UCHRI Spring 2018 Awards Announcement Showcases UCLA Humanities Faculty and Students

Published: May 21, 2018

UCHRI, University of California  Humanities Research Institute, completed their spring grants cycle, awarding nearly 50 grants to faculty and staff across the UC system. Grantees will receive support for interdisciplinary collaborative and individual research during the 2018–19 academic year. Awards support public and engaged humanities projects, multicampus working groups that bring together faculty and graduate students around shared intellectual concerns, workshops for junior faculty to develop book manuscripts, and graduate student dissertation research and writing.

The awards, which were determined in collaboration with UCHRI’s Advisory Committee, feature projects that represent groundbreaking ideas and methods and that draw upon the diverse perspectives and expertise of UC scholars. “The spring competition was extremely competitive, with over 130 applications across five categories of funding,” states UCHRI director David Theo Goldberg. “We’re inspired by the way that these projects engage different publics, incorporate experimental methodologies, and involve graduate students in substantive research.”

UCLA Humanities award winners are listed below. Congratulations!!

Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshops


Unbound Books: Voice, Image, and Cultures of Reading Drama in Seventeenth-Century China

Yinghui Wu, Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Los Angeles

Multicampus Graduate Student Working Groups


Archaeology of the Future: Chinese Oral History in the Digital Age

Qiyu Lu, Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Los Angeles

Elizabeth Carter, Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Los Angeles

Yiyang Hou, Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Los Angeles

Lin Du, Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Los Angeles