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Fourteen Morris Professors Receive All-University Imagine Fund Awards

Posted by Jenna Ray on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Fourteen University of Minnesota, Morris professors received all-University 2014 Imagine Fund Awards. Supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation, the Imagine Fund is a unique system-wide program that supports projects in the arts, humanities, and design at the University of Minnesota. A total of 119 grants were awarded.

Morris campus recipients and projects:

Sheri Breen, assistant professor of political science, Tamil Nadu Women's Collective: A Political Analysis of Seed Sovereignty

Sarah Buchanan, associate professor of French, Coming Out as French-Muslim Women: The Emergence of Cross-Dressing Nationalisms in Women’s Immigration Literature and Film

Rebecca Dean, associate professor of anthropology, Ritual and Symbolic Animal Use at the Marana Mound Archaeological Site

Dan Demetriou, assistant professor of philosophy, Gender Exaggeration as Transgender

Ann DuHamel, teaching specialist in music, Magical, Dissonant, Fantastic Beauty: A Video

Thomas Genova, assistant professor of Spanish, Hemispheric Entanglements: Race and the National Family in the Nineteenth-Century

Chrissy Kolaya, assistant professor of English, We Didn't Come to Have a Good Time, We Came to See You: A Book of Poems

Michael Lackey, associate professor of English, Mental Illness and the Biographical Novel

Jessica Larson, professor of studio art, Patterns of Behavior

Brook Miller, associate professor of English, Prestige Culture and Literary Scholarship Digital Humanities Project

Benjamin Narvaez, assistant professor of history, Becoming Sino-Cuban and Sino-Peruvian: Post-Indenture Chinese in Nineteenth-Century Cuba and Peru

Denise Odello, assistant professor of music, Style and Context in American Marching Traditions

Ray Schultz, professor of theatre arts, It Could Be Worse: Cancer, Mutant Genes, the Mayo and Me

Tisha Turk, associate professor of English, The Ecology of Vidding

More information on all Imagine Fund programs can be found at