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The Institute for the Humanities is thrilled to congratulate UIC faculty who are recipients of the second round of Global Midwest grants, supported by the Humanities Without Walls initiative funded by the Andrew W. Fellow Foundation.

Participants in these multi-sited research projects aim to bring humanist expertise to bear on issues of great consequence in the contemporary moment.  We are looking forward to the activities and research generated by these grand experiments, both at UIC and in the field. A full listing of current projects can be found here.


Funded Project Based at UIC:  

“A Comparative Study of the Great Lakes and the Jordan Valley: Articulating Water Needs, the Right to Water, and Water Sovereignty in the Quest for Water Justice”
$100,000
Rachel Havrelock, University of Illinois at Chicago (PI)

Samer Alatout, University of Wisconsin Madison
Stephen Gasteyer, Michigan State University

UIC Faculty are consortial team members on these projects:  

¡Latinoamérica Presente!: Tracing the Hidden Histories of Latina/o Art, Aesthetics, and Expressive Culture in the Global Midwest
$55,000

Gilberto Cárdenas, University of Notre Dame (PI)
Alex E. Chávez, University of Notre Dame
María de los Angeles Torres, University of Illinois at Chicago
Olga U. Herrera, University of Illinois at Chicago
Juan Casas, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Victor Espinosa, The Ohio State University

Fields Hands Plows Shares
$74,000

Ryan Griffis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (PI)
Brett Hannover, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lorelei Stewart, University of Illinois at Chicago
Brian Holmes, University of Illinois at Chicago

Rachel Shurman, University of Minnesota
Claire Pentecost, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sarah Ross, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Insurgent Midwest: Transnational Dialogue for a Humane Urbanism
$100,000

Faranak Miraftab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (PI)
Ken Salo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stacy Harwood, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Marc Doussard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ryan Griffis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Efadul Huq, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Andy Clarno, University of Illinois at Chicago
Iván Arenas, University of Illinois at Chicago

Meixan Solidarity Network (MSN)
Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign (AEC)

Detroit in China: Postindustrial Cities and Urban Representations in the Midwest and China
$50,000

Xuefei Ren, Michigan State University (PI)
Tze-lan Sang, Michigan State University
Wendy Griswold, Northwestern University
Yue Zhang, University of Illinois at Chicago
Alan Lepp, Northwestern University
Chuck Osgood, Chicago Tribune



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