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2017 Research Scholar Grants Projects

The 19 projects that won funding from the Research Scholar Grants program in 2017 are listed below. 


  • LGBT Rights and Health in Mozambique - Tara McKay (Medicine, Health & Society)
  • The Wiley-Blackwell Reader in Practical Theology - Bonnie Miller-McLemore (Divinity School)
  • Vanderbilt Symposium on Cell Dynamics - Jason MacGurn (Cell & Developmental Biology)
  • The Palimpsest of Justice: Legal Trials and Romantic Print Culture, 1770–1835 (partial) - Mark Schoenfield (English)
  • Space and Territory in Socio-Environmental Conflicts/The Sovereign Street - Carwil Bjork-James (Anthropology)
  • Punish Liars, Not Free-Riders: The Role of Communication in Collective Action - Brenton Kenkel (Political Science)
  • Leave Salary: Coral Reefs from Western and Nonwestern Perspectives - Alistair Sponsel (History)
  • From Dams to Temples: Infrastructure, Ecology and the Religious Landscapes of Delhi - Anand Taneja (Religious Studies)
  • The Trans-American Repertoires of Uncle Tom's Cabin - Celso Castilho (History)
  • Species-Being: The Normative Foundations of Ethical Life - Karen Ng (Philosophy)
  • The Marginal Congestion of a Taxi in New York City - Alejandro Molnar (Economics)
  • Precarious Forms: Performance and Politics in the Neoliberal Americas - Candice Amich (English)
  • Lallubhai: An Alternative History of Indian Capitalism - Samira Sheikh (History)
  • The Lucretian Imagination ~ Book Project - Jessie Hock (English)
  • The Hollys: Migration, Family and the Forging of Diaspora - Brandon Byrd (History)
  • U.S. Women's Legal Activism in the Judicial Arena - Holly McCammon (Sociology)
  • Black Women in Tennessee, from Slavery to Freedom - Brandon Byrd (History)
  • Urban Community Health in the Ancient Wari Empire of Peru - Tiffany Tung (Anthropology)
  • Islamic Juristic Competition in North America - Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman (Jewish Studies)