2015 Global Oregon Research Awards

The Global Oregon Initiative in the Global Studies Institute is a university-wide strategic initiative to enhance internationalization in the student experience, in research, and in our outreach to the state and the world. It blurs the boundaries among teaching, research, and community service. It establishes new synergies among all three to develop new modes of learning, and new ways for the university to fund itself and give back to the community. Global Oregon is deliberately cross-regional and interdisciplinary, drawing together UO expertise on every world region and from many academic domains to address truly global challenges and to internationalize the student experience, and by extension, the state.

The Global Studies Institute and its Global Oregon Initiative are pleased to announce the 2015 Global Oregon Graduate and Undergraduate Grant awardees as follows:

Graduate Awards

Jessica Stone; Anthropology
Title of Research Project: Prehistoric Population Dispersals and Mobility in Palau, Micronesia

"M" Jerilynn Emily Jackson; Geography
Title of Research Project: Narrating Glacier Loss: Iceland

Allison Bray; English
Title of Research Project: Voices of the Country: Researching Identity and Futurity in the Self-Representation of Rural Victorian England

Marie-Caroline Pons; Linguistics
Title of Research Project: Khamci Language Documentation and Description

Michael Their; Educational Methodology, Policy, & Leadership
Title of Research Project: Measuring Global Citizenship Among High School Students

Mohammed Zahid Akter; Linguistics
Title of Research Project: A Sketch Grammar of Pangkhua

Sarah Ahmed; Sociology
Title of Research Project: Women and the Jirga System in Rural Punjab


Undergraduate Awards

Alexandria Bedbury; Biology, International Studies, Clark Honors College
Title of Research Project: Interactions between Native Peoples and Urban Health Care Systems of the Amazon River Basin

Taylor Dodrill; Anthropology, Biology
Title of Research Project: Archaeology in Palau

Ana Sofia Mello; International Studies, Spanish
Title of Research Project: Brazilian Undergraduate Student Conference (BrazUSC)

Miya Saito-Beckman; Violin Performance- Music
Title of Research Project: Musical and Cultural Immersion in Vienna

Samantha Edge; Journalism, International Studies
Title of Research Project: The impact of media on the political and social progression of Chile following the 1974-1990 dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

The number and quality of applications was exceptional; we received over 50 applications. Graduate student awardees received $1250-2,000 to help them conduct research for their theses, dissertation, or other appropriate projects that advance the academic and professional goals of students. Undergraduate student awardees will receive $500 to help them become more globally engaged through international research or related projects that advance the student’s academic and professional goals. Student reports on the results of their grant-­‐ related activities will be posted on the Global Studies Institute website.




Media Contacts:
Dennis Galvan
Vice Provost for International Affairs
Office of International Affairs