Two History department faculty members awarded Public Humanities, Digital, and Community-Engaged Research Fellowships for 2022-23

January 13, 2022

Associate Professor Elaine Sullivan
Associate Professor Alice Yang
Congratulations to Professors Elaine Sullivan and Alice Yang, who have been awarded two of the inaugural Faculty Public Humanities, Digital, and Community-Engaged Research Fellowships for 2022-23!

These fellowships – developed by The Dean of the Humanities Division and The Humanities Institute (THI) - provide Humanities Division faculty with support to pursue scholarly activity that brings academic work to audiences beyond the university and/or partners with members of the public as research collaborators. The fellowships allow Humanities faculty to expand their public-facing research and builds on a strong tradition of public humanities at UC Santa Cruz.

Dean of the Humanities, Jasmine Alinder, developed this opportunity with THI to offer resources and recognition to faculty leading innovative humanities research and engaging broad communities in their scholarship. As Dean Alinder explains, “Humanities scholarship takes many forms and these fellowships are designed to encourage and support those of us engaged in public-facing scholarly activity.”

Elaine Sullivan’s project, titled “Re-contextualizing an Ancient Egyptian Sarcophagus at the Cemetery of Saqqara in Virtual Reality,” will create a 3D Virtual Reality experience in ancient Egypt.

Alice Yang’s project, titled “Stop Repeating History: Japanese American Women, Memories of the World War II Incarceration, and Contemporary Transnational Antiracist Activism,” will focus on community-engaged research into the history of Japanese American women’s anti-racist activism.

Once again, congratulations to Professors Sullivan and Yang!