Reports From Faculty Research Grants Awarded in 2009-2010

These faculty members submitted Faculty Development Grant proposals in November 2008.  Following review by the Committee on Faculty Development and Grants, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences made these awards for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Rosalyn L. Cooperman, Department of Political Science and International Affairs,Running with Emily and Susan: How Abortion Shapes Women’s Candidacies to Congress”

Paul D. Fallon, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, “The Fredericksburg Regional English Dialect Survey Pilot Study”

Christofer C. Foss, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, “Oscar Wilde’s Romantic Intentions”

E. Eric Gable, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, “Body Counts: Colonialism and the Corporeal in Guinea-Bissau”

Surpua Gupta, Department of Political Science and International Affairs, “Civil society participation and trade policy making in India: consensus and legitimacy through stakeholder participation”

Randall D. Helmstutler, Department of Mathematics, “Idempotent Splittings in Model Categories”

Jangwoon (Leo) Lee, Department of Mathematics, “Finite element approximations of stochastic Neumann boundary value problems”

Maya Mathur, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, “Custom-Breaking: Sexual and Social Transgression on the Early Modern Stage”

Marie E. McAllister, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, “Introduction,’ Anne Flaxman’s Travel Journal”

Gary N. Richards, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, “Crawfish, Clubland, and Cannibalism: Poppy Z. Brite’s Queering of the Asian-American Body”

Jess Rigelhaupt, Department of History and American Studies, “Building A Popular Front: Civil Rights, Unions, and Workers’ Education in the Mid-Twentieth Century (And How the San Francisco Bay area Got To Be the Way It Is)”

Andrea Livi Smith, Department of Historic Preservation, “Transportation Enhancements and Historic Preservation Planning”

Clarence W. Tweedy, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, “In My Father’s Absence: The Deconstruction of Fatherhood in the Fiction of Richard Wright”

Zach N. Whalen, Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, “The Videogame Text: Material Typography and Electronic Textuality”