Congratulations, UC Humanities Research Institute 2023-24 Award Winners!

Congratulations, UC Humanities Research Institute 2023-24 Award Winners!

October 25, 2023

The IHC is pleased to announce that UCSB faculty and graduate students were awarded a number of UCHRI grants in the 2023-2024 awards competition! Congratulations to the following UCSB award recipients:

Engaging Humanities

Revisiting Island of the Blue Dolphins
Sara Weld, Germanic and Slavic Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Work and Refuge

Baggage Claim: On the Grief We Can and Cannot Carry
Nirvana Shahriar, English, UC Santa Barbara

Queering Migrations [from the South]: Theoretical Perspectives and Professional Insights
Yuri Fraccaroli, Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara

UC Underrepresented Scholars

Cathy Thomas, English, UC Santa Barbara
Veronica Castillo-Munoz, History, UC Santa Barbara
Mayra Puente, Department of Education, UC Santa Barbara

Daina Berry, College of Letters and Sciences, UC Santa Barbara

Faculty Summer Research Funding

Mexicans and Central Americans in Eastern Europe: International Migration, Exploitation and Labor Practices in Poland
Giovanni Batz, Chicana and Chicano Studies, UC Santa Barbara

Graduate Dissertation Awards

Building a House, Crafting a State: Syrian-Circassian Wartime Migration in Abkhazia
Gehad Abaza, Anthropology, UC Santa Barbara

America is in the Heartland: Land Politics, Immigration, and Rural Asian America, 1860-1950
Donna Anderson, History, UC Santa Barbara

“Now I am Going to Tell You about Sir Hector Macdonald”: A Cultural Biography of Memorialization and Child Sexual Abuse in the British Empire
Kristen Thomas-McGill, History, UC Santa Barbara

Multicampus Faculty Working Groups

Indigenous Borderlands: Refusal and Fugitivity
Amrah J. Salomon, English, UC Santa Barbara
Susy Zepeda, Chicano and Chicana Studies, UC Davis

Marxist Institute for Research
Joshua Clover, English, UC Davis
Charmaine Chua, Department of Global Studies, UC Santa Barbara
Annie McClanahan, English, UC Irvine

Medicine & Humanities: The Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship

Dysgenic Proportions: Gendered Science, Racial Defects, and the Making of Disability in California, 1900-1930
Isidro González, History, UC Santa Barbara

Read the complete UCHRI awards announcement here.