Now in its 12th year, the HRI Prizes for Research in the Humanities celebrate excellence in humanities scholarship among faculty and students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Krystal Smalls (Anthropology & Linguistics), “Race, Signs, and the Body: Toward a Theory of Racial Semiotics,” Chapter 12 in The Oxford Handbook of Language and Race (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). Nominated by Jenny Davis.
John Levi Barnard (Comparative and World Literature), “The Bison and the Cow: Food, Empire, Extinction” American Quarterly 72:2 (June 2020).
David Sepkoski (History), “Extinction in the Anthropocene,” excerpted from Catastrophic Thinking: Extinction and the Value of Diversity from Darwin to the Anthropocene (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020).
Graduate Student Prizes
Laura Coby (English), “The Specter in Drag: The Afterlives of Ross Laycock,” submitted for Soc 596/GWS 590: Gender, Race, Sexuality, taught by Professor Ghassan Moussawi.
Rhiannon Hein (History), “Agents of Empire? Alexander von Humboldt’s South America and the Global Enlightenment,” nominated by Professor Maria Todorova and submitted for HIST 502: Microhistory, taught by Professor Todorova.
Po-Chia Tseng (Sociology), “Subordinated Agency: Negotiating the biomedicalization of masculinity among gay men living with HIV,” nominated by Professor Zsuzsa Gille and submitted for SOC 599: Thesis Research, directed by Professor Gille.