Wesleyan recently received two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The awards will support research by Wesleyan faculty Mary Alice Haddad and Sanford Shieh.
Mary Alice Haddad, associate professor of government, received a $33,600 grant for the NEH Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan project titled, “Environmental Politics in East Asia: Strategies that Work.”
“Japan has experienced some of the world’s most intense environmental crises and taken leadership roles in finding solutions,” Haddad said. “The Fellowship for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan will enable me to examine the ways that Japan’s experience has served as a model for encouraging better environmental behavior among individuals, corporations and governments in East Asia and the world.”
Sanford Shieh, associate professor of philosophy, received $50,400 for the NEH’s Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars project titled “Modality and Logic in Early Analytic Philosophy.”
Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro extended her congratulations to Wesleyan. “The awarding of these competitive grants is a testament to the college’s fine educational work in our community,” she said. “I am grateful to the NEH for continuing to support research and public engagement around the humanities. I look forward to the great successes that will be born out of both of these awards.”