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The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute is pleased to announce its Residential Faculty and Dissertation Fellowship awards for 2016-17:

External Faculty Fellowships


ChaseRobert T. Chase (History - Stony Brook University) - “Civil Rights on the Cell Block: Prisoners’ Rights Movements and the Construction of Carceral States, 1945-1995”



garofalo2Leo J. Garofalo (History – Connecticut College) - “Forging a Place in the Spanish Empire: Black European Sailors, Soldiers, and Traders to the Americas”


UConn Faculty Fellowships


duane.photo2Anna Mae Duane (English) - “Strange Place Blues: The Unusual Education of Three African American Leaders”

hershenzonDaniel Hershenzon (Literatures, Cultures & Languages) – “Captivity, Commerce, and Communication: Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean”

sylevsterChristine Sylvester
(Political Science and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program) – “Objects of War: Whose Wars Are on View?



healeyMark Healey (History) – “Waterscapes of Power in the Dry Lands of Argentina, 1880-2000”

silvermintDaniel Silvermint (Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program) – “Complicit Identities: The Ethics of Looking Out for Yourself”




XygalatasDimitris Xygalatas (Anthropology) - “Homo Ritualis. Extreme Rituals as Social Technologies”

UConn Dissertation Fellowships:

DRAPER Dissertation Fellow

Egan2Jeffrey R. Egan (History) – “Watershed Decisions: The Environmental History of the Quabbin Reservoir, 1880-1940”

DRAPER Dissertation Fellow

meinzer2Melanie Meinzer (Political Science) – “Contested Consciousness: Foreign Aid and Palestinian Education in the West Bank and Jordan”

UCHI Dissertation Fellow

mooreGeorge Moore (English) – “The Return of Dagon: Failed Iconoclasm in Early Modern English Literature”

UCHI Dissertation Fellow

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Fabiana Viglione (Literatures, Cultures & Languages) – “The sale of Parga in the Nationalist Imaginary of 19th Century Italy: 1819-1858”