2021-2022 Award Recipients


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, recipients of research travel grants have been given until August 2022 to complete their research travel. As always, the applications submitted were impressive, reflecting the extraordinary quality of humanities scholarship at KU. We look forward to another round of fellowship and grant competitions next academic year!

MID-CAREER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP for 2021-22:

Araceli Masterson-Algar (Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese)

HUMANITIES RESIDENT FACULTY FELLOWSHIPS for 2021-22:

Jane Barnette (Associate Professor, Theater and Dance)

Verónica Garibotto (Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese)

Jessica Gerschultz (Associate Professor, African and African-American Studies)

Marike Janzen (Associate Professor, Humanities)

Molly Zahn (Associate Professor, Religious Studies)

RICHARD AND JEANNETTE SIAS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN THE HUMANITIES for 2021-22

Yi Zhao (PhD Candidate, Art History)

Pinyan Zhu (PhD Candidate, Art History)

FACULTY RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANTS:

Elise Kirk (Assistant, Professor, Architecture and Design)

Margaret Marco (Professor, School of Music)

Peter Ojiambo (Associate Professor, African and African-American Studies)

Sean Seyer (Assistant Professor, Humanities)

Dave Tell (Professor, Communication Studies)

GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANTS:

JIM MARTIN GRADUATE TRAVEL AWARD

Sara McClure (PhD candidate, Musicology)

ANDREW DEBICKI INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE TRAVEL AWARD

Meng Tong (PhD candidate, Art History)

ADDITIONAL TRAVEL GRANTS

Sadie Arft (PhD candidate, Art History)

Rebekah Aycock (PhD candidate, American Studies)

Sarah Dyer (PhD candidate, Art History)

Titus Firmin (PhD candidate, History)

Marcus Höhne (PhD candidate, English)

Joao Batista Nascimento Gregoire (PhD candidate, History)

Giang Nguyen-Dien (PhD candidate, American Studies)

Rachel Quist (PhD candidate, Art History)

Emily Raymond (PhD candidate, History)

Sara Stepp (PhD candidate, Art History)

VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH BOOK PUBLICATION AWARD

Andrea Meyertholen (Assistant Professor, German Studies)

FRIENDS OF THE HALL CENTER BOOK PUBLICATION AWARDS

Marni Kessler (Professor, Art History) 

Maya Stiller (Associate Professor, Art History)

APPLIED HUMANITIES SUMMER FELLOWS

William Garcia-Medina (PhD candidate, American Studies) – Arts Council of Johnson County and Culture Division of Johnson County Park and recreation Department

Haley Bajorek (M.A. candidate, African and African American Studies and Museum Studies) – Black Archives of Mid-America

Brian Trump (PhD candidate, History) – Humanities Kansas

Natalie Vondrak (M.A. candidate, Museum Studies) – Independence Avenue Community Improvement District

Cara Nordengren (M.A. candidate, Art History) – Kansas City Public Library 

Korbin Painter (PhD candidate, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) – National World War I Museum and Memorial

Andisheh Ghaderi (PhD candidate, French, Francophone, and Italian Studies) – Watkins Museum of History

Chaea Hong (M.A. candidate, Art History) – Watkins Museum of History

Ayah Wakkad (PhD candidate, English) – KU Center for Undergraduate Research

Katherine Hinders (PhD candidate, Film and Media Studies) -- KU Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity

Hannah Soyer – (M.F.A. candidate, English) KU Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity

APPLIED HUMANITIES BOOT CAMP

Cagil Albayrak (PhD candidate, Political Science)

Alexander Adelmund (M.A. candidate, Museum Studies)

James Alexander (PhD candidate, Music)

Jason Baltazar (PhD candidate, English)

Amber Brown (PhD candidate, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)

Brigid Enchill (PhD candidate, French, Francophone, and Italian Studies)

Marta Fernandez Velasco (M.A. candidate, French, Francophone, and Italian Studies)

Molly Han (PhD candidate, Communication Studies)

Marcus Höhne (PhD candidate, English)

Clint Hurshman (PhD candidate, Philosophy)

Sarah Kugler (PhD candidate, English)

Haoran Ni (PhD candidate, History)

Cara Nordengren (M.A. candidate, Art History)

Guillermina Pena (PhD candidate, Spanish and Portuguese)

Samuel Rogers (PhD candidate, History)

Rachel Schwaller (PhD candidate, History/Religious Studies)

Zachary Smith (PhD candidate, English)

Darcy Sullivan (PhD candidate, Sociology)

Brian Trump (PhD candidate, History)

Christabel Tsoto (PhD candidate, Geography and Atmospheric Sciences)

Michael VanHartingsveldt (M.A. candidate, Art History)

Brendan Williams-Childs (M.F.A. candidate, English)

Wenjun Yang (PhD candidate, Geography and Atmospheric Science)

VISITING REGIONAL FACULTY

Lisa Corrigan (Associate Professor, University of Arkansas)

SIMONS PUBLIC HUMANITIES FELLOWSHIP

Crystal Z. Campbell (Visual Artist)