Laura Green, Chair and Professor of English
“Third Wave Realism: Anglophone Fiction in the Twenty-First Century”
In this book project, Green argues that the realist novel is not dead and that realism is an evolving and flexible genre of literature. Her research focuses on twenty-first century, Anglophone, digitally enhanced realism, which has evolved from previous waves of the genre. Green will use this award to hire research assistants, to travel to present her work at the International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN), and ultimately to prepare National Endowment for the Humanities grant proposals.
Sara Wylie, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Health Sciences
“A Civic Alternative: D.I.Y. Hydrogen Sulfide Monitoring and Mapping”
Wylie’s project will further develop and test a low-cost, do-it-yourself hydrogen sulfide monitoring tool that can help affected communities monitor and map their exposure. She will carry out the scientific tests at four different locations, create a field guide and best practices to share with the Public Lab online community, and ethnographically document the testing process. Wylie plans to publish her results in a science studies journal and apply for several external grants to continue this work.
Kathrin Zippel, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
“Gender Equality Reforms and Institutional Change in Higher Education”
Zippel’s project will explore the paradoxes of enhancing gender equality while expanding a neoliberal policy agenda across globalizing institutions of higher education. She is writing a series of co-authored articles and books that builds on her previous research on gender and workplace policies in the U.S., Germany, and the European Union. This award will allow Zippel to do a pilot study of a systematic discourse analysis of national and international reports and seek funding from agencies to test her framework on a larger scale.