Current & Past Grant Recipients

2013-2014 Grant Recipients

Grantee: Susan C Jarratt

Susan C Jarratt, Professor and Chair, Department. of Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Project Subject:  A French Sophistic:  An Emerging Nexus of Scholarship in Rhetoric

Grantee: Anthony Long

Anthony Long, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evoluntionary Biology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Project Subject: Write a state of the art review of the "evolve and resequence" field

2012-2013 Grant Recipients

Grantee: M. Oreste Fiocco

M. Oreste Fiocco, Assistant Professor, Department. of Philosophy, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Project Subject:  Research the relation between accounts of how the mind and language come to be about the world (how cognitive connections are established) and accounts of what the world is like in itself, independently of any mental activity 

Grantee:  Heidi Brevik-Zender

Heidi Brevik-Zender, Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California 

Project Subject:  Examine the way in which authors based in Paris during the final three decades of the nineteenth-century wrote about fashion – gowns, accessories, suits, coats, and the like – as a way to describe the experience of living in Paris, a city that had just undergone intense urban modernization under the previous Empire as well as the extreme political up  heaval of the Parisian Commune of 1871 (book-length project) 

2011-12 Grant Recipients

Grantee: Virginie Pouzet-Duzet

Virginie Pouzet-Duzer, Assistant Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Pomona College, Claremont, California

Project Title: Literary Impressionism: Seizing the Elusive (Book project to give a coherent overview and definition of impressionnisme litteraire, and to reveal what relationship this –ism from the years of 1870-1914 had with romanticism, realism, naturalism and sympolism).

Grantee: Andrew Aisenberg

Andrew Aisenberg, Associate Professor, Department of French, Scripps College, Claremont, California

Project Title: Fever: An Alternative History of Medicine and Social Organization in French-occupied Algeria, 1830-1870 (Book project)

2010-2011 Grant Recipients

Grantee: Jay Bartroff

Jay Bartroff, Professor, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Project Title:  Time-Sequential Statistical Tests of Multiple Hypotheses

Grantee:  Mattanjah S. de Vries

Mattanjah S. de Vries, Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

Project Subject:  Study a new field of study of “biomolecules in the gas phase” (Scholarly publication to come) 

2009-2010 Grant Recipients

Grantee: Gail Borden

Gail Borden, Professor, USC School of Architecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Project Subject:  A focused material, cultural, and representational study of the architectural works of Claude-Nicholas Ledoux with a primary focus on his masterwork:  the Saltworks at Chaux.

Grantee: W. Patrick McCray

W. Patrick McCray, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

Project Title:  Fusion:  The Merging of French Politics and Culture in a Contemporary Mega-Science Project 

2008-2009 Grant Recipients

Grantee: John Culbert

John Culbert, Professor, Dept. of Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Project Title:  Peninsularity:  French Identity, Culture and Transculturation (book project)

Grantee: Daniel Brunstetter

Daniel Brunstetter, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Project Subject:  Examine the concept of Otherness from the birth of Modernity in the 16th century, through the golden age of the French Enlightment, to the modern day crisis in which the Other is frequently seen as inferior or 2nd class. (book-length project)

2007-2008 Grant Recipients

Grantee: Andrews Aisenberg, PhD

Andrews Aisenberg, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Modern French History, Scripps College, Claremont, Califonia

Project Subject:  Focus on French doctors in Algeria and their efforts to understand and combat malaria from the initial years of conquest in the 1830’s to the definitive adoption by the Third Republic of a policy of settlement in the 1870’s. (book-length project)

Grantee:  Jen’nan Ghazal Read, PhD

Jen’nan Ghazal Read, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of California, Irvine, California

Project Subject:  Examine the factors that affect Muslim American political attitudes and behaviors (book project)

2006-2007 Grant Recipients

Grantee: Philippa Judith Levine

Philippa Judith Levine, Professor, Department of History, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Project Subject:  Research on the historical and intellectual connections between genetics, biology and history in the scientific concept of eugenics with attention to 18th and early 19th century French scientists and naturalists influential in the evolution of pre-eugenics in Europe.

Grantee: Margaret Waller

Margaret Waller, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Pomona College, Claremont, California

Project Title: Invisible Men: Fashioning Modern Masculinity in Post-Revolutionary France (Book Project).

2005-2006 Grant Recipients

Grantee: William J. Ashby

William J. Ashby, Provost, College of Creative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

Project Title:  Language variation and change with a focus on French

Grantee: Karen Pinkus

Karen Pinkus, Professor and Chair, Dept. of French and Italian, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 

Project Title:  Alchemy: Real forms of production of gold, alongside the "fictions" of "magical transformation"  (Book project)

2004-2005 Grant Recipients

Grantee: Susan Rankaitis

Susan Rankaitis, Fletcher Jones Chair in Art, Scripps College, Claremont, California

Project Title:  Art and photography of France (Sketches and photographic negatives created to enable large-scale works)

Grantee: James Steintrager, Ph.D.

James Steintrager, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Project Title:  The Autonomy of Pleasure (Book project discussing sexual liberation in the 1960's)

2003-2004 Grant Recipients

Grantee: Chandra Mukerji, Ph.D.

Chandra Mukerji, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Communication, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Project Title:  Intelligent Landscapes and Political Power  (Book project on the Canal du Midi)

Grantee: Marc Silberman, Ph.D.

Marc Silberman, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of German, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Project Title:  French-East German Film Co-productions: Entertainment and Education in the Cold War (Research to lead to a book-length study on GDR genre cinema in the cold-war context)

2002-2003 Grant Recipients

Grantee: John V. Mutlow, FAIA

John V. Mutlow, FAIA, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Project: Research social and physical conditions of elderly housing, family housing, and special needs housing (Scholarly report)

Grantee: Richard Helgerson, Ph.D.

Richard Helgerson, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of English, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

Project Title:  Reinventing Poetry in Sixteenth-Century Europe (Book project) 

2001-2002 Grant Recipients

Grantee: Dalton Krauss, Ph.D.

Dalton Krauss, Ph.D., Professor, Dept of French, Scripps College, Claremont, California

Project Title:  Gender questions in recent French cinema (Manuscript on gender questions in recent French cinema; Article on "Jane B. par Agnes V.")

Grantee: John V. Mutlow, FAIA

John V. Mutlow, FAIA, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Project:  Research social and physical conditions of elderly housing, family housing, and special needs housing (Scholarly report)

2000-2001 Grant Recipients

Grantee: Patricia Easton, Ph.D.

Patricia Easton, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California

Project Title: The life, writings, and philosophy of 17th-century Cartesian, Robert Desgabets (Book project)

Grantee: Adrian Raine, Ph.D.

Adrian Raine, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. Of Psychology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Project Title: Biosocial bases of violence (Book project on research of causes of violence); Mauritius aggression intervention project (Journal article on how early intervention can reduce antisocial behavior in teenagers based on research in Mauritius) 

1999-2000 Recipients

Grantee: Catherine Nesci, Ph.D.

Catherine Nesci, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Dept. of French and Italian, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

Project Title: Wandering Genders: Representation and the City in France (1780-1920) (Book length study addressing the ways women became more visible as city dwellers in Paris in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century)

Grantee: Andrea Loselle, Ph.D.

Andrea Loselle, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of French, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Project Title: Singular Collections and Serial Reproductions in Modern French Literature (Book-length study of the narrative treatment of objects and their collections)

1998-1999 Recipients

Grantee: Aurora Wolfgang, Ph.D.

Aurora Wolfgang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of French, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California

Project Title:  Furiously Female: The Novel and Feminine-Voice Narratives of France, 1730-1782 (Book project)

Grantee: Cynthia Brown, Ph.D.

Cynthia Brown, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of French and Italian, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

Project Title:  Female Sovereignty in Late Medieval Europe: Public and Private Images (Book project focusing on Anne of Brittany, Margaret of Austria, and their models)

1997-1998 Recipients

Grantee: Allen J. Scott, Ph.D.

Allen J. Scott, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean, Dept. of Public Policy, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Grantee: Marvin Corman, M.D.

Marvin Corman, M.D., Professor and Chair, Division of General Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine,  Los Angeles, California

1996-1997 Recipients

Grantee: Ann Marie Karlsen

Ann Marie Karlsen, Professor, Art Dept., University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Project:  Mixed media collage art (Create bodies of work including  drawings and paintings from life, still life, landscape, or historical studies utilizing materials collected in France)

Grantee: Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan, Professor, English and Creative Writing, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Project:  Novel about an American man and French woman with intrinsic cultural differences (Book Project) 

1995-1996 Recipients

Grantee: John E. Bowlt, Ph.D.

John E. Bowlt, Ph.D., Professor, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Project Title:  The Russian Decorative Arts: The Silver Age (1881-1914)  (Book project on the Russian decorative arts of the Art Nouveau period)

Grantee: Stephen Overturf, Ph.D.

Stephen Overturf, Ph.D., Professor, Dept.of Economics, Whittier College, Whittier, California

1994-1995 Recipients

Grantee: Thomas Leabhart

Thomas Leabhart, Associate Professor, Dept. of Theater for Claremont Colleges, Pomona College, Claremont, California

Project:  Research French theater Director Jaques Copeau (Biographical Book Project) 

Grantee: Jean-Jacques Courtine

Jean-Jacques Courtine, Professor, Dept. of French and Italian, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

Project Title: The Civilization of the Body (A study of the cultural construction of the human appearances in France from the 16th century to present)

1993-1994 Recipients

Grantee: Marc Redfield

Marc Redfield, Professor, Dept. of English, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California

Grantee:  Warren Hollister, Ph.D.

Warren Hollister,Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Medieval Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

Project Title:  Anglo-Norman Political Culture and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance (Research on the subject of war and peace in the Anglo-Norman World, A.D. 1066-1154 

1992-1993 Recipients

Grantee:  Eric Gans, Ph.D.

Eric Gans, Ph.D.,  Professor, Dept. of French, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Project Title: French poetry of the 19th Century (Book project)

Grantee:  James Fuller

James Fuller, Professor, Art Department, Scripps College, Claremont, California; Chair, Art Department, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California

Project Title: Watercolors from Brittany

1991-1992 Recipients

Grantee: Arden Reed

Arden Reed, Professor, Dept. of English, Pomona College, Claremont, California

Project Title: The relationship of painting and literature (Research focusing on 19th Century France)

Grantee:  Kevin Robb, Ph.D.

Kevin Robb, Ph.D., Professor, School of Philosophy, University of Southern California

1990-1991 Recipients

Grantee:  Theodore Berg, Jr., D.D.S.

Theodore Berg, Jr., D.D.S., Professor, School of Dentristry, University of California, Los Angeles, California

Project:  Study of precision attachments in both a biologic and mechanical sense for replacing missing teeth

1989-1990 Recipients

Grantee:  Gerald G. Purdy

Gerald G. Purdy, Associate Professor, School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California

Project Title:  Watercolors

Grantee:  Dalton Krauss

Dalton Krauss, Professor, Modern Languages and Literature, Scripps College, Claremont, California

Project:  Book project regarding the relationship between language and contracts in Denis Diderot's work

1988-1989 Recipients:

Grantee: Bob Privitt

Bob Privitt, Professor and Director, University Art Gallery, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California

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