Graduate Research Fellows

The Graduate Summer Research Fellowship invites proposals from UC Davis graduate students for summer funding whose work engages with feminism or takes a feminist approach in their research. Projects should seek to realize the potential of feminism to ask new questions, develop new methodologies, provoke innovative practices, create new connections, reach out to communities, and engage new audiences.

2018 Awardees

  • Trisha Barua (Cultural Studies) "Intersectional Oakland: Theorizing Art, Politics, and Urban Space"
  • Courtney Caviness (Sociology) "Blurring the Boundaries of Inclusion, Agency, and Exploitation in the 'Inclusionary' U.S. Military"
  • Maya Cruz (Cultural Studies) "Critical Investigations into Building Feminist Science Shops"
  • Nina Farnia (History) "Law in the Making of American Imperialism"
  • Génesis Lara (History) "Revolutionary Dominicanidad: The Dominican Republican and the Caribbean Radical Imaginary"
  • Miguel Alberto Novoa Cipriani (History) "The Fear of Re-Enslavement: Afro-Peruvians' Post-Emancipation Trauma and Struggle for Liberty, 1854-1896"
  • Elisa Oceguera (Cultural Studies) "Beyond Limits of the State: Dignified Life and Queer Conviviality in Agricultural California"

2017 Awardees

  • Tory Brykalski (Anthropology) "When the Hour Comes: Raising Life in the Aftermath"
  • Jeanelle Hope (Cultural Studies) "Grassroots Oral History as Resistance: The Narratives of Black Oak Park"
  • Katja Herges (German Literature) "The Body Encounter: Life, Materiality, and Care in German Life Writing about Chronic Illness"
  • Mayra Sánchez Barba (Geography) "The Slow Violence of California Agriculture and the Gendered Ethics of Everyday Caring"


2016 Awardees

  • Alexandra Fine (Cultural Studies) "Secular Spiritualities, Superstition, and Sites of LGBT Community in Greece"
  • Muneeza Rizvi (Anthropology) "Birthing the Ummah: Assisted Conception, Islamic Bio-Ethics, and the Question of Family in Palestine"
  • Amanda Modell (Cultural Studies) "Whale Song in South Australian Ecologies"
  • Jessica Blake (History) "A Taste for Africa: Imperial Fantasy and Clothing Commerce in Revolutionary-era New Orleans"