2023 Seed Grants
- Madeleine Cesaretti (Undergraduate Student; History)
- Emma Dignan (Undergraduate Student; History)
- Molly Durawa (Undergraduate Student; History)
- Leandra Quick (Undergraduate Student; Undeclared)
- José Tallaj (Undergraduate Student; History)
- This project explores how maps have been created and used to manipulate and segregate populations.
- Public workshops will help produce spatial and historical maps of neighborhoods created by residents of those spaces.
- Results will be shared in a zine booklet along with additional resources on geographical mapping.
- Survivorship of community-based gun violence creates mental and physical wounds for the survivors that ripple to their family members.
- The project is a study of the traumatic stressors that community-based gun violence survivors and their families experience as well as its impact on the family system.
- Research will be done in collaboration with the Kings Against Violence initiative, who will serve as advisors.
- Kevin Schwarzwald (Graduate Student; Earth and Environmental Sciences)
- Laurel DiSera (Graduate Student; Earth and Environmental Sciences)
- The New Era Network for Societally Integrated Climatology has hosted 50 remote and in-person events on climate and environmental justice.
- Events provide a casual setting for young researchers and professionals to collaborate and learn.
- Received a 2022 Seed Grant Award.
- Aanya Bahl (Graduate Student; Epidemiology)
- The human body is an ecosystem but is rarely thought of as such. Meanwhile, students are taught about the ecological world but may have no personal experience with the natural environment.
- This project will create a zine for K-12 students that demonstrates how the ecological and human worlds each have functions that mirror each other.
- Ana Laura Zuñiga Loreto (Graduate Student; History)
- Renata Ruiz Figueroa (Graduate Student; Latin American and Iberian Cultures)
- A working group (in collaboration with Eduardo de la Cruz Cruz, current director of the Zacatecas Institute for Teaching and Research in Ethnology) that explores the relationship between history, languages, and the environment through Nahuatl revitalization in Mexico.
- Awardees will develop didactic materials about local biodiversity in Nahuatl that consider both Western and Nahua forms of knowledge.
- Guest speakers and Nahua scholars from Huasteca Veracruzana, Mexico, will provide guidance and training.