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

The Chatfield Outstanding Tenured Researcher Award

Chantelle Warner
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2022

Weiner Award

Diana Avdeeva
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2022

Biosphere 2 Faculty Innovative Teaching Fellow

Hai Ren
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | Fall 2022

Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Fellowship for Dissertation Writing

Huiqiao Yao
East Asian Studies
Grants | Fall 2022

Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) 2022 Best Poster Award

Jiang Wu
Center for Buddhist Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2022

Best Anthology, John Whitmer Historical Association Awards

Konden Smith Hansen
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2022

Chatfield Outstanding Untenured Researcher Award

Kristy Slominski
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2022

Title VI National Resource Center (East Asia)

Scott Gregory
East Asian Studies
Grants | Fall 2022

The Chatfield Impact Award

Stephanie K Springer
Public and Applied Humanties
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2022

Centennial Achievement Award

Madison Doser
Public and Applied Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2022

Graduate College Fellowship

Taehyeong Kim
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Fall 2022

George H. Davis Fellowship

Tania Leal
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Fall 2022

2022 NCTE Richard C. Ohmann Outstanding Article in College English Award

Tom Hong Do
Public and Applied Humanties
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2022

Title VI National Resource Center (East Asia)

Wenhao Diao
East Asian Studies
Grants | Fall 2022

Chatfield Outstanding Tenured Researcher Award

Albrecht Classen
German Studies
Grants | Fall 2022

Fulbright Research and Teaching Grant

Albrecht Classen
German Studies
Grants | Fall 2022

AATG Honorary Member

Albrecht Classen
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2022

Title VI Language Resource Center Grant

Beatrice Dupuy
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy
Grants | Fall 2022

Title VI Language Resource Center Grant

Chantelle Warner
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy
Grants | Fall 2022

COH Distinguished Teaching Award

Colleen Lucey
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

2021 Dorothy Chun Award for Best Journal Article

Liudmila Klimanova
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

Spanish and Portuguese Research Fellowship

Hadley Forst
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Spring 2022

Berlin Prize

Max Strassfeld
Religious Studies and Classics
Fellowships | Spring 2022

COH Teaching and Outreach Grant

Andrea Holm
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Grants | Spring 2022

Chartered Institute of Linguists Fellowship

Holly Ann Silvestri
National Center for Interpretation
Fellowships | Spring 2022

Society for Ming Studies Travel Grant, James P. Geiss and Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation

Huiqiao Yao
East Asian Studies
Grants | Spring 2022

Graduate College Fellowship

Diana Avdeeva
Russian and Slavic Studies
Fellowships | Spring 2022

COH Faculty Research Grant

Ana Carvalho
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | Spring 2022

University of Arizona Distinguished Head/Director's Award

Karen K Seat
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

George H. Davis Travel Fellowship

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanities
Grants | Spring 2022

COH Teaching and Outreach Grant

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanities
Grants | Spring 2022

Experiential Learning Faculty Grant, University of Arizona Office of Student Engagement and Career Development

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanities
Grants | Spring 2022

NYU Outstanding Dissertation Award, Topic of Inequality

Harris Kornstein
Public and Applied Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

Fulbright (García-Robles Border Scholar)

Carmen King de Ramirez
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Spring 2022

Charles L. Rosenberg Memorial Award

Lorraine Turpault d'Huvé
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty Award

Denis Provencher
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

University of Arizona Provost’s Author Support Fund

Anastasia Gordienko
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

Provost Author Support Award

Rae Erin Dachille-Fitzgerald
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

The First Book Subvention Program of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Anastasia Gordienko
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

Spanish and Portuguese Research Fellowship

Romy Yanahí Cerón Canché
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Spring 2022

University of Arizona Award for Excellence

Natalie Elaine Olson
Humanities Administration
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

University of Arizona Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award

Liudmila Klimanova
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022

National Endowment for the Humanities--Summer Institute

Daisy Vargas
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | Summer 2022

Young Scholars in American Religion Program

Kristy Slominski
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Summer 2022

Experiential Learning Design Accelerator Fellow

Kristy Slominski
Religious Studies and Classics
Fellowships | Summer 2022

Faculty Challenge Grant for Increasing Access to Undergraduate Research

Kristy Slominski
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | Summer 2022

NEH Summer Institute, The Imagination and Imaginal Worlds in the Mirror of Buddhism

Rae Erin Dachille-Fitzgerald
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Summer 2022

Experiential Learning Design Accelerator Fellow

Stephanie K Springer
Public and Applied Humanties
Fellowships | Winter 2022

COH Distinguished Undergraduate Advising/Mentoring Award

Kristin Doran
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Appointment Regents Professor

Sonia Colina
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021