Six projects awarded with 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowships

Six Washington State University projects have received fellowships through the 2018 Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program, a program funded by the Office of Research.

The program awarded $60,153 to support projects that focus on faculty professional goals to advance universitywide arts and humanities initiatives. The provisionally approved Center for the Arts and Humanities will host a monthly Fellows Seminar during the 2018-19 academic year to support and promote the projects.

“These grants showcase the range and innovation of creative and humanistic work at WSU,” said Todd Butler, chair of the fellowship review committee. “These faculty are taking on challenging questions and demonstrating the vital contributions the arts and humanities can make to both today’s society and our knowledge of the past.”

Fellowship recipients include:

  • Carol Siegel

    Department of English, WSU Vancouver
    “Sexed, Raced, and Erased: Jews in Contemporary Visual Media,” for the completion of a monograph examining visual media depictions of gender and sexualities as part of Jewish racialization.

  • Hallie Meredith

    Department of Fine Art, WSU Pullman
    “Incomplete Erasure: Tracing Process in Visual Art,” to develop a new graduate course, and prepare an article and book proposal centered on production of art before, during, and after creation, incorporating works from the Schnitzer Museum of Art.

  • Sue Peabody

    Department of History, WSU Vancouver
    “Gender and Colonialism Humanities Symposium,” in which a nine-member team will organize and host an invited symposium to be held in April 2019 in Vancouver.

  • Michael Goldsby and Samantha Noll

    Department of Philosophy, WSU Pullman
    “Broader Impacts Guidance Suite Project: Bringing Expertise from the Humanities to Help Scientists Navigate Ethical, Cultural, and Social Challenges,” for the development of a plan to support broader impacts for WSU scientists, including training with the Toolbox Dialog Initiative at Michigan State University, holding workshops at WSU, and publishing findings.

  • Julia Cassaniti

    Department of Anthropology, WSU Pullman
    “The Phenomenology of Meaning: Frequency and the Training of Attention,” to conduct research leading to a book manuscript, which will include gathering 80 first-person narratives.

  • Troy Bennefield

    School of Music, WSU Pullman
    “DBR Commission and Residency,” to commission a musical piece from Daniel Bernard Roumain for performance and recording by the WSU Solstice Woodwind Quintet, and to sponsor a residency by Roumain to work with faculty and students.



  • Karen Hunt, public relations coordinator, Office of Research, 509-219-2427,

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