2011 UCSC Hellman Fellows Program Award Recipients

Established at UCSC in 2011, the purpose of the Hellman Fellows Program is to support substantially the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.

In the inaugural year, twelve (12) faculty received awards.  It is with great pride that we announce this year's recipients.

Faculty Name
Department
Title of Project
Yiman Wang
Film & Digital Media
Performing Critical Differences – Anna May Wong’s “Yellow Yellowface”
John Jota Leaños
Film & Digital Media
Frontera! Animated Histories of the Southwest Borderlands
Neda Atanasoski
Feminist Studies
Publication preparation for Afterimages of Empire: Race, Freedom, and the U.S. Postsocialist Imaginary; and preparation for National Identity and Islam in Bosnia
Matthew Wagers
Linguistics
Grammatical role assignment in Chamorro language comprehension: Incorporating underrepresented languages in dynamic models of language structure
Dorian Bell
Literature
Frontiers of Hate: Anti-Semitism and Empire in Nineteenth-Century France
Christine Hong
Literature
Legal Fictions: Afro-Asian Human Rights Cultural Production and the Pax Americana in the Pacific Rim
Kathleen Kay
EE Biology
Evolutionary Genetics of Reinforcement: Speciation Mechanisms Between Costus pulverulentus and C. scaber
Victoria Auerbuch Stone
METOX
Germ warfare: how Yersinia manipulates its host.
Mayanthi Fernando
Anthropology
On the Muslim Question: Anxieties of the French Secular
Aspen Gorry
Economics
Learning, Multi-worker Firms, and the Cyclicality of Worker Flows
Eduardo Mosqueda
Education
Linguistic Segregation and Educational Achievement in California’s Public Schools
Hector Perla Jr.
Latin American & Latino Studies
Revolutionary Deterrence: U.S. Coercion & Transnational Resistance by Sandinista Nicaragua

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