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

French and Italian

Aileen Feng
COH Distinguished Teaching Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2016
Anne-Marie Engels-Brooks
Excellence in Global Service By University of Arizona Global
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2018
Aurelia Mouzet
CNRS and University of Arizona International Research Center Fellowships
Fellowships | 2021
Carine Bourget
National Endowment for the Humanities--Humanities Initiatives
Grants | 2020
Cynthia White
AZ Humanities Grants
Grants | 2021
Denis Provencher
Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022
Denis Provencher
Research Chair Award University of Ottawa
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Hannah Dahl
COH Outstanding Senior, Honorable Mention
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2018
Kris Aric Knisely
CERCLL Awards 2021 Fellowshipss
Fellowships | 2021
Kris Aric Knisely
French Government Tournées Film Festival Grants
Grants | 2021
Letizia Bellocchio
COH Distinguished Teaching Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2021
Letizia Bellocchio
COH Teaching and Outreach Grant
Grants | Spring 2019
Lucy Swanson
French Government Tournées Film Festival Grants
Grants | 2021
Phyllis Taoua
France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges
Grants | 2021
Phyllis Taoua
CNRS and University of Arizona International Research Center Fellowships
Fellowships | 2021

German Studies

Albrecht Classen
Tulliola- Renato Filippelli” World Award Winner of the foreign section E
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Albrecht Classen
Humanities Board of Directors
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Albrecht Classen
DAAD AA Excellence Award in International Exchange
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2020
Albrecht Classen
Speaker at the 2019 TedEx Talks, University of Arizona
Fellowships | Spring 2019
Albrecht Classen
Eic Travel Award, Humanities Open Access
Fellowships | 2018
Albrecht Classen
Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions for outstanding services to German and Medieval Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2017
Albrecht Classen
Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2017
Albrecht Classen
Michael Delhoyde Award for Distinguished Contributions in Editing, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2016
Albrecht Classen
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, Certificate of Merit (Faculty or Administrator Advising Category)
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2016
Albrecht Classen
Excellence in Academic Advising Faculty or Administrator Advisory Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2015
Alexandra Johnson
Fulbright Grants
Grants | 2021
Barbara W Citera
National Endowment for the Humanities--Dialogues with Veterans’ Program
Grants | Spring 2020
Chantelle Warner
ACTFL Research Priorities Grants
Grants | Spring 2020
Joela Jacobs
University of Arizona Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Joela Jacobs
University of Arizona Foundation Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2020
Joela Jacobs
COH Distinguished Teaching Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2019
Obenewaa Oduro-Opuni
Research, Innovation and Impact Challenge Grant
Grants | Fall 2020
Peter Ecke
ACTFL Research Priorities Grants
Grants | 2020
Peter Ecke
Deutsch macht Spaß Grants
Grants | 2020

Humanities Administration

Karina Rodríguez
Hispanic-Serving Institution Fellowships
Fellowships | 2020
Natalie Elaine Olson
University of Arizona Award for Excellence
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022
Toni Alexander
University Award for Excellence (Individual)
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2019

National Center for Interpretation

Holly Ann Silvestri
Chartered Institute of Linguists Fellowship
Fellowships | Spring 2022
Sonia Colina
2021 UPCEA West Region Outstanding Non-Credit Program Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2021

Poetry Center

Diana Delgado
Arizona Commission on the Arts, Research and Development Grants
Grants | Fall 2021
Julie Swarstad Johnson
First-time attendee scholarship, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries
Fellowships | 2019
Julie Swarstad Johnson
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program in Public Understanding
Grants | 2019
Sarah Kortemeier
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Public Knowledge Grants
Grants | Fall 2021
Sarah Kortemeier
Felix Pollak Prize, awarded by the University of Wisconsin Press
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2019
Sarah Kortemeier
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections
Grants | 2019
Sarah Kortemeier
Leadership Institute Fellow: American Library Association
Fellowships | 2019
Sarah Kortemeier
Horner Special Project Fellowships
Fellowships | 2016
Tyler Meier
University Award for Excellence (Individual)
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2019

Public and Applied Humanities

Jonathan Jae-an Crisman
ACLS Digital Extension Grants
Grants | 2021
Kharen Morgan
University of Arizona Native American Student Affairs 2020-2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2021