FAU

Funded Faculty Projects

 

College Advisory Board Faculty Research Support Awards

 

Dr. Simon Glynn, Professor of Philosophy

Paper title: "The Hermeneutic Phenomenology of Perception"

 

Dr. Noemi Marin, Professor, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies

Presentation title: "Colonizing Rhetoric of Freedom: Totalitarian Strategies and Post-Communist Practices"

 

Carol Prusa, Professor of Painting and Drawing

Sculpture title: Folded Worlds

 

Dr. Christine Scodari, Professor, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies

Book title: Alternate Roots: Representation, Resistance, and Genealogy Media and Culture 

 

Ayşe Papatya Bucak, Associate Professor of English

Book description: A novel set in Philadelphia and most likely spanning the period of 1850-1950. The intention is to cast a new perspective on the history of the arts and social sciences during a time of enormous change in the American economy by using the city setting and by putting three women at the center.

 

Dr. Raphael Dalleo, Associate Professor of English

Book title: Voodoo Islands: The U.S. Occupation of Haiti and Caribbean Anticolonialism, 1915-1950

 

Dr. Gerald Sim, Associate Professor of Film Studies

Article title: "Gangsters and Free Men: Hollywood and the American Occupation of Indonesia’s Postcolonial Imagination"

 

Dr. Patricia Widener, Associate Professor of Sociology

Research project title: The Problem of Petroleum: Climate & Disaster in New Zealand and the U.S.

 

Sharon Lee Hart, Assistant Professor of Art

Photographic series title: According to the Sky

 

Dr. Regis M. Mann, Assistant Professor of English

Book title: Unsung, Unwavering: Nineteenth-Century Black Women’s Epistemologies and the Liberal Problematic

 

Dr. Kevin Wilt, Assistant Professor of Music

Project description: A chamber opera for solo voice and small chamber ensemble.

 

Faculty Research and Creative Activity Support Awards

 

Dr. Joey Bargsten, Associate Professor, School of Communication and Multimedia Studies

Paper title: "meme™ (Media Experimental Ensemble) Presents Scenes from MelanchoLalaLand (Multimedia Opera)"

 

Dr. Oliver Buckton, Professor of English

Paper title: "Oscar Wilde's London: Sexuality and Aesthetics in the Fin de Siecle Metropolis"

 

Dr. Elizabeth (Lisa) Swanstrom, Assistant Professor of English

Book title: Animal, Vegetable, Digital: Experiments in New Media Aesthetics and Environmental Poetics

 

Dr. Wendy W. Hinshaw, Assistant Professor of English

Book title: Incarcerating Rhetorics, Publics and Pedagogies

 

Dr. Rebecca McKay, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing

Book title: A Scar on the Surface of God

 

Dr. Chris Robé, Associate Professor of Communication and Multimedia Studies

Book project: Radical Film and New Media Activism

 

Japan Foundation Grants

 

Dr. Marina Karides, Associate Professor of Sociology

SYP 4454: Globalization and Social Movements; Adding Island Studies and impact of global warming on Japan.

 

Dr. Gerald Sim, Associate Professor of Film Studies

FIL 4843: Studies in Asian Cinema: East Asian Cinema; Adding Japanese anime to course.

Funded Student Projects

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Awards, 2015

  

Brandy McElroy-Wright

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Viktor Kharlamov, Language, Linguistics and Comparative Literature

Project: Perception of Consonantal Voicing by Bilingual English-Spanish Speakers: The Role of Language Dominance

 

Ashley Ostroot

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ann Branaman, Sociology

Project: Constructing Adulthood in Contemporary Societies

 

Kelsey Willis

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Clifford Brown, Anthropology

Project: Archaeological Ceramic Analysis in Nicaragua

 

College Advisory Board Graduate Student Grants, 2014-15

 

Yasmina Aidi, Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literatures, to travel to Madrid, Spain, to conduct interviews for a video essay countering stereotypes of immigrants to Spain

 

Stephanie R. Anderson, English, to travel to rural North Dakota to conduct research about the future of sustainable farming and ranching

 

Arely Baugh, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

 

Erin T. Broemel, Philosophy, to conduct anthropological research on the spectacle of food in theme parks

 

Peter Cava, Comparative Studies, to travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to deliver two conference papers about transgender theory and politics at the National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference

 

Emily V. Cleary, Sociology, to conduct interviews about creative tourism and the gentrification of Wynwood, Miami

 

Marianna De Tollis, Comparative Studies, to travel to Toronto, Canada, to present a conference paper about the portrayal of women's bodies in film at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference

 

Setareh Ghoreshi, Visual Arts and Art History

 

Ashley N. Gilbert, Visual Arts and Art History, to create cyanotype artwork

 

Naghmeh Goodarzi, Visual Arts and Art History, to present ten photographs about Iranian immigration to the United States

 

Inbal Mazar, Comparative Studies, to travel to New York to present research about Guatemalan-Mayan maternal care in San Miguel Acatán and Palm Beach County at an Eastern Sociological Society conference

 

Vinh P. Pham , Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literatures, to travel to France to conduct interviews with LGBT immigrants

 

Adam J. Phillips, English, to travel to Tampa, Florida, for the Conference on College Composition and Communication

 

Lesli White, Visual Arts and Art History

 

College Advisory Board Graduate Student Grants, 2013-14

 

Stephanie R. Anderson, M.A. candidate in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies, to present paper at Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association's Annual Conference

 

Andrea M. Cudworth, M.A. candidate in Linguistics, to present paper at Southeastern Conference on Linguistics

 

Kandy G. Lopez , M.F.A. candidate in Visual Arts, to prepare her M.F.A. exhibition

 

Ben Parham, M.F.A. candidate in Creative Writing, Editor-in-Chief of FAU's  Coastlines Literary Magazine , to attend the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference to present his novel

 

Raheleh Tavakolnia, M.F.A. candidate in Visual Arts, to present paper at the "Women in Clay" Symposium and conduct research in Iran on women ceramicists

 

Community Advisory Board Special Merit Dissertation Award, 2013-14

 

Inbal Mazar, Ph.D. candidate in the Comparative Studies doctoral program. Her dissertation, which requires field work in Lake Worth, Florida, and Guatemala, and includes first-hand interviews and testimonials from Mayan women immigrants, is titled “Birth Across Borders: A Comparative Study of Guatemalan-Maya Maternal Care in San Miguel Acatán and Palm Beach County.”

 

Undergraduate Research and Creativity Activity Grants, 2013-14

 

Jeannine Louis Wilman Lopez

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marina Karides, Associate Professor of Sociology

Jeannine's research centers on the vibrant LGBT community in South Florida and the push for more civil rights legislation for the community in the state.

 

Juan C. Garay

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mirya Holman, Assistant Professor of Political Science

A double major in Political Science and Spanish, Juan will research government expropriations of multinational corporations (MNCs) and the problems these expropriations create with the principal investor state. He will focus on Argentina.

 Last Modified 5/14/15