Fellowships

UCHI: A Year in Review

Thanks to the generous support of the University of Connecticut Provost’s OfficeGraduate School, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and UConn Foundation, as well as our own grants, we have had quite a productive year so far. We have been able to fund 13 residential fellowships this year, including three visiting fellows, six UConn faculties, and four UConn graduate dissertation fellows. We funded and co-sponsored various events and programs, including a lecture and book signing by celebrated author, Colson Whitehead, presentations by award-winning and celebrated scholars and activities, Annette Vee, Rebecca Traister, and Aruna D’Souza, and the rare chance to see a performance by distinguished flamenco guitar player, Oscar Herrero.

We also welcomed World Poetry Books, the only publisher in the United States dedicated solely to publishing books of international poetry in English Translation, and we kicked off our The Future of Truth initiative with a 2750,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. We work hard to cultivate creativity among scholars of the arts and humanities at UConn, but we also find inspiration in the achievements and successes of our fellows, long after they leave UCHI. 

 

Here is a snapshot of what we have achieved in just a few short months:

 

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

External Faculty Fellowships

Robert T. Chase (History – Stony Brook University) – “Civil Rights on the Cell Block: Prisoners’ Rights Movements and the Construction of Carceral States, 1945-1995” Leo J. Garafalo (History – Connecticut College) – “Forging a Place in the Spanish Empire: Black European Sailors, Soldiers, and Traders to the Americas”

UConn Faculty Fellowships

Anna Mae Duane (English) – “Strange Place Blues: The Unusual Education of Three African American Leaders” Mark Healey (History) – “Waterscapes of Power in the Dry Lands of Argentina, 1880-2000”
 Daniel Hershenzon (Literatures, Cultures & Languages) – “Captivity, Commerce, and Communication: Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean” Daniel Silvermint (Philosophy) – “Complicit Identities: The Ethics of Looking Out for Yourself”
Christine Sylvester (Political Science) – “Objects of War: Whose Wars Are on View? Dimitris Xygalatas (Anthropology) – “Homo Ritualis. Extreme Rituals as Social Technologies”

UConn Dissertation Fellowships:

DRAPER Dissertation Fellow

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

  DRAPER Dissertation Fellow

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

UCHI Dissertation Fellow

Troy Messick (Linguistics) – “The Morphosyntax of Self-Ascription: A Cross-Linguistic Study”

UCHI Dissertation Fellow

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