2018–2019 Scholars and Artists in Residence

Applications were particularly competitive this year. The four winners were selected for the intellectual significance of their research and the social relevance and public impact of their work on university and area communities.

Lisa Hanasono | Media & Communication
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Despite its prevalence, pregnancy loss remains taboo in the United States.
For her project, Shattering the Silence on Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss, Dr. Lisa K. Hanasono, an Associate Professor from Bowling Green State University’s School of Media and Communication, will highlight the findings from two research projects to reveal how culture, gender, media, and interpersonal communication factors work in concert to stigmatize and silence discussions about pregnancy loss—and what we can do collectively to shatter that silence.

Lecture scheduled for Thursday, October 25th, 2018, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 207 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Lara Lengel | Media & Communication
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Dr. Lara Martin Lengel's project, Community Organizations’ Role in Combating Sex Trafficking and Sex Tourism, addresses faith-based organizations’ (FBOs) role in combating sex trafficking of women and children in Costa Rica.  It analyzes how the decriminalization of sex work in Costa Rica affects FBOs’ advocacy and support efforts. The proiect builds on Dr. Lengel’s 25-year research program on transnational feminism and critical intercultural communication studies, which has been published in, among other journals, Feminist Media Studies, Gender & History, International Journal of Women’s Studies, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Text and Performance Quarterly, and Studies in Symbolic Interaction.

Lecture scheduled for Thursday, November 15th, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wood County Public Library Meeting Room

Melissa K. Miller | Political Science
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With larger numbers of women running for public office than ever before, Dr. Melissa K. Miller’s project looks specifically at candidates who are mothers, and how those roles intersect. Entitled Moms on the Run, the project asks what voters think about candidates who are mothers and how these candidates address stereotypes about motherhood. Dr. Miller plans to deliver a series of public talks to groups such as the League of Women Voters, service clubs, churches, and other community organizations, providing practical recommendations for voters evaluating candidates who are mothers.



Lecture to be scheduled in Spring 2019

Arne Spohr | Musical Arts
ArnArne spohre Spohr (PhD, Hochschule für Musik Köln, Germany) is Associate Professor of Musicology at Bowling Green State University, where he teaches courses in music history and directs the BGSU Early Music Ensemble. His research has focused on music in Britain, Germany and Scandinavia between 1550 and 1750, particularly on issues of cultural exchange, institutional history and court culture. In his most recent book project, situated in the field of Early Modern European Black Studies, he investigates the social and legal position of Black trumpeters and drummers in early modern Germany.

Far greater numbers of Black Africans lived in Early Modern Europe than it is generally thought today. As a consequence of trade, Christian missions, colonialism, and, particularly, the slave economy, numerous people from sub-Saharan Africa, enslaved or free, lived in Europe since the mid-fifteenth century. This significant presence of Afro-Europeans has, to date, been mostly ignored by historians. Not surprisingly, the rich contributions of Black people to European culture also remain largely unexplored. In his project, entitled Forgotten Voices: Rediscovering Europe's Black Musical Past, Dr. Arne Spohr will shed light on lived experiences of Black European composers and performers between 1450 and 1800.

Lecture to be scheduled in Spring 2019

Interested in becoming a 2019-2020 ICS Faculty Fellow?

ICS will be accepting applications in Fall of 2018.

Join our 2018 Faculty Fellows Information Session to learn more about the application process!

Thursday, September 20th

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

225 Olscamp Hall

Past ICS Fellows

YearNameTitle of ProjectAffiliation
2018Nancy Patterson
But I Wanna Say What I Wanna Say: Ohio Student and Teacher Perspectives on the First AmendmentSchool of Teaching and Learning
2018Sheri Wells-JensenImagining Life on Other Planets -- Re-imagining Life on EarthEnglish
2017Amy Robinson"Bad Hombres": Mexican Criminals as Popular HeroesWorld Languages and Cultures
2017Walter GrundenTales of Wa (Harmony) and Woe: Japanese Organizational Culture and the Production of Science and TechnologyHistory
2017Rebecca KinneyRust Belt Chinatowns: Restaurants, Race, and Redevelopment in the Twenty First CenturySchool of Cultural and Critical Studies
2017Cheryl LachowskiDitches: A Montage of the Great Black SwampGeneral Studies Writing
2016Michael ArrigoLeg Up/Land on Your FeetSchool of Art
2016Christina GuentherJulya Rabinowich's Transnational Poetics: Remembering Border Crossings in Theater and FilmGerman, Russian, and East Asian Languages
2015Rebecca Skinner GreenForging the Path: Establishing Contemporary Art in Trinidad and TobagoSchool of Art
2015/2016David BixlerThe Hughes ProjectSchool of Music
2015Montana MillerBlue Skies, Black Death: Skydivers and the Ambiguity of BeliefPopular Culture
2015Philip DickinsonMere Pseud…: The Secret 1980s Journal of a Teenage ModernistEnglish
2015Dalton JonesWhy is this Man Smiling?: The Reification of Louis ArmstrongEthnic Studies
2014Philip XieIndustrial Heritage Tourism: Landscapes of NostalgiaTourism, Leisure, and Event Planning
2014Satomi SaitoNarrative in the Digital AgeGerman, Russian, and East Asian Languages
2014Erin Felicia LabbieThe Medieval Remainder: Faust, Debt, and Social ContractsEnglish
2014Edgar LandgrafNietszche's Will, Luhmann's Inheritance. On the Physiological and Philosophical Underpinnings of Nietzsche's and Luhmann's PosthumanismGerman, Russian, and East Asian Languages
2013Christopher Frey"Benevolent Care": Education and the Ainu in Japan's North, 1790-1868Educational Foundations, Leadership & Policy, EDHD
2013Pedro PorbenDesired Revolution: Cultural Practices of the New Man in CubaRomance & Classical Studies, Spanish
2013Theodore RippeyThe Anxious Ear: Aural Experience in German ModernityGerman, Russian, and East Asian Languages
2013Clayton RosatiInfrastructure of Feeling: Media, Materialism, and Struggles for the Geographies of CultureSchool of Media and Communication
2013Geoff HowesUtopian Visions of Madness in Austrian LiteratureGerman, Russian, and East Asian Languages
2012Sharona MuirNaked Men, Naked Women, and Invisible Beasts: Tales of the Animals That Go Unseen Among UsCreative Writing/English
2012Kristen RudisillSecond Honeymoons, Jurassic Babies: Identity and Play in Chennai's Post-Independence Sabha TheaterSchool of Media and Communication
2012Kimberly CoatesDancing With Freud: Female Sexuality, Modernist Women, and the Intoxication of MovementEnglish
2012Dena Elisabeth EberHer Mikvah: Kedushat YetzirahSchool of Art
2011Heather Elliott-FamularoBearing Witness: The Voices of Our SurvivorsSchool of Art
2011Ellen W. GorsevskiDangerous Women: The Rhetoric of the Women Nobel Peace Laureates`School of Media and Communication
2011Ruth Wallis HerndonChildren of Misfortune: Growing up Poor in Early New EnglandHistory
2011Maisha Wester English
2011Cynthia BaronBreaking the Hourglass: Documentaries that Shatter the Illusion of the Corporate Food SystemTheater and Film
2010Eftychia Papanikolaou College of Music
2010Jolie ShefferThe Romance of Race: The Familial Origins of American Multiculturalism 1880-1930English
2010Stephannie Gearhart English
2009Victoria EkstrandRevealing John Doe: The Origins and Culture of Anonymous Speech in U.S. LawJournalism
2009Shannon Orr Political Science
2009Beatrice GuentherTrading on Cultural Capital: Madame de Stael's Politics of LiteratureWomen's Studies
2009Vikki KraneThis is a Female Athlete: Interpreting Self-Representations of Female College AthletesSport and Leisure Studies
2009Allie TerrySomaesthetics and the Renaissance: Medieval Torture to Aesthetic Redemption at the BargelloSchool of Art
2009Ellen BerryStray Ejections, Misplaced, Shrouded in Forgetting: History, Trauma, and the Politics of Absence in Theresa Cha's DicteeEnglish
2008Neil EngelhartPetty Despots: Rethinking Human Rights Discourse After the Cold WarPolitical Science
2008Charles KanwischerReal Estate Drawings and Recent WorkSchool of Art
2008Vibha BhallaAmerican Dreams: Gender, Migration and the Work Experiences of Asian Indian Community in Metropolitan DetroitEthnic Studies
2008Christina GuentherCartographies of Identity: Memory and History in Ruth Beckermann's Documentary Films from 1980-2006German, Russian, and East Asian Languages
2007Bill AlbertiniBodies and Pain: How to Be Ill and UnhappyEnglish
2007Apollos O. Nwauwa History
2007Amy Robinson"True Stories" of Mexican Banditry: The Case of Chuco el RotoRomance and Classical Studies
2007Andrew SchocketErrand to Africa: Boston King, the British Empire, and the Founding of Sierra LeoneHistory/American Culture Studies
2007Rebecca Green School of Art
2006Lawrence Coates English
2006Liette GidlowAdvertising the American Presidency, 1952-PresentHistory
2006Sridevi Menon Ethnic Studies
2006Susana PenaOye Loca: The Making of Cuban American Gay MiamiEthnic Studies
2006Leigh Ann Wheeler Women's Studies
2005Peter WayCulture War: The French and Indian War and the Construction of Social IdentityHistory
2005Rekha MirchandaniWhat's So Special about Special Domestic Violence Courts? Social Movements and the StateSociology
2005Edgar LandgrafInspiration and Artistic Creativity in Pre-Romantic and Romantic Thought: Inquiries into the Emergence of Modern ConsciousnessGerman, Russian, and East Asian Languages
2005Albert W. DzurDemocratic Professionalism: Civic Task Sharing in Domains of Hidden AuthorityPolitical Science
2005Lynn WhitneyThe I-280 Maumee River Crossing ProjectSchool of Art
2005Gary R. HessExplaining America's Lost War: The Forty-Year Debate Over VietnamHistory
2005Sridevi MenonDiscursive Realms and Colonial Practice: Contrapuntal Studies of Race in Colonial India and the United StatesEthnic Studies
2005Tom MuirDevised Nature: Functional and Ornamental VesselsSchool of Art
2004Apollos O. NwauwaNeo-Colonialism and Academe: The British Intellectual Imperialism and its Aftermath in West Africa, 1948-1990History/Ethnic Studies
2004Ana Del SartoFailures of Memory, Memories of Failures: Contemporary Latin American Women's NarrativesDepartment of Romance Languages
2004Rachel BuffFirst World, Third World, New World: Im/Migration, Gender and Empire in and Around the 20th Century United StatesHistory
2004Halifu OsumareHip Hop's Globalization in Ghana, West AfricaSchool of Human Movement
2004Lisa Wylam Theater and Film
2003Theresa MahProperty Value, Race, and Worth: The Cultural Politics of Housing in San Francisco's Sunset District, 1924-1944Ethnic Studies
2003Gregg BrownellMedia Literacy, Democracy and the SchoolsSchool of Teaching and Learning
2003Robert BuffingtonThe Sentimental Education of the Mexican Working ClassHistory
2003Carol A. HessMusic and the Spanish Civil WarSchool of Music
2003Eithne LuibheidBabies of Convenience? African Asylum Seekers and Childbearing IrelandEthnic Studies
2002Hai RenThe Countdown of Time: Public Displays and Symbolic Economy in China and Hong KongPopular Culture
2002Opportune ZongoCultural Forces and the Construction of WidowhoodDepartment of Romance Languages
2002Vickie Rutledge ShieldsA Cultural Studies Reception Analysis of How Adolescent Girls and Boys Make Meaning of Idealized Images of Gender in AdvertisingWomen's Studies
2001Rosalie H. PolitskyBuilding an Interpretive Repertoire in the Visual Arts: An Examination of Cultural Values in the Art of Richard HamiltonSchool of Art
2001Sharona MuirA Father's SecretsCreative Writing/English
2001Ken KipleThe Cambridge Food Histories: The Long and Short of ThemHistory
2000Philip G. TerrieA Biography of Robert MarshallAmerican Culture Studies
2000Marvin BelzerThe Z Files: Reflection on the Practical Implications of Views about Personal IdentityPhilosophy
2000Ewart Skinner Media and Communication
2000Fujiya KawashimaThe Great Families in Confucian KoreaHistory
1999Mary NatvigImitative Techinques in Masses of the 15th CenturySchool of Music
1999Jacquelyn CuneenGender Portrayals in Sport-Related Advertising: Pring, Point-of-Purchase, and World Wide Web Versions of Women in SportSport Management
1999Scott C. MartinViolence, Gender, and Drinking in the Early National United StatesHistory
1999Donald SchererThe Place of the Humanities and Arts in Ecological Restoration EducationPhilosophy
1999Judith SealanderRe-Inventing Childhood: Twentieth Century American State Regulation of Children's Labor, Education, Health, and WelfareHistory
1998Michael E. StaubAfrican American Activisim, Jewish Identities, and Holocaust ConsciousnessEnglish
1998Delia D. AguilarFeminism and Nationalism: The Philippines as a Case StudyEthnic Studies/Women's Studies
1998Lillian Ashcraft-EasonAfrican Women's Cosmological Thought, Economic Roles and Agency in Africa and the British ColoniesHistory
1998Federico ChalupaEthnicity, Social-Self, and Narrative in the Andean RegionDepartment of Romance Languages
1998Jaak PankseppImpulsive Children on Ritalin: A National Scandal in the MakingPsychology
1997F. Scott ReganA Play for Young Audiences Based on the "Faust" LegendTheatre and Film
1997Jack SantianoPersonal, Private, and Public: The Display of Symbols in Northern IrelandPopular Culture
1996/1997Loren E. LomaskyGood, Better, Best: A Theory of Reason and ValuePhilosophy
1996/1997Tom MuirMetal VesselsSchool of Art
1996Gary HessWarmaking and Democracy: Trauma, Johnson, Bush and Congressional Authorization in Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian GulfHistory
1996Burton BeermanJesus' DaughterSchool of Music
1996Ellen BerryExperiments in Transculture: Rethinking Russian and American Models of Creative CommunicationEnglish
1996Don K. RowneyContinuity in Russian History: State and Economy, 1885-1991History
1996Ryan D. TweneyFree Will in American Psychological Thought: From Jonathan Edwards to The Bell CurvePsychology
1996Vikki KraneThe Experiences of Lesbians in Collegiate SportsHealth, Physical Education, and Recreation
1996Khani BegumPostcolonial and Gender Discourses in Contemporary Irish Women's WritingEnglish
1996Geoffrey HowesMental Illness as Cultural Problem with Examples from Modern Austrian LiteratureGerman, Russian, and East Asian Languages
1996Epifanio San JuanRaymond Williams's Theory of Culture: Intersections of Class, Gender, and EthnicityEthnic Studies