The Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University has awarded funding to six new seed grant projects for its spring 2021 funding cycle.
The projects and their principal investigators (PIs) are as follows:
"'The task is hers': Asian American Women, Literature and Reproduction"
PI: Karen Kuo, associate professor, School of Social Transformation.
"A Third Act for Intergenerational Climate Activism: Using Narrative to Engage Climate Action"
PIs: Shirley Rose, professor, Department of English; Jennifer Richter, assistant professor, School of Social Transformation.
"Circles of Truth: Story Circles for Diversity and Inclusion"
PIs: Rafael Martínez Orozco, assistant professor, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts; Lily Villa, PhD candidate, School of Human Evolution and Social Change.
"Future IDs Art and Justice Leadership Cohort"
PIs: Gregory Sale, associate professor, School of Art; Julio Cesar Morales, curator, ASU Art Museum; Johanna K. Taylor, assistant professor and program director, The Design School; Luis Garcia, associate psychotherapist, Eye Cue Mental Health.
"Sustainable Artisanship: Mapping Alternative Lifeways in Contemporary Japan"
PI: Judit Kroo, assistant professor, School of International Letters and Cultures.
"Transgender Youth & Sports: A Critical Inquiry into Narrating Self-Advocacy"
PIs: Madelaine Adelman, professor, School of Social Transformation; Trey Jenkins, doctoral student, School of Social Work; Isaac Akapnitis, doctoral student, School of Social Work; Rebekah Cheyne, videographer senior and faculty associate, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts; Brandon Garcia, undergraduate student, Barrett, The Honors College; Kiahra Jones, undergraduate student, Barrett, The Honors College; Nayeli Zarate, undergraduate student, Barrett, The Honors College.
The seed grant program is designed to provide support for projects that address or explore significant social challenges in the past, present and future, employing humanities or interdisciplinary methodologies. As these projects develop, they will serve as examples of how a humanities perspective can help build just, ethical and sustainable worlds.
The institute is thankful for the professionalism and care that the IHR Advisory Board demonstrated in reviewing this cycle of applications. Board members from several departments across ASU campuses contributed their time and expertise in selecting the funding recipients.