Award Recipients

The UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere recognizes the accomplishments of its fellowship and grant recipients, as well as the achievements of UF faculty and students who have received external awards.

Current Programs in the Public Humanities Grant Recipients
Current Rothman Faculty Summer Fellowship Recipients
Current Doctoral Fellowship Recipients
Current Library Enhancement Program Recipients
Current Publication Subvention Grant Recipients
Recent Recipients of External Awards

Programs in the Public Humanities Grants

In 2013, the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere (CHPS) launched its grants for Programs in the Public Humanities. The Public Humanities grant opportunity, supported by the CHPS Rothman Endowment, encourages and enhances collaboration between the University of Florida and individuals, groups, and organizations in the community by offering grants up to $3,000 to support public programs rooted in one or more of the humanities disciplines. By drawing on expertise from UF and community partners as co-applicants, these public humanities projects create new and exciting opportunities for collaboration between the university and multiple community organizations. Furthermore, these projects encourage community building, cultural understanding, and personal reflection on the values and experiences that connect us together as neighbors, colleagues, and community members to create a civil and morally responsible society. Through projects like these, the Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere seeks to promote broad civic engagement with the communities in which we live and teach.

2018-2019

~ None Awarded ~

 

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Rothman Faculty Summer Fellowship Recipients

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In 2010, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, with the support of the Robert and Margaret Rothman Endowment for the Humanities, began a program to award summer fellowships to faculty in the humanities disciplines. The objective of these fellowships is to allow recipients to make significant progress on existing creative/research projects during the summer months. The most recent recipients are below:

2019-2020

~ To be Announced ~

 

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Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship and Rothman Doctoral Fellowship Recipients

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In 2012, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, with the support of the Tedder Family Endowed Research Award in the Humanities, began a program to award summer fellowships to doctoral candidates working on humanities topics who have passed their qualifying exams by the application deadline. This fellowship may be used to cover research expenses, including travel, related to their dissertation project. Work on projects with interdisciplinary appeal is particularly encouraged. Additional awards may be granted with funds from the Rothman endowment. The most recent recipients are below:

2018-2019

Elizabeth Currin, Department of Education

Elizabeth Currin received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation project titled “Storied Stance: An Oral History of Long-Term Teacher Researchers in the Age of Accountability.” She will use her funds to purchase coding software for the purpose of data analysis.

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Luc Houle , Department of History

Luc Houle received a Tedder Doctoral Fellowship for his dissertation project titled “On the Margins of Medieval Power: Ramon Berenguer V and Mobility.” He will use his funds to conduct an exhaustive survey of charters and notarial documents relevant to his research. 

Tameka Samuels-Jones, Department of Sociology and Crimonology & Law

Tameka Samuels-Jones received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation project titled “Regulatory Law and Local Stakeholder influences on Green Crime in the Blue Mountains, Jamaica.” She will use her funds to conduct further research in The Blue and John Crow Mountains of Jamaica. 

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Jodi Shaw, Department of Religion

Jodi Shaw received a Tedder Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation project titled “The Goddess and Dancing Śiva in the Multiple Ritual Worlds of Chidambaram.” She will use her funds to conduct further fieldwork in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India as well as to visit the archives in near by Pondicherry. 

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Matthew Strickland, Department of History

Matthew Strickland received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for his dissertation project titled “Civilizing Slaves: Imperialism, Anglicanism, and African Slavery on Codrington Plantation.” He will use his funds to fund research in Barbados  in the relevant archival locations as well as traveling to the Codrington College archaeological site. 

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Alexandria Wilson, Department of Political Science

Alexandria Wilson received a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation project titled “Framing Exploitation: The Women’s Movement and Anti-trafficking Policy in East Central Europe.” She will use her funds to conduct fieldwork in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia.

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Library Enhancement Program in the Humanities

Beginning in 2009, the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere has used funds from the Rothman Endowment to sponsor a grant competition among University of Florida faculty to expand the existing University of Florida library collections in areas in and related to the humanities that are currently underserved. Resources may include print, digital, or audio-visual media that enhance scholarly research and teaching in the humanities as well as affiliated disciplines. Requests that address the needs of broader constituencies of the University beyond the immediate applicants are judged especially favorably. The most recent recipients are below:

2018-2019

Christopher Smith, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (Japanese)

Christopher Smith, on behalf of the Japanese program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures received a Library Enhancement Grant to acquire materials necessary to expand the library’s collection of primary source material and scholarship in the fields of Japanese comics and animation, manga, and related visual cultural fields. The grant will add to the UF Smathers Libraries’ comics collection with more foundational primary and secondary sources in manga studies, focusing mainly on primary source material from the 1950s to the 1980s. Adding both English language and Japanese language materials will benefit faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students studying and doing research in Japanese, English, or Film and Media Studies Programs. 

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Publication Subvention

The following faculty members and graduate students are among those who have received prestigious recognition and support for their research and publications. A selection of recent awards and accomplishments are listed below:

2018-2019

Luise White

For her forthcoming book, Fighting and Writing: the Rhodesian Army at War and Post-War to be published by the University of Indiana Press in late 2020. The book is an episodic history of white soldiers fighting to preserve majority rule in Zimbabwe. Based on archives, interviews and most of all the memoirs these soldiers later wrote this book addresses the place of race and its meaning for belonging to a colony and a nation.

Malini Johar Schueller

For her upcoming book, Campaigns of Knowledge: Pedagogies of Colonialism and Occupation in the Philippines and Japan to be published with the Temple University Press in Fall 2019. This book argues that beginning in 1898 the creation of a suitable pedagogical subject through schooling emerged as a central biopolitical technology of U.S. power overseas, one deployed in the colonization of the Philippines and the occupation of Japan.

Emily Hind

For her upcoming book, Dude Lit: Mexican Men Writing and Performing Competence, 1955-2012 to be published by the University of Arizona Press in early 2019. The subject of Dude Lit answers the question: How did men become the stars of the Mexican intellectual scene? Her book examines the tricks of the trade and reveals that sometimes literary genius rests on privileges that men extend one another and that women permit.

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Recipients of External Awards

The following faculty members and graduate students are among those who have received prestigious recognition and support for their research and publications. A selection of recent awards and accomplishments are listed below:

2019-2020

Fiona McLaughlin, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC)

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
“Trans-Saharan Literacies: Writing across the Desert”

2018-2019

Christopher Smith, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC)

Japan Foundation
“Film Series: ‘Negotiating Transitions'”

Heidi C. Powell, School of Art + Art History

National Jewish Fund Faculty Fellowship to Israel

Jennifer Rothschild, Philosophy

The Center for Ethics and Education
“Philosophy and Habit”

Jaime Ahlberg, Philosophy

The Center for Ethics and Education
“Schooling and Disability: Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Policy Debate”

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Roger Maioli, English

The Lewis Walpole Library Fellowship at Yale University and The Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, at the University of Edinburgh
“The Enlightenment Crisis of Values”

Benjamin Soares, Religion

Henry Luce Foundation’s Initiative on Religion in International Affairs
“Islam in Africa in Global Context”

Ken Chitwood, Ph.D. Candidate, Religion

Spalding Trust Dissertation Grant
“Puerto Rican Muslims and the Idea(l) of Muslim Cosmopolitanism”

Richard Kernaghan, Anthropology

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend
“Lands, Territory, and Law in Post-war Peru”

Laurie N. Taylor, George A. Smathers Libraries & Paul Ortiz, History and SPOHP, Hélène Huet, UF Libraries, & Leah Rosenberg, English

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Award
“Migration, Mobility, and Sustainability: Caribbean Studies and Digital Humanities Advanced Institute”

2017-2018

Shifra Armon, Spanish & Portuguese Studies

Fall 2017 Canada Fulbright Research Chair of Society and Culture, University of Alberta
“Staging Curiosity: Skepticism, and Science on the Spanish Stage 1650-1750″

Derek N. Boetcher, History

2018 Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship
“Webs of Identity and Memory: Commemorative Artwork in Britain, Ireland, and the Dominions, 1700-2015”

Margaret Butler, School of Music

2017 Delmas Foundation Grant for Independent Research in Venice
“The Prima Donna and Celebrity Culture, 1750–1790”

Ross Cotton, Political Science

Summer 2017 Association Internationale des Études Québécoises and the American Council for Québec Studies Québec/US University Grant
“Contesting Sovereignty: Explaining the Paradox of Nationalist Party Success in Scotland and Quebec”

Charlie Hailey, School of Architecture

2018 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow
Field of Study: Architecture, Planning and Design

Ben Hebblethwaite, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

2017-2018 Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Grant
“The Atlantic English Creole Project”

Justin Hosbey, Anthropology

2017-2018 Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities and African American History and Culture at the University of Maryland

Yeonhaun Kang, English

Spring 2018 Visiting Scholar Fellowship at the Texas Tech University Humanities Center
2017-2018 National Research Foundation of Korea Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities

Richard Kernaghan, Anthropology

2017-2018 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
“Semblance in Terrain: On the Legal Topographies of Postwar, in Peru’s Upper Huallaga Valley”

Fiona McLaughlin, Languages, Literatures & Cultures

2017-2018 Camargo Foundation Residential Fellowship
“Language and Urban Life in Dakar: A Critical Sociolinguistics of Language in the Postcolony”

Jessie-Leigh Seago, Political Science

2017-2018 US Fulbright Research Grant
“Understanding White Political Mobilization in Namibia”

Stephanie A. Smith, English

2017-2018 Creative Writer’s Residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Jeffrey Vadala, Anthropology

2017-18 Postdoctoral Fellow in Blended Learning and Digital Humanities
“Five College Digital Humanities Program”

Paul Ortiz, History and SPOHP

2017 National Endowment for the Humanities
“Dialogues on the Experience of War”

Neill Wallis, Natural History

2017 Wenner Gren
“Sourcing Mississippian Pottery Among the Complex Maritime Cultures of Florida’s Peninsular Gulf Coast”

George Aaron Broadwell, Anthropology

2017-18 National Science Foundation
“Documenting Endangered Languages”

Margarita Vargas-Betancourt, Latin American and Caribbean Collection

2017-18 The Latin Americanist Research Resources Project (LARRP), Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
“Digitization of a UNESCO World Memory Collection: Mexico’s Jewish Heritage Newspapers”

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