Year of Faculty Kudos
Arts Faculty have received prestigious grants and widespread acknowledgement for remarkable achievements during the 2011-12 academic year. The many honors underscore just how unique a blend of innovation and accomplishment resides in the Arts division at UCSC. From receipt of annual awards to publication of exciting scholarship, the Arts continues to thrive on the global landscape of creative activity.Theater Arts professor Kimberly Jannarone's book Artaud and His Doubles won Honorable Mention in this year's competition for the Callaway Prize for the best Book on Drama or Theatre. Carolyn Dean's book A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock won the 2012 Arvey Prize for the best book on Latin American Art. Music Professor David Evan Jones' current ethnomusicological travel is supported by a Fulbright Fellowship. Social Documentary faculty in our Film & Digital Media department—John Jota Leaños and Renee Tajima-Peña—both were recipients of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Jota Leaños was also awarded a USA Fellowship and a Hellman Fellowship this yearl, for his work in documentary filmmaking. Professor of Film & Digital Media B. Ruby Rich was awarded the 2012 Frameline Award, recognizing major contributions to LGBT presence in film, television, or the media arts.
Art historian Carolyn Dean, and Digital Arts/New Media professor Warren Sack both received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies. Theater Arts professor Kathy Foley was the recipient of a fellowship from Yale University's Institute for Sacred Music. Jennifer Gonzalez of the History of Art & Visual Culture department has received a UC Humanities Research Institute Fellowship and film scholar Shelley Stamp will soon begin research under a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship.
Congratulations to our Arts faculty for their award-winning creative activity and research. These honors and fellowship opportunities help to deepen the academic excellence that makes the Arts such a vital component of an outstanding liberal arts education.