ISA faculty member Bruno Estigarribia awarded NEH grant

Bruno Estigarribia

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced the awarding of $12.8 million to support 253 humanities projects across the nation.

ISA faculty member Bruno Estigarribia was the recipient of one of these grants for his project, “A Sociolinguistic Study of Guarani, the Indigenous Language of Paraguay.” The project is a book-length study of Paraguayan Guarani, the only indigenous language in the western hemisphere to be spoken by a majority of the nonindigenous population.

For a full list of winners, click here.

Congratulations, Bruno!

ABOUT THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at: www.neh.gov.

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Brendan Jamal Thornton (Religious Studies) earns Barbara T. Christian Literary Award

Brendan Jamal Thornton (Religious Studies) earned the Barbara T. Christian Literary Award presented by the Caribbean Studies Association to the best book in the Humanities in 2017 for his book Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic (Gainesville: Florida University Press, 2016).

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Patricia A. McAnany (Anthropology) receives grant from Department of State

Patricia A. McAnany (Anthropology) received a grant from the Department of State, “Maya from the Margins: Archives and Experiences of History, Identity, and Migration,” administered by the American Alliance for Museums.  Delivered the V. Gordon Childe Lecture at University College London in May 2017.

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Jacqueline Hagan (Sociology) elected Chair of International Migration Section and awarded 2016 Outstanding Book Award

Jacqueline Hagan (Sociology) was elected Chair of International Migration Section of American Sociological Association.  She was recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Book Award from the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of the American Sociological Association for the book, Skills of the “Unskilled:” Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrant (Oakland: University of California Press, 2015).  She was appointed as Scholar in Residence at Fudan University, Shanghai, during the summer of 2017

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Angela Stuesse (Anthropology) awarded 2017 C.L.R. James Award and 2016 Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize

Angela Stuesse (Anthropology) received the Working-Class Studies Association C.L.R. James Award for Published Books for Academic or General Audiences and the Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize for her book Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.)

 

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Cynthia Radding (History) awarded Fulbright-García Robles Senior Scholar Fellowship

Cynthia Radding, Gussenhoven Distinguished Professor, was awarded a Fulbright-García Robles Senior Scholar Fellowship to complete her book project, “Bountiful Deserts: Environment, Nutrition, and Cultural Resilience in Arid Lands.” She will be in residence in Mexico City during Academic Year 2017-2018, where she is affiliated with the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. During May-August 2018, she will be in residence with a fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library of Brown University.

 

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Miguel La Serna (History) receives American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Grant

Miguel La Serna received an American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Grant to complete his co-authored book (together with Duke University anthropologist Orin Starn), tentatively titled “The Last Revolution: Shining Path and the War for the End of the World.” Peru’s Shining Path insurgency led a whole generation of scholars, military experts, and policymakers to puzzle over just what led a small band of Maoists to such macabre extremes in the final two decades of the twentieth century. Yet, the full story of the Andean insurrection has never been told. “The Last Revolution” is the first complete history of the guerrilla group’s rise and fall.

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Adam Versenyi (Dramatic Arts) receives prestigious Travis Bogard Artist in Residence Fellowship

Adam Versenyi received the prestigious Travis Bogard Artist in Residence Fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Tao House at University of California, Berkeley.  The Fellowship is for scholars whose work is focused on the performing arts.

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