News: Forty-two Ivan Allen Researchers Awarded Small Grants

Ivan Allen College News

Posted May 22, 2020

Forty-two faculty members in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts received various small grants this semester to continue their research and scholarship.

Three faculty received Seed Grants for Covid-19 related research.

  • Lindsey Bullinger, School of Public Policy, "The Well-Being of Vulnerable Children in the COVID-19 Pandemic."
  • Muslimah Laforce, Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) in School of Public Policy, "COVID-19 Information Access & Vulnerable Populations."
  • Nathan Moon, Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) in School of Public Policy, "Accessibility and Usability of Online Platforms for Instruction and Academic Support."

Seven faculty received Small Bets Awards, a Georgia Tech seed program which seeks to catalyze new researcher collaborations and fuel high-risk/high-reward approaches to our biggest local, national, and global challenges.

  • Mariel Borowitz, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, with GTRI-EOSL, "Orbital Traffic Regulations for Collision Avoidance."
  • Shatakshee Dhongde, School of Economics, with MSE, "Innovating the Food Supply Chain to Address Food Insecurity in Atlanta."
  • Scott Gilliland, Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) in School of Public Policy, "Bridges of the Beltline."
  • Danny Hughes, School of Economics, "Optimizing Lung Cancer Screening for Vulnerable, High Risk Populations."
  • Margaret Kosal, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, with CS, "The Effects of the End of Moore’s Law on the Future of Warfare."
  • Brian Woodall, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, with CEE, "Black Swan Event Identification and Planning for Urban System Resilience."
  • Alasdair Young, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, with GTRI-ATLAS, "Linking Engineering, Technology and Policy for Post-War Reconstruction."

Two faculty in the School of Modern Languages were awarded grants from the Denning Global Engagement Seed Fund, which aims to develop Georgia Tech's global presence and build relationships with international partners.

  • Sebnem Ozkan, School of Modern Languages, "Atlanta Global Research and Education Collaborative (AGREC): Connecting Globally while Grounded at Home."
  • Amanda Weiss, School of Modern Languages, "Global Speculative Fiction: A Digital Publication."

Seventeen Ivan Allen College faculty members were awarded Small Grants for Research by the College dean.

  • Paul Alonso, School of Modern Languages, "Digital Infotainment in the Americas (the DIY Revolution and the Impact of Alternative Online Humor in Socio-Political Communication."
  • Daniel Amsterdam, School of History and Sociology, "The Assault on School Desegregation: From Nixon to George W. Bush."
  • Kirk Bowman, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, "VIP Global Social Enterprise."
  • Mariel Borowitz, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, "Open Secrets: Programs for Sharing U.S. Reconnaissance Satellite Data."
  • Stephanie Boulard, School of Modern Languages, "The Universe as Alphabet: From Victor Hugo to Contemporary Arts."
  • André Brock, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, "Black Joy in the Hour of Chaos: Black Twitter in the Age of Trump."
  • Lindsey Bullinger, School of Public Policy, "Going the Distance? Proximity to SNAP Stores and Child Abuse and Neglect."
  • Karen Head, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, tri-lingual translation of book for international publication.
  • Neha Kumar, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, "Makerspaces in Mumbai as Community Knowledge Networks."
  • Sherie Randolph, School of History and Sociology, "Bad Black Mothers: A History."
  • Juan Carlos Rodriguez, School of Modern Languages, "Vieques Struggle Community Research Workshop."
  • Anne Sullivan, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, "Co-Designing Computational Abstractions with a Creative Practitioner Community."
  • Anjali Thomas, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, "Improving Women's Representation in Marginalized Societies: A Survey Experiment on Voter Perceptions of Women Candidates in India."
  • Jan Uelzmann, School of Modern Languages, "Voices of Dissent: Political Songwriting in Cold War Germany."
  • German Vergara, School of History and Sociology: "Becoming History: A Transnational and Environmental History of Animal Extinction."
  • Amanda Weiss, School of Modern Languages, "Global Speculative Fiction: A Digital Publication."
  • Joycelyn Wilson, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, "Manuscript Completion of 'Archiving Notes on Hip Hop and the American South.'"

Thirteen faculty members were awarded small grants totalling $125,000 from the Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

  • Jay Bolter, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, "Immersive Books: A New Form of Expression and Publication for the Immersive Web."
  • Kirk Bowman, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, "Turbocharging Neighborhood Transformation in Latin America through Digital Technology."
  • Seung-Eun Chang, School of Modern Languages, "Digital Library of Media for Korean Culture."
  • Lelia Glass, School of Modern Languages, "Language and Politics in the New South."
  • Yongtaek Kim, School of Modern Languages, "Psycholinguistic Approach to Korean/English Vocabulary Acquisition Using Speech Recognition Technology within Mobile Applications."
  • David Muchlinski, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, "Dynamic Data Visualization for Interpreting Influence Operations in Social Media."
  • Juan Carlos Rodriguez, School of Modern Languages, "Vieques Struggle: A Digital Video Archive."
  • Jennifer Singh, School of History and Sociology, "Visualizing Digital Autism Disparities in Metro Atlanta, Georgia."
  • Anne Sullivan, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, "Patchwork Poetics: Visualizing Poetic Sound Devices through Interactive Quilt Design for Learning."
  • Amanda Weiss, School of Modern Languages, "Global SF: A Digital Publication."
  • Joycelyn Wilson, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, "The Hip Hop 2020 Innovation Archive: Expanding the Interactivity and API Development in Collaboration with VIP."
  • Brian Woodall, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, "Megaregions and Sustainability in the Global North."
  • Anna Westerstahl Stenport, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, "21st Century Global Atlanta: A Public-facing Research Initiative and Vertically Integrated Project (VIP)."

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