Arts and Humanities All Recipients

2020 - 2021

Name Department Project Title
Adrienne Jankens English Gatekeeping or Linguistic Justice? Investigating How an Urban Research University Views and Works with Students' Diverse Language and Literacy Practices
Rahun Mitra Communication Trans-Media Oral Histories of BIPOC Creative Entrepreneurs' Resilience During COVID-19
Elena Past   Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures - Ferrania and the Lives of Analog Film in the Digital World


2019 - 2020

Name Department Project Titile
Millee Tibbs Art & Art History Desert Sublime
Patrick Cooper-McCann Urban Planning The Origins of the Shrinking City
Juanita Anderson Communication Hastings Street Blues
Elizabeth Faue History Voices in the Commons: Mobilizing Teachers and Nurses for Democracy in Crisis Times
Mary Anderson Theatre and Dance Digital Audience Development as a Form of Teaching Aritstry


2018 - 2019

Name Department Project Title
Natalie Bakopoulos English A Little History Had to Intervene
Sarika Chandra English Race After Representation
Beth Fowler Irvin D. Reid Honors College An Integrated Effort: Rock and Roll, Desegregation Movements, and Post-Civil Rights Racism
John Hannigan Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Story of the Century: The Making of the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute in Detroit
Yuson Jung Anthropology The Cultural Politics of Wine: Globalization and the Transformation of the Bulgarian Wine Industry
Lauren Kalman Art & Art History Tending the Garden
Marsha Richmond History Sentinel of Science: Theo Colborn and the Discovery of Environmental Endocrine Disruptors


2017 - 2018

Name Department Project Title
Danielle Aubert Art & Art History Fredy Perlman and the Detroit Printing Co-op
Thomas Killion Anthropology Questioning Abandonment: An ethnoarchaeological study of landscape dispersal, agro-pastoral change, and community narratives in the Mediterranean highlands of Valencia, Spain
Barry Lyons Anthropology Climate Change and Evangelical Christians: Public Engagement through Film
Andrew Newman Anthropology Empire's Garden: Race, Colonial Anthropology, and Visual Experience in the fin-de-siècle Paris
Joo Won Park Music Electronic Music Ensemble of Wayne State: A Large Ensemble Project
Krysta Ryzewski Anthropology Detroit Remains: Archaeologies of Community History in the Post-Industrial City
Petr Staroverov English Digital framework for disseminating linguistic and cultural data

2016 - 2017

Name Department Project Title
Natalie Bakopoulos English Of Sinners and Thieves
Victor Figueroa Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Decolonial Topophilia: An Ecocritical Approach to the Poetry of Luis Palés Matos, Juan Corretjer, and Julia de Burgos
Haiyong Liu Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Generic Objects in Chinese Verb-Object Compound

2015 - 2016

Name Department Project Title

Anne Duggan

Julie Koehler

Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Nineteenth-Century Women Writing Wonder: Subverting Tradition
Billicia Hines Thetre The Voices of Morisseau, Salter, and Kelley: In their Own Words
Janine Lanza History Chopped: A Cultural History of the Guilotine
Millee Tibbs Art & Art History Mount Analogue


2014 - 2015

Name Department Project Title
Derek Cote Art & Art History Freezer Burn: Tracking the Artic's Transformation from Cold Wasteland to Heated Battleground
Michaek Fuhlhage Communication News Gathering and the Viral Spread of Information in the Secession Crisis
Jamie Goodrich English The Babylon of Brussels: Spiritual Controversies among English Benedictines, 1609-1642
Jennifer Hart History Accra Mobile: Mapping Mobility, Culture, and History in Contrmporary Ghana
Kelly Jakes Communication Indecorous Dissent: Popular Music and Resistant in WWII France, 1940-1945
Wendy Matthews Music Singing to Babies in Motown: The Detroit Lullaby Project
Alisa Moldavanova Political Science The Public Purpose of the Arts: Social Connectedness, Survival, and Sustainability of Arts Organizations in the Detroit Metropolitan Area
Tracy Neumann History The Urban International: Planning and Development from the Marshall Plan to Microfinance
Barrett Watten English The Day of Open Monuments: Learning from Berlin


2013 - 2014

Name Department Project Title
Johnathan Anderson Music Beyond Evergreen: Interactive Music Environments for Dance
Jonathan Flatley English Black Leninism
Donovan Hohn English After the Flood: The Ascension of Valmeyer, Illinois
Lauren Kalman Art & Art History

But if the Crime is Beautiful...

M.L. Liebler English Hound Dog: A Memoir of Rock, Revolution and Redemption
Haiyong Liu Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Encoding Counterfactuality in Chinese, Syntactically
Michele Ronnick Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Sarah C.B. Scarborough (1851-1933): White Intellectual at a Black University
Anne Rothe Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Germans in Israel: Life Histories between Interethnic Migration, Religious Conversion, and Holocaust Memory
Millee Tibbs Art & Art History Mountains + Valleys


2012 - 2013

Name Department Project Titke
Danielle Aubert Art & Art History Boook Project: Life in the Vitic
Derek Cote Art & Art History Pyramiden: Visualizing the Last Moments of a Soviet Ghost Town
Chera Kee English And the Dead Shall Walk the Earth: Zombies and the Politics of the Undead
Elizabeth Reich English Hollywood's Invisible Men: Black Soldiers and the Transformation of American Cinema
Krysta Ryzewskia Anthropolgy Unearthing Detroit: Re-Assembling the City's Cultural Heritage through Museum Collections and Community Archaeology
Barrett Watten English Learning from Berlin: Post-1945 Exhibitions and the Ruins of History


2011 - 2012

Name Department Project Title
Alexander Day History Producing the Peasant: A Cultural History of Tea Production in China, from the 1880s through the 1950s
Liette Gidlow History The Struggle for Woman Suffrage After the Nineteenth Amendment: Toward a New Narrative of Women's Citizenship in the U.S.
Michaek Giordano Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures A Mirror of French Renaissance Culture: The Anatomical Blazon: Comparative Literature, Descriptive Anatomy, Mannerism, Iconography, and Nominalism
Lauren Kalman Art & Art History Spectacular
Caroline Maun English Complete Poems of Charlotte Wilder
Elena Past Modern and Classical Languages On Location: Ecomedia and Italian Cinema
Scott C. Richmond English Perception: Cinema, Phenomenology, Illusion


2010 - 2011

Name Department Project Title

Mary Dereski

Eva Powers

Lisa M. Chiodo

Cheryl L. Somers

Erica Raglin

Institute of Environment Health Sciences




Institute of Environment Health Sciences

Creative Dance Intervention for Children with a History of Lead-Poisoning
Sandy Meier Art & Art History Selfhood on the Edge: African Photography at the Indian Ocean Crossroads
Aaron Retish History In the Courts of Revolution: Vengeance, Legality, and Citizenship in the Rural Soviet Courtroom, 1917-1953

Stanley Rosenthal

Sandra  Schemske

Josephine Hazen

Art & Art History

WSU Art Collection Coordinator

Workshop/Demonstration Coordinator


Arthur C. Danto: Printmaking Workshop and Demonstration, Master Print Collection and Online Exhibition
Eric Troffkin Art & Art History Lens Flare: Realization, Release, and Recapture


2009 - 2010

Name Department Project Title

Mary Anderson

Doug Risner



Transforming Urban Centers through Community-based Performing Arts: A Qualitative Study of Teaching Artists in Dance and Theatre

Holly Feen-Calligan

Elizabeth Barton

Anthony Lake

Marion Jackson

Aku Kadogo

Teacher Education

Center for Peace and Conflict Studies


Art & Art History

Black Theatre Program

ArtsCorpsDetroit - The Research Component

John Richardson

Adrian Hatfield

Art & Art History

Art & Art History

TechTown Gallery Project
Laura Roelofs Music String Project@Wayne


2008 - 2009

Name Department Project Title
Jeffry Abt Art & Art History Identity and Abstraction: The Jewish Museum of New York

Terrance Albrecht

Steve Peters

Felicity Harper

Grace Serra

Karmanos Cance Institute


Family Medicine

Children's Hospital

Using Art to Help Families Cope with Pediatric Cancer Treatment Anxiety
Chris Collins Music The Detroit/Torino Urban Jazz Project II: Bridging Cultures and Orchestrating Collaborations
Marion Elizabeth Jackson Art & Art History The Detroit/Torino Urban Jazz Project II: Bridging Cultures and Orchestrating Collaborations

Christiane Joost-Gaugier

Marilyn Zimmerman

Art & Art History

Art & Art History

Proposal to Restore Yamasaki Moats and Gardens at W.S.U.
Jim Nawara Art & Art History Phenomena in Landscape Painting

Jeff Michael Redubal

Jon Anderson

Cory Globke




Urban Renewal Landscape: A Detroit Multi-Media Choreographic Project in Dance and Opera


2007 - 2008

Name Department Project Title
Lavinia Hart Theatre Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium
Jennifer Olmstead Art & Art History Delacroix, Art and the Contest for Power in North America
Doug Risner Dance Boys and Male Youth in Dance: A Qualitative Study of Male Participation & Access in Dance Education in the U.S.
Laura Roelofs Music WSU String Project
Marilyn Zimmerman Art & Art History Woodward Avenue Online: Globalizing the Motor City's Major Artery


2006 - 2007

Name Department Project Title
Dora Apel Art & Art History War Culture: Art, Media, and Contemporary War
Christopher Collins Music The Detroit/Torino Urban Jazz Project
Mary Cooney Theatre Raise the Curtain

Brian Kritzman

Tamara Bray

Allen Batteau

Art & Art History

Museum of Anthropology

Institute for Information Technology and Culture

Identity Constructing Reality Constructing Identity

Brian Madigan

Sarah Bassett

Art & Art History

Art & Art History

The Numinous Image in Classical and Late Antiquity
Linda Simmons Dance The Village School

Terese Volk

Mary Wischusen

Judith Moldenhauer

Sean McCann



Art & Art History

Library System

WPA/DSO Music Scores: Cataloging and Digitization