Humanities Institute

2018-2019 Community Sabbatical Grantees

Susana Almanza

Susana Almanza

People Organized in Defense of Earth and Her Resources (PODER) 

Susana Almanza, Executive Director, People Organized in Defense of Earth and Her Resources (PODER). Almanza’s research project is titled “A Comparative Analysis of Low-Income Housing Along the East Riverside Corridor Master Plan, 2010-2018.” Her research will document the loss of low-income housing in East Austin by conducting quantitative analysis on demographic and cost-of-housing data to ascertain if and how low-income housing has been impacted in the areas affected by the East Riverside Corridor Master Plan.

Faculty Consultant: Dr. Scott Swearingen (Sociology)

K.C. Lawrence

K.C. Lawrence 

AGE of Central Texas

K.C. Lawrence, Memory Connections Program Director, AGE of Central Texas. Lawrence’s research project is titled "AGE’s Memory Connections: Creating a Manual for a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for People Living with Dementia." Her research will include designing and implementing a quasi-experimental study, to measure the efficacy of early-stage memory loss intervention methods, with the intention of sharing best practices with other organizations.

Faculty Consultant(s): Dr. Namkee Choi (SSW)

Gabriel Solis

Gabriel Solis

Texas After Violence Project (TAVP)

Gabriel Solis, Executive Director, Texas After Violence Project (TAVP). Solis's research project is titled “Documenting Narratives of Violence & Building Community-Based Archives of Survival.” His research focuses on the impact of documenting personal stories of trauma connected with the American justice system in order to have a restorative effect on victims. The results of this research will be compiled into a manual for collecting trauma narratives that can be shared with other institutions.

Faculty Consultant(s): Dr. Marilyn Armour (SSW)


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