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Fall 2014 Grant Recipients

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Fall 2014 Grant Recipients

Phylicia Bediako

Phylicia Bediako, Graduate Student, Health Policy and Administration, Demography

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“Using Mixed Methods to Understand Motivations behind Sexual Behaviors among South African High School Learners”

B. Stephen Carpenter

B. Stephen Carpenter, Professor, Art Education Program

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“The African Diaspora Water Crisis Curriculum Project: An Arts-Based Collaboration”

Talia Carroll

Talia Carroll, Ph.D Candidate, Education Policy Studies (Higher Education)

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“Pathways to Doctorate:  Understanding How Underrepresented Undergraduate Students Pursuing STEM Degrees Conceptualize the Ph.D.”

Hsin-Yu Chen

Hsin-Yu Chen, Ph.D Candidate, Recreation, Park and Tourism Management

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“Perceptions of Skin Color and Sun-Related Behavior among African-American Female College Students”

Jenna Christian

Jenna Christian, Ph.D. Candidate, Geography and Women’s Studies

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“Militarized Youth: Citizenship, Soldiering, Incarceration, and Young People’s Futures”

Alicia Decker

Alicia Decker, Associate Professor, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and African Studies

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“Women and the Specter of Militarism: A Gendered History of Uganda after Military Rule”

Sarah Eissler

Sarah Eissler, Graduate Student, Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education

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“Increasing Incomes of Smallholders Engaged in the Coffea Arabica Value Chain in West Nile, Uganda: Assessment of Barriers and Opportunities”

Hoda El Shakry

Hoda El Shakry, Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature

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“Literary Exegesis: Islam and Textual Genealogies in 20th Century Maghrebi Letters”

Bilikisu Elewonibi

Bilikisu Elewonibi, Ph.D. Candidate, Health Policy and Administration and Demography

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“Evaluation of a Breast Cancer Screening Program in Nigeria”

Alexander Fyfe

Alexander Fyfe, Graduate Student, Comparative Literature

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“Displaced Papers:  An Investigation into the Diasporic Status of the Amos Tutuola Collection”

Kisha S. Jones

Kisha S. Jones, Assistant Professor, Psychology

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“Making the Jump to Get the Bump: Unpacking African Americans, the Glass Ceiling, and Strategies for Upward Career Mobility”

Mojdeh Motamedi

Mojdeh Motamedi, Graduate Student, Child Clinical Psychology

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“What Stays When the Money is Gone? The Sustainability of a HIV/Substance Use Prevention Program in South Africa”

Laura Murray-Kolb

Laura Murray-Kolb, Assistant Professor, Nutritional Sciences

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“Micronutrient Deficiencies in Ghanaian Women Before Pregnancy: Iron Status and Anemia”

Vernelle Noel

Vernelle A. A. Noel, Ph.D. Candidate, Design Computing

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“Cultural Design Practices, Computation and Design Education: Wire Bending in Trinidad and Tobago”

Carla Pratt

Carla Pratt, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Equity, Dickinson School of Law

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“Subordination Now; Subordination Forever: Examining America’s Tolerance for Racial Inequality”

Matthew Quillen

Matthew Quillen, Undergraduate Student, Health Policy and Administration

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“Adherence to International Pediatric Pain Protocols: Focus on Uganda”

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Angela Ray, Undergraduate Student, Human Development & Family Studies

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“Standard of Living & Quality of Life among Cashew Farmers and Factory Workers in Rural Mozambique”

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Talia Sainclair, Undergraduate Student, African Studies

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“Ethnic Conflicts and the Pursuit of Post-Conflict Peace: An Investigation into the Post-Genocide Rwandan Society’s Search for Lasting Peace”

Tyler Sperrazza

Tyler Sperrazza, Graduate Student, History and African American Studies

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“Together Will We Share the Honor: Black Playwrights and the Fight for Civil War Memory”

Susan Cooke Weeber

Susan Cooke Weeber, Ph.D. Candidate, English

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“Photographic Poetics:  African American Writers and the Photographic Archive from the Harlem Renaissance to the Dark Room Collective”

Kesha Morant Williams

Kesha Morant Williams, Assistant Professor, Communication Arts & Sciences

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“African American Women Discuss Living with Lupus”