green background with WSU shieldSeven College of Arts and Sciences faculty received WSU Arts and Humanities Fellowship awards through a program funded by the Office of Research.

“These grants showcase the range and innovation of creative and humanistic work at WSU,” said Todd Butler, chair of the fellowship review committee. “These faculty are taking on challenging questions and demonstrating the vital contributions the arts and humanities can make to both today’s society and our knowledge of the past.”

All together, the fellowships provide more than $60,000 to support projects that focus on faculty professional goals to advance university-wide arts and humanities initiatives. Additionally, the provisionally approved Center for the Arts and Humanities will host a monthly Fellows Seminar during the 2018-19 academic year to support and promote the projects.

Fellowship recipients include:

Troy Bennefield

Troy Bennefield

School of Music, Pullman
“DBR Commission and Residency,” to commission a musical piece from Daniel Bernard Roumain for performance and recording by the WSU Solstice Woodwind Quintet, and to sponsor a residency by Roumain to work with faculty and students.

Julia Cassaniti

Julia Cassaniti

Department of Anthropology, Pullman
“The Phenomenology of Meaning: Frequency and the Training of Attention,” to conduct research leading to a book manuscript, which will include gathering 80 first-person narratives.

Michael Goldsby and Samantha Noll

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Goldsby

Department of Philosophy, Pullman

“Broader Impacts Guidance Suite Project: Bringing Expertise from the Humanities to Help Scientists Navigate Ethical, Cultural, and Social Challenges,” for the development of a plan to support broader impacts for WSU scientists, including training with the Toolbox Dialog Initiative at Michigan State University, holding workshops at WSU, and publishing findings.

Hallie Meredith

Hallie Meredith

Department of Fine Art, Pullman
“Incomplete Erasure: Tracing Process in Visual Art,” to develop a new graduate course, and prepare an article and book proposal centered on production of art before, during, and after creation, incorporating works from the Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Sue PeabodyCarol Siegel

Department of English, Vancouver
“Sexed, Raced, and Erased: Jews in Contemporary Visual Media,” for the completion of a monograph examining visual media depictions of gender and sexualities as part of Jewish racialization.

Sue Peabody

Sue Peabody

Department of History, Vancouver
“Gender and Colonialism Humanities Symposium,” in which a nine-member team will organize and host an invited symposium to be held in April 2019 in Vancouver.

By Karen Hunt, Office of Research for WSU Insider