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

Fall 2017 Award Recipients

Rachael Gruen
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Literacy Research for Expanding Meaningfulness
Individual Paper: "Making" One's Way to a GED Diploma: An Alternative Curriculum

Olivia Hagedorn
Department of History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: African/Diasporic Futures: Re-Envisioning Power, Interventions, Imaginations and Belonging
Individual Paper: Chicago's Renaissance Woman: Margaret T. G. Burroughs and the Diasporic Midwest

Christina Mekonen
Department of Germanic Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: German Studies Association Conference
Individual Paper: The Concept of the "Stranger" in Poetry by Black and Jewish Authors

Arjun Mitra
Department of Managerial Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Southern Management Association Annual Meeting
Individual Papers (3): Female emotional labor: Examining through the lens of support and reciprocity; Do women always support other women? A study of the upper echelon: We or Me? I don't feel the need to serve!

Jillian Moga
Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: National Communication Association 103rd Annual Convention
Individual Paper: Representations of Asian Americans in Discourses of Racial Justice Allyship

Valerie O'Brien
Department of English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: South Central Modern Language Association 74th Annual Conference: Moving Words: Migrations, Translations, and Transformations
Panel: Generic Transformations: Travel and Truth-Telling in the Moor's Account

Lisa Ortiz
Department of Education, Policy, Organization & Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association.  Theme: Pedagogies of Dissent
Individual Paper: Puerto Rican Pedagogies: Migratory lessons from women in and outside of academia, Chicago, and beyond

Marisa Smith
Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Conference: NCA 103rd Annual Convention
Shared Paper: The Voice of Images: The Use of Images as a Form of Protest in the Black Lives Matter

Xuening Wang
Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: APPAM 39th Annual Research Convention
Individual Paper: Permanent Residency and the Job Mobility of High-Skilled Immigrants: Is There Evidence of Job Lock?

Emma Zajdela
Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
Conference: Malta VIII Conference "Frontiers of Science: Research and Education in the Middle East - A Bridge to Peace"
Poster: Studying the Success of Science Diplomacy in Building Trust among Diverse Communities in the Middle East

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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