Current and Past Recipients of the President's Research in Diversity Travel Assistance

Spring 2017 Award Recipients

Liliana Aguayo
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: 2017 Experimental Biology
Poster: Low Health Literacy Hinders Accurate Perceptions of Body Weight among Mexican Women

Rick Coppola
Department of Curriculum and Instruction: Language, Literacy & Culture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: International Literacy Association Conference
Shared Paper: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in the Urban Literacy Classroom: Lessons from Mr. C.’s Class

Sarah Hernandez
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Society for Community Research and Action 2017 Biennial Conference
Individual Paper: Dissemination in community based participatory research with Mexican immigrants: A community engaged review of the literature

Jize Jiang
Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: 2017 Annual Meeting of Law and Society Association
Individual Paper: Institutionalizing Crimmigration: The Penal Control of Immigrants as Myth and Ceremony

Maria Pineros Leano
Department of School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Experimental Biology
Individual Paper: Feeding Practices and Lifestyle Changes after Migration: Perceptions of First Generation Latinas Living in an Emerging Community

Catherine Webb
Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Summer Institute on Theology and Disability
Shared Paper: Supporting Siblings and Families of People with Disabilities in Faith Communities

Sandy Wong
Department of Geography & GIS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers
Individual Paper: Visual impairment & urban mobilities: An evaluation of activity space techniques to understanding movement

Caitlyn Yantis
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Shared Paper: Ignoring history, denying racism: Mounting evidence for The Marley Hypothesis

HyeJin Yeo
Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership (EPOL), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: American Educational Research Association
Individual paper and two shared papers: Racial microaggressions targeting international students on a U.S. campus; Critical race theory, teacher attributions and school-based professional development; Teacher attributions in school-based professional development 

Courtney Zulauf
Department of Psychology (Clinical), University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting 2017
Panel: Perceptions of Parents: Possible Protective Factor against Preschool Expulsion

Fall 2016 Award Recipients

Yvette Castaneda
Department of Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Contemporary Ethnography Across Disciplines
Individual Paper: Stories That Level The Field: Micro Aggressions in Everyday Lives of Women of Color in Academic Spaces.

Alyssa Greenberg
Department of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Museums as Sites of Social Action (MASS Action)
Collaborative presentation and project: Museums as Sites of Social Action: Transforming (or Reinventing) the Institution

Shannon Harper
Department of Criminiology, Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: The Many Colors of Crime & Justice
Individual Paper: Kill or Die: Female-Perpetrated Intimate Partner Homicide (IPH) as a Survival Strategy

Olivia Holmes
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
Panel: Invisible Oppression: Facing and Coping with Multiracial Discrimination

Jose Izaguirre
Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: National Communication Association 102nd Annual Convention
Individual Paper: Materializing Myth: César Chávez and Civil Rights Rhetoric

Laurel Mazar
Department of Criminology, Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: American Society of Criminology
Shared Paper: The Social Tolerance of Rape: An Analysis of the Jyothi Singh Case

Meghann O'Leary
Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: National Association of Women's Studies (NWSA) Annual Conference
Panel: Claiming Experience and Authenticity as a Mad Subject: Resisting the Colonial Compulsions of "Choice" and "Recovery"

Zafer Sonmez
Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: 56th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
Individual Paper: Trajectories of Neighborhood-Level Poverty: The Case of Chicago 1970-2010

Leonor Vanik
Department of College of Urban Planning and Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: ACSP Planning: Practice, Pedagogy and Place
Individual Paper: Quarter of a Century Later and Still Waiting: The Social Production of Disability Spaces

Lori West
Department of Education Policy Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: History of Education Society 56th Annual Meeting
Individual Paper: History Speaks: Oral Histories of the DuSable Museum of African American History

Spring 2016 Award Recipients

Lidia Aguilera
Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: 8th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics
Individual Paper: Pronoun use among third generation Spanish-speakers in Chicago

Megan Collier
Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: 111th ASA Annual Meeting “Rethinking Social Movements,” and SSSP 66th Annual Meeting “Globalizing Social Problems”
Panel: “'I have a beard but that doesn't mean I'm one of you, okay?': Trans* Negotiations of Unintelligibility”;

Beth Eby
Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting
Individual Paper: Building Bodies: Gender and Sport at Haskell Institute, 1880-1930

Hailee Gibbons
Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
Individual Paper: “Our Siblinghood is Like a Mental Health Community in Itself”: A Duoethnography by Siblings with Disabilities

Xavier Hernandez
Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Panel: Dis-Orienting Asian Pacific America: Emerging Perspectives on the AAPI Educational Experience

Jenny Korn
Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Association for Asian American Studies Conference
Individual paper within a panel: Thai American Portals Online: Representations of Thai Americans by Thai Americans for Thai Americans

Ellyn McNamara
Department of Disability & Human Development, Disability Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Conference
TBD - committee has not yet determined: Considerations for the Multilingual AAC User: Research & Practice

Gabriel Rodriguez
Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Public Scholarship to Education Diverse Democracies, 2016 AERA annual meeting
Individual Paper: Carving out brown spaces: Chicagoland Latina/o youth navigating a white and affluent suburban high school

William Scarborough
Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: International Sociological Association Forum of Sociology
Shared Paper: Agricultural Technology and Gender Structure Theory: The Case of Women's Group-Fishponds in Bangladesh

Caitlyn Yantis
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Poster: White guilt and moralized affirmative action attitudes predict diversity participation

Fall 2015 Award Recipients

Lindsay Athamanah
Department of Special Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) 2015 Conference
Poster: Using Peer Supports in Work Based Settings for Students with Significant Disabilities

Carli Friedman
Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Growing Leaders, Driving Change
Individual Paper: Unconscious and unintentional: Harmful modern forms of disability prejudice

Kelechi Ibe-Lamberts
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: American Public Health Association (APHA) conference
Poster: Exploring the relationship between transnational African migrants and dietary risk factors for hypertension

Jenny Korn
Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Embracing Opportunities: The National Communication Association's 101st annual convention
Individual Paper: Othering and Fear: Cultural Values and Hiro’s Race in Thomas and Friends’ Hero of the Rails

Kayla Martensen
Department of Criminology, Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting: The Politics of Crime & Justice
Individual Paper: The Carceral State: A Theoretical Framework

Jillian Moga
Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: NCA 101st Annual Convention
Individual Paper: A Defiant Presence: A Rhetorical Criticism of Vijay Iyer’s Yale Asian American Reunion Keynote Address

Grace Pigozzi
Department of Literacy, Language and Culture, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: "Literacy, Equity and Imagination", 2015 Literacy Research Association Conference
Individual Paper: Imagining Online Research Design: Is it Virtual Case Study or Connective Ethnography?

Carolyn  Randolph
Department of Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: National Communication Association Convention
Panel: When the "diva" speaks: Rae Lewis-Thornton and the paradox of the post-AIDS era

Deovides Reyes III
Department of Music Composition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: 2015 Gamelan Composers Forum: Concert and Discussion of New Music for Gamelan
Panel: "Guni-guning Gamelan" - Gamelan Hallucinations

Melinda Snodgrass
Department of Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: 17th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disabilities
Shared Paper: Supporting a Family and School Team in Planning and Implementing AAC for a Child with Intellectual Disability

Spring 2015 Award Recipients

Dwayne Baker
Department of Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Transnationalism from Above and Below: The Dynamics of Place-making in the Global City
Individual Paper: Entertaining Blight: Better Alternatives for a Vibrant Farish Street Historic District

Shannon Epplett
Department of Theatre History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Mid-America Theatre Conference
Individual Paper: The Dramaturgy of Erasure; Staging Jane Johnston Schoolcraft

Edmund Graham
Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership (EPOL), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE)
Other: Bringing Equitable Solutions to Life on Campus: A Pathway to Results from Illinois

Rebecca Kappus
Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Rehabilitation, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Experimental Biology
Poster: Racial Differences in Macrovascular and Microvascular Function Following Acute Antioxidant Supplementation

Jenny Korn
Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: 65th International Communication Association annual conference
Individual Paper: "No rice, no spice, no chocolate:" The online affirmation of sexual racism via upvoting in the GayBros subreddit

Susana Rodriguez
Department of Art History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: The 2015 Caribbean Studies Association Conference, "The Caribbean in an Age of Global Apartheid: Fences, Boundaries, and Borders-Literal and Imagined"
Individual Paper: Ana Mendieta's Primitive Siluetas and Transnational Identity

Kristen Salkas
Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Kristen Salkas
Poster: Spirituality in Latino Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Lori West
Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: 40th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association
Individual Paper: Emancipating Memory: Historical Legacies of the African Diaspora

Aimee Wodda
Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
Individual Paper: "You have a fever because you are a very troubled person": A historical overview of the medico-legal regulation and denial of trans* bodies

Cheryl Zachariah
Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Je Me Souviens/I Remember
Other: Playing the Holocaust: Utilizing Theatre to Engage with Issues about the Holocaust and to "Never Forget"

Fall 2014 Award Recipients

Jochen Arndt
Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: 57th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association: Rethinking Violence, Reconstruction and Reconciliation
Individual Paper: The Great Bifurcation: Missionary Linguistics and the Emergence of 'Xhosa' and 'Zulu' as Ethno-Linguistic Identities, 1820-1870

StaLynn Davis
Department of History, University of Illinois at Springfield
Conference: Reworking Freedom: Graduate Student Workshop on Re-Centering the Enslaved in Histories of the Americas
Individual Paper: “Alas! The sunny face of the slave is not always an indication of sunshine in the heart:” 19th Century Enslaved Women and Religion

Julie Fiorelli
Department of English, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: MLA Annual Convention
Panel: Two papers: “The End of Harlem: Black Extinction in George Schulyer’s Black No More and Chester Himes’s Plan B” and “Imagination Run Riot: Apocalyptic Time in Race-War Novels of the Late 1960s”

Ivis Garcia Zambrana
Department of Urban Planning and Policy , University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Puerto Rican Studies Association
Individual Paper: Paseo Boricua: Alternative Regimes of Ownership

Alexander Jendrusina
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference 2014
Poster: Everyday discrimination and risk for anxiety-related disorders: Socioeconomic indicators as moderators in a Latino sample

Deborah Linares
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Other: Improving Older Latinas’ Health through a Community-Based Participatory Research Project

Megan Paceley
Department of School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting
Panel: The Social Environment Matters for LGBTQ People across the Lifespan

Jamie Pearson
Department of Special Education , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Black Doctoral Network Conference
Panel: Disparities in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism in African American Children

Danielle Perry
Department of School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference
Individual Paper: Leveling the Playing Field: Strategies of Success for Black Males in Higher Education

Claudine Taaffe
Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Female Transgressions
Other: Picture This: Using Photography to Tell a Black Girl's Truth

Spring 2014 Award Recipients

Jennifer Anderson Bliss
Department of Comparative and World Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: 11th Annual Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: "Traumics: Comics Narratives of Trauma"
Individual Paper: Writing Trauma into the Landscape: The Rwandan Genocide and Colonial Vision in Rwanda, 1994.

Randi Congleton
Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: American Educational Research Association Annual Conference
Roundtable Panel: Microaggressions, Marginality, and the Graduate Student Experience in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Rick Coppola
Department of College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: International Reading Association
Shared Paper: Orchestrating High-level Text-Based Discussion and Literary Interpretation in Urban Middle-School Students

Jialin Li
Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: American Sociological Association
Individual Paper: Formula Feeding and Social Body: exploring the bodies in infant feeding in contemporary China

Jose Melendez
Department of Learning Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: International Society for Cultural and Activity Research International Conference 2014
Individual Paper: Using a Dialectic CHAT Framework for Understanding Learning in a PB Process

Lilyana Ortega
Department of Educational Psychology , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: American Education Research Association (AERA)
Poster: Restorative Circles Program at an At-Risk High School; Student Perspectives

Bertha Rangel
Department of Social Personality and Organizational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: The 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Poster: Meta-Analysis of Minority Recruitment Interventions and Organizational Attraction

Aparna Saligrama
Department of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: EDRA 45 NEW ORLEANS
Individual Paper: Global Context Local Content: The compelling case of the Sambhaavana Trust Clinic Bhopal (and what we can learn from it)

Michael Staudenmaier
Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians
Panel: From the Diaspora to the Deep South: Puerto Rican Anti-Fascism in the 1970s and 1980s

Cheryl Zachariah
Department of Disability and Human Development , University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Dream Acts: Performance as Refuge, Resistance, and Renewal
Panel: Inclusive Engagement: diversity includes people with disabilities in theatre

Fall 2013 Award Recipients

Xiuying Cai
Department of Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: American Educational Studies Association Annual Conference
Panel: Opening up a Space of Dialogue for Global Multicultural Education: Presenting, Representing, Listening, and Understanding

Qiana Cryer
Department of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Society for Social Work and Research
Shared Paper: Paternal Typologies and Internalizing Behaviors in African American Youth Living in Urban Public Housing

Bryce Henson
Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Radical Caribbeans/Los Caribes Radicales: Repositioning Caribbean Life
Individual Paper: The Lusophone Caribbean: Hip-Hop, Globalization and Culture in Salvador da Bahia

Michelle Jimenez de Tavarez
Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: 2014 International Conference of Health, Wellness & Society
Round Table: Explaining Women’s HIV Risk in the Dominican Republic: A Theoretical Approach

Eric Michel
Department of Managerial Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Africa Academy of Management Biennial Conference
Shared Paper: The ‘ticket to the dance’: A meta-analytic investigation of female leadership and organizational performance

Ashmeet Oberoi
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: National Association for Multicultural Education 23rd Annual International Conference
Scholar symposium: Religion in the Hallways: An Ecological Examination of the School Experiences of Muslim Adolescents in U.S. Public High Schools

Megan Paceley
Department of School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting / Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference
Individual Paper: Organizing an Interdisciplinary Forum on LGBT Research in the Social Sciences/’I Can Be a Whole Me’: Religious LGBT Individuals Negotiating Intersecting Identities in Community Organizations

Catherine Steele
Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Internet Research 14.0 - Resistance and Appropriation
Individual Paper: Shaking off the ‘Other’: Appropriation of marginalized cultures and the ‘Harlem Shake’

Cecilia Suarez
Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: El Mundo Zurdo 2013: Activism, Philosophy and Pedagogy-An International Conference on the work of Gloria E. Anzaldúa
Individual Paper: Unbreaking Her Back: Rehumanizing the Brown Girl Student Through Critical Education and Love

Kathryn Trenshaw
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: 2013 Frontiers in Education Conference
Shared Paper: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students in Engineering: Climate and Perceptions

Spring 2013 Award Recipients

Rachel Allison
Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
Individual Paper: Intersections of Race, Class and Residence in College Student Negotiations of Hooking Up

Jessica Awsumb
Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Society for Community Research and Action Biennial
Poster: Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities from a Midwestern State

Gail Gomez
Department of Museum and Exhibition Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Inclusive Museum Conference
Shared Paper: Engaging Diverse Publics with Pop Up Galleries, Political Memes, and Provocative Themes

Robert Gould
Department of Disability and Human Development University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (NARRTC) Annual Research Conference
Individual Paper: Systematic Review of the ADA Research: Year 1 Scoping Review Results

Danny Lambouths
Department of Educational Psychology - Youth Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Institute for the Study of the African American Child
Individual Paper: Self-Efficacy Impact on African American Youths’ Academic Performance: A Gendered Experience

Christina Lee
Department of Urban and Regional Planning University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: The Afterlives of Empire
Individual Paper: An Exploratory Study on the Effects of the Foreclosure Crisis on Asian Americans

Javier Ruiz-Tagle
Department of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: 43rd Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association (UAA)
Panel: Studies of segregation and policies of dispersion in Chile: a theory–policy relationship

Jeffrey Savage
Department of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: The 35th DRUID Celebration Conference
Individual Paper: Human Mobility and Returnee Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Mexico

Brittany Sievers
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois Springfield
Conference: American Psychological Association Annual Convention
Poster: Discrimination, Asian Values, Internalized Homo-Negativity, and Well-Being among Asian American LGB

Aimee Wodda
Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Law and Society Annual Meeting
Individual Paper: Transgender Legal Theory: History, Challenges, and Debates

Fall 2012 Award Recipients

Zachary Blair
Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
Individual Paper: Boystown: Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Chicago's Gay Neighborhood

Peter Campbell
Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: National Communication Association Annual Convention
Individual Paper: The Abject of Community: The Majoritarian 'Fourth Persona' in U.S. Equality Rhetoric

Lilly Chen
Department of English, University of Illinois at Springfield
Conference: 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities
Slideshow presentation: The Journal of Timothy Coffin Osborn: The Hidden Discoveries of the Life of a Forty-Niner

Angela Fortune
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Literacy Research Association 62nd Annual Conference
Individual Paper Presentation in a Symposium: Rhythmic Writings: A Poetic Pathway for African American Males

Robert Gould
Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Disability Policy Research Co-Laboratory (DisCo) Symposium
Panel Talk: Systematic Review of the ADA: Employment research and its effects on diverse participation of people with disabilities

Jungmin Kwon
Department of Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: National Communication Association (NCA) 98th Annual Convention
Individual Paper: Spectacularizing Queers: How Young Females are Embraced by the Media Industry in South Korea

Megan Paceley
Department of School of Social Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting
Individual Paper: 1. Predicting Involvement in Nonmetropolitan LGBT Community Centers 2. Understanding Motivations and Barriers to Involvement in LGBT Organizations: An Ethnographic Examination

Maryann Parada
Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Linguistic Society of America Meeting / American Name Society Annual Meeting
Individual Paper: Socio-onomastic perspectives of receptive bilinguals of Spanish: First names as a linguistic resource

Mrinalini Rao
Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: SRCD Themed Meeting: Transitions from Adolescence to Adulthood
Paper in a symposium: Mapping the future: Indian Adolescents' Visions of their Future in the Context of Globalization

Zachary Sell
Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Without Sanctuary: A Conference on Lynching and the American South
Individual Paper: For that Protection that Law Refuses to Give: Life, Law, and Refusal during the Springfield Race Riot of 1908

Spring 2012 Award Recipients

Smita Das
Department of English, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism
Panel presentation: New England Writers and Transnational Body Politics

Charlotte Davidson
Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: American Educational Research Association
Symposia presentation: T’áá anni dóó na’nitin náánádleeh (The Truth Becomes a Teaching): Toward a Feminine Praxis of Beauty in Diné Research

Steve Garcia
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: American Psychological Association (APA) 2012 Annual Convention
Panel presentation: Understanding the impact of sexual-orientation victimization and social support on urban LGBT youth

Stephanie Hicks
Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: The Art of Activism
Paper presentation: Caught Up: Black Girls in the School to Prison Pipeline

Laurie Jeans
Department of Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Ninth Annual Addressing Challenging Behavior: National Training Institute on Effective Practices/Supporting Young Children’s Social and Emotional Development
Conference presentation: Many Languages, One Classroom: Evidence-based Strategies to Support the Development of Young Dual Language Learners

Nancy Joseph
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: The Second Biennial APA Division 45 Conference
Paper presentation: Rules of engagement: Exploring the factors that influence Caribbeans’ engagement in African American culture; and panel presentation: ‘Getting it Done’ as a Graduate Student: Recruiting and Engaging Hard-to-Access Populations

Lucy Parker and Stacey Windisch
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Springfield
Conference: American Psychological Association Annual Convention
Poster presentation: Impact of Parental Pressure, Parental Support, and Stereotyping on Asian Americans’ Career Development

Anthony Perone
Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
Paper presentation: Imaginative play as a life-span, cultural activity

Xiao Di Tong
Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
Paper presentation: Sino-U.S. Diaspora: Self-narrativization and Transpacific Identity in Yung Wing’s My Life in China and America

Chezare Warren
Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: 2012 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting & International Conference on Interpersonal Relationships in Education
Paper, symposium, and roundtable presentation: Nice White Ladies: Operationalizing the Empathy Effect on Student-Teacher Interactions with Black Male Students

Fall 2011 Award Recipients

Seham Ataullah
Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Springfield
Conference: Global Mindset Development in Leadership and Management Conference
Paper presentation: Cultural Influences on the Organizational Leadership

Judith Estrada
Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference
Roundtable presentation: Engaging Children's Televisual Media: A Critical Bicultural Pedagogy Approach

Amaziah (Wendy) Zuri Finley
Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: Sixth Biennial Conference of the ASWAD
Panel presentation: A Tragedy Within a Tragedy: An Examination of the Ways Disaster Rape Constitutes Genocide

Erica North Morawski
Department of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: College Art Association 100th Annual Conference
Paper presentation: Cultural Capital: Selling Havana as a Tourist Destination in the 1950s

Lisa Aponte-Soto
Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Evaluation 2011 Conference
Paper presentation: Championing Culturally Responsive Leadership for Evaluation Practice

Spring 2011 Award Recipients

E. Claire Jerry
Department of History, University of Illinois at Springfield
Conference: Central States Communication Association 2011 Convention
Presentation Title: Communication and the Abuse of History: The Enola Gay Controversy

Jioni A. Lewis
Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: American Psychological Association Annual Convention
Presentation Title: Gendered Racial Microaggressions Among Black Women: Construction and Initial Validation of a Scale

Megan Milks
Department of English, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Northeast Modern Language Association 2011 Convention
Presentation Title: Anorexia in Temporal Drag

Cynthia Najdowski
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: 119th American Psychological Association Convention
Presentation Title: Why Experiencing Racial Profiling Leads to Anxiety in Future Police Encounters: The Mediating Effects of Trust in the Police and Stereotype Threat

Nibia M. Pastrana Santiago
Department of Dance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: ImPulsTanz - Vienna International Dance Festival
Presentation Title: Menos Cuerda (Less Sane)

Fall 2010 Award Recipients

Ms. Vickii Coffey
Department of Criminology, Law and Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: The American Society of Criminology Annual Conference
Presentation Title: Women, Domestic Violence and Reentry: What Do We Know?

Ms. Katherine Emerson
Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Presentation Title: Organizational Implicit Theories of Intelligence as a Cue to Diversity and Prestige

Mr. Tony Laing
Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: American Educational Studies Association
Presentation Title:The All-Black Male School Debate: Use of Virtual Learning

Ms. Zully Rivera-Ramos
Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: National Latina/o Psychological Association
Presentation Title: Promoting Resilience in Latina Breast Cancer Survivors with Lymphedema: the Role of Knowledge and Coping Strategies; ¿Qué Viene Después?: Latina Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Twice.

 

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