Global Mobility Project Grant Recipients

Our faculty and undergraduate/mentor grant recipients in attendance at the Global Gallery exhibit opening. (L-R) Stephanie Shaw (faculty mentor), Carley Reinhard (undergraduate), George Andrei (undergraduate), Executive Dean Peter Hahn (Divisional Dean, Arts & Humanities), Hannah Kosstrin (faculty), Dean David Manderscheid (Vice Provost for the Arts and Sciences and Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences), Arati Maleku (faculty), Ryan Skinner (faculty), Gretchen Klingler (undergraduate), Daniel Roberts (faculty), Jeffrey H. Cohen (faculty mentor)

The Global Mobility Project at Ohio State (#GlobalMobilityOSU) funded by the Humanities and Arts Discovery Theme invited applications for our newly-established grants programs for research and creative work on the topic of global mobility. We considered research and creative project proposals on all aspects of mobility and migration, regardless of geographical, historical, or thematic focus.  We offered three tiers of grants: undergraduate research and mentorship grants (in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Research), grad student grants, and faculty grants.

Undergraduate Grant Recipients

  • George Andrei (History), mentored by Dr. Nicholas Breyfogle (History) – Ethnic Politics, Geopolitics, and Sustainability of the Magyar Kingdom in the East (1191-1400)
  • Gretchen Klingler (Anthropology), mentored by Dr. Jeffrey H. Cohen (Anthropology) – Collecting Narratives of Iraqi Women Living in the US
  • Andreas Moghimi-Danesh (World Politics), mentored by Dr. Alexander Wendt (Political Science) – Citizenship and The Birthright Lottery
  • Carley Reinhard (Philosophy) mentored by Dr. Stephanie Shaw (History, WGSS, and African American and African Studies) – Examining African American Slave Migrations through Folklore in the W.P.A. Ex-Slave Narratives

Graduate grant recipients

  • Natalia Zotova (Anthropology) Research Grant.  Religious affiliation, complex insecurities and stress: Central Asian Muslim immigrants in the U.S.  Project advisor: Jeffrey Cohen
  • Sa’dia Rehman (Visual Art) Creative Grant.  Ethnographer/ Photographer, Episode 3: New York.  Project advisor: Suzanne Silver
  • Eleanor Paynter (Comparative Studies
) Research Grant.  Local Factors in Refugee Mobility and Integration: Oral Histories in Central Italy.  Project advisor: Amy Shuman.
  • Carolin Mueller (Germanic Languages and Literatures
) Research Grant.  Tracing interactions and transformations in contemporary arts-based protest movements.  Project advisor: Dorothy Noyes
  • James Leow (Spanish and Portuguese) Research Grant. The voice of Mexican migrant workers.  Project advisor: Terrell A. Morgan
  • Nikki Freeman (History)  Research Grant.  A Time to Rebuild: The Education and Rehabilitation of Jewish Children in Postwar Germany and Poland, 1945 – 1953.  Project advisor: Robin Judd
  • Barbara Roth (Political Science)  Research Grant.  Post-Conflict Departure: Explaining Mass Migration Patterns After Genocide. Project advisor: Amanda Robinson
  • Josh Truett (Theatre and Sexuality Studies) Creative Grant.  Borders/Crossings/Dwellers.  Project advisor: Ana Elena Puga
  • Mary McKay (Sociology) Research Grant.  This project aims to understand how the experiences of adult Somalian refugees influence mental and physical health.  Project advisor: Cynthia Colen
  • Randall Rowe (Russian and Slavic Studies)  Research Grant.  The goal of this project is to learn more about the individual journeys of immigrants from Russia and the former Soviet Union in the larger context of immigration to America.  Project advisor: Yana Hashamova
  • Brian Seilstad (Education)  Research Grant.  Looking at adolescent newcomer programs in schools.  Project advisor: Leslie C. Moore
  • Ali Isse (City and Regional Planning)  Research Grant.  Does City Policy Matter in Immigrant Integration? A Two-City Comparison among New African Immigrant Groups.  Project Advisor: Bernadette Hanlon
  • Renae Sullivan (History) Research Grant.  The position of South Asian female immigrant university students entering the United States, from 1917 to 1990, and the ways they impacted their receiving communities.  Project advisor: Mytheli Sreenivas
  • Sara Halpern (History) Good-Bye, Shanghai!: The Emigration of European Jewish Families, 1945-1951.   Project advisor: Robin Judd

Honorable Mention

  • Kelly Yotebieng (Anthropology) Research Grant.  Urban marginality and household resilience among Rwandan urban refugees in Cameroon.  Project advisor: Jennifer Syvertsten

Faculty Grant Recipients

  • Lynn Itagaki (English, WGSS, Asian American Studies) The European Refugee Crisis and the Ends of Human Rights Regimes, 2015 to Present
  • Hannah Kosstrin (Dance) US reception to the Yemenite-Israeli company Inbal Dance Theater from 1958 to 1969
  • Arati Maleku (Social Work) Migration, Collective Identity & Evidence for Impact: Mapping Nepali Diaspora Engagement in the Post-Earthquake Era
  • Daniel Roberts (Dance) using funds to help stage a production of Sangjun Yoo’s Night Cloud
  • Ryan Skinner (Music and Center for African Studies) An Afro-Swedish Case Study of Global Mobility

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