Funded Faculty Projects
Lifelong Learning Society Distinguished Professorship in Current Affairs
Book title: Trading Health: Biodiversity Conservation, Traditional Medicines, Natures, and the Poor in South Asia
College Advisory Board Faculty Research Support Awards
Dr. Simon Glynn, Professor of Philosophy
Paper title: "The Hermeneutic Phenomenology of Perception"
Presentation title: "Colonizing Rhetoric of Freedom: Totalitarian Strategies and Post-Communist Practices"
Sculpture title: Folded Worlds
Book title: Alternate Roots: Representation, Resistance, and Genealogy Media and Culture
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
Article title: "Gangsters and Free Men: Hollywood and the American Occupation of Indonesia's Postcolonial Imagination"
Research project title: The Problem of Petroleum: Climate & Disaster in New Zealand and the U.S.
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
Project description: A chamber opera for solo voice and small chamber ensemble.
Faculty Research and Creative Activity Support Awards
Paper title: "meme™ (Media Experimental Ensemble) Presents Scenes from MelanchoLalaLand (Multimedia Opera)"
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
Book title: Incarcerating Rhetorics, Publics and Pedagogies
Book title: A Scar on the Surface of God
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.
FIL 4843: Studies in Asian Cinema: East Asian Cinema; Adding Japanese anime to course.
Funded Student Projects
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Awards, 2015
Project: Perception of Consonantal Voicing by Bilingual English-Spanish Speakers: The Role of Language Dominance
Project: Constructing Adulthood in Contemporary Societies
Project: Archaeological Ceramic Analysis in Nicaragua
College Advisory Board Graduate Student Grants, 2014-15
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
Ashley N. Gilbert, Visual Arts and Art History, to create cyanotype artwork
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
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
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.