Proposal Development Grants 2019

Two research projects were awarded proposal development funding for work in May and June 2019.

Documenting Criminalization and Confinement will be the first comprehensive qualitative research initiative to study the impact of criminalizaton, confinement, and criminal justice control in the United States. Team members propose to “mobilize faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, archivists, and community partners in a series of collaborative and multidisciplinary research projects that span the domains of arts and performance, historical investigations, digital humanities, and public engagement.”

Faculty Team Members: PI Heather Ann Thompson (Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies/History/Residential College), Matt Lassiter (Professor of History), Ashley Lucas (Associate Professor of Theater and Drama/Residential College), Ruby Tapia (Associate Professor of English Language and Literature/Women’s Studies), and Nora Krinitsky (Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art).



Expanding the Reach of the Global Feminisms Oral History Archive builds on the Global Feminisms Project (GFP), an archive and “living resource” whose purpose is to provide raw material for scholars of women’s movement activism to use in teaching and research; the grant launches a new phase in which the team proposes to enhance GFP through new pedagogical and research collaboration among faculty at U-M and new domestic and international partnerships. As part of this expanded project, the team plans ambitious activities including adding new country sites, creating cross-regional thematic sites, and enhancing existing country sites by adding interviews, introductory films, further documentation, and translations.

Faculty Team Members: PI Abigail Stewart (Sandra Schwartz Tangri Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies), Sueann Caulfield (Associate Professor of History/Residential College), and Wang Zheng (Professor of Women’s Studies/History/Research Scientist of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender).