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

Worldwide Institutional Partnerships in German Language, Literature, and Culture, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (with Leonhard Herrmann, Universität Leipzig, Germany and James Orao, University of Nairobi, Kenya)

Joela Jacobs
German Studies
Grants | Fall 2024

Chatfield Outstanding Tenured Researcher Award

Miquel Simonet
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2023

Joint winner of The Literary Encyclopedia Book Prize: Literatures written in languages other than English for his book "Freedom, Imprisonment, and Slavery in the Pre-Modern World"

Albrecht Classen
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2023

Hispanic American Historical Review Best Book Review Prize

Faith S Harden
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2023

The Chatfield Impact Award

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanties
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2023

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL (2023-2024)

Aileen Feng
French and Italian
Fellowships | Fall 2023

Joseph and Mary Cacioppo Foundation Grant for the production of a documentary archaeological film on Life on the Tiber (grant managed by the School of Anthropology)

David Soren
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | Fall 2023

Joseph and Mary Cacioppo Foundation Grant to continue archaeological work at the villa and infant burial site of Poggio Gramignano in Umbria (grant managed by the School of Anthropology)

David Soren
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | Fall 2023

Quadro Economico, Regione di Umbria Grant to construct protection for the archaeological site at Poggio Gramignano; awarded in conjunction with the Comune or Mayor’s Office of Lugnano in Teverina (grant managed by the School of Anthropology)

David Soren
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | Fall 2023

Cultivating Early Career Networks Between Global Asias and Japanese Studies Program

Kimberly Hassel
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | Fall 2023

Chatfield Outstanding Untenured Researcher Award

Sunyoung Yang
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2023

Guggenheim Fellowship

Jiang Wu
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | Fall 2023

Chatfield Award for Anti-Racist Research, Teaching, or Service

Brett Esaki
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2023

Elected President of the Association for French Language Studies (AFLS)

Dalila Ayoun
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2023

Provost Award for Innovation in Teaching

Kristy Slominski
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2023

Graduate College Award: Excellence in Graduate Teaching Mentoring Award

Ana Carvalho
Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2023

National Endowment for the Humanities Grant: Bilingual Voices in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Phase 2: Preserving, Expanding & Elaborating Sociolinguistic Collections

Ana Carvalho
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | Fall 2023

International Phonetic Association (IPA) Student Research Award

Hadley Forst
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2023

Borchard Center on the Literary Arts Grant

Poetry Center
Poetry Center
Grants | Fall 2023

Poetry Center/Alley Cat Mural Project

Poetry Center
Poetry Center
Grants | Fall 2023

US Department of Education Title V Grant: Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

Ana Cornide
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | Fall 2023

Outstanding Teaching Through the Pandemic, Certificate of Recognition, Pearson Publisher

Albrecht Classen
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

Valentin and Evgenia Dunkel Award for Russian and Slavic Studies

Diana Avdeeva
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

Dorrance Dean’s Award for Research & Entrepreneurialism

Mary Kaitlin M Murphy
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

Alexander and Mary Tsien Dunkel Award for Russian and Slavic Studies

Diana Avdeeva
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

University of Arizona Mentoring Future Scholars Award

Lillian Gorman
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

College of Humanities Outstanding Graduate Assistant in Teaching Award

César Ramón Méndez
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanties
Fellowships | Spring 2023

College of Humanities Outstanding Senior Award

Ivana Klymko
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

Dorrance Dean’s Award for Scholar/Specialist-in-Residence

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanties
Grants | Spring 2023

The Center for East Asian Studies Graduating Senior Award

June Speelman
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

Dorrance Dean’s Award for Scholar/Specialist-in-Residence

Jacqueline Barrios
Public and Applied Humanties
Grants | Spring 2023

Dorrance Dean’s Award for Scholar/Specialist-in-Residence

Jonathan Jae-an Crisman
Public and Applied Humanties
Grants | Spring 2023

Interfaith America's Religion and Health Curriculum Grant

Kristy Slominski
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | Spring 2023

LGBTQ+ Research Grant, Institute for LGBT Studies

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanties
Grants | Spring 2023

Gerald J. Swanson Prize for Teaching Excellence

Letizia Bellocchio
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

RII Workshop Support Grant

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanties
Grants | Spring 2023

College of Humanities Outstanding Graduate Assistant in Teaching Award

Ramón César Méndez Villanueva
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

College of Humanities Distinguished Advising/Mentoring Award

Janice McGregor
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

University of Arizona Mentoring Future Scholars Award

Lillian Gorman
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

University of Arizona Award for Excellence

Richard A Edmiston
Humanities Administration
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

College of Humanities Distinguished Teaching Award

Marcy J Ziska
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

Graduate Student Peer Mentor Award

Romy Cerón Canché
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

East Asian Buddhist Interactions: Focus on Greater Hangzhou Region Connections with Japan during the Song Dynasty/Kamakura-Muromachi Periods

Albert Welter
East Asian Studies
Grants | Spring 2023

Connect Arizona Now: Digital Inclusion for Underserved Students and Communities of Southern Arizona (“Project CAN”)

Bryan Carter
Africana Studies
Grants | Spring 2023

Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship

Kaoru Hayashi
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | Spring 2023

Provost Author Support Fund

Aurelia Mouzet
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

The Blair Prize in Japanese Studies

Seneca Stine
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

The Blair Prize in Japanese Studies

Tori Wendell
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

RII Production Grant

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanties
Grants | Spring 2023