Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

SLA Faculty Receive Grants and Fellowships for the 2011-2012 Academic Year

June 1st, 2011

By: Dean Carole Haber

As we come to the close of another extremely successful academic year, I want to take this opportunity to highlight some of the grants won this year by our faculty. If you follow the “News from the Field,” you already know that the faculty members of SLA are involved in amazing research and creative activities. From the streets of New Orleans to the far-flung reaches of the world, they are involved in projects as wide ranging as the School itself. They are combing historic archives, exploring the impact of environmental change, producing astonishing works of art, and even teaching the world to dance. Upon returning to Tulane, they will then bring their research back into the classroom to engage the imagination and hone the skills of their students. As the recipients of highly competitive grants, they received these grants on the basis of the quality of their proposed work and their reputations as outstanding scholars and artists. I know you join me, then, in congratulating the individuals listed below on their impressive awards.

Stone Center core, affiliated and associated faculty are listed in bold.

William Balee, Professor of Anthropology
Fulbright Fellowship for research/teaching in the Malaysian Archipelago

Alan Barreca, Assistant Professor of Economics
RAND Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Aging

Jean-Godefroy Bidima, Professor of French
The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Senior Fellowship in Nantes, France

Margaret Butler, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies
ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Fellowship

Marcello A. Canuto, Associate Professor of Anthropology/Director of the Middle American Research Institute
Italian government‘€™s Ministry of Environment Grant

Emily Clark, Associate Professor of History
ATLAS (Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars) grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund

Peter Cooley, Professor of English/Director of Creative Writing
ATLAS (Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars) grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund

Gaurav Desai, Associate Professor of English/African and African Diaspora Studies
Residential Award at the Fundacion Valparaiso in Mojarca, Spain

Brian Horowitz, Professor of Jewish Studies/Germanic and Slavic Studies
The Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies Fellowship at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Katharine Jack, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Leakey Foundation Grant

Jana K. Lipman, Assistant Professor of History
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Research Travel Grant

Vicki Mayer, Associate Professor of Communication
NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant

Ryan McBride, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English
American Philosophical Association Grant

Felicia McCarren, Professor of French and Italian
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Award

Gary Remer, Associate Professor of Political Science
Earhart Foundation Grant

Matt Sakakeeny, Assistant Professor of Music
ATLAS (Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars) grant from the Louisiana Board of Regents Support Fund

Wyllys E. Andrews V, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology/Middle American Research Institute
NSF (National Science Foundation) Dissertation Improvement Grant

See the original article in SLA Online