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Fall 2013 Grant Recipients

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Fall 2013 Grant Recipients

Tutaleni Asino

Tutaleni Asino, Graduate Student, Learning, Design and Technology and Comparative and International Education

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“Factors That Influence Diffusion of Mobile Devices in Higher Education in Botswana and Namibia”

Nyesha Black

Nyesha Black, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology and Demography

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“The Enduring Legacy of Slavery: A Historical Explanation for Black-White Disparities in Mortality in the U.S. Southeast”

Liza Conyers

Liza Conyers, Associate Professor, Rehabilitation and Human Services

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“Common Threads: Exploring HIV Vulnerability and Vocational Development of African American Women”

Julie Gallagher

Julie Gallagher, Associate Professor, History

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“Transforming the State, Building the Peace: Liberian Women’s Activism in Recent Historical Perspective”

Kira Hydock

Kira Hydock, Undergraduate Student, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences; African Studies

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“Culture and Animal Husbandry: An Investigation into the Traditional Methods and Cultural Constraints of Goat Production and Management Among the People of the Muhanga District of Rwanda”

Russell Lohse

Russell Lohse, Assistant Professor, History

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“Frontiers of Depravity: A Master and His Slaves in Colonial Honduras”

Khanjan Mehta

Khanjan Mehta, Director, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program; Assistant Professor, Engineering Design

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“The Double Disease Burden and Community Health Innovations”

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Rhoda Moise, Undergraduate Student, Biobehavioral Health

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“Culturally Grounded Narratives for Diabetes Management and Prevention”

Iyunolu Osagie

Iyunolu Osagie, Associate Professor, English

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“Research on the Amistad Legacy and American Civil War”

David Shapiro

David Shapiro, Professor, Economics

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“The Role of Increasing Women’s Educational Attainment in Contributing to Fertility Decline in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Quantitative Assessment”

Jeanine Staples

Jeanine Staples, Associate Professor, Literacy and Language and African American Studies

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“Engaging Digital Technologies and Pedagogies for White Pre-Service Teachers in Black Students’ Teaching/Learning Spaces”

Katie Tavenner

Katie Tavenner, Ph.D. Candidate, Rural Sociology and Women’s Studies

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“Co-Management Regimes in Protected Areas of South Africa: Implications for Gender Equity in the Forest-Food Security Nexus”

Martha Wadsworth

Martha Wadsworth, Associate Professor, Psychology

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“Establishing the Feasibility, Acceptability, and Preliminary Efficacy of the Building a Strong Identity and Coping Skills (BaSICS) Program”

Nicole Webster

Nicole Webster, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Extension Education Civic and Youth Development

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“Voices and Counterstories of Empowerment among Young Women from Rural Morocco”

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Associate Professor, English

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“Final Research Investigation in Preparation for the Publication of ‘Untold: Memoirs of My Life in the Liberian Civil War’”

Nan Woodruff

Nan Woodruff, Professor, African American Studies and Modern U.S. History

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“Legacies of Everyday Struggle: History, Memory, Trauma in the Contemporary South”

Kayla Yurco

Kayla Yurco, Ph.D. Candidate, Geography

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“When the Cows Come Home: Livestock Management Strategies of Pastoral Women in Southern Kenya”