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

Aileen Feng

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL (2023-2024)
French and Italian
Fellowships | Fall 2023
Academic Leadership Institute Selection
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Renaissance Society of America Research Fellowships
French and Italian
Fellowships | 2018
Provostís Author Support Fund
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2016
Medieval Academy of America Book Subvention Award
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2016
Villa I Tatti, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fellow, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
French and Italian
Fellowships | 2016
COH Distinguished Teaching Award
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2016

Albert Welter

East Asian Buddhist Interactions: Focus on Greater Hangzhou Region Connections with Japan during the Song Dynasty/Kamakura-Muromachi Periods
East Asian Studies
Grants | Spring 2023
Numata Visiting Researcher Fellowships Khyentse Foundation Ryukoku University
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | 2021
Numata Buddhist Studies Scholarship for Visiting Researchers
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | 2020
A Tale of Two Stūpas: The Revival of Buddhism in Contemporary Hangzhou
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2019
International conference Grants, “Creating the World of Chan/ Sŏn /Zen: Chinese Chan Buddhism and its Spread throughout East Asia”
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2017
Hangzhou Buddhist Culture Project: “The Hangzhou Region and the Chinese Creation of East Asian Buddhism”
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2017

Albrecht Classen

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"
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2023
Outstanding Teaching Through the Pandemic, Certificate of Recognition, Pearson Publisher
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023
Fulbright Research and Teaching Grant
German Studies
Grants | Fall 2022
Honorary Member of the American Association of Teachers of German
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2022
Chatfield Outstanding Tenured Researcher Award
German Studies
Grants | Fall 2021
Tulliola- Renato Filippelli” World Award Winner of the foreign section E
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Humanities Board of Directors
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
DAAD AA Excellence Award in International Exchange
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2020
Speaker at the 2019 TedEx Talks, University of Arizona
German Studies
Fellowships | Spring 2019
Eic Travel Award, Humanities Open Access
German Studies
Fellowships | 2018
Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions for outstanding services to German and Medieval Studies
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2017
Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2017
Michael Delhoyde Award for Distinguished Contributions in Editing, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2016
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, Certificate of Merit (Faculty or Administrator Advising Category)
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2016
Excellence in Academic Advising Faculty or Administrator Advisory Award
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2015

Alejandro Nava

Book Award for “Street Scriptures,” Harry Shaw Award for Outstanding Work in African American Popular Cultural Studies, from the Popular Culture Association
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

Alexandra Johnson

Fulbright Grants
German Studies
Grants | 2021

Alicia M Brown

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Fall 2020
University Fellowship
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Fall 2019

Amy Warren

University of Arizona Award for Excellence
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Ana Carvalho

National Endowment for the Humanities--Humanities Initiatives at HSIs
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | 2020

Ana Carvalho

Graduate College Award: Excellence in Graduate Teaching Mentoring Award
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
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | Fall 2023
COH Faculty Research Grant
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | Spring 2022
Chatfield Outstanding Tenured Researcher Award
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2021

Ana Cornide

US Department of Education Title V Grant: Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | Fall 2023
The University of Arizona's Koffler Prize for Public Service
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022
COH Distinguished Teaching Award
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2017
Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty or Administrator Award
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2016

Ana Lent

The Japan Foundation Award
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023

Anastasia Gordienko

University of Arizona Provost’s Author Support Fund
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022
The First Book Subvention Program of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022
US Department of Education Title VI NRCS Grants
Russian and Slavic Studies
Grants | 2021

Anders Thomas Peterson

Margaret M. Briehl and Dennis T. Ray Five Star Faculty or Administrator Award
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2016

Andrea Holm

COH Teaching and Outreach Grant
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Grants | Spring 2022
National Endowment for the Humanities--American Rescue Plan
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Grants | Fall 2021
UA Provost's Investment Fund, Graduate Writing Institute
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021