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Oklahoma Scholars Awarded Research Grants

Oklahoma Scholars Awarded Research Grants

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—The Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) was pleased to present to Jeremy Kuzmarov, Ph.D., of the University of Tulsa, a $500 grant during their April board meeting at Circle Cinema in Tulsa. This grant will facilitate his research project titled, “The Great Game Redux: Western Intervention and the Tragedy of Postcolonial Africa”. This project aims to assess the influence of Western powers in shaping political developments in sub-Saharan Africa after 1960. Dr. Kuzmarov has already conducted archival research in Washington and will be traveling to the British Archives in London to research British policy with a focus on Ghana.

Other recipients and institutions to receive scholar research grants include:

Oklahoma City University
Dr. Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

$500 grant recipient for Oklahoma Poetry in the 1920s & '30s

Oklahoma State University
Dr. Cristina Cruz Gonzalez

$500 grant recipient for Women on the Cross: Imitatio Christi and Female Piety in the Early Modern Spanish World, 1500-1850

Oklahoma State University
Dr. Seth Perlow

$500 grant recipient for Opening the Field: Visual Textures of Mid-Century American Poetry

Oklahoma State University
Dr. Tonia Sharlach

$500 grant recipient for Death and Taxes in Early Mesopotamia

Oklahoma State University
Dr. Shaoqian Zhang

$500 grant recipient for Re-inventing China: Landscape Paintings in Contemporary China

The University of Oklahoma
Dr. Julia Luisa Abramson

$500 grant recipient for Financier, Lawyer, Priest: Power and the Professions in Enlightenment France

The Oklahoma Humanities Council offers research grant awards of $500 each to scholars in Oklahoma, whether independent or affiliated with an institution. These awards are offered as a modest effort to encourage and increase original humanities research by Oklahoma scholars. The deadline for applications is December 15. The grant application and guidelines for these grants can be found on the council’s website at http://www.okhumanities.org/grants.