Chocó Spanish and Veracruz Spanish:  African Diaspora and Creole Genesis"

Shirley Thompson, Associate Professor in the departments of American Studies and African and African Diaspora Studies, for "No More Auction Block for Me:  African Americans and the Problem of Property" and "The African-American Experience in Texas"

Per Urlaub, Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Literary Reading in the Second Language:  Theoretical Considerations and Curricular Implications"

2013-14

Pascale Bos, Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Between History and Imagination: Nazi Sexual Violence in the Literature of the Holocaust"

Jennifer Graber, Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, for "Forged in Empire: Indian and American Religious Worlds, 1803–1903"

Benjamin Gregg, Associate Professor in the Department of Government, for "Genetic Manipulation of Human Embryos: Moral Dilemmas, Humanistic Answers"

Peter Hess, Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Mapping Emerging Modernity: Crisis, Transgression, Discipline, and Ordering in Early Modern German Literature"

Lars Hinrichs, Associate Professor in the Department of English, for "Variation in Texas English: Diversity and Changing Cultural Identity"

Sofian Merabet, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, for "The Queer Archive of the Carlton Hotel Beirut: Documents and Ephemera as a Record of the Human Experience in Colonial Lebanon"

Elizabeth Scala, Associate Professor in the Department of English, for "The Early Modern Book Project"

Christen Smith, Assistant Professor in the Departments of African and African Diaspora Studies and Anthropology, for "Remembering Beatriz Nascimento: Quilombo, Territoriality, Memory and Black Transcendence"

2012-2013

Marc Bizer, Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian, for "The Impossible Choice: Toward a New Definition of the Tragic and Tragedy in France, 1100-1700"

Juliet A. Hooker, Associate Professor in the Department of Government, for "Hybrid Traditions: Race in U.S. African-American and Latin American Political Thought"

Randolph R. Lewis, Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies, for "The Culture of Surveillance: Affect, Power, and Technology"

Marc Pierce, Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Towards a New History of Germanic Linguistics in North America"

Nancy K. Stalker, Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies, for "Budding Fortunes: Ikebana, Identity, and Globalization in Modern Japan"

Circe D. Sturm, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, for "Race, Sovereignty, and Civil Rights: The Cherokee Freedmen and the Ongoing Struggle for Tribal Citizenship"

Cynthia M. Talbot, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for "Noble Lineages in the Making: Writing Warrior Histories in Mughal India, 1590-1690"

Lisa Thompson, Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, for "Performances of Black Cultural Trauma and Memory"

Jeffrey Walker, Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition, for "The Rhetoric of the Ant: Joseph Rhakendytes' Synopsis of Rhetoric and Ptochoprodromos 4"

Alexandra Wettlaufer, Professor in the Department of French and Italian, for "Translating George: Sand, Eliot, and the Novel in France and Britain, 1830-1900"

Hannah C. Wojciehowski, Professor in the Department of English, for "Archaeologies of Censorship: Michel Foucault's 1968"

2011-2012

Jossianna Arroyo-Martinez, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, for "Mediascapes: Literature and New Media Cultures in the Spanish Caribbean"

Kristen Belgum, Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Geographical Imagination or How the World Shrank in the Nineteenth Century"

Benjamin Brower, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for "The Mediterranean Hajj Under French Rule, 1798-1962"

Kirsten Cather, Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies, for "Scripting Suicide in Modern Japan"

Tarek El-Ariss, Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, for "Making a Scene: Literature, Social Media, and the Arab Spring"

Huaiyin Li, Professor in the Department of History, for "China Under Mao: A New Interpretation"

Jeffrey Meikle, Stiles Professor in the Department of American Studies, for "The Cultural Legacy of the Beat Generation:a multidisciplinary study of writers and artists influenced by the Beat writers"

Lisa Moore, Professor in the Department of English, for "Selected Poems of Anna Seward - new edition"

Lynn Wilkinson, Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "A Field of Their Own: Women Intellectuals in Nineteenth-Century Europe"

2010-2011

Katherine Arens, Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Austrian Arc/K: A Historical Epistemology of Modern Science."

Arturo Arias, Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, for "Kotz'ib': The Emergence of a New Maya Literature."

Janine Barchas, Associate Professor in the Department of English, for "Matters of Fact in Jane Austen: History, Location, and Celebrity."

Erika Bsumek, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for "The Concrete West: Engineering Society and the Culture in the Arid West, 1900-1980."

Luis Carcamo-Huechante, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, for "On Mapuche Voices and Poetic Economies."

John Hartigan, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, for "The Roots of Racial Thinking: A Contemporary and Historical Study of ‘Razas de Maiz'."

Mark Lawrence, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for "Broken Promise: The United States and the Developing World in the Crucial Decade."

Julia Mickenberg, Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies, for "The New Woman Tries on Red: Russia in the American Feminist Imagination."

Martha Newman, Associate Professor in the Departments of History and Religious Studies, for "Miracle and Doubt in Late Twelfth-Century Monasticism."

Gabriela Polit-Dueñas, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, for "Fictions of Drugs: Stories from Culiacan, Medellin and La Paz."

2009-2010

Hans Boas, Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Linguistic Infrastructure in Texas: Past potentials, current challenges, and future opportunities"

Yoav Di-Capua, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for "Arab Thought on the Eve of Dystopia, 1939-1967"

Alison Frazier, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for "The Beginning of the World in the Italian Renaissance: Conversations about Creation, 1300-1500"

Karen Grumberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Languages, for "Hebrew Gothic: Narrative, Nation, and the Discourse of Victimization"

Sabine Hake, Professor and Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture in the Department of Germanic Studies, for "Political Affect: The Fascist Imaginary in Postfascist Cinema"

Tracie Matysik, Associate Professor in the Department of History, for a monograph, "Spinoza Matters" and a translation, "Women on Nietzsche, Gender, and Sexuality"

Robert Oppenheim, Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies, for "An intellectual History of Korea and American Anthropology"

Paula Perlman, Professor in the Department of of Classics, for two Cretan Studies, "The Inscribed Laws of Ancient Crete" and "Constructing Crete: Society and History, ca. 1000-400 B.C."

Guy Raffa, Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian, for "Dante's Bones"

Marjorie Curry Woods, Professor in the Department of English, for "Weeping for Dido: Male Writers and Female Emotions in the Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Classroom"