Inaugural awardees include 15 individual and 20 collaborative projects that involve a total of 76 faculty researchers.
Temple University has selected the first batch of recipients for its Presidential Humanities and Arts Research Program Grant Awards, according to a press release issued last week by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
This new initiative from Temple University President Theobald — which aims to foster faculty research, scholarship and creative activity in the humanities and art — examined faculty contributions to scholarly books and journal publications, dance, drama and musical performances, community-based arts and culture programs, and film documentaries through a competitive peer-review process. In all, the competition included 47 humanities and arts proposals from 102 Temple University researches, representing a diversity of academic disciplines.
The inaugural awardees include 15 individual and 20 collaborative projects that involve a total of 76 faculty researchers. The following 17 College of Liberal Arts Faculty were selected in the inaugural cycle:
- Seth Bruggeman: History - $10,000
- Douglas Duckworth: Religion – $5,000
- Kenneth Finkel: American Studies - $12,000
- Kristin Gjesdal: Philosophy - $5,000
- Alex Gottesman: Classics - $5,000
- Patricia Hansell: Anthropology - $4,000
- Priya Joshi: English- $5,000
- Peter Logan: English- $10,000
- Rajuta Chincholkar-Mandelia: Women’s Studies - $5,000
- Patricia Melzer: German - $5,000
- Lara Ostaric: Philosophy - $5,000
- Aunshul Rege: Criminal Justice - $5,000
- Jeremy Schipper: Religion - $5,000
- Howard Spodek: History - $3,000
- Damien Stankiewicz: Anthropology - $5,000
- Roland Williams: English- $10,000
- Sean Yom: Political Science- $5,000
“The College of Liberal Arts is delighted that so many of its distinguished faculty were awarded grants through the Presidential Humanities and Arts Research Program Grant Awards,” College of Liberal Arts Senior Associate Dean Richard Deeg, Ph.D., said. “This success is a testament to the creativity, diversity and scholarly excellence of liberal arts faculty.”
The next call for proposals will be issued in December 2015.