Institute of American Cultures Funding

The Institute of American Cultures, in conjunction with the American Indian Studies Center, the Asian American Studies Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies, and the Chicano Studies Research Center, invites applications for support of research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os. The Institute also invites proposals on interethnic relations that will increase collaboration between the Centers and/or between the Centers and other campus units.

Below are the recipients who were awarded research grants during the academic year.

2016-2017

  • Randall Akee
    Title: “Income Inequality and Income Mobility for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders
  • Jessica Cattelino
    Title: “Citizenship and Territoriality in the Everglades: Synthesizing Settler Colonialism, Racialized Labor, and White Property Ownership
  • Clementine Bordeaux
    Title: “UNTITLED (Mitákuye Oyás'iŋ)”
  • Megan Baker
    Title: “Promised Zone: Reconciliation through Choctaw Economic Development
  • Vanessa Cisneros
    Title: “Saginaw Anishinaabe Tribal Observer: Strong Voice, Strong Nation
  • Serena Does
    Title: “Mistaken Identity: Development and Validation of Internal and External Racial Categorization Scale in Monoracial and Multiracial Contexts
  • Preston McBride
    Title: “A Lethal Benevolence: Institutionalized Negligence, Epidemiology, and Death in American Indian Off-Reservation Boarding Schools, 1879-1934

2015-2016

  • Felicia Hodge
    Title: Examining Type 2 Diabetes among California American Indians
  • Preston McBride
    Title: Institutionalized Negligence: The Mechanics of Disease and Death at California’s Perris Indian School and Sherman Institute. 1892-1930
  • Jan Hauck
    Title: Language Shift, Hybridization, and Revitalization in an Aché community
  • Juan Delgado
    Title: Black as Indigenous: The Non-Ethnoracial Origins of “Black Communities” in Colombia
  • Temryss Lane
    Title: Native Americans and an Emerging Identity in Soccer

2014-2015

  • Randall Akee, Silvia Jimenez, and Paul Ong
    Title: Asset Building for Native Americans
  • Maylei Blackwell
    Title: Remapping Abya Yala: The Continental Indigenous Women's Network and the Politics of Scale
  • Jacinta Arthur de la Maza
    Title: Ka Haka Hoki Mai Te Mana Tupuna: The Repatriation Movement in Rapa Nui

2013-2014

  • Clementine Bordeaux
    Title: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Voices from the Pine Ridge Reservation
  • Alexandra Mojado
    Title: Does Public Law 280 Contribute to Domestic Violence on Southern California Indian Reservations
  • Jose Serrano
    Title: Making Human Rights Civil Rights: Chicana/o Indigenous Consciousness and Transnational Human Rights
  • David Shorter
    Title: Lutu Chuktiwa Film Repatriation: Giving Back a Film to Yoeme Community Member
  • Chantal Walker
    Title: The Owens Valley Paiutes and their History of Water and Water Rights

2012-2013

  • Logan Clark
    Title: UNESCO Safeguarding at the Local Level: Effects on Maya-Achí traditional dance
  • Elizabeth Fasthorse
    Title: Components to Creating a Luiseno Language and Arts Project to Further American Indian Education
  • Alfred Flores
    Title: Landowners and Laborers: The U.S. Military Expansion of Guam, 1945-1975
  • Ann Foster
    Title: Documenting Q'anjob'al in Los Angeles and Guatemala
  • Ryan Koons
    Title: Oral History of a Native American Elder
  • Paul Kroskrity
    Title: Toward an Arizona Tewa Dictionary: Language Ideologies and Lexicography
  • Lawrence Mojado
    Title: Self, Place, and Memory on the Pala Indian Reservation
  • Christine Samuel-Nakamura
    Title: U in the plant-animal-human food chain near abandoned mining sites/structures in an AI community

2011–2012

  • Meredith Duarte
    Title: Repatriation and the National Museum of the American Indian
  • Caitlin Keliiaa
    Title: Washiw Wagayay Maŋal: Reweaving the Washoe Language