Godbey Awarded NEH Grant
, associate professor of art history, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to attend an NEH Institute for College and University Teachers this coming summer. Godbey is one of 25 college faculty members, graduate students and scholars of western U.S. history who will take part in the five-week summer institute to study aspects of the federal government's influence in this history.
Godbey plans to further two research projects and develop scholarly articles about her research throughout this seminar. The first project, "'Wish You Were Here' at the Trans-Mississippi: The Federal Stamp on the Omaha Trans-Mississippi and International Exhibition of 1898," investigates the role of the federal postal service in the Trans-Mississippi area and the exposition of stamps.
Her second project, "Currier & Ives: America on Mail-Order," will continue to explore Currier & Ives' business practices and how it made money through the use of disaster imagery on its mail-to-order, colored lithographic prints.
CEAH Awards 11 FY15 Research Grants
Amy Bix (History) Engineer Barbie as Role Model?: American Childhood, Play, and Evolving Ideas about Gender and Technical Careers, 1913-2013
Brianna Burke (English) Dangerous Divisions: Race, Class, and Animality in Environmental Justice Fiction
April Eisman (Art History) Women Artists in East Germany: Angela Hampel and the Contradictions of "Equality" in a Communist State
Barbara Haas (English) Nature Conquered, River Tamed: The Neva River Delta at Saint Petersburg
Luke LeFebvre (English) The Meaning of Student Self-generated Feedback from Video: Linguistic Predictors of Public Speaking Performance
Tonglu Li (World Languages and Cultures) The Issues of Belief and Violence in Mo Yan's Novels
Charissa Menefee (English) How Long is Fifteen Minutes? A Full Length Stage Play
Constance J. Post (English) Making Revolution: Isabel Brown Crook and the Rise of Modern China
Michèle A. Schaal (English/Women's Studies) Une troisième vague féministe littéraire (A Literary Third Wave of Feminism)
Austin Stewart (Integrated Studio Arts) Horizon Line
Elanor Taylor (Philosophy) Groups and Oppression
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2014 National Conference
November 5th-8th, 2014
Iowa State University
For more information, please contact the conference co-chair,
Ingrid Lilligren or visit the a2ru website.
Gabiam Awarded 2014 Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship for
Dr. Nell Gabiam
, assistant professor of anthropology and political science, has been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Early Career Fellowship for Junior Faculty. This AAU-recognized award will fund the revision of her book manuscript, "In Order Not to Forget: Development and the Politics of Suffering in Syria's Palestinian Refugee Camps."
This work examines how the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) encourages Palestinian refugees in Syria to reexamine their suffering and victim hood that has become significant in their political claims by inviting and acknowledging the discussion of development (as opposed to that of humanitarian relief).
"By focusing on the shifting politics of international aid and on the intersection of humanitarian relief and sustainable development within the space of the Palestinian refugee camp, my manuscript captures two processes that are in tension with each other: a politics of suffering whereby suffering acts as a mechanism for attaining political rights and legitimacy, and a politics of citizenship that is constructed around the notion of development as a vehicle for achieving rights to the city," explained Gabiam about her manuscript.
The Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty and other junior faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities, breaking down stereotypes and promoting cross-racial understanding in core fields in the arts and sciences. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation identifies and develops leaders and institutions to meet the nation's critical challenges.
Webinars for Faculty
Some funding agencies are offering free webinars to help faculty craft
their applications and proposals. Follow these links to learn more:
Fulbright Scholar Program
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Grant Forward Funding