Full Grant Awards Fall 2018

Democracy under Threat: Public Scholarship and Teaching

Public scholarship that bridges boundaries between the academy and the larger community is the theme that will bring together scholars from the University of Minnesota and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The workshop will address issues concerning democracy, populism, and racial nationalism as well as crime, punishment, and human rights.

Team Members Affiliation
Malinda Lindquist Department of History
Ronald Aminzade (emeritus) Department of Sociology
Joyce Bell Department of Sociology
Rose Brewer Department of African American & African Studies
Will Jones Department of History
Enid Logan Department of Sociology
Michael Minta Department of Political Science

The Black Midwest Initiative

Formally organized in the fall of 2017, The Black Midwest Initiative is a collective committed to advocating for the lives of people of African descent as they are situated throughout the Midwest and Rust Belt regions of the United States. The Black Midwest Symposium will be our first major convening.

Team Members Affiliation
Terrion Williamson Department of African American & African Studies
Rose Brewer Department of African American & African Studies
Kidiocus Carroll Department of American Studies
Lauren Eldridge School of Public Health
Tia-Simone Gardner Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Jane Henderson Department of Geography (University of California, Berkeley)
Ezekiel Joubert Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Rahsaan Mahadeo Department of Sociology
Denise Pike Heritage Studies & Public History
Thomas Seweid-DeAngelis Department of American Studies
Vanessa Steele Department of African American & African Studies
Chaun Webster Poet and community organizer, Twin Cities

The Many Faces of Reproducibility

Fears of a “crisis of reproducibility” have led many to question the value of scientific research. However, reproducibility means many things. An interdisciplinary exploration of the many faces of reproducibility will illuminate how inquiry works, advance cutting-edge investigation, innovate how researchers are trained, and enhance public understanding of science.

Team Members Affiliation
Alan Love Department of Philosophy
Caitlin Bakker U of M Libraries
Nicole Basta Epidemiology and Community Health (Public Health)
Mary Butler Health Policy and Management (Public Health)
Rebecca Davies Veterinary Population Medicine (Veterinary Medicine)
Colin DeYoung Department of Psychology
Jed Elison Institute of Child Development (Education and Human Development)
Eva Enns Health Policy and Management (Public Health)
Samuel C. Fletcher Department of Philosophy
John Freeman Department of Political Science
Charles Geyer School of Statistics
Kathryn Grace Department of Geography, Environment & Society
David Greenstein Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development (Biological Sciences)
Nathaniel Helwig Department of Psychology and School of Statistics
Galin L. Jones School of Statistics
Ezekiel Joubert Curriculum and Instruction
Robert Krueger Department of Psychology
Erich Kummerfeld Institute for Health Informatics (Academic Health Center)
Georgiana May Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (Biological Sciences)
Matt McGue Department of Psychology
Rebekah Nagler Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Mary Porter Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development (Biological Sciences)
A. David Redish Neuroscience (Academic Health Center)
Amy Riegelman U of M Libraries
Alexander J. Rothman Department of Psychology
Franklin Sayre U of M Libraries
Eric Shook Department of Geography, Environment & Society
Emilie Snell-Rood Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (Biological Sciences)
Steven Stovitz Family Medicine and Community Health (Academic Health Center)
Frank Symons Educational Psychology (Education & Human Development)
Valerie Tiberius Department of Philosophy
Michael Travisano Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (Biological Sciences)
Jos Uffink Department of Philosophy
Carston Wagner Medicinal Chemistry (Pharmacy)
Niels G. Waller Department of Psychology
Rachel Widome Epidemiology and Community Health (Public Health)
Julian Wolfson Biostatistics (Public Health)
Marco Yzer Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication