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Recipients of Awards for Creative Activity


Recipients of Awards for Creative Activity Heading link

Listed below are the recipients from three rounds of the Awards for Creative Activity.

2024 Recipients Heading link

NameDepartmentProject Title
Yolanda Bada GarciaLatin American and Latino StudiesA Multilingual App: Disseminating Migrant Rights for an Inclusive Chicago
Brian BauerAnthropologyThe Suspension Bridges of the Inca Empire
Cynthia BlairBlack Studies; HistorySeeing Black Labor in Early Twenty-First Century Chicago
Liza Calisesi MaidensMusicThe Choral Works of Imogen Holst - A Research Trip
Sarai Coba-RodriguezEducational PsychologyPreventing Preschool Expulsion: Examining the Systems and Processes using a Sentinel Events Lens with Illinois Stakeholders
Jonathan ConnollyHistoryThinking with Colonial Photography
Judith De JongArchitectureThe Spatially Loose Metropolis
Claire DecoteauSociologyAbortion on the Move: Navigating the Fractured Reproductive Healthcare Landscape
Robert DifazioMusicThe Chicago Hip Hop History Project
Alexander EisenschmidtArchitectureAt Home with the Collective: A Report from the Future of Housing
Linda ForstEnvironmental and Occupational Health SciencesBridging Barriers in Outreach to Immigrant Farmworkers: Utilizing WhatsApp to Share Health, Legal, and Social Service Information and Co-Learn with Farmworkers
Adam GoodmanLatin American and Latino StudiesSpanish-Language Translation of "The Deportation Machine: America's Long History of Expelling Immigrants"
Rachel HavrelockEnglishFuture Infrastructure
Cedric JohnsonBlack Studies; Political ScienceGordon Parks and the Postwar American City
Ronak KapadiaGender and Women's StudiesThe Art of the Brown Queer Commons
Faheem MajeedArtFloating Monuments: Mecca Flats
Hayley NegrinHistoryFugitive Lands: Sovereignty and Slavery in the Early American South
Pedro NevesDesignLEGOType: Collaborative Letterform Book Project
Akemi NishidaDisability and Human Development; Gender and Women’s StudiesMapping the needs of multiple marginalized disabled people in disasters
Alyson PatsavasDisability and Human DevelopmentPain in Relation: Cripistemologies, Chronicity and Crip Evidence
Kareem RabieAnthropologyEverywhere in the World there is a Chinatown, in China there is a Khaliltown
Jennifer ReederArtM as in Mary - feature length (90-120 pages) original screenplay
Lita SacksAnthropologyPaleopathology of Syndromes: The Intersection of Variation, Anomaly, and Pathology
Kimberlee WilkensDesignThe Simulation Operating Room (SOR)
Terrion WilliamsonBlack Studies; Gender and Women's StudiesBlack Women and Serial Murder in the American Midwest
Katherine ZinsserPsychologyEnhancing Early Childhood Education through the Dissemination of Emotion-Focused Teaching Workbook

2022 Recipients Heading link

NameDepartmentProject Title
Lionel Allen Jr.Department of Educational Policy StudiesB-Sides: Urban School Leadership and the Under-told Stories of Instructional Improvement
Brian AndersonSchool of DesignCasting New Traditions
Theodore (Ted) BurdettSchool of DesignThis is Great Lakes Surfing: Shaping, Culture, Design
Kate CaldwellDepartment of Disability and Human DevelopmentNexus Coalition
Liza Calisesi MaidensDepartment of MusicExpanding the Choral Canon: a recording project
Lisa CushingDepartment of Special EducationTransition to Colleges in Illinois for Students with Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders from Disenfranchised Communities
Penelope DeanSchool of ArchitectureGame Plans
Claire DecoteauDepartment of SociologySocial Autopsy of COVID-19 in Chicago
Alexandra FilindraDepartment of Political ScienceExposure to Political Violence and Its Effects on Political Ambition among Active and Potential Public Officials
Andrew FinegoldDepartment of Art HistoryAncient Americas, Appropriated
Jack Henrie FisherSchool of DesignRevolutionary Subjects
Patrick FortmannDepartment of Germanic StudiesThe Colors of the Skull: Race in German Physiognomy, Phrenology, and Cranioscopy
Rooshey HasnainDepartment of Disability and Human DevelopmentWellness through Asian American Narratives and Theater (WAANT)
Lewis HsuDepartment of PediatricsWalk in my SHOES (Sickle cell Health Outcomes Education Skits)
Jonathan IndaDepartment of Latin American and Latino StudiesThe Price of Philanthropy: The Carlos Slim Foundation and Humanitarian Politics in Mexico
Decoteau IrbyDepartment of Educational Policy StudiesThe Stuck Improving Visualization Project
April JacksonDepartment of Urban Planning and PolicyEngaging Chicago, Supporting Neighborhoods: Collaborative City Design Promoting University-Community Partnerships
Ronak KapadiaDepartment of Gender and Women's StudiesSurviving the Long Wars - Dissemination of Scholarly Series and Art Triennial
Young KimDepartment of Classics and Mediterranean StudiesClassical Studies Trends in Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Sean LallySchool of ArchitectureNight White Skies
Clare LysterSchool of ArchitectureFuture Farm Formats– Architecture’s Metabolic Adjacencies
Faheem MajeedDepartment of Art and Art HistoryA Great Day in Bronzeville Project
Jonathan MekindaSchool of DesignDefining Chicago Design: Tracing a Metropolitan Design Ecosystem
Bonnie MetzgarDepartment of TheatreLIT PLAY LABORATORY
Ashley MuchowDepartment of Criminology, Law and JusticePublic mental health facility closures and criminal justice contact in Chicago
Alyson PatsavasDepartment of Disability and Human DevelopmentArchiving and Amplifying Crip Pandemic Life
Dan PetermanDepartment of ArtArtists and the Trading Floor: A dynamic Intersection of Contemporary Sculpture, Collaborative Research, and Social Engagement
Nathan PhillipsDepartment of Curriculum and InstructionArts Activism: Moving for Sustainability in Chicago’s First Global Water Dances
Paul PreissnerSchool of ArchitectureAmerican Framing: The Same Something for Everyone
Christina PughDepartment of EnglishA Poetic *Lexicon*
Gayatri Reddy & Anna GuevarraGender & Women's Studies and Department of Anthropology; Department of Global Asian StudiesEvicted! The Affordable Housing Game
Laurie Jo ReynoldsDepartment of ArtWe Should Not Have Laws We Are Afraid to Talk About
Barbara RismanDepartment of SociologyCategory X Across National Boundaries
Kristine SchutzDepartment of Curriculum and InstructionStorybooks, Inquiry, and Art on the Urban Farm: Exploring Sustainable Food Practices with Children
Deborah StratmanDepartment of ArtLast Things
Cortino SukotjoDepartment of Restorative DentistryImmersive Learning with AI-enhanced Virtual Standardized Patient (VSP) to Improve Dental Students’ Communication Proficiencies
Rebecca TeasdaleDepartment of Educational PsychologyMaking in Chicago: Toward a Framework for Evaluating Public Library Makerspaces
Daria TsoupikovaSchool of DesignHummingbird: Tele-Immersive Virtual Reality Exhibition
Karen UnderhillDepartment of Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian StudiesStempenyu, or the Jewish Paganini: Sholem Aleichem on the South Side of Chicago. Bilingual Critical Edition of the Newly Rediscovered 1905 Stempenyu Manuscript by Sholem Aleichem.
Nic WeststrateDepartment of Educational PsychologyQueers Share This: Disseminating the LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Dialogue Project
Kimberlee WilkensSchool of DesignSmart Bolo :: Supplemental Oxygen Safety Device

2020 Recipients Heading link

Name Department Project Title
Brian Anderson School of Design Designed for Speed
Michael Anderson Department of Music UIC Youth Wind Ensemble Programs
Andrew Baker Department of Music New CD of unrecorded Leo Sowerby music
Louis Bergonzi School of Theatre and Department of Music Juba: A Symphonic Play
Jennifer Brier Department of History and Gender & Women's Studies Social Justice Research Collaborative
David Brown School of Architecture The Available City -North Lawndale Collective Space Exposition
Joaquin Chavez Department of History Spanish Translation of Poets and Prophets of the Resistance: Intellectuals and the Origins of El Salvador's Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2017)
Jonathan Daly Department of History “Saved from Certain Death” to Change the Course of History: An Intellectual Biography of Richard Pipes
Penelope Dean School of Architecture Flat Out
Claire Decoteau Department of Sociology Ebola and Crisis Decision-Making
Christine Dunford Department of Theatre The Memory Ensemble™ Curriculum Manual: Increasing Reach and Impact
Alexander Eisenschmidt School of Architecture Felix Candela in Chicago: An Engineered Architecture from Mexico City to the Midwest
Myron Elliott Department of Theatre Costume Design II: Techniques of New Modern Masters (Sequel Book)
Stephen Engelmann Department of Political Science 16th Conference of International Society for Utilitarian Studies
Yayoi Everett Department of Music Contemporary Opera: Identity, Staging, and Narrative
Erin Freeman Department of Theatre Entanglement: A Quantum Physical Soap Opera
Lisa Freeman Department of English R/18: Re-Activating the Repertoire A Performance Research Collective for Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama
Dianna Frid Department of Art Reading the Voids: Wormholes and the transformation of text and matter
Anna Guevarra
    Gayatri Reddy
Global Asian Studies Program
    Gender & Women’s Studies and Anthropology
Dis/Placements: Re-visioning a People’s History of Uptown, Chicago
Sara Hall Department of Germanic Studies Police Projections: Law Enforcement and the Moving Image from Caligari to M
Rachel Havrelock Department of English Chicago River Campus
Laura Hostetler Department of History and Global Asian Studies Program The Art of Imperial Ethnography: Qing Illustrations of Tributary Peoples
Sunyoung Kim Department of Special Education Project Impact
Maria Krysan Department of Sociology Two Sides of the Same Coin: Stories about Race, Place, and (not) Belonging in Chicago
Sean Lally School of Architecture ‘Local States’- 2020 Venice Architectural Biennale Installation
Mario LaMothe Departments of African-American Studies and Anthropology Lot Bò Dlo: Visualizing the Mistreatment of Haitians in US Detention Centers
Agustina Laurito Department of Public Administration The Effect of the Heroin Epidemic on Grandparent Caregiving
Amanda Lewis Department of Sociology Dissemination of Report on Racial Wealth Disparities among the Middle-Class in Chicago
Clare Lyster School of Architecture Entanglement: Meaning and Materiality of Data Infrastructure in Space
Patrisia Macias-Rojas Departments of Sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies The Politics of Bed Space: The Privatization of Migrant Detention
Sharon Oiga School of Design Chicago Design Through the Decades
Kim Potowski Department of Hispanic & Italian Studies Latino Language in the USA
Paul Preissner School of Architecture American Framing
Sheela Raja Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences Violence, Trauma, Toxic Stress, and Engagement in Preventive Healthcare: Creating Trauma-Informed Healthcare in Urban Communities
Barbara Risman Department of Sociology Category X: Gender Identities Beyond the Binary
Carrie Sandahl Department of Disability and Human Development Code of the Freaks: Disability Representation in American Cinema
Derrick Sanders Department of Theatre August Wilson Monologue Competition Workbook
Karen Su Global Asian Studies Program Yuki Speaks Out- Picture Book and Educational Website
Sandra Sufian Department of Medical Education Health Humanities Portrait Dissemination: Expanding Our Reach and Scope
Stacey Sutton Department of Urban Planning and Policy The State of Racial Justice for Arab Americans in Chicago
Zvonimir Tot Department of Music CD recording of the ensemble Balkan Fusion Orchestra
Victoria Trinder Department of Curriculum and Instruction Cartography, Curriculum, and Community De-Segregation: Urban Education and the Collective Analysis of Racial Justice in Folded Map™
Rachelle Tsachor Department of Theatre Making Inclusive Theater: Shakespeare's Richard III as Disability Art
Daria Tsoupikova School of Design Multi-User Virtual Reality Storytelling: Beyond Theater
Elaine Jingyan Yuan Department of Communication The Networks of Disinformation: Understanding the (Dis)Information Ecologies in the U.S, Europe, and China