Awards & Grants

College of Humanities faculty, staff, and students have won a wide array of awards, honors, fellowships and commendations.

Toni Lee Alexander and Tyler Meier received Awards for Excellence in honor of their outstanding efforts for the College of Humanities.

A message from our Dean:

Given the College of Humanities' high national ranking, it is no surprise that its faculty, staff, and students are among the University of Arizona's most decorated award winners. From their international translation prizes and federally funded research projects, to their prestigious teaching awards and national lifetime achievement honors, the people who comprise the College of Humanities are routinely recognized for the outstanding work they do in their disciplines, for the campus, and throughout the world. The list below is only a representative sample of the accolades COH's teachers, researchers, students, and leaders have earned recently, but it demonstrates well the level of engagement, commitment, and creativity that COH people bring to all of their projects. Straight to the goal! 

- Dean A-P Durand

University of Arizona Award for Excellence

Natalie Elaine Olson
Humanities Administration
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

University of Arizona Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award

Liudmila Klimanova
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

Berlin Prize

Max Strassfeld
Religious Studies and Classics
Fellowships | Spring 2022

COH Teaching and Outreach Grant

Andrea Holm
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Grants | Spring 2022

Chartered Institute of Linguists Fellowship

Holly Ann Silvestri
National Center for Interpretation
Fellowships | Spring 2022

Graduate College Fellowship

Diana Avdeeva
Russian and Slavic Studies
Fellowships | Spring 2022

COH Faculty Research Grant

Ana Carvalho
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | Spring 2022

George H. Davis Travel Fellowship

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanties
Grants | Spring 2022

COH Teaching and Outreach Grant

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanties
Grants | Spring 2022

Experiential Learning Faculty Grant, University of Arizona Office of Student Engagement and Career Development

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanties
Grants | Spring 2022

NYU Outstanding Dissertation Award, Topic of Inequality

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanties
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

2021 Dorothy Chun Award for Best Journal Article

Liudmila Klimanova
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

Fulbright (García-Robles Border Scholar)

Carmen King de Ramirez
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Spring 2022

Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty Award

Denis Provencher
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

University of Arizona Provost’s Author Support Fund

Anastasiia Gordiienko
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

The First Book Subvention Program of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Anastasiia Gordiienko
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

Spanish and Portuguese Research Fellowship

Romy Yanahí Cerón Canché
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Spring 2022

COH Distinguished Undergraduate Advising/Mentoring Award

Kristin Doran
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

COH Distinguished Teaching Award

Letizia Bellocchio
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2021

2021 UPCEA West Region Outstanding Non-Credit Program Award

Sonia Colina
National Center for Interpretation
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2021

Dorrance Dean’s Award for Research and Entrepreneurialism

Kristy Slominski
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | Fall 2021

Appointment Regents Professor

Sonia Colina
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Numata Visiting Researcher Fellowships Khyentse Foundation Ryukoku University

Albert Welter
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | 2021

Gerald J. Swanson Prize for Teaching Excellence

Robert Stephan
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2021

Fulbright Grants

Alexandra Johnson
German Studies
Grants | 2021

University of Arizona Native American Student Affairs 2020-2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award

Kharen Morgan
Public and Applied Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2021

Margaret M. Briehl and Dennis T. Ray Five Star Faculty Award

Robert Stephan
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2021

UA Provost's Investment Fund, Graduate Writing Institute

Andrea Holm
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Arizona Commission on the Arts, Research and Development Grants

Diana Delgado
Poetry Center
Grants | Fall 2021

Japan Foundation Grants

Nathaniel M. Smith
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2021

CUES Distinguished Fellowships

Bryan Carter
Center for Digital Humanities
Fellowships | 2021

COH Outstanding Senior Award

Derek Foehrkolb
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges

Phyllis Taoua
French and Italian
Grants | 2021

Facebook Reality Lavs (FRL) Grants

Bryan Carter
Center for Digital Humanities
Grants | 2021

COH Outstanding Senior Award

Emily Allerton
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

CNRS and University of Arizona International Research Center Fellowships

Phyllis Taoua
French and Italian
Fellowships | 2021

University of Arizona Office of Research Challenge Grants

Bryan Carter
Center for Digital Humanities
Grants | 2021

National Endowment for the Humanities--American Rescue Plan

Andrea Holm
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Grants | Fall 2021

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Grants

Jiang Wu
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2021

University of Arizona Award for Excellence

Amy Warren
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Tucson Presidio Trust

Bryan Carter
Center for Digital Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

CAPLA Grassroots Seed Grants

Jiang Wu
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2021

GPSC Peer Award

Chen Chen
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Arizona Heritage Tours

Bryan Carter
Center for Digital Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

CNRS and University of Arizona International Research Center Fellowships

Aurelia Mouzet
French and Italian
Fellowships | 2021

Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award

Chen Chen
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

CERCLL Awards 2021 Fellowshipss

Liudmila Klimanova
Russian and Slavic Studies
Fellowships | 2021

Charities Aid Foundation of America

Bryan Carter
Center for Digital Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Research Chair Award University of Ottawa

Denis Provencher
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Stevens Initiative / Aston Institute Research Grants

Liudmila Klimanova
Russian and Slavic Studies
Grants | 2021