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2014 Research Scholar Grants Projects

The 17 projects that won funding from the Research Scholar Grants program in 2014 are listed below. 


  • Globalization, Psychiatry and the Politics of Global Mental Health - Dominique Behague (Medicine, Health & Society)
  • Agricultural Terraces and the Power at the Ancient Maya Capital of Tamarindito, Guatemala - Mark Eberl (Anthropology)
  • Understanding Content Exposure in Reading and Mathematics During Kindergarten: A Cross-Cohort Analysis - Mimi Engel (Leadership, Policy & Organizations)
  • Don Quixote at 400 Years, Part II: A Symposium  - Ed Friedman (Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Romanticism Re-Oriented: Indian Authors and English Literary Culture, 1770-1830 - Humberto Garcia (English)
  • Symposium on Contemporary Hispanic Theater: Enhancing Spanish-Language Proficiency & Community Engagement through Theater - Ruth Hill (Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Pan-Africanism & Decolonization: The Life and Work of George Padmore - Peter Hudson (History)
  • Professor Bil Jackson's Recording of Kevin Puts's Clarinet Concerto - Bil Jackson (Blair School of Music)
  • To Heal the World: The Poetry of Juan Gelman and the Rabbinic Tradition of Tikkun Olam - Cathy Jrade (Spanish & Portuguese)
  • Research for "Grisaille Manuscripts," Essay Commissioned for the Exhibition Catalogue, COLOUR: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts, for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge - Elizabeth Moody (History of Art)
  • Minority Patient Perspectives on Trust and Privacy Regarding DNA Samples Collected for Vanderbilt's BioVU Biorepository - Amy Non (Anthropology)
  • Jim Crow Meets Racial Democracy: Indelible Memories, Shifting Identities and Changing Vocabularies in the Shadow of the Panama Canal - Ifeoma Nwankwo (English)
  • Gold Coast to Petro State: Sovereignty, Globalization and Resource Extraction in Ghana, West Africa - Jemima Pierre (African American & Diaspora Studies)
  • Trios from the Romantic to Avant-Garde - Melissa Rose (Blair School of Music)
  • Social Inequalities and their Effects on Diet in the Aftermath of Wari State Collapse: A Bioarchaeological and Isotopic Investigation - Tiffiny Tung (Anthropology)
  • Recovering the Lost Aristotle: Gersonides' Silence About Aristotle's Ethics/Politics - Idit Dobbs-Weinstein (Philosophy)
  • Robotic Archaeology: Toward a Comprehensive Semiautonomous Aerial Mapping System - Steve Wernke (Anthropology)