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2 assistant professors of education are awarded $70,000 postdoctoral fellowships

Emily Penner and Di Xu, both assistant professors of education, have been selected as 2018 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows. They were among 30 early-career scholars – out of a pool of 200 – to receive the $70,000 fellowships to help cover salary and research expenses. Penner will study ways in which school districts […]

UCI receives $2.4 million gift from estate of former faculty member Christian Werner

Donation will support graduate student research, scholarship in social sciences

Amy Gerstler wins Guggenheim fellowship

Amy Gerstler, professor of English, has been named a 2018 Guggenheim fellow in poetry. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s board of trustees granted 173 of the prestigious awards out of nearly 3,000 applicants. As a Guggenheim fellow, Gerstler will write a hybrid poetry/literature book that explores the idea of the feminine epic. “One of […]

Edward Dimendberg is awarded both Guggenheim and Getty fellowships

Edward Dimendberg, professor of humanities and European languages & studies, has been named a 2018 Guggenheim fellow in architecture planning and design. The prestigious award is one of 173 granted by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s board of trustees out of nearly 3,000 applications. Dimendberg’s scholarly work centers on architecture and urbanism. As a […]

UC’s National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement selects inaugural class of fellows, expands board

UCI chancellor to oversee center’s administration, begin search for executive director

Hosun Kang is named 2017-18 Hellman Fellow, will conduct research on curriculum design

Hosun Kang, assistant professor of education, has been selected as a 2017-18 Hellman Fellow. Her project explores whether and how a collaborative approach to curriculum design can promote children’s analytical and problem-solving abilities. She will conduct a summer STEM workshop involving science teachers, science teacher educators and scientists, who will develop two curricula – one […]

Daniella McCahey

A heightened role for humanities

Community internships introduce Ph.D. students to nonacademic career options

Assistant professor of gender & sexuality studies awarded 2017-18 Hellman Fellowship

Emily Thuma, assistant professor of gender & sexuality studies in the School of Humanities, has been awarded a Hellman Fellowship for 2017-18 to support the completion of her book manuscript. The working title is No More Cages: Gendered Violence, Feminist Mobilization & the U.S. Carceral State. “The book traces the intertwined histories of feminist political […]

Assistant professor of sociology wins Hellman Fellowship to complete book

Sabrina Strings, assistant professor of sociology, has received a 2017-18 Hellman Fellowship to complete her book, Thin, White & Saved: Fat Stigma and the Fear of the Big Black Body, a historiography of fat-phobia in the West. “My research examines the historical development of fat stigma in the United States and its potential contribution to […]

Making their mark

For the 30th anniversary of Women’s History Month, we take a look at some current UCI trailblazers