Humanities Faculty Mini-Grants

CALL - 2023-2024 Humanities Faculty MIni-Grants

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2022-23 Humanities Faculty Mini-Grants Winners

The University Center for the Humanities is pleased to annouce the 2022-23 Humanities Faculty Mini-Grant winners.


Susan Freeman, Gender and Women’s Studies: "Regarding Queer Elders"

Inspired by the work of mixed-media documentarian Jamal Jordan, Regarding Queer Elders will enlist WMU students in collecting and showcasing images and stories of LGBTQ adults in later
L. Lusike Mukhongo, School of Communication: "Non-Extractive and Non-Intrusive Community Engaged Learning for Media Production Courses Research Team"
The goal of the project is to design a publicly engaged service-learning course that is nonintrusive and non-extractive and is carried out in collaboration with students, faculty and community partners. The project will draw on a problem-based model of community engaged learning, where students will work with community partners in Kalamazoo County to collaboratively design and implement community projects. It will initially be offered as an option for students taking the COM 3550 Digital Video Production: Non-Fiction. The broader goal is to create a service-learning section for COM 3550 Digital Video Production: Non-Fiction that will require all students taking it to get involved in community-driven projects.







Ángela Pérez-Villa , History: "Retazos: Weaving Latinx Histories in Kalamazoo"

"Retazos: Weaving Latinx Histories in Kalamazoo" is a project that aims to bring together WMU college students and Latinx immigrant youth from our community through the study of history. The objective is to use history to engage the youth in sharing their personal stories, which will be featured in a digital collection with their permission.










Li Xiang, Department of World Languages and Literatures: "Tell Our Stories: A Video Collection Celebrates AAPI Heritage"

The project “Tell Our Stories: A Video Collection Celebrates AAPI Heritage” focuses on building bridges between Western Michigan University Chinese language students and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage communities, especially the Chinese communities, in West Michigan.