2016 global midwest projects

Growing Up Hmong at the Crossroads

Official prequel film Hmong Memory at the Crossroads website
Youtube channel

$60,435.00
Safoi Babana-Hampton, Michigan State University (PI)
Swarnavel Eswaran-Pillai, Michigan State University (co-PI)
Scott Boehm, Michigan State University (co-PI)
Vincent Bouchard, Indiana University Bloomington (co-PI)
Frieda Ekotto, University of Michigan (co-PI)
Alissa Lyon, Michigan State University
Daniel Dapkus, Michigan State University
Jack Weyhrich, Michigan State University

“BlackLivesMatter”: Racial Tension and Police Violence in the Midwest and Beyond

$55,000
Jean Beaman, Purdue University (PI)
Nadia Brown, Purdue University
Aldon Morris, Northwestern University

¡Latinoamérica Presente!: Tracing the Hidden Histories of Latina/o Art, Aesthetics, and Expressive Culture in the Global Midwest

$55,000
Gilberto Cárdenas, University of Notre Dame (PI)
Alex E. Chávez, University of Notre Dame
María de los Angeles Torres, University of Illinois at Chicago
Olga U. Herrera, University of Illinois at Chicago
Juan Casas, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Victor Espinosa, The Ohio State University

Collaborative Innovation and the Global Midwest: Inter-disciplinary Design and Envisioning Prairie Futures

$99,700
Anita Say Chan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (PI)
Rayvon Fouché, Purdue University
Thomas Misa, University of Minnesota
Michael Twidale, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sharra Vostral, Purdue University

The Earth Will Not Abide

$74,000
Ryan Griffis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (PI)
Brett Hannover, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lorelei Stewart, University of Illinois at Chicago
Brian Holmes, University of Illinois at Chicago
Rachel Schurman, University of Minnesota
Claire Pentecost, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sarah Ross, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

A Comparative Study of the Great Lakes and the Jordan Valley: Articulating Water Needs, the Right to Water, and Water Sovereignty in the Quest for Water Justice

$100,000
Rachel Havrelock, University of Illinois at Chicago (PI)
Samer Alatout, University of Wisconsin Madison
Stephen Gasteyer, Michigan State University

Insurgent Midwest: Transnational Dialogue for a Humane Urbanism

$100,000
Faranak Miraftab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (PI)
Ken Salo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stacy Harwood, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Marc Doussard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ryan Griffis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Efadul Huq, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michael Goldman, University of Minnesota
Autonomous Tenants Union (ATU)
Organizacion Popular Francisco Villa de Izquierda Independiente (OPFVII)
Housing Assembly (HA)
Pathways to Free Education (PFE)
We Demand Better UIUC

Detroit in China: Postindustrial Cities and Urban Representations in the Midwest and China

$50,000
Xuefei Ren, Michigan State University (PI)
Tze-lan Sang, Michigan State University
Wendy Griswold, Northwestern University
Yue Zhang, University of Illinois at Chicago
Alan Lepp, Northwestern University
Chuck Osgood, Chicago Tribune

The New Ethics of Food

$50,418.00
Gretel Van Wieren, Michigan State University (PI)
Paul Thompson, Michigan State University
Kyle Powys Whyte, Michigan State University
Christopher Long, Michigan State University
Laurie Thorp, Michigan State University
Dean Rehberger, Michigan State University
Stephen Rachman, Michigan State University
Helen Zoe Veit, Michigan State University
Zachary Piso, Michigan State University
Robert Streiffer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jesse Steinberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nancy Tuana, Pennsylvania State University
Robert Livingston, Ohio State University
Gregory Hitzhusen, Ohio State University

Performing History: Documenting and Enacting the Asian American Midwest

$98,369.00
Ji-Yeon Yuh, Northwestern University (PI)
David Furumoto, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Timothy Yu, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Victor Jew, University of Wisconsin-Madison