Arts & Humanities faculty receive scholarship awards

In support of the important creative activity and scholarship of faculty in the fine arts and humanities, and in alignment with its strategic plan, the College of Arts & Sciences recently awarded the following Fine Arts & Humanities Scholarship Grants for calendar year 2020:

Eric Burin, professor in the department of History & American Indian Studies, for a project titled “The Kaepernick Mixtape: Reflections on Counterfactual History.”

Caroline Campbell, associate professor in the department of History & American Indian Studies, for a project titled “The Fascist Colonization of France: Colonial Violence and the Transformation of the French Republic.”

Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith, associate professor in the department of Art & Design, for a project titled “Memories from a Mid-west Domicile.”

Charles Miller, associate professor and chair in the department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, for travel and research titled “Bible Wars: The use of the Bible by the French Prophets and Their Opponents.”

James Mochoruk, professor in the department of History & American Indian Studies, for travel and research titled “Children’s Home of Winnipeg: Harbinger of Social and Cultural Change, 1900-1940.”

Cynthia Prescott, associate professor in the department of History & American Indian Studies, for travel associated with “Presenting Monuments to Multiple Publics.”

Michael Wittgraf, professor in the department of Music, for a project titled “Composing an Album-Length Collection of Electronic Dance Music.”

The goals of the Fine Arts & Humanities Scholarship Initiative are to enrich fine arts and humanities scholarship, enhance visibility of the arts and humanities locally and in the region, provide discovery and training opportunities for arts and humanities students, and, when appropriate, result in grant proposals submitted to external funding agencies/organizations.

The UND College of Arts & Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates in a variety of traditional and emerging disciplines in the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Students are challenged to work alongside faculty and with the community to explore and expand the boundaries of knowledge and their own creativity. The research, scholarship, and creative activities of the nationally and internationally recognized faculty enhance teaching and learning as well as contribute the state of North Dakota, the country and the world.