UW News

November 25, 2019

Grants awarded: Studying ‘culturally sustaining pedagogies,’ dual-credit coursework; teaching global perspective in architecture

University of Washington faculty members have been awarded grants for research to be conducted over the next few years.

Django Paris has received a grant from the Spencer Foundation

Django Paris

Django Paris, an associate professor in the College of Education, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Spencer Foundation.

With the four-year grant, Paris will work with H. Samy Alim, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, to study the strengths and limitations of  “culturally sustaining pedagogies” — practices designed to foster cultural pluralism — implemented in four different educational contexts in the United States, Spain and South Africa. Paris is the James A. & Cherry Banks Professor of Multicultural Education.

Julia Duncheon has been awarded a grant from the Spencer Foundation.

Julia Duncheon

Also, Julia Duncheon, UW assistant professor of education, also has been awarded a four-year, $1 million grant from the Spencer Foundation, to study the impact of dual-credit coursework — conferring both high school and college credit — across four years. Read more at the College of Education website.

For more information, contact Paris at dparis@uw.edu; and Duncheon at duncheon@uw.edu.

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Vkram Prakash has been awarded a grant renewal from Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative.

Vikram Prakash

Architecture professor Vikram Prakash, who is co-principal investigator for the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative, or GAHTC for short, has received a three-year, $1 million grant renewal from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The collaborative, Prakash and co-PI Mark Jarzombek of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, write, expands on a textbook the two wrote. The purpose of the book was to “offer a framework for instructors in breaking free of the Eurocentric canonical categories that structure the current historiographical narrative.” Or, more simply put, to “take the ghost out of the global perspective.”

The award is the third installment of a grant first awarded in 2013, now totaling $3.5 million. The funding will provide for teaching modules, workshops and fellowships for the collaborative.

For more information, contact Prakash at vprakash@uw.edu


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