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Peregrine Projections: Camino de Santiago by Firat Erdim

2016 Research Grant

Firat Erdim, assistant professor of Architecture, utilized funds from his CEAH Research Grant to begin a new project. He states, “The research grant I received from CEAH gave me the invaluable opportunity to develop a project, Peregrine Projections, across a much larger terrain than I had previously been able to engage. With the grant, I was able to walk approximately 800km along the Camino de Santiago; from Segovia to Sahagún, Sahagún to Leon, Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela, and because I arrived there earlier than I had anticipated, from Porto back to Santiago de Compostela; and documented the walk through the photo/carto-graphic process invented for the project. These images are drawings I have been developing from that photographic documentation, unfolding the territory of the walk in relation to markers and monuments on the horizon. The drawings so far cover only about three days of a 7-week walk, so I have a long way to go. Nevertheless, these drawings have already been exhibited at the Spartanburg Art Museum, SC, as part of the Land/Lines exhibition (08/16-11/04, 2018). The complete Camino Scroll will be on exhibit as part of a solo show at the Coconino Center for the Arts, in Arizona, in April of 2020.

Border of Lights by Megan Myers

2017 Research Grant

Megan Myers, assistant professor of Spanish & U.S. Latino/a Studies used her CEAH Research Grant to support an anthology she is co-editing that reflects on the Border of Lights organization and its mission. This event took place in October in Dajabón, Dominican Republic and Ouanaminthe, Haiti.


Myers works with community partners from Centro Montalvo, a non-profit based in Dajabón, Dominican Republic and others on a panel in Ouanamithe, Haiti. She recorded this panel to later transcribe and translate to include in her anthology project.

Myers served on a panel in Dajabón, Dominican Republic with Father Regino who she also interviewed during this same trip so that he could share his experiences living and serving along the Haitian-Dominican border in Myers’ anthology.


Research Grants:

Jeff Bremer (History) A New History of Iowa, 1673-2020

K.L. Cook (English) The Cyclical Imagination: Short Story Cycles, Linked Stories, and Novels-in-Stories

Mônica A. Haddad (Community and Regional Planning) Green jobs and climate justice in American cities

Julie E. N. Irish (Interior Design) 10 Years on: A Longitudinal Post-Occupancy Evaluation of a School for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Profound Disabilities

Jae-Hwa Lee (Interior Design) Articulating the essence of creative female designers 

Charissa Menefee (English) Measure the Aquifer 

Cason Murphy (Music & Theatre), Digital Residency

Michèle A. Schaal (World Languages and Cultures; Women’s and Gender Studies) The Art of Genre- and Genderbending: Virginie Despentes’s Authorial Politics

Symposium Grant:

Jeffrey Wheatley (PI), Sarah Dees (Philosophy and Religious Studies) Religion in Public