2015 Faculty Research Awards recipients

The Interim Vice President for Research & Innovation announces the recipients of the 2015 Faculty Research Awards.

The purpose of the Faculty Research Awards program is to stimulate research by providing faculty with support for research expenses, including travel, equipment, supplies, contractual services, shared facility use, graduate or undergraduate student research assistance.

Congratulations to the 2015 Faculty Research Award recipients:     

Nathanael Andrade, Assistant Professor, History, “From the Roman Mediterranean to India: the Early Movement of Christianity through the Afro-Eurasian World System”

Kirby Brown, Assistant Professor, English, “Stoking the Fire: Nationhood in Early Twentieth Century Cherokee Writing”

Kathie Carpenter, Associate Professor, International Studies, “Assessing the English Proficiency of Children in Cambodian Orphanages”

Li-Shan Chou, Professor, Human Physiology, “Quantifying Cognitive, Neurological, and Movement Disorders in Veterans with Chronic mTBI”

Mark Eischeid, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, “Sublime Landscapes: Modernist American Landscape Architecture and the Artificial Infinite”

Sangita Gopal, Associate Professor, English, “Between State and Capital: Women Make Movies”

Gina Herrmann, Associate Professor, Romance Languages, “Spain and the Holocaust”

Maile Hutterer, Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture, “Structural Exhibitionism as Social Process: Flying Buttress Design and the Architectural Landscape”

Colin Ives, Associate Professor, Art, “The Sinuous Index”

Santiago Jaramillo, Assistant Professor, Biology, “Automated Alignment of Mouse Brain Slices to Brain Atlases”

Ronald Mitchell, Professor, Political Science, “Improving our Understanding of the Effects of Environmental Treaties with New Theory and New Data”

Jenifer Presto, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature, “Flowers among the Ruins: Southern Italy and the Russian Modernist Imagination”

Philip Scher, Professor, Anthropology, “An Economy of Souls: The Politics of Heritage in a Neoliberal World”

Stephen Shoemaker, Professor, Religious Studies, “The Apocalypse of Empire: Imperial Eschatology in Late Antiquity and Early Islam”

Jolinda Smith, Senior Research Associate, Lewis Center for Neuroimaging, “In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Low Level Brain Metabolites”

David Sutherland, Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, “Chasing Icebergs: Developing Capability to Use Icebergs as Natural Ocean Drifters”

Roxi Thoren, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, “Out of the Woods: Trees, Forestry, and Landscape Architecture”

Arafaat Valiani, Associate Professor, History, “Architectures of Consumption: Commerce and Urban Planning in Postcolonial Western India”

David Vazquez, Associate Professor, English, “Latina/o Literature and the Cross-Currents of U.S. Environmentalism”

Frances White, Professor, Anthropology, “The Evolution of the Peaceful Bonobo: Seed Funding for NSF Proposal”