HWW-funded grand research challenge Projects

The Global Midwest Grand Research Challenge


Hmong Memory at the Crossroads

Official Hmong Memory at the Crossroads website
Youtube channel

Awarded: $30,000
Safoi Babana-Hampton, PI (Michigan State University)
Michael Rothberg (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Mai Na Lee (University of Minnesota)
Ian Baird (University of Wisconsin)
Catherine Perry (University of Notre Dame)
Swarnavel Eswaran-Pillai (Michigan State University)
Marsha MacDowell (Michigan State University)
Charles Keith (Michigan State University)
Marjan Helms (Michigan State University)

A History of World Music Recording

Berlin "Captured Sound" conference website

Awarded: $80,000
Philip V. Bohlman, PI (University of Chicago)
Harry Liebersohn (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
James H. Nye (University of Chicago)
Ronald Radano (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The project proposes to lay the groundwork for documenting and disseminating the history of world music recording that began in the Midwest, connected to audio histories elsewhere in the world, and then circulated back to the Midwest as a series of commercially available recorded performances for newly arrived immigrant populations; this cross-national give-and-take can be traced from the late nineteenth century to the contemporary, global digital age.

Aggregating Great Lakes Environmental History: Exploring the Value of Distributed Digital Archives for Research and Teaching

Great Lakes Aggregator

Awarded: $75,000
Paul Conway, PI (University of Michigan)
Robert Michael Morrissey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Robert Markley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Humanities Collaborations and Research Practices: Exploring Scholarship in the Global Midwest

Awarded: $50,000
Harriett Green, PI (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Angela Courtney (Indiana University-Bloomington)
Maria Bonn (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Megan Senseney (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Nicholae Cline (Indiana University-Bloomington)

Humanities Collaborations and Research Practices: Exploring Scholarship in the Global Midwest” (HCRP) is an 18-month project that will be led by Harriett Green, English and Digital Humanities Librarian at the University of Illinois, in collaboration with Angela Courtney, Director of the Scholars’ Commons at Indiana University. The project is affiliated with the HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC), which was launched jointly by Indiana University and the University of Illinois in 2011. This project aims to explore the community of practice engaged in the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) initiative through two forms of empirical study: qualitative interviews with Global Midwest awardees and a quantitative visualization of the extended community’s sphere of influence through network analysis. This study will examine how traditional humanities research practices and requirements are shifting to accommodate projects emphasizing values that were articulated initially by the digital humanities (DH) community and now serve as core components of the Global Midwest initiative. The project team will also convene a one-day summit with key stakeholders to ensure that study results are shared with the researchers responsible for developing infrastructures, tools, and services to support humanities scholarship.

The Great Lakes and the Global Midwest

Water After Borders Summit / Freshwater Lab

Awarded: $75,000
Rachel Havrelock, PI (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Gregg D. Crane (University of Michigan)
Stephen Gasteyer (Michigan State University)
Kyle Powys Whyte (Michigan State University)
Jennifer Carrera (Michigan State University)
Kellen Marshall (University of Illinois at Chicago)

The Midwaste: Midwestern Wasteways and Global Futures

Awarded: $50,000
Andrew Herscher, PI (University of Michigan)
Zsuzsa Gille (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Sarah A. Moore (University of Wisconsin)
Irene Brisson (University of Michigan)

Perform Midwest: Incubating Collaborative Research

Awarded: $80,000
Holly Hughes, PI (University of Michigan)
Ramón Rivera-Servera (Northwestern University)
Jennifer Monson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Kim Marra (University of Iowa)
Lisa Biggs (Michigan State University)
Cindy Garcia (University of Minnesota)
Clare Croft (University of Michigan)
Philip J. Deloria (University of Michigan)
Anita Gonzalez (University of Michigan)
Heidi Kumao (University of Michigan)
Joel Valentín-Martínez (Northwestern University)
Deke Weaver (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Meredith Alexander (University of Iowa)
Abigail Zbikowski (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Muslims of the Midwest: An Oral History Project

Muslims of the Midwest website

Awarded: $45,000
Mohammad Hassan Khalil, PI (Michigan State University)
Junaid Rana (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Nadine Naber (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Asma Afsaruddin (Indiana University)
Su’ad Abdul Khabeer (Purdue University)

The Midwest Heritage Language Network

Midwest Heritage Language Network webpage

Awarded: $20,000
Glenn Martínez, PI (Ohio State University)
Brahim Chakrani (Michigan State University)
Kim Potowski (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Christine Shea (University of Iowa)
María Isabel Velázquez (University of Nebraska)
Lucia Costigan (Ohio State University)
Diane Birckbichler (Ohio State University)
Elena Foulis (Ohio State University)

African Immigration and the Production of the Global Futures: Detroit & Berlin

Filming Future Cities

Awarded: $65,000
Damani Partridge, PI (University of Michigan)
Keith Mayes (University of Minnesota)

There There: A Journal of Global Contemporary Art in the Midwest

Awarded: $27,000
Kris Paulsen, PI (Ohio State University)
Elise Archias (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Lane Relyea (Northwestern University)
Kevin Hamilton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Tung-Hui Hu (University of Michigan)
Blake Stimson (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Hannah Higgins (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Lisa Florman (Ohio State University)

The Importance of the Last Generation: Midwest Heritage German Speakers

Awarded: $50,000
Michael T. Putnam, PI (Penn State University)
Joseph C. Salmons (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Open Fields: The Chicago Field Museum's Anthropology Collection and Its Influence on European Enchantments with Native America

Awarded: $50,000
Justin B. Richland, PI (University of Chicago)
Frederick E. Hoxie (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Alaka Wali (Field Museum of Natural History)
Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma (Hopi Cultural Preservation Office)

The Religious Soundmap Project of the Global Midwest

American Religious Sounds Project website

Awarded: $30,000
Isaac Weiner, PI (Ohio State University)
Amy DeRogatis (Michigan State University)
Ryan Skinner (Ohio State University)
Hugh Urban (Ohio State University)
Melanie Schlosser (Ohio State University)
Seth Josephson (Ohio State University)
Mohammad Khalil (Michigan State University)
David Stowe (Michigan State University)
Bobby Smiley (Michigan State University)
Scott Schopieray (Michigan State University)
Marsha MacDowell (Michigan State University)

Growing Up Hmong at the Crossroads

Official prequel film Hmong Memory at the Crossroads website
Youtube channel

Awarded: $60,435
Safoi Babana-Hampton, PI (Michigan State University)
Swarnavel Eswaran-Pillai, Co-PI (Michigan State University)
Scott Boehm, Co-PI (Michigan State University)
Vincent Bouchard, Co-PI (Indiana University Bloomington)
Frieda Ekotto, Co-PI (University of Michigan)
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

Awarded: $55,000
Jean Beaman, PI (Purdue University)
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

¡Latinoamérica Presente! webpage

Awarded: $55,000
Gilberto Cárdenas, PI (University of Notre Dame)
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

Awarded: $99,700
Anita Say Chan, PI (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
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

The Earth Will Not Abide exhibition page
"The Earth Will Not Abide" reviewed in Art in America Magazine

Awarded: $74,000
Ryan Griffis, Co-PI (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Brett Hannover (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Lorelei Stewart, Co-PI (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)

The Earth Will Not Abide consists of an exhibition of the work of several artists and a series of programs that addresses land degradation resulting from extractive industries as well as forms of resistance to that degradation. An exhibition of the artists’ works at UIC’s Gallery 400 employs a variety of media and methods including painting, documentary video, installation, and interactive mapping. Artists Ryan Griffis (PI) and Sarah Ross, Brian Holmes and Alejandro Meitin, Sarah Lewison and duskin drum, and Claire Pentecost draw connections between lands in the US, Brazil, Argentina, and China that have been—and are currently being—engineered to support an agricultural economy based on monoculture. A series of public programs (under the title “This Land/That Land) was organized during the 2016/17 academic year under the direction of Gallery 400 Director Lorelei Stewart and Gallery 400 staff. These programs included public lectures on ecological art in Argentina, a round table discussion on community gardening and urban food production, an urban foraging workshop, and a two-day symposium on environmental and land-based injustices against communities of color.

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

Freshwater Lab website

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

Our project aims to critically examine three dominant concepts in academic writings on water—water needs, water rights, and water sovereignty—and determine how these concepts are lived on the ground. Our sites of investigation are the vastly different Great Lakes region and Jordan River Valley. Prior support from the Global Midwest initiative has enabled us to draw productive comparisons and relationships between these transboundary basins, so our current phase of research is aimed at a joint publication and a digital storytelling site that recasts these findings in new, compelling conceptual terms and disseminates them widely. Our humanistic approach emphasizes the need for social and environmental justice to inform practices of water management that tend to be technocratic, top-down, mechanistic, and exclusionary.

Insurgent Midwest: Transnational Dialogue for a Humane Urbanism

Constructing Solidarities through Power at the Margins: Insurgent Midwest homepage

Constructing Solidarities for a Humane Urbanism, Ken Salo, Faranak Miraftab, Efadul Huq, David Aristizabal Urrea, and Atyeh Ashtari, editors

Awarded: $100,000
Faranak Miraftab, PI (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
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

Detroit in China

Awarded: $50,000
Xuefei Ren, PI (Michigan State University)
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

The New Ethics of Food website

Awarded: $50,418
Gretel Van Wieren, PI (Michigan State University)
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)

There is growing public recognition that the issues involved with the global food system – from production to consumption to distribution to waste – pose complex ethical, social, and political challenges that require critical consideration. As the breadbasket of America, the Midwest has rich agricultural narrative traditions. The Midwest’s land grant universities and their legacy of involvement with agriculture and food-related issues have a built-in capacity to foster the development of such narratives. Humanities disciplines in particular – with their emphasis on multi-perspective thinking, deep and expansive ethical framing, and commitment to the narratives, stories, and imagination of specific communities – can help guide and facilitate a public humanities process and bring stakeholders together. To address these issues, the New Ethics of Food project has two big objectives. The first is to link Michigan State and other consortial and community-based partners in a common commitment to research and dialogue around a broadened understanding of the new ethics of food. The second is to reposition the Midwest as a major force in this century’s global, regional, and local food economy and culture, and to demonstrate how the public humanities, broadly construed, can contribute to this work.

Performing History: Documenting and Enacting the Asian American Midwest

Awarded: $98,369
Ji-Yeon Yuh, PI (Northwestern University)
David Furumoto (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Timothy Yu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Victor Jew (University of Wisconsin-Madison)



The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate Grand Research Challenge


Building Sustainable Worlds: Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest

Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest website

Awarded: $110,000
Theresa Delgadillo, Project Leader and Co-PI (The Ohio State University)
Geraldo L. Cadava, Co-PI (Northwestern University)
Claire F. Fox, Co-PI (University of Iowa)
Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, Co-PI (Northwestern University)
Karen Mary Davalos (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)
Delia Fernández (Michigan State University)
Larry LaFountain (University of Michigan)
Sandra Ruiz (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Ariana A. Ruiz (University of Iowa)
Sergio M. González (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Tatiana Faria (The Ohio State University)
Emiliano Aguilar Jr. (Northwestern University)
Laura M. Fernandez, Grad Lab Practicum student (The Ohio State University)
Leila Vieira de Jesus Gemelli, Grad Lab Practicum student (The Ohio State University)
Marie Lerman, Grad Lab Practicum student (The Ohio State University)

This research project will bring together scholars from across the Midwest to explore the significance of regional Latinx efforts at placemaking in three cultural arenas: formal and everyday performance; literature and film; and community cultural and arts centers and sites. Our own Midwest-based teaching and research suggests that cultivating a sense of multiple belongings has been crucial for Latinas/os as they build communities that are culturally, economically, and environmentally sustainable. Scholars have noted that Latinas/os became scapegoats and threats in public discourse in new ways over the past sixteen years, and because current anti-Latinx discourse has reached new extremes in recent months, we believe it is crucial to understand how Latinas/os have negotiated intolerance, discrimination, and violence to create physical and cultural homes in the Midwest. The pillars of this project are material, textual, visual, and expressive culture as they relate to placemaking and the creation of sustainable Latinx communities in the Midwest. One the one hand, we want to bring existing practices and projects to the attention of students, scholars, and communities through our research, publication, and events. On the other, we also want to participate in fostering greater awareness and interactions among cultural producers and institutions in our region. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Midwest is a twelve-state region; however, our understanding of the Latinx Midwest recognizes the long history of transregional and transnational identifications that bind many Latinx communities to other parts of the U.S., and to places and countries throughout the Americas. We will investigate cultural forms of expression and organizing that we have witnessed in both rural and urban locations and among diverse Latinx communities that include individuals from multiple national backgrounds and diverse racial, sexual, and gender subjectivities. We will also attend to the ways that Latinas/os interact with African Americans, Native Americans, and immigrants from Europe, Asia, and Africa in the region, because we expect that Latinx Midwest experiences do not merely involve adaptation or assimilation, but also creative transculturation. This research will be conducted from June 2017 through December 2018, with publication in 2019 anticipated.

Legacies of the Enlightenment: Humanity, Nature, and Science in a Changing Climate

Legacies of Englightenment website

Awarded: $103,902
Valentina Denzel, Project Leader and Co-PI (Michigan State University)
Tracy Rutler, Project Coordinator and Co-PI (Pennsylvania State University)
Jorge Felipe Gonzales, Grad Lab Practicum student (Michigan State University)
Romy Opperman, Grad Lab Practicum student (Pennsylvania State University)

Legacies of the Enlightenment is a 24-month project, led by Valentina Denzel, Assistant Professor of French at Michigan State University, and by Tracy Rutler, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University, in collaboration with over thirty scholars from various institutions in America, Canada, England and Israel. This project responds to the question how the Enlightenment has come to inform our current concept of humanity and the interrelation of human and non-human. The period of the Enlightenment was a time when the boundaries separating organic and inorganic materials were beginning to crumble, but it was also a time in which the categories that define what constitutes a “normal” human were solidifying. The interrelation of human and non-human that we examine in this project defines how we comprehend, for example environmental pollution, social injustice, racism, sexual orientation, and how a monolithic definition of humanity is challenged by natural catastrophes and epidemics. In order to address these issues efficiently, we have assembled a team of scholars that cuts across disciplines, time periods, and institutions. This interdisciplinary configuration opens up the space for a dialogue on these topics. Our project will consist of a website where scholars and graduate students will collaborate on categories related to the interrelation of human and non-human. Furthermore, Legacies of the Enlightenment will organize a workshop where graduate students and faculty will present research related to the topics of our website, receive feedback, and revise their work into publishable articles.

Crow: the Corpus & Repository of Writing

Crow: The Corpus & Repository of Writing website

Awarded: $141,708
Bradley Dilger, Project Leader and PI (Purdue University)
William Hart-Davidson, Project Coordinator (Michigan State University)
Irwin Weiser, Project Coordinator (Purdue University)
Beril Tezeller Arik (Purdue University)
Aleksandra Swatek, Grad Lab Practicum student (Purdue University)
Michelle McMullin, Grad Lab Practicum student (Purdue University)
Lindsey Macdonald, Grad Lab Practicum student (Purdue University)
Ashley Velázquez, Grad Lab Practicum student (Purdue University)
Sherri Craig, Grad Lab Practicum student (Purdue University)
Terrence Wang, Grad Lab Practicum student (Purdue University)
Tony Bushner, Grad Lab Practicum student (Purdue University)
Wendy Gao, Grad Lab Practicum student (Purdue University)
Lauren Brentnell, Grad Lab Practicum student (Michigan State University)
Shelley Staples, Project Consultant (University of Arizona)

Political Ecology as Practice: A Regional Approach to the Anthropocene

Political Ecologies website

Awarded: $147,000
Ömür Harmanşah, Project Leader and PI (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Ian G. Baird, Project Coordinator (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Molly Doane (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Ralph Cintron (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Beate Geissler (University of Illinois at Chicago)
David H. Wise (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Javairia Shahid (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Tannya Islas (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Katy Dye (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Alize Arıcan (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Charlie Corwin (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Pinar Uner Yilmaz, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Tamara Becerra Valdez, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Zhe Yu Lee (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
W. Nathan Green (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Garden for a Changing Climate

Garden for a Changing Planet website

Awarded: $140,351
Hannah Higgins, Project Leader and PI (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Noah Feinstein, Project Coordinator (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Lorelei Stewart (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Robyn Mericle, Graduate Lab Practicum student (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Corinna West, Graduate Lab Practicum student (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Alexandra Lakind, Graduate Lab Practicum student (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Jenny Kendler, Chicago-based artist

Transmedia Collage: Histories of Violence and Futures of Health on Chicago's South Side

Transmedia Collage project website

Awarded: $110,000
Patrick Jagoda, Project Leader and PI (University of Chicago)
Jennifer Brier, Project Coordinator and Co-PI (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Marquez Rhyne (University of Chicago)
Melissa Gilliam (University of Chicago)
Matthew Wizinsky (University of Cincinnati)
Gary Kafer, Graduate Lab Practicum student (University of Chicago)
Chelsea Ridley, Graduate Lab Practicum student (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Being Human in the Age of Humans: Perspectives from Religion and Ethics

Awarded: $141,215
Lisa H. Sideris, Project Leader and PI (Indiana University Bloomington)
Sarah E. Fredericks, Project Coordinator (University of Chicago)
Kyle Powys Whyte, Project Coordinator (Michigan State University)
Celia Deane-Drummond, Project Coordinator (University of Notre Dame)
Liam de los Reyes, Graduate Lab Practicum student (University of Notre Dame)

“Being Human in the Age of Humans: Perspectives from Religion and Ethics” is a 3-year project led by Lisa Sideris, Religious Studies, Indiana University, in collaboration with Celia Deane-Drummond, Theology, University of Notre Dame; Sarah Fredericks, University of Chicago Divinity School; and Kyle Powys Whyte, Philosophy, Michigan State University. We argue that discourse on the Anthropocene, which probes the meaning of humanity’s agency within deep-time, evolutionary perspectives, resonates strongly with mythic and religious genres. Scholarship on the Anthropocene remains underdeveloped in these humanities disciplines, despite their potential to analyze, and suggest alternatives to, scientific narratives that dominate Anthropocene and climate change literature. Our primary areas of research include: First, the articulation of alternative Anthropocene narratives. Current discourse on the Anthropocene often envisions humanity as an aggregate entity, collectively driving climate change. This vision is not sufficiently sensitive to environmental injustices across the globe, and global disparities of wealth and accountability. Second, our project seeks to understand the implicit religiosity of Anthropocene narratives and frameworks. Anthropocene storylines often function as religious-like propositions about human nature and the planetary future, exhibiting structural similarities to religious theodicies, epic tales of hubris or forbidden knowledge or apocalypse. Religion scholars are well-positioned to analyze these narrative elements. Third, more work is needed to incorporate indigenous cosmologies and their unique perspectives on the Anthropocene and climate change. For example, human-induced changes to the environment associated with the Anthropocene are not seen as unprecedented by indigenous groups, but rather as a continuation of human-caused degradation introduced through centuries of settler colonialism. Grant activities include collaborative workshops at the University of Chicago and Michigan State that will target emerging areas of scholarship, as well as a larger conference at Indiana University in 2018.

Hydrologies of the Anthropocene: Social Flows and Engineered Watersheds in the Great Lakes Basin

The Backward River website

Awarded: $138,360
Samer Alatout, Project Leader and PI (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Elena Hight, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Nicole Krause, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Rachel Havrelock, Project Coordinator and Co-PI (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Kathleen Blackburn (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Edith Tovar (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Jennifer Jordan, Project Consultant (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Arendt on Earth: From the Archimedean Point to the Anthropocene

Arendt on Earth website

Awarded: $138,360
Mary G. Dietz, Project Leader and PI (Northwestern University)
Dipesh Chakrabarty, Project Coordinator (University of Chicago)
Samantha Frost, Project Coordinator (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Nancy Tuana, Project Coordinator (Pennsylvania State University)
Lexi Neame, Program Coordinator and co-Editor (Northwestern University)
Gina Giliberti, Grad Lab Practicum student (Northwestern University)
Ashley King, Grad Lab Practicum student (Northwestern University)
Laura D. Ephraim, Project Consultant and co-Editor (Williams College)

Field to Media: Applied Ecomusicology for a Changing Climate

Awarded: $141,899
Mark Pedelty, Project Leader (University of Minnesota)
Yan Pang Clark, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Minnesota)
Elja Roy, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Minnesota)
Rebecca Dirksen, Project Coordinator (Indiana University Bloomington)
Kennedi Johnson, Grad Lab Practicum student (Indiana University Bloomington)
Michael B. Silvers, Project Coordinator (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Tara Hatfield, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Karl Demer, consultant and lead engineer (Atomic K Productions)

The Classroom and the Future of the Historical Record: Humanities Education in a Changing Climate for Knowledge Production

SourceLab website

Awarded: $138,360
John Randolph, Project Leader (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Kathryn Oberdeck, Project Coordinator (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Daniel Gilbert (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Bonnie Mak (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Nate Tye, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Saniya Ghanoui, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Sharon M. Leon, Project Coordinator (Michigan State University)
Brandon Locke (Michigan State University)
Alyssa Lopez, Grad Lab Practicum student (Michigan State University)
Patrick Jones, Project Coordinator (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
William G. Thomas (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Aaron Johnson (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Reed Underwood, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Sarita Garcia, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Coping with Changing Climates in Early Antiquity: Comparative Approaches between Empiricism and Theory

Awarded: $136,302
Hervé Reculeau, Project Leader (University of Chicago)
Michele R. Buzon, Project Coordinator (Purdue University)
Jay Crisostomo, Project Coordinator (University of Michigan)
Gary Beckman (University of Michigan)
Catherine Kearns (University of Chicago)
Timothy Leonard, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Michigan)
Thalia Lysen, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Chicago)
Nadine Moeller (University of Chicago)
Émilie Sarrazin, Grad Lab Practicum student (University of Chicago)
Katie Whitmore, Grad Lab Practicum student (Purdue University)

Building Collectives in a Changing Healthcare Climate

Awarded: $138,360
Jacqueline Rhodes, Project Leader (Michigan State University)
Dawn S. Opel (Michigan State University)
Eric Rodriguez, Grad Lab Practicum student (Michigan State University)
Christa Teston, Project Coordinator (Ohio State University)
Margaret Price (Ohio State University)
John Jones (Ohio State University)
Elizabeth Miller, Grad Lab Practicum student (Ohio State University)

Indigenous Art and Activism in Changing Climates: The Mississippi River Valley, Colonialism, and Environmental Change

Awarded: $138,360
Kelly Wisecup, Project Leader and PI (Northwestern University)
Doug Kiel (Northwestern University)
Sara Černe, Grad Lab Practicum student (Northwestern University)
Bonnie Etherington, Grad Lab Practicum student (Northwestern University)
Vicente Diaz, Co-PI (University of Minnesota)
Christopher Pexa, Project Coordinator (University of Minnesota)
Samantha Majhor (University of Minnesota)
Agléška Cohen-Rencountre (University of Minnesota)
Robert Michael Morrissey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Jacki Thompson Rand (University of Iowa)
Phillip H. Round (University of Iowa)
Margaret Pearce, Project Advisor (University of Maine)
Robbie Ethridge, Project Advisor (University of Mississippi)
Caroline Wigginton, Project Consultant (University of Mississippi)