OSU Libraries Travel Grant Award
2010-2011 Recipients — 2nd round
- Susan Meyers, Assistant Professor and Director of Writing within the School of Writing, Literature, and Film, received $2000 for travel to Mexico City to trace the full history of Mexico’s centralized textbook production. Professor Meyers will be visiting CONALITEG (Centro Nacional de Libros y Textos Gratuitos or National Center for Free Textbooks) to gather information that will contribute to the completion of her manuscript Del Otro Lado: Constructions of Literacy in Rural Mexico and the Effects of Transnational Migration.
- Kara Ritzheimer, Assistant Professor, History Department, received $1500 for research that will support her book Battling Buffalo Bill: Anti-“Trash” Activism and Censorship Policy in Early 20 th Century Germany. Professor Ritzheimer will be traveling to view the collections at the Hauptstaatsarchiv in Dresden, Germany and the Staatsarchiv in Leipzig, Germany.
- Nabil Boudraa, Associate Professor, School of Foreign Languages and Literatures received $1250 to travel to Grenoble, France to conduct research within the new Kateb Yacine collection housed in the Bibliotheque Municipale Internationale. This research will contribute to his article in a special issue of Expressions Maghrebines.
- David Baldridge, Associate Professor, College of Business received $1000 toward travel to Rochester, NY to investigate the collections at the Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
2010-2011 Recipients — 1st round
- Sebastian Heiduschke, Foreign Language and Literature Program within the School of Language, Culture, and Society, received $1250 to view the collections of the Wendemuseum in Los Angeles, CA for chapter seven of his book “Boring to Booming: Fan Cultures of East Germany’s DEFA Cinema.”
- Richmond Barbour, Department of English, received $1000 for research performed at the British Library in support of his new book “The Trades Increase: The Sixth Voyage of the London East India Company.”
- Jun Xing, Ethnic Studies Program within the School of Language, Culture, and Society received $2000 toward travel to Singapore to visit the Asian Film Archives to review the original print and video collections of Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Singaporean and Japanese independent films for a tentatively titled book “Chopstick Identities: Ethnicity, Cultural, and Collective Memory in Asian and Asian American Food Films.”
2009-2010 Recipients — 2nd round
- Rebecca Olson, Department of English, received $2000 to consult the British Library in London to examine appropriate manuscripts in her study of the important role that tapestries played in early modern culture
- Tara Williams, Department of English, will use her $1500 grant to complete research at the Modern Language Association archive in support of her research on the value of the History of the English Language course
- Susan Shaw, Women’s Studies, received $1500 toward travel to Nashville, Tennessee, to consult with Vanderbilt University’s theological library bibliographer and librarian as she completes research on her next book project, They Didn’t Teach Me That in Sunday School: Women and Reflective Faith; the book seeks to address a gap in accessible scholarship about women in Christianity.