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Recent Faculty Awards

The research and creative work of faculty in the Arts Division is recognized each year through prominent national and international awards, fellowships, and grants.  A selection of the more notable honors is listed below by year. 

2017-18 

Amy Mihyang Ginther, Assistant Professor, Theater Arts: 2017 Hellman Fellowship for project No Danger of Winning, a critique of TV show The Bachelor

Newton Harrison / Center for the Study of the Force Majeure, US Forest Service for their wood innovations project in Western Nevada / Central Sierra Nevada ($250K)

Robin Hunicke, Associate Professor, Art and Design: Games and Playable Media: UCOP Innovation & Entrepreneurship Grant for Games 2 Go

Kimberly Jannarone, Professor, Theater Arts: National Humanities Center Fellowship for book Mass Performance

Dee Hibbert Jones, Associate Professor, Art: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant for Run With It (De'Jaun's Story), the next film in the Living Condition trilogy

Stacy Kamehiro, Associate Professor and Rowland and Patricia Rebele Endowed Chair in the History of Art and Visual Culture: UC Humanities Research Institute for Transpacific Dis/Positions: Crosscurrents in Indigenous, Diasporic, and Colonial Histories of the Island Pacific research project

Hi Kyung Kim, Professor, Music: Korea Foundation for Pacific Rim Music Festival

John Jota Leaños, Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media: SF Arts Council for his animated film Eureka!; US Artists International for the performance of his dead mariachi opera Imperial Silence in Portugal 

Jennifer Parker, Professor, Art: UCOP Innovation & Entrepreneurship Grant for IDEA Hub led by Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED)

Susan Solt, Dean and Distinguished Professor of Theatre Arts, UCOP Innovation & Entrepreneurship Grant for Creative Entrepreneurship Internship

Beth Stephens, Professor, Art: Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation, used towards the making of Water Makes Me Wet

Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, Assistant Professor, Film & Digital Media: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Ford Foundation, Sundance Documentary Fund, Fork Films, and Catapult and Hartley Film Foundations, for her new film The Gut; Latino Public Broadcasting for a short  (Message to Zaire) that premiered on PBS’s The Talk: Race in America

2016-17 

Raoul Birnbaum, Professor, History of Art & Visual Culture:  Institute for Advanced Study Scholar (Princeton)

Sharon Daniel, Professor, Film & Digital Media:  Fulbright Scholar (University of Ulster)

Carolyn Dean, Professor, History of Art & Visual Culture:  Getty Scholar Grant

Kathy Foley, Professor, Theater Arts:  Asian Cultural Council; World Wood Day Foundation Grant

Dee Hibbert-Jones, Associate Professor, Art:  Guggenheim Fellowship

John Jota Leaños, Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media:  NALAC Master Artist Award; Cal Humanities California Documentary Project Grant; San Francisco Foundation Bay Area Documentary Fund Grant

Chip Lord, Professor Emeritus, Film & Digital Media:  Dickson Emeriti Professorship Award

Peter Limbrick, Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media:  National Endowment for the Humanities, Award for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Irene Lusztig, Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media:  Fulbright Scholar (Portugal)

Albert Narath, Assistant Professor, History of Art & Visual Culture:  Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship

Warren Sack, Professor, Film & Digital Media:  Paris Institute for Advanced Studies Fellowship (extended from 2015-16)

Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, Assistant Professor, Film & Digital Media:  Hellman Fellowship

Yiman Wang, Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media:  Brown University Howard Fellowship

Lewis Watts, Professor Emeritus, Art:  Dickson Emeriti Professorship Award

    2015-16 

    Martin Berger, Professor, History of Art & Visual Culture:  National Humanities Center Fellowship; Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies at Tel Aviv University Lectureship

    Raoul Birnbaum, Professor, History of Art & Visual Culture:  UCHRI Fellowship

    Gerald Casel, Assistant Professor, Theater Arts:  ODC Artist In Residence; Hellman Fellowship

    Kimberly Jannarone, Professor, Theater Arts:  Yale Repertory Theater & Yale School of Drama Visiting Professorship

    Hi Kyung Kim, Professor, Music:  Korea Foundation

    Peter Limbrick, Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media:  UC President's Faculty Research Fellowship

    Irene Lusztig, Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media:  Santa Cruz Community Foundation Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship

    Yiman Wang, Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media:  US Studies Centre Fellowship, University of Sydney

    2014-15 

      Sharon Daniel, Professor, Film & Digital Media:  UCIRA Fellowship

      T.J. Demos, Professor, History of Art & Visual Culture:  Frank Jewett Mather Book Award, College Art Association

      Dee Hibbert-Jones, Associate Professor, Art:  "The Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award," Duke University Center for Documentary Studies;  "Best Short," Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; CA Humanities Documentary Project Grant

      Robin Hunicke, Associate Professor, Art:  "One of the Most Creative People in Business," Fast Company

      Hi Kyung Kim, Professor, Music:  Fulbright Scholar Fellowship

        Chip Lord, Professor Emeritus, Film & Digital Media:  Dickson Emeriti Professorship Award

        Irene Lusztig, Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media:  UCIRA Grant

        Tanya Merchant, Assistant Professor, Music:  American Musicological Society's 75 PAYS Publishing Subvention

        Nicole Paiement, Professor Emerita, Music:  Dickson Emeriti Professorship Award

        Jennifer Parker, Associate Professor & Department Chair, Art:  Alliance Data and Epsilon Grant; National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works Grant

          Beth Stephens, Professor, Art:  UCIRA Grant; San Francisco Arts Commission Cultural Equity Grant; Santa Cruz Community Foundation Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship

            2013-14 

            Dee Hibbert-Jones, Associate Professor, Art:  Artist in Residence, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Pacific Pioneer Fund; Left Tilt Fund

            Stacy Kamehiro, Associate Professor, History of Art & Visual Culture:  UCOP Grant

            Nicole Paiement, Professor Emerita, Music:  Bill Graham Memorial Foundation Grant; San Francisco Grants for the Arts

            Gustavo Vasquez, Professor, Film & Digital Media:  The San Francisco Foundation Bay Area Documentary Fund

            Ted Warburton, Professor, Theater Arts:  UCIRA Grant

            2012-13 

            Carolyn Dean, Professor, History of Art & Visual Culture:  American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship 

            Kathy Foley, Professor, Theater Arts:  Institute for Sacred Music Fellowhip at Yale; National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Lecturer

            Jennifer Gonzalez, Associate Professor, History of Art & Visual Culture:  UC Humanities Research Institute Fellowship

            Warren Sack, Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media:  American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

            Shelley Stamp, Professor, Film & Digital Media:  National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

            Yiman Wang, Associate Professor, Film & Digital Media:  UC President's Fellowship in the Humanities (UCHRI) 

            2011-12

            David Evan Jones, Professor, Music:  Fulbright Fellowship

            John Jota Leaños, Assistant Professor, Film & Digital Media, Social Documentation:  USA Fellowship; Hellman Fellow; Guggenheim Fellowship

            Warren Sack, Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media:  National Science Foundation, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering

            Renee Tajima-Peña, Professor, Film & Digital Media, Social Documentation:  Guggenheim Fellowship