Announcing the 2022 Grant Winners!

Congratulations to this year’s recipients! The Futures Initiative awarded the Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grant to 12 students and the Paul C. Notari Research Grant in Environmental Studies to 6 students. We were overwhelmed by the response to our call and received many more highly competitive, worthy proposals than we were able to fund. Students will receive a $500 micro-grant. We hope the funds will be useful to their research projects.  Each recipient will present their work in a Fall 2022/Spring 2023 event sponsored by the Futures Initiative.  

Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts and Sciences Grant:

  • Lucien Baskin – Urban Education
    • “Whose University?: SEEK, Black Feminism, and Social Reproduction at Queens College”
  • Filipa Calado – English
    • “Queer Tools for Reading, Editing, and Archiving”
  • Nicholas Welna – Anthropology
    • “Innovations and Inequalities in a Southern U.S. Logistics Hub”
  • Kiera Bono – Theatre and Performance 
    • “A Nation of Dyspeptics”: Disability, Diaspora, and Digestion at the Turn of the 20th Century
  • Pedro Cabello del Moral – LAILaC
    • “The 15M Process Archives”
  • Pere Nogues Martin – Anthropology
    • “Lithium Nationalism in Bolivia”
  • Samuel Novacich – Anthropology
    • “Living Color: Aesthetic Surfaces and Political Life in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”
  • Ash Marinaccio – Theatre and Performance
    • “From Turtle Island to Palestine: Documentary Theatre Collaborations in the Rehearsal Room 
  • Joanna Beltran Giron – Critical Social-Personality Psychology
    • “Healing Research for Truth and Justice: An Intergenerational Participatory Action Research with Salvadoran Survivors of State Violence”
  • Iuri Moscardi – Comparative Literature 
    • TwLetteratura: Digital Social Reading and Active Reception of Literary Text in the Context of Italian Contemporary Literature
  • Janelle Poe – English
  • Zoe Goldstein – English

Paul C. Notari Research Grant  in Environmental Studies:

  • Miryam Nacimento – Anthropology
    • “Race, Coca Cultivation and Conflict Ecologies in Colombia´s War on Drugs”
  • Luke Nicholls – Psychology
    • “The Impact of High Threat Climate Change Messaging on Pro-Environmental Behavior”
  • Burcu Ozdemir – Anthropology
    • “Affective Ecologies: The Political Life of Water in Upper Tigris Valley”
  • Eddie Pesante – Anthropology
    • “How Can We Study the Relationship between Energy, Politics, and Environmental Organizations in Times of Climate Change?”
  • Joseph Anthony Torres-Gonzalez 
    • “Following the Baristas” – Third-Wave Coffee Cultures in Colombia, Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico
  • Shibanee Sivanayagaan – Anthropology


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