CRG Student Grant Recipients

Spring/2014
Spring/2014

Graduate

Ethnic Studies Department
Education on the Reservation: Extracurricular and Culturally-Relevant Programming
Ethnic Studies
Performing Chinatown: Wartime Spectacles in Los Angeles, 1937-1943
Department of Anthropology
The Rise of the Latin@/American Technology Startup Boom
Jurisprudence and Social Policy
Race, Returns, and the Politics of Immigration Control: A Study of the Role of Voluntary Departure in U.S. Immigration Enforcement
African Diaspora Studies
Diasporan Recitations of Black Failure and Ethical Possibility
Department of Sociology
Gut Feelings: The Emotions of Food Inequality
Medical Anthropology
Healthy Families: Re-imagining Sovereignty for Alaska Natives

Undergraduate

Interdisciplinary Studies
The Conditions of Power in Community Health: Gender, Race, and Harm Reduction at the Berkeley Free Clinic
Gender and Women's Studies
Early U.S. Drug Policy as a Method of Racial, Gender, and Sexual Control
American Studies
A Qualitative Study on the Intersection of Higher Education and Incarceration in African-American and Latino/a Households
2013
Fall 2013

Graduate

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Los mecos de Veracruz: The Performance of Indigenous Kinesthetic Epistemologies
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Unsettling the Agrarian Imaginary: Race, Agrarianism, and the Domestic
Geography
From Colonial Cosmopolitanism to Mediterraneanism. Shifting Socio-Spatial Borders between Italy and Tunisia
Sociology Department
Racialized Intimacy: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender within Interracial Marital Relationships Among Asians Americans and Whites
Rhetoric
India(ns) on Display, or the Politics of Museumizing Minorities

Undergraduate

Department of Gender & Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies
From the Highlands to the City; Maya Women’s Ways of Healing in South Central Los Angeles
Ethnic Studies
Entendiendo Nuestros Pasados, Sexos y Generos: Testimonios y historias orales of Guatemalan Survivors during the Civil War and Genocide
Interdisciplinary Studies
Gender and Cultural Sensitivity Surrounding Development Initiatives: Examining the Connection between Gender Relations and Ethnicity in the San Martin Region of Peru
Spring 2013

Graduate

Comparative Ethnic Studies
The Derrion Albert Beating: Visual Representations of Racialized Violence
Performance Studies
Hip-Hop Dance Is Black Power: Kinesthetic Politics and Black Performance
Jurisprudence and Social Policy
The Last Cowboy: Freedom, Flexibility, and Myths of Legal Identity in the San Francisco Taxi Industry
Ethnic Studies
Living Laboratories: Remapping the Legacy of Experiments in Empire
African American Studies
Cotton Framed Revolutionaries: T-Shirt Culture and Black Power Iconography
Ethnic Studies
The Politics of Memory and Gender in Memorializing the Korean War
History
Mexican American Historical Thinking in the American Southwest in the Pre-Chicano Period

Undergraduate

Ethnic Studies (Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies)
Expression Through the Small Screen: How Asian American Students in UC Berkeley Respond to Asian American Cultural Productions on YouTube
English
Electronic Dance Mu$ic: The Theoretical Discourse on the Promulgation of Western Ideology in the Non-West
Interdisciplinary Studies
Pure Bodies – Probiotics and the Re-culturing of Colonial Hygiene in the United States
Ethnic Studies
Cultural Revitalization Efforts and Indigenous Rights in Nahuizalco, El Salvador
2012
Fall 2012

Graduate

African American Studies
The Practice of Freedom: Reconsidering Freedom in African American Literature
Ethnic Studies
Appraisals of Competency: Race, Gender, and the Rhetoric of Federal Indian Law, 1945-1960
History
Unfinished Freedom: Slavery and Citizenship in Post-Emancipation Southern Courts, 1865-1896
Jurisprudence & Social Policy
The Promise of Accountability: Countering Bias in Decision Making
Education
Where Violence and Discipline Intersect: School Discipline Policies, Prisons, Race & Gender
Ethnic Studies
Modes of Domesticity: The Intersections of Indian Domestic Service and WWII Politics in the San Francisco Bay Area

Undergraduate

Social Welfare
A Critical Look at Domestic Violence through the Lens of Elder Hmong Women
History
Erasing Arizona: The Purging of Mexican-American Educational Rights
Society & Environment
Indigenous Women and Water in Bolivia
Spring 2012

Graduate

Education
(Re)Interpreting Pygmalion: Understanding the Disciplinary Race/Gender Gap in US Middle Schools
Ethnic Studies
Black-Okinawa: Mixed-Cultural Formation of African-Americans and Okinawans in Post-War Okinawa
Comparative Literature
Asia's Unreliability: Literary and Historical Positings of the Asian Human, 1945-Present
Journalism
Historically Black
Ethnic Studies
Third World Bodies vs. First World Ideologies: The Third World Liberation Front at UC Berkeley, 1969
African American Studies
Trending Ghana: Homeland, Diaspora and Digital Nationalism

Undergraduate

History and History of Art
Visible Anxiety and the Dreyfus Affair: Exploring Jewishness and Homosexuality as Deviant Identities in fin-de siècle France
Sociology
Community and Exclusion in the "Gay Mecca"
Political Economy; Creative Writing
Faces of Occupy Cal
2011
Fall 2011

Graduate

Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies
Over the Rainbow? Constituting Queerness and Performing Nation in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Ethnic Studies
Impossible Subjects (of Study): Ethnic Studies in Arizona
History
Public Servants, Public Employees, Public Enemies, Organizing the Chicago Police, 1952-1984
Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies
"Power in the Tongue"
History
"Unalienable" Rights? Race, Gender and the Loss of American Citizenship Among US-Born Women, 1907-1931
Sociology
The Struggle for Home and Belonging: The Politics of Immigration in Arizona

Undergraduate

Middle Eastern Studies; Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
Narratives of the 2003 War: Iraqi Refugees and the US Veterans (the NOW Project)
Sociology, Political Science
Political and Civic Engagement of Chinese Americans in Ethnic Suburbs
Society & Environment; Geography; Ethnic Studies
Black and Brown in the Bay: Solidarity Through the Lens of Black-N-Brown Entertainment
Ethnic Studies, Public Policy
The Changing Face of Labor: Immigrant Women, Domestic Work and Labor Unions in California in the 21st Century
Political Science & African American Studies
Resighted: Black Women Photographers of the Bay Area
Spring 2011

Graduate

English
"There Was A Vividness Of Life, An Intensity Of Being...": Recovering 'The Lost Years' of the 1940s-1960s in African American Literature & Culture
Education
Converging Epistemologies: The Racialized and Gendered Knowledged Spaces of Test Preparation
Environmental Science
Indigenous Fishing Practices of Gullah Geechee Women
Ethnic Studies
Dirty Clothes on the Color Line: Intersections of Race, Gender and Class
Literature and Social Thought
Oral Histories from the Descendants of Former Slaves
Ethnic Studies
Rehabilitation for Native American Girls at a Facility Located on Tribal Grounds

Undergraduate

Ethnic Studies & American Studies
"AzNpRyDE": Pan-Asianism and Youth Culture in an Age of Cyberspace
Environmental Econ and Policy
South-Asian Masculinity in the 21st Century: Exploring the Strategies Employed in Negotiating its Influence
Environmental Sciences & South & Southeast Asian Studies
Vietnamese Low-Wage Worker-Needs Assessment
Interdisciplinary Studies
The Social Impact of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 on Single Mother Students Pursuing Higher Education
2010
Fall 2010

Graduate

History of Art
Painted Words: The Art, Speech, and Performance of Sister Gertrude Morgan in New Orleans 1960-1980
Performance Studies
"I am the Masses of My People": Teatro Campesino's Mythic Latinidad, 1973-1976
Environmental Science
Empowering Women, Save the Planet? Mobilizing Science and Strategy for Population-Environment Advocacy.
Geography
The Politics of Place, Race, & Toxic Waste in Bayview Hunters Point
Sociology
Making the State, War, and the Arab Enemy in Israel/Palestine, 1948

Undergraduate

Geography
The Rhetoric of Racialized Monumental Material Culture and the (Re)Production of Nation-State Identity in Post-Apartheid Johannesburg
Sociology and Interdisciplinary Field Studies, with a focus on Migration Theory
Marginalization and the Media: Framing Immigration in a Post-9-11 Framework
Interdisciplinary Studies
Beyond the Market: The Rise of Microcredit Plus in Informal Sector Employment for Kenyan Women
Spring 2010

Graduate

Sociology
The Upshot of El Otro Lado: How Mixtec and Zopotec Migration Patterns Shape Gender, Community & the Tradeoffs of Neoliberalism
Ethnic Studies
Overshadowed and Unafraid: Undocumented API Students & the Struggle for Higher Education

Undergraduate

Art Practice
Contemporary Originary Myth-Making the Altiplano
Ethnic Studies
Beyond Machismo: Perceptions of Manhood & Masculinity in the Bay Area Day Labor Market
Interdisciplinary Studies
Intergenerational Conflicts in Queer Communities of Color
Anthroplogy, GWS
Gendered Reflections & Unmarked Identities in Gender and Women's Studies
2009
Fall 2009

Graduate

French
Creating Lesbos-sur-Seine: Fantasy, Desire & the (Re)imagining of Sappho and her Sisters during the French Third Republic
Sociology/Gender & Women's Studies
A Route of One's Own: Taiwanese Women's Mobility in Transnational Trajectories of Education
History
A Most Extraordinary Noise: Race, Gender & Public Space in 19th Century New Orleans
Linguistics
The Phonetics of Race and Gender Identification
Geography
Mexican Women's Contributions to California Agriculture: Agricultural Knowledge and Social Networks Across Borders
History
Arson as a Weapon of Slave Resistance in the British-American Colonies
Political Science
Exclusion in Political Field

Undergraduate

Sociology
Gateway Employment or Exploited Labor: Jornaleros & Social Mobility in the San Francisco Bay Area
Sociology
A Look at Race and Femininity in Overcompensating Responses to Gender Identity Threats
Spring 2009

Graduate

Ethnic Studies
Performance and Performativity of Indigeneity in Mexico: P'urhepecha Spiritual/Cultural Performances in Michoacan
English
American Movement: Dance & the Formation of a National Style
History
Racial and Class Boundaries of Teenage Girls' Culture
History
Slavery, 'Nuevas', and Power, the Stono Rebellion and Communication Exchange in the Colonial Southeast
Sociology
Challenging the Universal Acceptance of Ideologies of Traditional Motherhood

2009

2010