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Arts & Humanities Initiative (AHI) Awardees
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The Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development
is pleased to present the following Arts & Humanities Initiative (
AHI) awardees 

 

March 2016

Kathy Lavezzo, Associate Professor, English
Arts & Humanities Standard Grant

Remappings: Christians and Jews in Early England

Adriana Rodenas Mendez, Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Arts & Humanities Standard Grant

Mythologies of Return: Revisiting Ana Mendieta's Rupestrian Sculptures

Michael Sakamoto, Assistant Professor, Dance
Arts & Humanities Standard Grant

Blind Spot

Christine Shea, Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Arts & Humanities Standard Grant

Multilingual Language Production

Jon Winet
Art & Humanities Standard Grant

Power

December 2015

Mériam Belli, Associate Professor, History
Arts & Humanities Standard Grant
Transient Deaths: Funerary Practices and Culture in a Global Perspective 

Diana Cates, Professor, Religious Studies
Major Project Grant

Attributes and Practices of Nursing Units that Contribute to Nurse Thriving and Strong Job Satisfaction: A Pilot Study at athe University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 

Kembrew McLeod, Professor, Communication Studies
Arts & Humanities Standard 
Grant
Transcriptions and Image Rights for NEH Book: The Pop Underground 

Michael Moore, Associate Professor, History
Arts & Humanities Standard Grant

Pope Formosus, Political Theology, and the End of Carolingian World Order 

Jacki Rand, Associate Professor, History
Major Project Grant​

Iowa Native Spaces: A Collaborative Digital Mapping Project 

Steven Ungar, Professor, Cinematic Arts
Arts & Humanities Standard Grant

Hiroshima Mon Amour: A Film in History 

Marian Wilson Kimber, Associate Professor, Music
Arts & Humanities Standard Grant

Female Composers at the White House: Phyllis Fergus’s Advocacy for Women in American Music 

September 2015

Colin Gordon, Professor, History
Major Project Grant
Segregation, Homeownership, and the Black-White Wealth Gap

Jiyeon Kang, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant
Vernacular Civilities: Chinese International Students in the U.S. and South Korea

Robert C. Ketterer, Professor, Classics
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

Ancient history and the Ottomans in Italian opera, 1650-1830

March 2015

Sabine Golz, Associate Professor, German
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

Documentary "The Cantor of Swabia"

Carol MacVey, Lecturer, Theatre Arts
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

The Seagull: a Film

Luis Martin-Estudillo, Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

Spanish Culture and the Rise of Euroskepticism (1939-2014)

Christine Ogren, Associate Professor, Educational Policy and Leadership
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

Summers Off:  A History of American Teachers' Other Three Months

HG Penny, Professor, History
Major Project Grant

German Iowa in the Global Midwest

Christine Shea, Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Major Conference Grant

From Signal to Words in Bilingual/Second Language Acquisition

December 2014

Carrie Figdor, Associate Professor, Philosophy
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

Mechanisms of dehumanization by cognitively impaired subjects in virtual Milgram conditions

Christine Getz, Professor, Music
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

Virtual Travel in Filippo Lomazzo’s Music Prints

Julia Oliver Rajan, Lecturer, Spanish & Portuguese
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

Mobility and Language Change in the Coffee Zone of Puerto Rico: The Impact of Globalization in Isolated Communities

Phillip Round, Professor, English/AINS
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

"Cultural Shorthand: Early Native Writing and the Practice of Sovereignty"

Omar Valerio-Jimenez, Associate Professor, History
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

Collective Memories of the U.S.-Mexican War

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

Possession: Crafting Americanity in Congressional Debates over Puerto Rico, 1897-1917

September 2014

Clar Baldus, Clinical Associate Professor, Teaching & Learning
Major Project Grant 
Creativity and Aging: Preserving Iowa's Artistic Legacy 

Jennifer Kayle, Associate Professor, Dance
​Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

Paint Your House Green

Rebekah Kowal, Associate Professor, Dance
Arts and Humanities Initiative Grant Standard Grant

Dancing the World Smaller: Importing Dance in Mid-Century America

Glenn Penny, Professor, History
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

Networked Spaces: German Schools in Latin America since the 1880s

Jeff Rich, Assistant Professor, Art & Art History
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant

The Watershed Project: The Tennessee River 

March 2014

Maria Jose Barbosa, Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
​Major Conference Grant

Construing Brazil in the United States 

Jennifer Buckley, Assistant Professor, English 
Arts & Humanities Initiative Grant 
Action, Scene, and Voice: Twenty-first Century Dialogues with Edward Gordon Craig 

Paul Dilley, Assistant Professor, Classics and Religious Studies 
Arts & Humanities Initiative Grant 
Mani at the Court of the Persian Kings: A New Perspective on the Religions of Pre-Islamic Iran 

Judy Polumbaum, Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication 
Major Project Grant 
Depicting Post-Revolutionary China: The Photojournalism of Wang Wenlan 

Richard Priest, Associate Professor, History 
Major Conference Grant 
Energy Cultures in the Age of the Anthropocene 

Miriam Thaggert, Associate Professor, English 
Arts & Humanities Initiative Grant 
Riding Jane Crow: Gender and the Railroads in African American Culture 

Stephen Voyce, Assistant Professor, English 
Arts & Humanities Initiatives Grant 
Fluxus Digital Collection 

October 2013 

Stephen Berry, Associate Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication 
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant 
Harry Scott Ashmore: A Southern Liberal Journalist on the Road to Little Rock 

Blaine Greteman, Assistant Professor, English  
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant  
Shakeosphere: The Early Modern Social Network

Paul Kalina, Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts 
Major Project Grant
Mask and Jazz Production

David Stern, Professor, Philosophy
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant
Research on new Wittgenstein manuscripts in Cambridge, England

Rachel Williams, Associate Professor, Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies
Arts & Humanities Initiative Standard Grant
Run Home If You Don’t Want to Be Killed: The Detroit Riot of 1943