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2019 Research Scholar Grants Projects

The 16 projects that won funding from the Research Scholar Grants program in 2019 are listed below. 

Research Scholar Fellowship

  • Lending and Borrowing Across the Color Line in the Antebellum American South - Kimberly Welch (History)
  • Like an Ink Blot on Paper: Testing the Diffusion Hypothesis of Mass Migration, Italy 1875-1920 - Ariell Zimran (Economics)
  • The Transient Renaissance: Contagion, Communion, and Ethical Risk - Kathryn Schwarz (English)
  • Twenty-First Century Climate Fiction - Teresa Goddu (English)
  • "Vernacular English" Book Project and "A Postcolonial Aesthetic" Essay - Akshya Saxena (English)
  • When the Good Life Goes Bad: Examining the Seven Deadly Sins in the Trump Era - Stacey Floyd-Thomas (Divinity)

Faculty Development Grant

  • Blair Woodwind Quintet Audio/Visual Recording Project - Molly Barth (Woodwinds)
  • Finding Family, Finding Home: Forensic and Isotopic Studies to Identify Genocide Victims in Peru - Tiffany Tung (Anthropology)
  • Fostering New Works for Percussion by Women Composers - Ji Hye Jung (Brass & Percussion)
  • Publication of The Sovereign Street - Carwil Bjork-James (Anthropology)


  • Da Abertura à Crise: contemporary Brazilian literature and socio-political change - Emanuelle Oliveira-Monte (Spanish & Portuguese)

Summer Stipend

  • Building Resilience into the Water Treatment Process - Janey Camp (Civil & Environmental Engineering)
  • City of Zanatany: Built Space and Urban Belonging in Mahajanga, Madagascar - Tasha Rijke-Epstein (History)
  • Exploring Intersex in Science, Law, Culture, and Theology - Stephanie Budwey (Divinity)
  • The Judgment of the Provinces: Law, Culture, and Empire in the Roman East - Ari Bryen (History)
  • Sourcing ancient Maya petrified wood - Markus Eberl (Anthropology)