The Center for Arts and Humanities (CAH) has selected nine faculty to receive the 2021 CAH Fellowships and Catalyst Award.
Faculty receiving the CAH Fellowship for 2021:
AVANTICA BAWA, Department of Fine Arts
Bawa will continue an ongoing series of installations reflecting the artist’s interest in responding to the built and natural environment through the language of drawing and construction.
TROY BENNEFIELD, School of Music
Bennefield will explore and publish information on the life and works of Dutch composer Julius Hijman, whose career was interrupted by the Nazi regime. Bennefield will produce the first-ever recordings of Hijman’s compositions.
DENNIS DeHART, Department of Fine Arts
DeHart will create a lens-based series of works focused on the Columbia River drainage basin and the Snake River. The exhibition will be in collaboration with the WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
MARTIN KING, School of Music
King will commission a new horn, tuba and piano trio, record an album of music for this ensemble, and give performing tours of this music to expand and diversify the repertoire and promote this ensemble.
LAURIE MERCIER, Department of History
Mercier will conduct research for a book project about gendered occupational segregation in the U.S. and Canadian Wests from 1930-2020.
MELISSA NICOLAS, Department of English
Nicolas will create an open-access digital archive of personal narratives about living through the COVID‑19 pandemic.
JEFF SANDERS, Department of History
Sanders will develop a book proposal for a cultural and environmental history of strontium 90.
- JACQUELINE WILSON, School of Music
Wilson will create an album of classical works by Indigenous composers for solo bassoon utilizing a decolonized approach.
Faculty receiving the CAH Catalyst Award for 2021:
RUTH GREGORY, Digital Technology and Culture Program
Gregory will pursue multiple grant proposals to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Spencer Foundation, and provide paid internships for community engaged humanities students.