Collaborative Research Grants
Awards will be made to support collaborative projects. Eligible projects include conferences at UCSB or in the Santa Barbara area; collaborative research or instructional projects by faculty members in one or more departments/ programs; and initiatives to bring visiting scholars and arts practitioners to campus for collaborative research or teaching. Award amounts up to $3000.00.
Jeremy Douglass, English; James Pulizzi, English; Scott Selisker, English; Mediating the Nonhuman
Michael Emmerich, East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies; Histories of the Japanese Book: Past, Present, Future
Risa Brainin, Theater and Dance, Appogiatura, a world premiere by James Still
Roberto Strongman, Black Studies, UC Caribbean Conference: “Rising Tides”
Peter Sturman, History of Art & Architecture; Xiaorong Li, East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies, Image and the Imaginary in 17th-Century China
Release Time Awards
Awards will be given to ladder-rank faculty members to release them from teaching for one quarter in order to concentrate on research projects. The award does not provide for release from summer teaching, nor does it provide a salary supplement. It will be calculated as a replacement cost of up to $5,000 for one course. Faculty members may receive this award once every five years, and must not teach during the award quarter. Recipients should be in residence at UCSB during the award quarter.
Lalaie Ameeriar, Asian American Studies; Downwardly Global: Re-Colonizing Pakistani Immigrant Bodies In the Age of Multiculturalism
Adrienne L. Edgar, History, Marriage, Modernity, and the ‘Friendship of Nations’: Interethnic Intimacy in Soviet Central Asia, 1917-1991
David Novak, Music, Keywords in Sound Studies
Teresa Shewry, English, Possible Ecologies: Literature, Nature, and Hope in the Pacific
Research Fellows 2012-13
The IHC Research Fellowships are open to all recent UCSB Ph.D.s in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The IHC Research Fellows will be affiliated with the IHC and will have opportunities to participate with the Center’s classes, activities and research groups. All IHC Research Fellows will be asked to present their work at the IHC. The fellowship does not carry a stipend, but provides UCSB library privileges, eligibility for campus parking and an email account.
Mary Garcia, Comparative Literature
Sarah Hirsch, English
Amber Workman, Spanish and Portuguese
Pre-Doctoral Fellows 2012-13
The IHC offers pre-doctoral fellowships to support doctoral candidates and advanced MFA students whose research facilitates dialogue across the traditional disciplinary boundaries within the arts and humanities, and/or between the arts & humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $6000, with payment of basic resident fees for one quarter of the academic year. Doctoral students must have advanced to PhD candidacy by the application deadline.
Paul Reed Baltimore, History, “From the Camel to the Cadillac: The Culture of Consumption and the U.S.-Saudi Special Relationship“
Anne Cong-Huyen, English, “Host and Server: The Literature and Media of Temporariness in an Age of Globalized Networks“
Eric Fenrich, History, “The Color of the Moon: The American Manned Space Program and Racial Inclusion, 1957-1978“
Andrew J. Henkes, Theater and Dance, “Profit, Performance, and Politics: Gay Nightlife in Los Angeles and West Hollywood, 1967-2010“
Carly Thomsen, Feminist Studies, “‘I’m Just Me’: Queer Critiques of Gay Visibility, Identity, and Community from LGBTQ Women in the Rural Midwest”
UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities 2012-13
Part of the system-wide University of California Humanities Network, this program is designed to support advanced doctoral students in the final stages of completing their dissertations, and to encourage the collaboration, interdisciplinary dialogue, and innovation that are fundamental to research in the humanities in the University of California. Along with Faculty Research Fellows, Graduate Fellows will be members of the UC Society of Fellows in the Humanities, sponsored by the UC Humanities Network.
- More information about the UC Graduate Fellows in the Humanities award
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Pavneet Aulakh, English, “Beyond Words: The Visual Turn in Jacobean England”
Anastasia Yumeko Hill, Film and Media Studies, “Psychonautic Media”
Graduate Collaborative Awards 2013
The IHC offers an annual collaborative project award (up to $3000) to encourage graduate student collaboration beyond the confines and conventions of particular departments and disciplines within the arts and humanities, and between the arts and humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Groups of graduate students from at least two departments or academic programs are eligible to apply. A faculty advisor is recommended but not required. Eligible projects include conferences, symposia, exhibitions, and performances. Projects that experiment with a combination of dissemination formats are encouraged.
Chris Morales, Religious Studies; Michael Kinsella, Religious Studies; Keith Hess, Philosophy; Rick Stoody, Philosophy, Personhood, Possession, and Place: Embodiment and Emplacement in Special Contexts
Kendra Sarna, Religious Studies; Andrew Magnusson, History; Samaneh Oladi Ghadikolaei, Religious Studies; Corrine Kalota, Religious Studies; Reconstituting Female Authority: Women’s Participation in the Transmission and Production of Islamic Knowledge
IHC Visual Performing Media Arts Awards 2013
The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center offers an annual award (up to $3,000) to support an innovative project in the visual, performing and media arts that engages creatively with issues of interdisciplinary concern. The competition is open to faculty and graduate students. Both individual and collaborative projects are eligible.
- More information about visual, performing, and media arts awards
- View past visual, performing and media arts award winners
Sienna Cordoba, History; Warren Taylor, Materials Research Lab; Secret Texts