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CHFA External Grant Activity in the Past Year


Arlene Avakian, for the Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies Department

             Mellon Mutual Mentoring (M3) Team Grant

Janna Baty, Music and Dance

              Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation

              “A Study of the Vocal Music of Heitor Villa Lobos and Conversational Portuguese”

 

Rajesh Bhatt, Linguistics

              National Science Foundation Grant, multi-year

             “CRI: CRD Collaborative Research: A Multi-Representational and Multi-Layered Treebank for Hindi/Urdu”

 

Shmuel Bolozky, Judaic & Near Eastern Studies

                 U.S. Department of Education sub-grant (07-10)

                National Middle East Language Resource Center

 

Brian Bunk, History

                 National Endowment for the Humanities

                “Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience—A Traveling Exhibition for Libraries”

 

James Cathey, Kyle Frackman, Sherrill Harbison, and Skyler Arndt-Briggs, for the Scandinavian Studies Working Group in GSS, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

                Coordinating Committee for Nordic Studies Abroad

                (Samarbetsnämnden för Nordenundervisning i utlandet) Grant (with Eric Einhorn from Political Science)

 

Andrew Donson, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

                 Spencer Foundation

                “Youth in the Fatherless Land: War Pedagogy, Nationalism, and Authority in  Germany, 1914-1918”

 

Laura Doyle, English

               American Council of Learned Societies

             “Untold Returns: A Postcolonial Literary History of Modernism”

 

Milan Dragicevich, Theater

             Collaborative Grant from Serious Play

              To Produce Original Production of Milosovic at the Hague

 

Harley Erdman, Theater

              Association of Classical Hispanic Theater

              Chamizol National Memorial in El Paso Texas

               To Tour Tirso de Molina’s Marta la Piadosa to the Siglo de Oro Spanish Drama Festival International in El Paso in March 2010

 

Fred Felman, Philosophy

                National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship

               “A Philosophical Study of the Value and Nature of Happiness”

 

Tanya Fernando, English

                U.S. Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program Grant

                Curriculum Development through 5-College African Studies Council

 

Kyle Frackman, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

              Cultural Event Ambassadorship Grant

              Thord-Gray Memorial Grant for Scandinavian Cultural

              Programming, American-Scandinavian Foundation

 

Lyn Frazier, Linguistics

               National Institutes of Health Grant, multi-year

               “Processing Ellipsis”

 

Olga Gershenson, Judaic & Near Eastern Studies

               International Research & Exchanges Board Grant and Individual

               Advanced Research Opportunities Fellowship

              National Endowment for the Humanities  Fellowship

              “The Holocaust in Soviet and Russian Cinema”

 

Peter Gizzi, English

              University of Iowa

              Distinguished Visiting Writer

                                                                                                                                             

Lisa Green, Linguistics

                Old Dominion Fellow of the Humanities Council and the

                 Linguistic Program, Princeton

 

Alice Harris, Linguistics

                Guggenheim

 

Ruth Jennison, English

                 Mellon Research Fellowship

                  Research at Harry Ransom archive, University of Texas Austin

 

Miliann Kang, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

                 Center for Research on Families Fellowship

                  “Second generation Asian American women's work-family Arrangements”

                  Ford Foundation Grant

                  “Asian Immigrant Women Workers in the Nail Salon Industry”

 

Angelika Kratzer, Linguistics

                  European Research Council sponsored at Institute Jean Nicod

                  Context and Content

 

Laetitia La Follette, Art History

                  Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation

                  “Modeling Adaptation: The Process of Romanization in Southern France”

 

Shona Macdonald

                Individual Artist Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Foundation, NY, NY, 2009

Ernest May, Music

                  Springfield Public Schools

                  “Connecting through Music”

 

Elizabeth Mazzocco, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

                  Mellon Research Grant (06-10)

                  “Hindi and Arabic: Expanding Opportunities for Independent Learners”

                  United States Department of Education Research Grant (06-09)

                  “Cultural Talk: Islamic Worlds”

                  United States Department of Education Research Grant (05-09)

                  “Expanding African Languages and African Studies at the Five Colleges”

                  International Research and Studies Division of the

                  United States Department of Education (09-11)

                 "CultureTalk: Exploring Critical Languages and Cultures."

 

John McCarthy and Joe Pater, Linguistics

                  National Science Foundation Grant, multi-year

                  “Investigations in Optimality Theory: Typology, Learning, and Modeling”

 

Gilbert McCauley, Theater

                  Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

                  Multicultural New Play & Puppetry Grant

 

Marla Miller, History

                  Patrick Henry Fellowship, Washington College

 

Melissa Mueller, Classics

                  Center for Hellenic Studies

                  Fellowship

 

Max Page, Architecture

                  Fulbright Foundation

                  Research and Teaching in Argentina

 

Christopher Potts, Linguistics

                  Army Research Office Multidisciplinary University Research

                  Initiative Grant (07-10)

                  “Computational Linguistics: Situation Understanding Bot Through Language and Environment”

                  National Science Foundation Grant (07-10)

                  “Expressive Content and the Semantics of Contexts”

 

Jane Rausch, History

                  Fulbright Foundation

                  Research in Columbia

 

Timothy Rohan, Art History

                  Kluge Center Fellow at the Library of Congress U.S. Indonesian Society Travel Grant

                  Research on the Paul Rudolph Archive

                  Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation

                  Modern and Traditional Architecture in Southeast Asia

 

Jordana Rosenberg, English

                  Ahmanson-Getty Fellowship at UCLA

                  “Cultures of Communication, Theologies of Media in Early Modern Europe and Beyond”

 

Amilcar Shabazz, Afro-American Studies

                  University of Massachusetts Lowell

                  “Reading New England:  Using Digital Resources to Explore the Souls of Black Folk”

Susan Shapiro, Judaic & Near Eastern Studies

                  Fellowship for the Hadassah-Brandeis Gender Institute

                  Gender and Jewish Thought

                  Posen Foundation Grant (04-10)

                  Research on Jewish Secularism

 

Jonathan Skolnik, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

                  Leo Baeck Institute/Center for Jewish History Career Development Fellowship

                  Mellon Mutual Mentoring Micro Grant

                 

Reiko Sono, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

                  Toshiba International Foundation

                  “Treasured Tales”

 

Margaret Speas and Thomas Roeper, Linguistics

                  National Science Foundation Grant (06-09)

                  “Recursion: Structural Complexity in Language and Cognition”

 

Catherine Stanton, History

                  National Park Service

                 “Ethnographic Study of Polish Americans and their Associations with the St Joseph Hall, Salem Maritime National Historic Site”

 

Rex Wallace, Classics

                  Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

                  “Etruscan Texts Project”

 

Barbara Zecchi, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

                  Institute Ramon Lull Grant (06-09)

                  “Instruction of Catalan Language, Literature and Culture at UMass”

 

Enhua Zhang, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

                  Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

                  Fellow

 

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