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.
Upcoming Research Workshops
ISU's Publication Subvention Grants
Friday, March 14, 2014
, (Office of the Vice President for Research)
12:10 - 1:00 PM, Room 130
College of Design
This session will review the new guidelines and requirements for the Publication Subvention Grants and discuss FAQ's. Applications to this internal grant offered through the Office of the Vice President for Research are due on Monday, April 7.
Brown bag event.
Griffiths Awarded 2014 NEH Fellowship
, professor of history, has been awarded a 2014 NEH Fellowship. This prestigious AAU-recognized award will fund his project, "Local Governments and the Gathering of Information in England, 1550-1700."
"'Inside Government' is the first full study of grass roots surveillance in relation to far-reaching social change, punishment, institutions, and 'official' display and categorization in early modern England," Griffiths wrote in a response about his research. "Drawing on government and judicial records from over forty archives and numerous literary sources, it is a comprehensive study of overall processes of data collection in England's localities that lets us appreciate their full extent and significance."
"Surveillance is conceptualized and examined from the 'bottom up' and the early modern period is not treated as a stage on the road to the 'modern information state', but as a time in its own right with its own advances, innovations, and failures. As such, 'Inside Government' has significance for how we should approach the historical development of information systems, penal cultures, institutions, reforming offenders, the nature of government, subjectivity, and individual freedoms since 1550," Griffiths wrote.
Griffiths plans to use the '14-'15 academic year to complete his book.
More information may be found here
SAVE THE DATE
The 2014 National Conference of the
Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities
will be held on the Iowa State University campus on
November 5th-8th, 2014
For more information, please contact the conference co-chair,
Ingrid Lilligren or view the a2ru website.
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)
Adeleke receives a Fulbright Award
Tunde Adeleke, professor of history and director of the African and African American Studies program at Iowa State University, has received a 2013-2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar award. Adeleke is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad next year through the Fulbright Scholar Program to fulfill the program's mission to build mutual understanding between people of the United States and the world. Adeleke will go to Bucharest, Romania for six months starting October 2013. He will teach classes on African American studies at the University of Bucharest and conduct research focusing on the similarities and differences between black Americans and black Europeans.
John Monroe awarded 2012-2013
Howard Foundation Fellowship
Dr. John Monroe has been awarded the prestigious George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship (History, 2013-2014) for his application, "African Sculpture and the Invention of Primitive Art in Paris, 1918-1939." The fellowships are $30,000 grants intended to give mid-career artists and scholars time to pursue creative work and research. Each year, the grants are offered to a rotating set of scholarly disciplines and artistic fields. These competitive fellowships are awarded to only 10-12 recipients annually. The Howard Foundation Fellowship is one of only four non-residential sabbatical grants currently available for humanities scholars.
Iowa State University Architecture Professor Wins Esteemed Rome Prize
Thomas Leslie, Iowa State University Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture, has won a prestigious 2013 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. Leslie won the Booth Family Rome Prize for Historic Preservation and Conservation. During his six-month fellowship in Rome, he will document, analyze and advocate for the preservation of buildings by Pier Luigi Nervi, a postwar Italian engineer and architect.
Grant Forward Funding