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The Bancroft Library Study Award Winners

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2017-2018 Academic Year

Alexandra Havrylyshyn, Free Under the Laws of France: How Enslaved Women and Girls Accessed Justice in Antebellum Louisiana, 1837-1957

2017 Summer

Christina Bush, Fashioning the Black Masculine

Kelly Easterday, Uniting a Century of Forest Survey Collection to Determine Drivers of Change in California Forests

Kimberly Killion, From Farms to Kitchens to the “Body Laboratory”: Nutritional Science and the Politics of Food in the United States, 1885-1930

Savannah Kilner, Pride and Property: Queer Settler Colonialism and the Landed Politics of Solidarity in Oakland, CA, 1979-present

Christopher Miller, Public Enemies: Transience and Lyric in American Poetry

Carlos Rivas, Urban Utopia? The Reducción General de los Indios and Coloniality of Space at Nahuizalco, El Salvador after 1520

Joanne Tien, Educating for Freedom: A Study of the Berkeley Experimental Schools Project, 1968-1976

2016-2017 Academic Year

John Elrick, Model City: Technologies of Government in the San Francisco Bay Area

2016 Summer

Xan Chacko, Moving, Making, Saving: Experimental Agriculture in California

Nancy Gallman, American Constitutions: Life Liberty, and Property in Colonial East Florida

Theodora Dryer, Designing Certainty: A History of Model-Based Thinking in the Era of Scientific Planning, 1929-1970

Maggie Elmore, Building Community through Politics: The Catholic Church, the State, and Ethnic Mexicans in the US Southwest, 1923-1986

Gary Fox, Aesthetic Futures, On Air: Donald Appleyard, Kenneth Craik, and Berkeley’s Environmental Simulation Laboratory

Camilo Lund-Montano, Out of Order: Radical Lawyers and Revolutionary Movements in the Global Sixities

Amani Morrison, Black Chicago through the Pen of Gwendolyn Brooks

Alexander Werth, Culture Wars: Race, Citizenship, and Violence in Oakland, California’s Urban/Colonial Frontier

2015-2016 Academic Year

Nancy Gallman, American Constitutions: Life, Liberty, and Property in Colonial East Florida

2015 Summer

Spencer Strub, Robert Doughtie and the Readers of the Print Piers Plowman

Jennifer Terry, Shifting Conceptions of Juvenile Labor and Employment in California, 1930-1980

Jessica Stair, Textual-Pictorial Literacies in the Techialoyan Manuscripts of New Spain

Cori Knudten, Constructing Gender in California's East Bay, 1920-1941

Dexter Hough-Snee, Mining Anxiety while Mocking the Marketplace: Economic Thought in the Latin American Satirical Archvie, 1598–1880

2014-2015 Academic Year

Peter Eckman, Suburbs of Lost Resort: Order and Ruin on the Edge of San Francisco Bay

Simon Abramowitsch, The Production of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1966-1996: From the Black Panther Party to the Institutionalization of “Diversity”

2014 Summer

Natalie Mendoza, Domesticating Foreign Policy: Inter-Americanism and Mexican Americans in the US Southwest, 1930s-1950s

Jeffrey Yamashita, Manufacturing Japanese American War Heroes: Incarceration, a "Suicide Battalion," and Ben Kuroki

Elizabeth Miller, The American Expeditionary Tradition, Pre-Columbian Architectures and the Indigenous Specter in American Art since 1960

Robert Lee, Louisiana Purchases: The US-Indian Treaty System in the Missouri River Valley

Katherine Kadue, "The Living Labours of Publick Men": Intellectual Labor as Domestic Practice from Erasmus to Milton

Daniel Benjamin, Excavating Excluded Affects in the Poems of Jack Spicer

Griselda Jarquin, The Transnational Politics of Remembering: Revolution and Counterrevolution in Nicaragua and the US

Yve Chavez, Indigenous Agency and Artistic Production at California’s Missions

Ziza Delgado, The Third World Liberation Front at UC Berkeley: An Anti-Hegemonic Movement for Radical Pedagogy and Revolutionary Curriculum

2013-2014 Academic Year

Adam Romero, The Afterlives of Industrial Byproducts: The Necessity of Industrial Byproducts in the Industrialization of California Agriculture

Emily Cole, Translation Ideology in Græco-Roman Egypt

2013 Summer

Robert Kett, Stones, Feathers, Crude: Art and Science in Twentieth Century Southern Mexico

Robert Przeklasa, The Mission Indian Federation: American Indian Rights on the Right

Susan Wood, Gathering the "Other": Salvage Ethnography and the Construction of Culture in Southern California, 1897-1909

Marilola Perez, Pacific Exceptionalism? A Sociolinguistic Examination of Cavite Chabacano

Amy Lee, Coolies and Opium: Comparative Anglo-American Empires, Chinese Globalism, and Literary Modes of Uneven Development

Samia Rahimtoola, Open Form: The Ethos of the Given in Robert Duncan's Life-Work

2012-2013 Academic Year

Adrianne Francisco, Colonial Subjects: American Colonial Education and Philippine Nation-Making, 1900-1934

2012 Summer

Marcel Brousseau, Imaginary Lines: Data, Narration, Cartography, and the Speculation and Historicization of the U.S. Mexican Indigenous American Borderlands

Kevin Whalen, Beyond School Walls: Indian Education in Southern California

Alicia Cowart, Natural and Anthropogenic Influences on Fire Regimes and Vegetation Change in Central California

Di Hu, The Transformation of Identity, Daily Life and Resistance in the Colonial Obraje of Pomacocha, Vilcashuaman, Peru

Sara Jensen, The Topography of Wellness: Mechanisms, Models and Metrics of Health in the Urban Landscape

Jacob Lee, Imaginary Empires: Kinship, Power and Alliance in the Illinois Country, 1550-1840

Alexander Tarr, Have Your City and Eat It Too: Los Angeles and the Renaissance in Urban Agriculture

Travis Wilds, Assembling the Science of the Future: Epistemic Virtues in the Exact Sciences, Physiology and Literature of Post-Enlightenment France, 1780-1840

2011-2012 Academic Year

Diana Negrín, Changing Wixárika Lives and Livelihoods in Mexico's Cities

Israel Pastrana, Brazos de Oro: Mexican Contract Labor Migration and the Political Economy of the American Southwest, 1917-1973

2011 Summer

Javier Arbona, Racialized Homefronts: Reclaiming the Port Chicago Explosion

Erin Collins, Recombinant Social(ist) Networks on the Landscape of the Lower Mekong Delta

Emily Colbert Cairns, The Other Carvajal: Reading Crypto-Jewish Feminine Space

Anita Huizar-Hernández, Histories of Contact: Arizona's Multi-Ethnic Heritage

Bianca Brigidi, Being Native American: Race, Ethnicity and Mission in Spanish, Mexican and U.S. California, 1769-1852

JoAnna Wall, Virgin Territory: Women in the Monjeríos of Alta and Baja California, 1697-1834

Elizabeth Sine, Movements on the Margins: An Archaeology of Struggles for Survival and Dignity in Depression-Era California

Leece Lee, Modernity and the "Death Ethic": Western Expansion as War in the Northern Plains, 1820-1880

María Covadonga Lamar Prieto, Spanish Language in XIX California

2010-2011 Academic Year

Tara McDowell, Jess and the Language of Pictures, 1951-1991

Hannah Haynie, The Linguistic Geography of the Sierra Nevada and Central California Indian Languages

2010 Summer

Natalia Cecire, The Girl Modest Witness and the Poetics of Knowledge

Funie Hsu, Blackboard Frontiers: American Expansion and U.S. Colonial Education Policy, 1887-1914

Diana Greenwold, Skins and Carcasses: Stereoscopic Vision and the Native American in Nineteenth-Century Utah

Nicole Pacino, Prescription for a Nation: Public Health in Post-Revolutionary Bolivia

Swati Rana, Who You Calling Immigrant?: Alienage and Nativity in the Literature of Brown America, 1900-1965

Clare Robinson, The California Memorial Union

Barbara Zimbalist, The Devil in Disguise: Incarnational Politics in Medieval Miracles of the Virgin

2009-2010 Academic Year

Colin Dingler, Lyric Impurity: Genre, Serial Poems, and the Form of History in Mid-Century and Contemporary American Poetry

Sarah Lopez, Migrating Mexico: A Material History of Remittance Space in Sur de Jalisco and Los Angeles

2009 Summer

Kathleen Adams, Kindergarten and Community: The Silver Street Kindergarten Society of San Francisco

Rachel Brahinsky, The End of Gentrification: Development, Politics and Race in San Francisco

Allison Ferrell, Collaborated Lives: Individualism and Collectivity in the Avant-Garde of Jay DeFeo

Cheryl Holzmeyer, Toward Interactivity: Transformations of the U.S. Science Museum Field, 1830-Present

Adam Lewis, Liberal Citizenship and National Sovereignty in the Antebellum Empire

Rebecca Munson, "The Text Is Foolish": The Telling Choices of Shakespeare’s First Editions

Marques Redd, Imaginal Mapping, Psychospirituality, and the Multidimensional Complexities of British and American Romanticism

Lauren Chase Smith, Bawdy Amusements of Progress in the Transpacific Borderlands

Christina Zanfagna, Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels

2008-2009 Academic Year

Audrey Wu Clark, The Asian American Avant-Garde: Internationalist Aspirations in Early Asian American Literature, 1882-1945

William Wagner, Reading, Writing, and Rambling: The Literary Culture of Travel in Antebellum America

2007-2008 Academic Year

Seth Roger Lunine, Private City, Public Threat: Entertainment, Industry and Illusion in Emeryville, California 1880-1950

Maria Belen Bistue, Collaborative Writing: Translation Strategies in Early Modern Multilingual Texts

2007 Summer

Ricardo Fagoaga Henandez, Regions, Markets and Indigenous Economic Participation: Chiapas and Guatemala

Brian Grossman, Investigating the Influence of Social Science Measurement on the Development of the Disability Rights/Independent Movement

Heidi Hoechst, Refusable Pasts: Spatial Economics and the Politics of the U.S. Tradition

Christine Hong, Captivity in Translation: Huckleberry Finn as Intertext in Ralph Ellison's and Ôe Kenzaburo's Mid-century Prisoner-of-War Narratives

Andrea King, Forbidden Pleasures, Damnable Sin, and Municipal Corruption: Race, Gender, and Respectability in San Francisco’s Vice District, 1900-1940

Emily Moore, Aesthetic Confrontations: Chilkat Tunics and the Evolution of Northwest Coast Designs

Joseph Ring, Transported by the Mode: Milton's Sublime Aesthetics and the Politics of Astonishment

Citlali Sosa-Riddell, The Culture of Commemoration among the Californios: Changing Cultural Practices, Honor, and Race Ideology, 1850-1900

Warren Wood, City Fathers: The Influence of Social and Economic Changes on the Meaning and Practice of Fatherhood in San Francisco, 1849-1915

2006-2007 Academic Year

Sean Burns, Working Class Hero: The Intellectual and Activist Legacy of Archie Green

Nat Zappia, The Autonomous Interior: Trading, Raiding, and Freedom in Native California, 1700-1857

2006 Summer

Peter Allen, A Space for Living: Regionalism and the Rise of Environmental Planning in the Bay Area, 1939-1969

Amy Lippert, Consuming Identities: Visual Culture and Celebrity in Nineteenth-century San Francisco

Timothy Pepper, Economic and Social Interaction in the Papyri from Ptolemaic Tebtunis

Maria Ramnath, Haj to Utopia: Anti-systemic Ideologies in the South Asian Diaspora, 1905-1930

Lilia Soto, Migration as a Matter of Time: Perspectives from Mexican Immigrant Girls in the Napa Valley

Sarah Thomas, The Politics of Growth: Land-Use in Postwar America, 1950-1975

Zeb Tortorici, The Appearance of Colonial Order: Sexuality in Colonial Mexico, 1600-1800

Richard Welker, The Roots of Agribusiness: Economic Behavior and Culture among Early American Farmers in California's Central Valley

2005-2006 Academic Year

Ruben Flores, States of Culture: The Central Government and Ethnoracial Consolidation in Mexico and the US, 1920-1950

Francisco Casique, Race of Space in the San Francisco Mission District

2004-2005 Academic Year

Rachel A. Chico, Navigating Nation: Communication and Orientation in the Veracruz-Mexico City Corridor, 1812-1867

Anil K. Mukerjee, An Examination of the Engel Sluiter Historical Documents Collection

Hellen Lee, Never Done: Women's Work and Culture in the United States, 1870-1910

2004 Summer

Penelope Anderson, The Rhetoric and Politics of Audience: Lucy Hutchinson, John Milton, and Katherine Philips

Steven Fountain, Big Dogs and Scorched Streams: Horses, Beavers, and Ethnocultural Change, 1769-1849

Jean V. Gier, Writing Communities and Constituencies: Literature of the U.S. Filipino Press During the Early Twentieth Century

Ki Won Han, The Rise of Oceanography in the United States, 1900-1940

Stacy Kozakavich, The Archaeology of the Kaweah Co-operative Commonwealth's Advance Townsite

Michael Kunichika, Vision for Verbal Art in the Russian Symbolist Journal, 1899-1917

Marissa López, Nationalism, Narrative, and History: The Formal Case for Chicana/o Literature

Elisabeth O'Connell, Recontextualizing the Tebtunis Papyri

Julie Tanaka, German Fiat: German Historiography and Identity in the Holy Roman Empire

2003-2004 Academic Year

Kimberly Bird, Unsettled Frontier: Poetic Radicalism and the Question of Nationalism in California, 1930-1940

Lisa Conathan, Language Contact and Linguistic Change in Northern California

Karen McNeill, Building the California Women's Movement: Architecture, Space and Gender in the Life and Work of Julia Morgan

2003 Summer

Nicole Caso, Practicing Memory in Central American Literature: Reflections on Histories, Space and Language

Alison Fraunhar, Revisioning the Mulata in Cuban Visual Culture, 1880-1980

Haden Guest, The Police Procedural Film and the Organization of Postwar America, 1930-1960

Joyce Mao, China-town: Cultural Politics and Racial Space in San Francisco, 1850-1910

Nadia Nurhussein, Verbal Topiary Work: Reading Dialect in American Poetry, 1870-2001

Jose Pastrano, Immigration Policies and Low-cost Labor: The 1920s Political Debates over Mexican Labor

Evelyn Rodriguez, Coming of Age: Identities and Transformations in Filipina Debutantes and Mexicana Quinceañeras

2002-2003 Academic Year

Yu-fang Cho, Visions of Pacific Destiny: Culture of Western Expansion and American Women's Work of Benevolence, 1880s-1900s

Dulcinea Michelle Lara, Historical Evolution of Education and Its Detrimental Ideological and Identity Forming Consequences on New Mexico

Jeffrey Alan Ow, Contested Isles: The History and Representation of Ellis Island and Angel Island

Summer 2002

Samantha Holtkamp Gervase, Life and Law in the Lower Mississippi River Valley: Categories and the Expansion of America, 1800-1860

Rudy Poscallo Guevarra, On Common Ground: Mexican and Filipinos in San Diego Agriculture, 1920-1965

Chantelle Nicole Warner, Literacy Identity Construction in Works of Dutch Clandestine Literature Written During the Second World War

2001-2002 Academic Year

Isabel Breskin, Above the City upon a Hill: Lithographic City Views of San Francisco, 1848-1914

Andrew Johnson, Quicksilver Mining Landscapes of California and the West, 1840-1920

Michelle Morton, Utopian and Dystopian Visions of California in the Literary Imagination

Allison Varzally, Ethnic Crossings in California, 1930-1950

Adrienne Williams, UCB 92 and the Re-Vision of Miracles of the Virgin

2001 Summer

Jessica Delgado, The Inquisition and Women’s Voices: Female Accusers as Witnesses in the Mexican Inquisition

Yolanda James, California Malinches in the Project to Recover a Chicana

Anna More, Colonial Baroque: Siguenza y Góngoro and the Politics of 17th-Century New Spain

Anna Naruta, Creating Whiteness in California: An Examination of White and Chinese Relations from 1865-1910

Delberto Ruiz, Cut Tongues from the Heart

Suzette Spencer, Sounding Freedom: Maroonist Poetics, Signifyin' Language, and the Black Vernacular

2000-2001 Academic Year

Donald Michael Bottoms, Race, Politics, and the Law in 19th Century California

Anne Burnett Keary, Christian Missionaries, Colonial Knowledges, Contested Geographies: The Missionary Translation of Indigenous Language and Culture in New South Wales and Oregon Territory in the Nineteenth Century

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