Recipients


ASHSS Sabbatical
Research and Creative Grants
Grant Writing Mentorship Program


ASHSS SABBATICAL

2016-2017

Mark Marino
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To undertake research for and the writing of a scholarly monograph in critical code studies.

Ariela Gross
USC Gould School of Law
To finish a book on how the role of different legal regimes has shaped the experience of slavery, freedom, and race in the Americas.

2015-2016

Kyung Moon Hwang
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a first-draft of a manuscript of Inescapable Shadows: Modern History and Contentious Memory in South Korea

Veronika Krausas
USC Thornton School of Music
To develop a new opera project with André Alexis and the Old Trout Puppet Company; the opera will be based on a ghost story and will involve live performers and puppets

Rebecca Lemon
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a draft of the manuscript Shakespeare’s Richard III: Literary Form, and to revise a second monograph of Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England

Susan McCabe
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete the manuscript H.D. and Bryher: A Modernist Love Story

Hilary Schor
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete the book Bound by Law: Form and Forgiveness in the Victorian Novel and to start a new project on disability studies, cinema and media studies, and bio-mechanics

2014-2015

Richard Fox
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a first-draft of a manuscript of The American Prophetic Tradition

Brian Rathbun
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a book on rational action in international relations

Ramzi Rouighi
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a book on the Berbers

2013-2014

Alice Echols
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a book on a Depression-era banking scandal and its reverberation

Lon Kurashige
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a book that rethinks the history of racially discriminatory public policies in the United States

Stephen Mack
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a book that examines the neurological and cognitive implications of the rapidly changing literary practices of American culture

Gary Watson
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To finish a set of papers for a volume of essays

2012-2013

Shannon Ebner
USC Roski School of Fine Arts
To concentrate on two international exhibitions and to complete a second artist’s book

Peter Erskine
USC Thornton School of Music
To participate in an opera and complete a book on the growth and change of music from the early 1960s to the present

Ange-Marie Hancock
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a book on the intellectual history of intersectionality

Andrew Lakoff
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciencess
To complete a book that presents a history of the emergence of a new of thinking about and managing collective security

Steve J. Ross
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a history of American Jewish resistance to Nazism in the pre-World War II era

Pamela Starr
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a textbook on the bilateral relationship between Mexico and the United States of America

2011-2012

James Brecher
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a textbook for teaching legal writing to undergraduate students

Jed Dannenbaum
USC School of Cinematic Arts
To complete a book that explores the centrality of storytelling in human society

Percival Everett
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To begin research on a new work of fiction

Thomas Habinek
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
To complete a collaborative book to rewrite the history of Western aesthetics

Richard Weinberg
USC School of Cinematic Arts
To complete a feature-length movie that further develops the techniques and applications of digital cinema microscopy


RESEARCH AND CREATIVE GRANTS

2016-2017

Bruce Brown
USC Thornton School of Music
Bartolomeo Nucci and the Tuscan Castration Debate of 1778

Kathy Smith
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Slippages

Ann Yasin
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Roman Timescapes: Architecture and Temporality in the Imperial City

2015-2016

Joanna Demers
USC Thornton School of Music
Musical Fictions: Conditions for the Possibility of Contemporary Popular Music

Mark Harris
USC School of Cinematic Arts
United Foster Care Documentary

Jennifer Hook
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
The Stalled Gender Revolution: What Can We Learn From Other Countries

Kelly Shannon
USC School of Architecture
Water Urbanisms of the Mekong Delta: An Atlas for Adaptation to Climate Change

Jody Vallejo
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Latino Elites and the Non-Traditional Safety Net

Jennifer West
USC Roski School of Art and Design
Film Memory

Michael Messner
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Guys Like Me: Six Wars, Six Veterans for Peace

2014-2015

Bettine Birge
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Marriage and the Law in the Age of Khublai Khan (1260-1368)

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Latinos and African Americans on Common Ground: A Study of Public Parks and Community Gardens in South L.A.

Sonya Lee
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Cave Temples of Sichuan in Eco-Art History

Paul Lichterman
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
The Culture of Public Problems: Who Can Say What about Housing?

Sunyoung Park
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Starship Korea: Science Fictional and Fantastic Imagination in South Korean Literature and Film, 1960w-2010s

Antonia Szabari
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Performing Friendship: The Writings of French Diplomats from the Ottoman Empire

Tok Thompson
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
World Mythology in Theory and in Everyday Life

2013-2014

Brian Bernards
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Writing the South Seas: Imagining the Nanyang in Chinese and Southeast Asian Postcolonial Literature

Don Crockett
USC Thornton School of Music
Boston Modern Orchestra Project Recording

Tracy Fullerton
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Walden, a game

Joshua Kun
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Allá: Mexican Music and Migrant Politics in 21st Century America

Maria Elena Martinez
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
The Enlightened Creole Science of Race and Sex: Naturalizing the Body in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Atlantic World

John Pollini
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
The Solarium of Augustus and the Measuring of Time in Ancient Rome

David Treuer
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

2012-2013

Daniela Bleichmar
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Itinerant Lives of Painted Books: Mexican Codices and Transatlantic Knowledge in the Early Modern World”

Pablo Frasconi
USC School of Cinematic Arts
“The Light at Walden”

Erin Graff Zivin
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Figurative Inquisitions”

Megan Luke
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Sculpture as Photograph: The Art Object in Reproduction”

Jefferey Sellers
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Local Governance, Civic Organization and Democracy in the Development World”

Laura Isabel Serna
USC School of Cinematic Arts
“The ‘Photo-Play’ Made Mexican: Race, Representation, and Labor in American Silent and Early Sound Film

Karen Tongson
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Empty Orchestra”

2011-2012

Emily Anderson
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Eighteenth-Century Characters and the Limits of Representation”

John Bowlt
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Words of Magic: The Literary Heritage of Léon Bakst”

Patricia Burch
USC Rossier School of Education
“Assessing the Impact of Third Party After-School Programming for Students with Disabilities: A Multi-Site Mixed Method Study of Supplemental Educational Services”

Macarena Gómez-Barris
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Andean Freedom: The Politics of Land, Indigeneity, and Decolonization”

Velina Hasu Houston
USC School of Theatre
“Brown Girl in the Ring Tra-La-La-La”

Jacques Hymans
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“The Evolution of Nuclear Japan: A Case Study of Institutional Resilience and Change”

Elsi Kaiser
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Processing Discourse: Effects of Perspective-Taking”

Virginia Kuhn
USC School of Cinematic Arts
“Large Scale Video Analytics for Research and Scholarship”

Duncan Williams
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
“Camp Dharma: Japanese American Buddhism and the World War Two Incarceration Experience”


GRANT WRITING MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

2016-2017

Carla Della Gatta
USC School of Dramatic Arts
Shakespeare and Latinidad: The Staging of Intracultural Theatre

2015-2016

Lisa Leeman
USC School of Cinematic Arts
The American Veda Documentary Project

2014-2015

Gail P. Borden
USC School of Architecture
Material Matter: Geometry and the Typological Implications of Material Space

2013-2014

Rachel Berney
USC School of Architecture
The MOBILE City Project: People, Transport and Public Life

Dan Lainer Vos
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Diaspora Lobbying and the Making of U.S.-Israel Relations

2012-2013

Erin Graff Zivin
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Figurative Inquisitions

Olivia Harrison
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Transcolonial Maghreb

Suzanne Hudson
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Better for the Making

2011-2012

David Albertson
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Figures of the Invisible

Dorinne Kondo
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Creative Difference(s): Theater and the Production of Race

Megan Luke
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Sculpture as Photograph and organize related conferences

Laura Isabel Serna
USC School of Cinematic Arts
The Photo-Play Made Mexican: Race, Representation and Labor in the Silent and Early Sound Periods

Mina Yang
USC Thornton School of Music
The Asian Wave: Post-Millenial Transpacific Hip-Hop