OAR Funded Projects

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The most recent granted by OAR and the status of their associated progress reports are presented below.

Faculty Name

OAR Funding Source

Fiscal Year of Award

Thalia Vrachopolous 

 

Senior Scholar

FY 2014-15

Has written four chapters to contribute to her book on Re-Framing Korean Contemporary Art.

Bettina Carbonell 

 

Senior Scholar

FY 2014-15

Has completed a draft of an additional chapter towards her monograph, Consequential Spaces: Historiography and the Work of African American Museums. Has applied for an NEH grant and will have knowledge of reward mid-December 2014. Carbonell also plans to present her work at the 2014 New Directions Conference.

Nivedita Majumdar 

 

Senior Scholar

FY 2014-15

Has devoted time towards research for a book project; plans to have a detailed prospectus and final drafts of the first two chapters by the end of Fall 2014 semester.

Alexander Long 

 

Senior Scholar

FY 2013-14

Had two poems published in peer-reviewed works: one in Tao’s journal of poetry online and one in Miramar; one journal article published in a peer-reviewed work: Tao’s journal of poetry online; and one peer-reviewed book review with Miramar; fourth manuscript of poems, On Distance, is 80-90% completed; has made promising progress on literary biography on American poet Larry Levis – has three chapters finished and ready for submission to journals and four others in draft.

Janice Bockmeyer 

 

Senior Scholar

FY 2013-14

Has continued data collection/site visits for “Shrinking Urban Democracy: The Right-Sizing of Detroit” project; applied for two addl’ grants, one of which was funded with a $6,000 PSC-CUNY award.

Kevin Nadal 

 

Seed Money

FY 2013-14

Has conducted 4 focus groups with a total of 24 participants. Plans to resubmit the NIH Grant in the spring and also aims to complete all of the focus groups in the next six months. Subsequently, he will begin data analysis and manuscript development shortly after.

Shu-Yuan Cheng  

 

Seed Money

FY 2013-14

Professor Cheng has conducted analyses to achieve two aims: 1) to determine the level of the cellular senescence triggered by MB and MZ in SHSY5Y and NG108-15 hybrid cells & 2) to determine the phase of cell cycle by flow cytometry analysis after MB and MZ exposures. The results obtained are used to prepare the abstract for 2015 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting.

Jason Rauceo 

 

Seed Money

FY 2013-14

Has submitted an application to the NIH SCORE program for a total of over $400,000 over a 4-year funding period that will allow for further studies on understanding the signaling mechanisms in response to environmental changes and asssults in the fungus Candida albicans.

Nathan Lents 

 

Seed Money

FY 2013-14

Seed money is being utilized to cover costs of sequencing and analysis of DNA collected from living subjects and decedents at UTK.

Maria Hartwig 

 

Seed Money

FY 2013-14

Has received supplemental funding from a CUNY GC Doctoral Student Research Grant; will apply for an NSF grant proposal in Fall 2014.

Marcia Esparza 

 

Seed Money

FY 2013-14

The Historical Memory Project website is now fully online and external funding is currently being sought to help translate entire website into Spanish and French; plans are in the works to apply for addl’ funding from NEH & Mellon Foundation.

Guoqi Zhang 

 

Seed Money

FY 2013-14

Has published one peer-viewed journal article and one manuscript under review; applied for $289,044 NSF grant; awarded PSC-CUNY award of $3500; received an external award from the American Chemical Society for $55,000.

Artem Domeschevskiy

Seed Money

FY 2013-14

Has been able to determine structural differences in lipids that have highest binding affinity to PAP (used in seeking alternative effective therapies for HIV/AIDS); is currently revising a manuscript and preliminary data to be re-submitted to agency’s SCORE program

James DeLorenzi 

 

Seed Money

FY 2013-14

Will begin next stage of archival research Summer 2014; has been awarded two other grants to fund the next stage- $6,000 Franklin Fellowship award and $3,500 PSC/CUNY grant.

Margaret Kovera 

 

Seed Money

FY 2013-14

Upon completion of pilot study, an application was submitted in January 2014 for an NSF grant proposal seeking $370,000 over three years.

Nivedita Majumdar 

Enhanced Travel

FY 2013-14

Delivered a lecture on “Marxism and Culture” at the Center for Marxist Studies in Delhi, India. Along with her research, this talk has helped her to work on the introductory chapter of a book project. She is also hopeful to write a single authored article for a peer-reviewed journal regarding the subject.

Baz Dreisinger 

 

Enhanced Travel

FY 2013-14

Spent 8 days research staff and prisoners of various correctional facilities, including aftercare & reentry programs, in Singapore and has thus far gained a great amount of material for her chapter.

Seth Baumrin 

 

Enhanced Travel

FY 2013-14

Spent 5 days in Denmark on the symposium, “Theatre as a Laboratory for Community Interaction” at Odin Teatret.

Nicole Elias 

 

Emergency

FY 2013-14

Published a manuscript with Public Management Quarterly; has begun working on a project with the US Dept of State on Formulating new directions for diversity policy; will serve as a distinguished research fellow for two years at EEOC to evaluate the climate of federal agencies for LGBT employees.

Samantha Majic 

 

Book publication

FY 2013-14

Published two books: Sex Work Politics: From Protest to Service Provision; and Negotiating Sex Work: The Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Jana Arsovska 

 

Book publication

FY 2013-14

Decoding Albanian Organized Crime: Culture, Politics, and Globalization à will be published January 2015.

Amy Green 

 

Seed money

FY 2012-13

Grant was applied towards travel expenses to Rwanda for Kigali Institute of Education in July 2013; plans exist to submit at least one journal article for publication and apply for several grant opportunities to fund future trips to KIE.

Lucia Trimbur 

 

Seed money

FY 2012-13

Received a faculty fellowship from the GC’s Center for Place, Culture, and Politics to further this project; will apply Fall 2014 for NIH Occupational Safety & Health Training Project Grant.

George Andreopoulos 

 

Seed money

FY 2012-13

Plans to present findings on human rights and counter-terrorism project at the 2014 Intl’ Studies Association Conference & John Jay’s biennial Intl’ Conference in Athens; in process of approaching the UN Foundation and several county missions to the UN for support

Jodie Roure 

 

Emergency

FY 2012-13

Participated in a total of 5 UN panels, presentations, and trainings in NYC, Geneva, and the Hague on Latin American Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls

Lila Kazemian 

 

Emergency

FY 2012-13

Results to be written in a French book; scheduled publication in special issue of the Intl’ Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy in 2014; granted a PSC-CUNY Enhanced Award to further develop project; intends to apply for addl’ Guggenheim funding 8/2014

Jean Mills 

 

Book publication

FY 2012-13

Published Virginia Woolf, Jane Ellen Harrison, and the Spirit of Modern Classicism, March 2014