This spring, an impressive number of Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research (CGSWSR) core and affiliate faculty members received grants to develop transformative new courses. These grants advance internationalization and interdisciplinarity, and they connect research with teaching to address pressing themes, questions, and challenges.
Internationalizing the Curriculum Grant
These grants from the UF International Center (UFIC) are designed to internationalize UF undergraduate courses as part of the Learning Without Borders initiative.
- CGSWSR core faculty member Dr. Maddy Coy received the Internationalizing the Curriculum grant for her Violence Against Women course. This course is now part of International Scholars Program.
Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching in the Humanities Grant
These grants from the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere are designed to encourage faculty members across departments or colleges to collaborate in the classroom to offer undergraduate interdisciplinary courses on topics related to the humanities.
- CGSWSR core faculty member Dr. Trysh Travis, with colleague Dr. Rachel Gordon, received the Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching in the Humanities grant to develop a course on Women and Religion in Popular American Fiction.
UF Mellon Intersections Research-Into-Teaching Grants
Organized by the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these grants support cross-disciplinary research to inform the creation of interdisciplinary courses and creative activities that engage students in and beyond the classroom to address major challenges.
- CGSWSR core faculty members Dr. Tanya Saunders and Dr. Manoucheka Celeste received the Intersections Mellon Grant for Intersections on Global Blackness and Latinx Identity. Members and Affiliates of this research group include CGSWSR core faculty member Dr. Jillian Hernandez, CGSWSR affiliate faculty members Dr. Lillian Guerra and Dr. Paul Ortiz, and other colleagues Drs. Sharon Austin, Efraín Barradas, Christopher Busey, Coco Fusco, Benjamin Hebblethwaithe, Bryce Henson, Agnes Leslie, Michael Leslie, and Nick Vargas.
- CGSWSR affiliate faculty member Dr. Anna Peterson with Co-convener Dr. Jaime Ahlberg received the Intersections Mellon Grant for Intersections on Ethics and the Public Sphere. Members of this research group include CGSWSR affiliate faculty member Dr. Whitney Sanford, and other colleagues Dr. Elaine Giles, April Hines, and Kim Walsh-Childers.
- CGSWSR affiliate faculty member Dr. Jodi Schorb with Co-convener Stephanie Birch received the Intersections Mellon Grant for Intersections on Mass Incarceration. Members of this research group include CGSWSR affiliate faculty members Dr. Elizabeth Dale and Dr. Katheryn Russell-Brown, and colleagues Drs. Lauren Pearlman and Heather Vrana.
- CGSWSR affiliate faculty member Dr. Betty Smocovitis with Co-convener Dr. Eleni Bozia, received the Intersections Mellon Grant for Intersections on Technologies of Space and Time. Members of this research group include CGSWSR affiliate faculty members Dr. Ken Sassaman and Dr. Ying Xiao, and colleaugues Drs. Angelos Barmpoutis, Will Hasty, and Morris (Marty) Hylton III.