Humanities and arts faculty reap external awards


Humanities and arts faculty reap external awards

2018 has been a banner year so far for UGA faculty in the humanities and arts seeking external grants and fellowships. Three humanities faculty members in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences recently were awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. From UGA Today:

Professor of Spanish Elizabeth Wright and associate professor of French Rachel Gabara of the Romance languages department were awarded $6,000 each for summer stipends, highly competitive grants that provide full-time support for work by a scholar on a humanities project for two months.

Richard B. Russell Professor in American History Claudio Saunt was awarded $185,176 to support completion of “Mapping the People of Early America,” a database and web platform mapping the settlement and movement of African, Native American and European populations in North America between 1500 and 1790.

Additionally, Julie Velasquez Runk, associate professor of anthropology, has earned a fellowship from the National Humanities Center for her research project Entangled Rosewood: Loss, Being, and Belonging, and Peter Van Zandt Lane, assistant professor of composition in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, has been awarded a Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.