Texas A&M University presents Arts & Humanities Fellowships to seven faculty members

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Seven faculty members at Texas A&M University were named Arts & Humanities Fellows for 2017 during an awards luncheon on May 5 at the University Club. Each fellowship includes a three-year grant of $15,000 to support a scholarly or creative project.

Texas A&M Vice President for Research Glen A. Laine said, “The Arts & Humanities Fellows Program is designed to stimulate interactions among scholarly and artistic faculty on our campus, across the nation and around the world while also recognizing extraordinary scholarship and creativity. This outstanding program creates a supportive environment for these faculty members so they may advance their work while they build, strengthen and sustain long-term relationships outside their chosen disciplines.”

A peer-review panel selected each recipient based on merit and originality, professional qualifications, clarity, benefit to the public and the quality of the overall presentation. Fellowship applications were open to all Texas A&M faculty who engage in scholarship in the humanities or in creative work in the arts.

* Arts & Humanities Fellowships for 2017 were presented to the following faculty members, all of whom are in the College of Liberal Arts:

* Ira Dworkin, an assistant professor in the Department of English, specializes in African American and African Diaspora literature, American literature and culture, race and ethnicity studies, and translational literatures.

* Angela P. Hudson, an associate professor in the Department of History, focuses her research and teaching on American Indian history; race, ethnicity, and migration; Afro-native history; history of American Indians in the U.S. South; Mormon history; the history of medicine; comparative border studies; American Indians and U.S. popular culture; historiography; and 19th century U.S. history.

* Jun Lei, an assistant professor in the Department of International Studies, conducts research on the history of sexuality and gender issues represented in 20th century Chinese literature, film and visual media.

* Jeffrey M. Morris, an associate professor in the Department of Performance Studies, composes for traditional instruments, fixed electronic media, and interactive electronics.

* Martin P. Regan, an associate professor and associate head of the Department of Performance Studies, has composed more than 70 works for traditional Japanese instruments and since 2002 has been affiliated with AURA-J—one of Japan’s premiere performance ensembles of contemporary-traditional Japanese music.

* Adam R. Seipp, a professor in the Department of History, concentrates his research on war and social change in modern Germany, particularly the period since 1945.

* Diego von Vacano, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, concentrates his research interests on political theory, political philosophy, the history of political thought, comparative political theory, and Hispanic/Latin American thought.