Minerva statue as seen through blossoming tree branches.

2021 Faculty First Awardees

We are pleased to announce that 12 projects will receive funding this year through the competitive Faculty First Awards Program.

2021 Faculty First Projects

Ashlee Andrews. College of Arts and Sciences. Religious Studies. The Home Shrine and the Transnational World: Bengali American Hindu Women’s Domestic Religious Labor.

Karen Kilcup. College of Arts and Sciences. English. The Envious Lobster: A collection of American Children’s Nature Writing, 1824-1923.

Kelley O’Brien. College of Visual and Performing Arts. Art. The Liberation of Terra Superna.

Jennida Chase. College of Arts and Sciences. Media Studies. The Mothers.

Alejandro Rutty. College of Visual and Performing Arts. Music. Recording Original Compositions by Alejandro Rutty.

Leah Sobsey. College of Visual and Performing Arts. Art. Emily.

Jonathen Chekan. College of Arts and Sciences. Chemistry and Biochemistry. Deciphering the Biosynthesis of an Abundant Class of Plant Natural Products.

Chunjiang Zhu. College of Arts and Sciences. Computer Science. Pairwise Graph Sparsification Algorithms for Big Data Network Analytics.

Sarah Praskievicz. College of Arts and Sciences. Geography, Environment, and Sustainability. Sediment Dynamics in the Proglacial Bhagirathi River, India: Climate Change, Glacial Retreat, and Landslides.

Paul Knapp. College of Arts and Sciences. Geography, Environment, and Sustainability. A Dendroclimatic Reconstruction of Atmospheric River Precipitation in Southern California.

Hewan Girma. College of Arts and Sciences. African American and African Diaspora Studies. Ethiopian International Adoptees.

GracieLee Weaver and Dan Bibeau. College of Arts and Sciences. Geography, Environment, and Sustainability. Exploring the Utility of ThinkX Discover Thought Process Profiles for Predicting Engagement in Health Promoting Initiatives and Behaviors.

Selima Sultana. College of Arts and Sciences. Geography, Environment, and Sustainability. Transition to Electric Vehicles (EVs): A Geographic Assessment of Equitable Distribution of EV Charging Stations in North Carolina.