One Middlebury Awards

Spring 2019

Philipp Bleek • Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies • Middlebury Institute

To organize an exchange of visits between Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies faculty and Middlebury College faculty who teach in areas that complement NPTS.


Robert Cohen • English and American Literatures • Middlebury College

Claudia Cooper • Education and English and American Literatures • Middlebury College

To visit the Middlebury Institute in order to develop relationships with Institute colleagues and explore opportunities for teaching in Institute programs.


Darién J. Davis • History Department • Middlebury College

To create a permanent online digital project on Brazilian migration and diaspora for use across Middlebury, and to publish an article on Brazilian migration with a refined focus on the Brazilian Diaspora in six global cities from the 1960s to the present.


Florence Feiereisen • German • Middlebury College

To bring Thor Sawin, Middlebury Institute Associate Professor of TESOL/TFL, to Middlebury College in the winter of 2020 to teach in the German department.


Curt Gervich and Liou Xie • Middlebury School of the Environment

To visit the Middlebury Institute and engage with their International Environmental Policy faculty and students as a step toward greater collaboration between these two programs. 


Karin Hanta • Linguistics • Middlebury College

To travel to the Middlebury Institute to present at the Monterey Forum and 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Translation and Interpretation program.


María Jesús Iglesias Barca • Hispanic Studies • Middlebury Institute

To travel to Spain this summer, to conduct research for a proposed immersive learning experience on rural depopulation for students of Spanish at the Middlebury Institute and the School in Spain.


Elaine Korzak • Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies • Middlebury Institute

To visit the College to meet with faculty to explore interdisciplinary work in cybersecurity across Middlebury.


David Paoli •  School in France; Patricia Rodríguez • School in Spain; Jason Martel • TESOL-TFL • Middlebury Institute; Thor Sawin• TESOL-TFL • Middlebury Institute; Kathi Bailey• TESOL-TFL • Middlebury Institute

Develop an online practicum course for Applied MA’s at Middlebury Schools in France and Spain.

Fall 2018

Pamela A. Berenbaum • Global Health • Middlebury College

 To pursue an ongoing collaboration with colleagues in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies and Development Practice and Policy at the Middlebury Institute.


Pieter Broucke • Director of the Arts • Middlebury College

To teach a course on course on “Architecture, Public Space, and Development” at the Middlebury Institute, and give a public lecture on "The Spanish Lady," the work by Ignacio Zuloago (1870-1945) that resides in the Lara Soto Adobe on the Institute campus.


Carole Cavanaugh • Japanese Studies • Middlebury College

To teach a course on course on “Film, Video, and Social Change” at the Middlebury Institute.


Lesley-Ann Giddings • Chemistry and Biochemistry • Middlebury College

 To host an exchange student from our partner institution, Université de Poitiers, UFR Sciences Fondamentales at Appliquées, to assist with a research project.


Kerstin Wilsch • The School in Jordan

To support a second summer of the Jiran project, connecting advanced-level Arabic students with recently-arrived Arabic-speaking refugee and immigrant families in New Britain, Connecticut for a summer of mutual linguistic and cultural education.


Jamie McCallum • Sociology • Middlebury College

To support a research project in Morocco that draws on the resources of the School in Morocco.


Elizabeth Morrison • Religion • Middlebury College

To support the development of a guidebook for students about Chinese religious and cultural sites, in collaboration with the School in China’s Beijing program director and staff.


Jessica Teets • Political Science • Middlebury College

To meet with Middlebury Institute professors Yuwei Shi and Wei Liang to plan an engaged learning curriculum for China, following up on last summer’s successful China Dream practicum.


Tom Van Order • Italian • Middlebury College

To continue with the development of Midditaliano, an online resource designed to be adaptable to use by Italian learners across Middlebury programs.


Jeffrey Lewis and Jessica Varnum • Center for Nonproliferation Studies • Middlebury Institute

To support the offering of a Winter Term course in Middlebury on Applying New Tools and Technologies to Today’s Security Challenges on the Korean Peninsula.


Gloria Estela González Zenteno • Luso-Hispanic Studies • Middlebury College

To travel to Lisbon, Portugal and Madrid, Spain, to conduct research that will inform future courses and to further develop language skills in Portuguese.

Spring 2018

Richard Wolfson (Middlebury College) received funding to collaborate with CNS Scientist in Residence Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress on a book project on Nuclear Choices.


Ian Barrow  (Middlebury College) received funding to visit India in order to increase the profile of our school abroad in India by giving a lecture on recent book at the American Center, New Delhi, which is part of the American Embassy.


Pam Berenbaum  (Middlebury College) received funding to visit the Middlebury Institute to continue to collaborate with Professor Philipp Bleek, and to work with Institute colleagues on planning Development Practice and Policy and Global Health semesters away at MIIS for Middlebury College students.


Fernando de Sousa Rocha  (Middlebury College) received funding to enroll in a course to study Yoruba at the Universidade Federal Fluminense.


Christal Brown  (Middlebury College) received funding to travel to the Middlebury Institute for the purpose of engaging with Institute Colleagues who interested in collaborating on the transition of MiddCORE to Monterey this summer.


Peter Hamlin  (Middlebury College) received funding to bring summer Spanish School faculty member, choral conductor and pianist Paco Álvarez to Middlebury in the spring of 2019.


Tom Van Order  (Middlebury College) received funding to for a trip to the Italian School at Mills in the summer of 2018, and to Florence, in either the fall or the spring, to continue work on MiddItaliano with the goal of leveraging the resources of all our Italian programs.


Armelle Crouzières-Ingenthron  (Middlebury College) and Michel Gueldry (Middlebury Institute) received funding to collaborate on a book entitled
La France contemporaine: unité et diversités, polarisations et solidarités (Contemporary France: Unity and Diversities, Polarizations and Solidarities).


Moyara Ruehsen (Middlebury Institute) and Amy Collier received funding for intensive week of work with DLINQ staff in Vermont to jump-start an online course development project.


Sarah Bidgood (Middlebury Institute) received funding to travel to Middlebury to give a lecture entitled "Terror in a Handful of Dust: Exploring the State-Level Pursuit of Radiological Weapons," and to meet with undergraduates interested in possible internships, study, or careers in the field of nonproliferation.


Laurie Essig  (Middlebury College) received funds to travel to Madrid to develop a network of feminist scholars with the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.


Patricia Saldarriaga  (Middlebury College) received funds to continue her study of Portuguese in Lisbon in order to facilitate the further integration of Spanish and Portuguese at Middlebury.


Heekyeong Lee, Jinhuei Enya Dai, and Naoko Matsuo (Middlebury Institute) received funding to develop a workshop and associated research project on promoting “Cultural Humility” in language education and international studies. The project will involve faculty from the College, the Institute, and the Schools.


Darién Davis  (Middlebury College) received funding to travel to Brazil in connection with his research on the Brazilian diaspora.

Fall 2017

Pamela Berenbaum • Global Health • Middlebury College

Received funding to visit the Middlebury Institute, and lecture in Philipp Bleek's Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies course on the topic of bioterrorism preparedness.


Michole Biancosino • Theater • Middlebury College

Received funding to visit the Middlebury Institute in order to explore interdisciplinary collaborations with Institute colleagues and to participate with Cheryl Farone and Andrea Olsen in an ongoing collaboration that integrates the arts with the institute's professional programs.


Alex Draper • Theater • Middlebury College

Received funding to collaborate with the Universite de Bordeaux- Montaigne on a bilingual performance project.


Lisa Leopold and Sabino Morera • Language Studies • Middlebury Institute

Received funding to explore, through visits to the Vermont campus, opportunities to share best practices for public speaking and oratory pedagogy with Dana Yeaton and others working in this space.


Sam Liebhaber • Arabic • Middlebury College

Received funding to collaborate with the faculty of the C.V. Starr School in Rabat to develop instructional materials in Moroccan colloquial dialect (dārija) for use in Middlebury College’s first- and second-year Arabic language classes and to develop a curriculum for an advanced, 400-level seminar on North African literature and cultural studies for advanced Arabic students.


Steve Viner • Philosophy • Middlebury College 

Received funds to travel to the Middlebury Institute to teach a workshop on the Ethics of Development, and meet and engage with colleagues at the Institute, including observation of the Sprintensive model of immersive learning.


Peter Broucke • Director of the Arts • Middlebury College
Richard Saunders, Director, Middlebury College Museum of Art
Carolyn Taylor Meyer • Director of Immersive Professional Learning • Middlebury Institute

Received funds to travel to each other's campuses  to work toward a more integrated approach towards public art at Middlebury as a whole. 


Spring 2017

Amy Yuen  •  Political Science • Middlebury College

Prof. Yuen received funding to invite Leonard (Sandy) Spector, the Washington, DC director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, to give a lecture on campus during the spring semester.


Matthew Dickerson • Computer Science • Middlebury College

Prof. Dickerson received funding to visit the Middlebury Institute to collaborate with Prof. Netta Avineri on the application of digital storytelling techniques to environmentally focused narratives.


Rebecca Bennette • History • Middlebury College

Prof. Bennette received funding to visit the Middlebury-CMRS Oxford Humanities Program in order to collaborate with Oxford colleagues, and to learn more about the program in order to better advise Middlebury undergraduates about opportunities there.


Fernando de Sousa Rocha • Spanish and Portuguese • Middlebury College

Prof. de Sousa Rocha received funding to engage with university centers related to Afro-Brazilian communities during an upcoming trip to Brazil.


Scotty Hardwig • Dance • Middlebury College

Prof. Hardwig received funding for a week-long residency at the Middlebury Institute, where he will will lecture, offer workshops and performances, and demonstrate motion capture technology as a learning tool. 


Damascus Kafumbe • Music • Middlebury College

Prof. Kafumbe received funding to visit the Middlebury Institute in order to share his work, Tuning the Kingdom: Kawuugulu Music, Politics, and Storytelling in Buganda, with the Institute community through a lecture, a performance, a workshop, and an author talk at the Middlebury Institute library.


Sarah Stroup • Political Science • Middlebury College
Ed Laurance • International Policy and Development • Middlebury Institute

Professor Stroup received funding to travel to the Middlebury Institute to continue her collaboration with Prof. Laurance, giving a lecture in his class, and working on the design of a shared module on policy development for incorporation in a course on each campus.


Netta Avineri • TESOL/TFL • Middlebury Institute

Prof. Avineri received funding to attend the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship’s June Forum, and conduct a workshop on “nested interculturality.”


Portuguese Programs • Middlebury

Associate Provost Amy Collier and a group of faculty and administrators who work in Portuguese language and digital learning received funding to hold a meeting in July for the purpose of planning collaborative activities among Middlebury’s various Portuguese programs.


Dana Yeaton • Theater • Middlebury College

Prof. Yeaton received funding to travel to Monterey to collaborate with Bob Cole and Netta Avineri on digital storytelling, and to attend and possibly present at the CGC Summer Institute in Graduate Writing, held on the MIIS campus.


Svea Closser • Sociology and Anthropology • Middlebury College

Prof. Closser received funding to visit the Middlebury School in India in order to explore possibilities for developing a public health program in collaboration with the School in India. 

Fall 2016

Molly Anderson • Food Studies • Middlebury College

Prof. Anderson received funding to travel to the Middlebury Institute in connection with a team-taught course on Fixing Food Systems, which she is offering with MIIS adjunct faculty member Brett Melone.  The course, offered via videoconferencing on both campuses, will unpack the concept of innovation in food systems literature and strategy, using examples from California and Vermont agriculture.  During her visit, Molly will also meet with other Institute faculty interested in collaboration, and will speak in Andrea Olsen and Nukhet Kardam’s Sprintensive course on Communicating Social Change.


 South Asian Studies Faculty • Middlebury College

Prof. Ian Barrow and other members of the South Asian Studies faculty at the College received funding to bring two faculty members from Middlebury’s partner universities in India to give lectures and build relationships with students and faculty at the College. One faculty member from St. Stephen’s College and one faculty member from Lady Sri Ram College will be invited to visit Middlebury in the Spring of 2017.  In turn, a member of the Middlebury College faculty who serves on the advisory council of the School in India will be invited to deliver a lecture on one of the partner campuses.


 Pamela Berenbaum • Global Health Programs • Middlebury College

 Prof. Berenbaum received funding to travel to the Middlebury Institute in order to leverage resources at MIIS to strengthen experiential learning opportunities for Global Health students.   She will interface with Prof. Netta Avineri, who chairs the Institute’s Intercultural Competence Committee, and with Annie Makela, who oversaw the Ambassador Corps program at MIIS – a summer program in social entrepreneurship that had significant synergies with experiential learning programs being developed at the College.  Prof Berenbaum will also connect with Center for Nonproliferation Studies staff doing research on chemical and biological weapons, renewing an area of expertise that is becoming increasingly interesting to students on both campuses, both from a national security perspective and from a public health perspective.


 Bob Cluss • Chemistry and Biochemistry • Middlebury College

 Bob Cluss received funding to attend a symposium, hosted by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at MIIS, on Export Control of Emerging Biotechnologies.  The symposium offers increased understanding of emerging threats in bioterrorism that involve biotechnologies such as synthetic biology, directed evolution, CRISPR-Cas-9 gene editing, rapid DNA synthesis, and next generation sequencing. Prof Cluss expects to incorporate these new perspectives into existing courses.


 James Fitzsimmons • Anthropology • Middlebury College

 Prof. Fitzsimmons received funding to travel to Chile to work with Juan Pastene, interim director of the School in Chile, on the development of a study abroad track that combines coursework, fieldwork, and a writing and culture course centering around archaeological sites on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). The funding will help identify and overcome the remaining logistical and curricular challenges to offering this experiential learning opportunity to Middlebury undergrads.


 Roman Graf and colleagues • Middlebury College, Middlebury Institute, Middlebury Schools Abroad

 A group of collaborators from across Middlebury programs has received funding to develop a retreat on Intercultural Competence Pedagogy, to take place in the Fall of 2017 or the Spring of 2018. The retreat will provide opportunities for Middlebury faculty and administrators working in different contexts to learn from each other about curricular elements and methodologies that can foster a Middlebury-wide organizational culture focused on effective ICC pedagogical practices and approaches.


Peter Hamlin • Music • Middlebury College

 Professor Hamlin received funding to visit Spain in order to collaborate with Middlebury Spanish School professor Juan Camacho, and Spanish School Choir director Paco Álvarez on a jazz performance to be given during the Spanish School’s 100th anniversary celebration in the summer of 2017.


 Linus Owens • Sociology • Middlebury College

 Prof. Owens received funding to support his pursuit of scholarly activities while teaching at the Middlebury School in Japan’s partner university. His work will result in adding a new dimension to his teaching of urban sociology, and enabling him to add to his research on Halloween and emerging adulthood by exploring the increasing celebration of Halloween among urban Japanese young people.


 Nicolas Poppe • Spanish • Middlebury College

 Prof. Poppe received funding to travel to Rio de Janeiro to conduct research on early Brazilian sound cinema, thereby integrating Brazilian cultural production into his teaching and research on Latin American Cinema.  It will also enable him to strengthen professional relationships with faculty at Middlebury’s partner institution, Universidade Federal Fluminense.


 Cas Shulman-Mora • Spanish Translation and Interpretation • Middlebury Institute

Prof. Shulman-Mora received funding to travel to Madrid to work with director Patricia Rodriguez of the Middlebury School in Spain on a curriculum development project to create a specialized language-training program to prepare Spanish Translation and Interpretation students for their graduate studies at MIIS. This program will enable students to “top off” their language skills in order to successfully pursue the highly competitive MIIS T&I degree.

Spring 2016

Sanae Eda • Director • Middlebury School in Japan
Kristen Mullins • Community Engagement • Middlebury College

The College's Office of Community Engagement, the School in Japan, and the International Christian University (ICU), Middlebury's partner university in Tokyo, will pilot a service learning project in Japan, offering students "facilitated immersion in intercultural engagement."


Cláudio Medeiros • Theater • Middlebury College

Professor Medeiros will be on leave in Buenos Aires, where he plans to work on translating three plays by Griselda Gambaro. His visit will draw on and strengthen Middlebury's relationship with its partner university, Universidad de Buenos Aires, which will serve as his intellectual, cultural and theatrical home during his stay. 


Andrea Olsen • Dance • Middlebury College (in residence at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies)

During her residency at the Institute, Prof. Olsen will invite Professor Emeritus John Elder to give a lecture and workshop on "Writing as Activism,"  as part of the course "Communicating in a Changing world," co-taught by Olsen and Institute Professor Nukhet Kardam.  The lecture will be videotaped for inclusion in a born-digital textbook that is emerging from this collaborative course.  The lecture will also be available via videoconferencing to participants at Middlebury College.


Peter Schumer • Mathematics • Middlebury College

Professor Schumer will spend his sabbatical year at the International Christian University (ICU), Middlebury's partner university in Tokyo, where he will teach a course in mathematics.  One Middlebury funds will allow him to travel within Japan to pursue his interest in sangaku -- ancient wooden votive tablets that contain intricate geometric problems and results.


Sarah Stroup • Political Science • Middlebury College

Professor Stroup will receive funding to invite Professor Edward Laurance of the Middlebury Institute to give a talk, and visit her classes, as a first step toward integrating their courses on global development and advancing their shared research interests in advocacy and research by NGO coalitions. 


Ioana Uricaru • Film and Media Culture • Middlebury College

Professor Uricaru will attend the Bread Loaf Sicily Writers' Conference in order to learn from the best practices of the writers' conference model, and assess the feasibility of conducting a summer session of the Screenwriting Incubator there.

Fall 2015

Kerstin Wilsch • Director • Middlebury School in Jordan
Hope Fitzgerald • Assistant Director • Middlebury School in Jordan
Lama Nassif • Arabic • Middlebury College

Administrators of the School in Jordan will collaborate with College Arabic faculty to develop innovative materials and methods for speaking spoken varieties of Arabic.


Adam Wooten and Julie Johnson • Translation and Interpretation • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Professor Wooten will attend the Bread Loaf Translators Conference in June 2016 and offer a presentation on technology resources for literary translators.

Professor Johnson will attend the Bread Loaf Translators Conference  and offer a talk on mindfulness and translation, as well as conduct daily sessions on mindfulness.


Jinhuei Dai • Chinese • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Professor Dai will pursue collaboration with the Language in Motion program at the College.


Avner Cohen • Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Shalom Goldman • Religion • Middlebury College

Professor Goldman will visit the Institute to co-teach a segment of Professor Cohen's course on "Security and WMD in the Middle East." Professor Cohen will travel to Middlebury to collaborate with Professor Goldman and other Middlebury faculty on development of a possible course or project on the apocalypse in contemporary culture.


Maria Sierra Cordoba Serrano • Translation and Interpretation • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Professor Cordoba Serrano will give a series of talks and workshops at the Middlebury school in Madrid on translation as a profession and translation studies as an academic discipline.


Christopher Andrews • Computer Science • Middlebury College

Professor Andrews will travel to Monterey to investigate the possibility of collaborative research with members of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies.