The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts offers a funding opportunity to support publicly-engaged scholarship and arts. The grant is open to HFA M.F.A. students and Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy. The program gives up to five awards of $5,000 each, and limited additional funding is available to defray materials costs. The Humanities in the Community grant is used to support projects undertaken in partnership with a community organization during the summer quarter. Supported projects engage with community partners in collaborative problem solving or work in community settings to stimulate public creation and discovery.
The IHC is excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Humanities in the Community grants:
Shawn Warner-Garcia, Linguistics
“Just Sex: Promoting Progressive Sexual Ethics among Baptist Communities” will create an online curriculum website that presents engaging scholarly work on the intersections of faith and sexuality for use by religious communities and individuals. The scope of the curriculum is driven by the results from a national needs-assessment survey begun in summer 2016 with the support of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.
Anna Bax, Linguistics
This project is a large-scale language survey of 1,000 members of the indigenous immigrant community in Ventura County. This survey has been developed in close consultation with MICOP (Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project) leaders, and will be administered by indigenous high school and college students from the organization’s youth leadership program during summer 2018.