Department of Dance



Awards, Grants, and Careers


Faculty

2013–14

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Academic Senate Committee on Research Fellowship, UC Riverside
  • Wendy Rogers — Bay Area Video Coalition’s Preservation Access Program, subsidized by the NEA, Round 1 Awards, to subsidize video preservation services for Rogers’s archive
  • Priya Srinivasan — Visiting Fellow, Center for Ideas and Society, UC Riverside

Positions Held

  • Anthea Kraut — Local Arrangements Chair, 2013 joint conference of Congress on Research in Dance and Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Anthea Kraut — Editorial Board Member, Congress on Research in Dance
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Editorial Board Member, Congress on Research in Dance/li>
  • Priya Srinivasan — Program Co-Chair, 2013 joint conference of Congress on Research in Dance and Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Linda J. Tomko — Editorial Board Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Linda J. Tomko — Traveling Jampot Award committee, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

2012–13

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Anthea Kraut — American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
  • Wendy Rogers — Academic Senate Committee on Research Fellowship, UC Riverside
  • Priya Srinivasan — Emory Elliott Book Award, from Center for Ideas and Society, UC Riverside, for Sweating Saris: Indian Dance as Transnational Labor

Positions Held

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Editorial Board Member, Congress on Research in Dance
  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Editorial Board Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Anthea Kraut — Editorial Board Member, Congress on Research in Dance
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Editorial Board Member, Congress on Research in Dance
  • Marta Savigliano — President, Congress on Research in Dance
  • Linda J. Tomko — Traveling Jampot Award committee, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

2011–12

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Anthea Kraut — Academic Senate Committee on Research Fellowship, UC Riverside
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — C.A.R.L. Residency, “Indigenous Choreography,” Culver Center for the Arts
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Chancellor’s Strategic Investment Fund Initiative Grant, UC Riverside
  • Marta Savigliano — Resident Fellow, Interweaving Performance Cultures, International Research Center, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Marta Savigliano — IAS Award for Research & Creative Projects, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Minnesota
  • Marta Savigliano — Inaugural Lecturer at Colloque International Tango, Globalmus/École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

Positions Held

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Editorial Board Member, Congress on Research in Dance
  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Editorial Board Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Anthea Kraut — Editorial Board Member, Congress on Research in Dance
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Editorial Board Member, Congress on Research in Dance
  • Marta Savigliano — President, Congress on Research in Dance

2010–11

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — National Endowment for the Arts, American Masterpiece Grant, Project Director
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Professeur Invitée, Université de Nice, Section Danse, Nice France (April)
  • Wendy Rogers — C.A.R.L. Residency, “TRANSiTORY,” Culver Center for the Arts, in collaboration with Zubin Mohamad

Positions Held

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Anthea Kraut — Chair, Gertrude Lippincott Award Committee, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Marta Savigliano — President, Congress on Research in Dance

2009–10

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Academic Senate Committee on Research Fellowship, UC Riverside
  • Wendy Rogers — University of California Pacific Rim Research Program Grant
  • Wendy Rogers — Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, choreographer in residence at ASWARA (National Academy of Performing Arts)
  • Priya Srinivasan — Mellon Research Group Fellow, UC Riverside
  • Linda J. Tomko — American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

Positions Held

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Chair, Graduate Student Travel Grant Committee, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Member, Conference Committee, Annual conference, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Anthea Kraut — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Anthea Kraut — Member, Program Committee, Society of Dance History Scholars Annual conference, 2009
  • Anthea Kraut — Co-Chair, Program Committee, Joint Conference of American Society for Theatre Research and Congress on Research in Dance, 2010
  • Marta Savigliano — President, Congress on Research in Dance

2008–09

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Creative Research Award, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Co-Principle Investigator
  • Jens Richard Giersdort — Sokol Grant, Marymount Manhattan College
  • Anthea Kraut — Special Citation, de la Torre Bueno Prize® for distinguished book of dance scholarship, Society of Dance History Scholars, for Choreographing the Folk: The Dance Stagings of Zora Neale Hurston.
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Fulbright Senior Scholar Research Award, New Zealand
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Honorary Research Fellow (Maori Studies), University of Auckland, New Zealand (January–June)
  • Priya Srinivasan — Mellon Research Group Fellow, UC Riverside

Positions Held

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Anthea Kraut — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Anthea Kraut — Member, Program Committee, Society of Dance History Scholars Annual conference, 2009
  • Anthea Kraut — Co-Chair, Program Committee, Joint Conference of American Society for Theatre Research and Congress on Research in Dance

2007–08

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Anthea Kraut — Resident Fellow, Center for Ideas and Society, UC Riverside, Spring
  • Priya Srinivasan — Gertrude Lippincott Award for best English-language article published in Dance Studies, Society of Dance History Scholars, for “The Bodies Beneath the Smoke or What’s Behind the Cigarette Poster?”
  • Priya Srinivasan — Mellon Research Group Fellow, UC Riverside

Positions Held

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Member, Conference Committee, Annual conference, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars

2006–07

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Jacobs Pillow, Scholar in Residence Award
  • Anthea Kraut — Gertrude Lippincott Award for best English-language article published in Dance Studies, Society of Dance History Scholars, for “Recovering Hurston, Reconsidering the Choreographer”
  • Anthea Kraut — Regents Faculty Fellowship, UC Riverside
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — De la Torre Bueno Prize® for Best Book in the Field of dance studies, Society of Dance History Scholars, for The People Have Never Stopped Dancing: Native American Modern Dance Histories
  • Priya Srinivasan — Regents Faculty Fellowship, UC Riverside
  • Priya Srinivasan — Mellon Research Group Fellow, UC Riverside

Positions Held

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Member, Conference Committee, Annual conference, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Juror, de la Torre Bueno Prize® in Dance Studies book competition, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Member, Program Committee, Annual conference, Society of Dance History Scholar
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Marta Savigliano — Juror, Gertrude Lippincott Award competition, Society of Dance History Scholars

2005–06

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — University of Surrey Incentive Funding award
  • Anthea Kraut — University of California President’s Research Fellowship in the Humanities
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Regents Faculty Fellowship, UC Riverside
  • Wendy Rogers — University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Grant
  • Wendy Rogers — Irvine Dance in California—Creation to Performance Grant, James Irvine Foundation
  • Wendy Rogers — UC MEXUS Grant, UC Riverside
  • Priya Srinivasan — Distinguished Faculty Award, Asian American Pacific Student Programs, UC Riverside

Positions Held

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Anthea Kraut — Member, Gertrude Lippincott Award Committee, Society of Dance History Scholars, 2006
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Chair, Program Committee, Annual conference, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Marta Savigliano — Juror, de la Torre Bueno Prize® in Dance Studies book competition, Society of Dance History Scholars

2004–05

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Art and Humanities Research Board, AHRB, U.K., Small Grant
  • Priya Srinivasan — Resident Fellow, Center for Ideas and Society, UC Riverside

Positions Held

  • Anthea Kraut — Member, Program Committee, American Society for Theatre Research Conference, 2005
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Marta Savigliano — Member, Policy Board, University of California’s Institute for Research in the Arts

2003–04

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Senior Academic Research Grant, Re-invitation Scheme
  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — British Academy Overseas Conference Grant
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Ford Foundation Grant, for Red Rhythms: Contemporary Methodologies in American Indian Dance showcase and conference, Co-Principal Investigator with Michelle Hermann Raheja
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Regents Faculty Fellowship, UC Riverside
  • Wendy Rogers — Danspace Project Commission, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Wendy Rogers — Irvine Phase II Grant, James Irvine Foundation

Positions Held

  • Anthea Kraut — Member, Gertrude Lippincott Award Committee, Society of Dance History Scholars, 2004
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Marta Savigliano — Member, Policy Board, University of California’s Institute for Research in the Arts

2002–03

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — British Academy Overseas Conference Grant
  • Anthea Kraut — Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, University of California Humanities Research Institute
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — University of California President’s Research Fellowship in the Humanities
  • Wendy Rogers — National College Choreography Initiative Grant, National Endowment for the Arts

Positions Held

  • Anthea Kraut — Member, Gertrude Lippincott Award Committee, Society of Dance History Scholars, 2004
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Board of Directors Member, Society of Dance History Scholars
  • Marta Savigliano — Member, Policy Board, University of California’s Institute for Research in the Arts

2001–02

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Jens Richard Giersdorf — Djerassi Foundation, Artists Residency Fellowship
  • Anthea Kraut — Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Regents Faculty Fellowship, UC Riverside

Positions Held

  • Marta Savigliano — Member, Policy Board, University of California’s Institute for Research in the Arts
  • Linda J. Tomko — Past President, Society of Dance History Scholars

2000–01

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Wendy Rogers — Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Fellowship
  • Linda J. Tomko — Fellow, Center for Ideas and Society, UC Riverside, Spring

Positions Held

  • Linda J. Tomko — President, Society of Dance History Scholars

1999–2000

Awards, Grants, Fellowships

  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — Regents Faculty Fellowship, UC Riverside
  • Jacqueline Shea Murphy — W.M. Keck Foundation and Mayers Fellow, Huntington Library

Positions Held

  • Linda J. Tomko — President, Society of Dance History Scholars

Graduate Students

Graduate Student Awards and Honors Received in 2012–13

Graduate students in the Department of Dance have been successful at securing fellowship and grant support from within UCR as well as from prestigious national and international funding agencies. Current and past PhD students have received Jacob K. Javits Fellowships, Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships, fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, fellowships from the Gluck Program of the Arts, Graduate Research Mentorship Program fellowships, Dissertation Year Fellowships, fellowships from the Center for Ideas and Society's UC Graduate Student in the Humanities, as well as Humanities Graduate Student Research Grants and travel grant awards from the Body, Performance & Dance Research Platform.

External Awards for 2013–14:

Katie Stahl-Kovell was a Resident Fellow at the Center for Khmer Studies in Phnomh Penh during Summer 2013, which enabled her to pursue intensive Khmer language study and culture training.

Rachel Carrico and Michelle Timmons Summers were funded summer seminar participants for the Second Mellon Dance Studies Seminar, “Dance Studies in/and the Humanities,” at Brown University during Summer 2013. 

Summers has also received a California Creative Capacity Fund Professional Development Grant, and an AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship Award. The oldest and largest of AAUW’s fellowships and grant programs, the American Fellowships program began in 1888, a time when women were discouraged from pursuing an education. This fellowship supports women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication; the stipend that supports dissertation fellowships enables the fellow to spend the school year focusing entirely on research, writing, and completing the dissertation. 

Rachel Carrico has received a Global South Fellowship awarded by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University.  She received in addition a Graduate Student Research Grant from the University of California Center for New Racial Studies. This multi-campus research center supports innovation in UC-based race/ethnicity research and teaching and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative work focused on advancing social/racial justice in an era of changing racial dynamics and persistent racial/ethnic conflict and inequality.

J. Dellecave and Lee Singh are continuing recipients of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program, administered by the United States Department of Education, provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability—selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise—to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences (http://www2.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html). The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need).

Natalie Zervou is a continuing recipient of the Alexander S. Onassis Scholarship, for the completion of doctoral studies from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation in Greece. The program awards scholarships to Greek University graduates for graduate or doctoral studies abroad. It offers over 130 scholarships each year in all fields of study. For more information visit http://www.onassis.gr/en/ or http://www.onassis.gr/en/scholarships-greeks.php

Rachel Carrico received the Society of Dance History Scholars' Selma Jeanne Cohen Award in 2013. This is a writing award for the best English-language paper by a graduate student demonstrating excellence in dance scholarship. Named in recognition of Selma Jeanne Cohen's great contributions to dance history, SDHS inaugurated an award in her name at its 1995 conference with the focus being to encourage graduate student involvement in SDHS as well as dance studies. This award includes an invitation to Carrico to present her paper at SDHS's 2013 annual conference in Riverside in November 2013, waiver of the registration fee for that conference, and a grant to help defray costs of attending the conference. Awards are based on the originality of the research, the rigor of the argument, and the clarity of the writing.

Internal (UCR) Awards for 2013–14:

Casey Avaunt, Julie Freeman and Denise Machin won Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship Awards.

Christine Canady, Rosa Rodriguez Frazier, and Wei-Chi Wu have been awarded Deans Distinguished Fellowship Awards.

Julie Freeman received an MFA Graduate Fellowship award for 2013–14.  This Fellowship provides a stipend per quarter plus payment of all assessed fees during the quarter(s) of the award.

Minerva Tapia and Rachel Carrico received Graduate Research Mentorship Program (GRMP) awards for 2013–14.  This award is intended to enhance the mentoring of domestic PhD students entering their 3rd, 4th, or 5th years of graduate school who are actively engaged in research, and the stipend awarded cover fees from 1 to 3 quarters. 

Jen Aubrecht won a Humanities Graduate Student Research Grant (HGSRG), administered by CHASS, designed to financially assist graduate students doing original research or creative projects in the humanities, as broadly defined by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Michelle Timmons Summers has received a Graduate Division Fellowship Award, plus a stipend from Graduate Division to supplement her AAUW fellowship award.  In addition, Summers won a Dissertation Research Grant (DRG), administered by UCR’s Graduate Division, which provides funds to ABD doctoral candidates for research-related expenses associated with the dissertation.

Undergraduates

The Chancellor's Performance Award in Dance

Continuing dance students, typically declared dance majors or minors in their third or fourth year in the B.A. program, are eligible for Chancellor’s Performance Awards. The faculty makes award decisions annually in the Spring for this scholarship (up to $4,500).

Eligibility: Only students enrolling as formally declared Dance majors may receive this award.

For more information, please contact:
Academic Advisor
E-mail: PAadvising@ucr.edu
Subject Line: Performing Arts Student Advising
(951) 827-3343

Dorella Anderson Award

The Dorella Anderson award is offered annually, typically to transfer students.

Eligibility: Only students enrolling as formally declared Dance majors may receive this award.

For more information, please contact:
Academic Advisor
E-mail: PAadvising@ucr.edu
Subject Line: Performing Arts Student Advising
(951) 827-3343

Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts

Funded by the Maxwell H. Gluck Foundation, the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at UC Riverside brings the arts into the surrounding community with a wide variety of performances, workshops, and presentations aimed at school children, the elderly and community groups.

A vibrant program of dance is the hallmark of the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at UC Riverside. Through the Gluck Program, Fellows from the Department of Dance work with young people, the elderly, and other community populations in sharing and exploring movement and dance.

The Department of Dance selects the finest undergraduate dance students to become members of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble. Students work with a faculty member to generate new choreography, which they tour to community audiences. The dance ensemble further meets the goals of the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts through education, performances and demonstrations at schools, nursing homes, and community centers.

The Department of Dance also selects graduate Dance Fellows each year to design a project tailored according to each Fellow’s research interests, and to conduct their projects, typically a series of workshops, in the Inland Empire community. Applications are due in June.

For more information regarding the Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts, visit http://www.gluckprogram.ucr.edu or contact:

Christine Leapman
Program Coordinator
christine.leapman@ucr.edu
Tel: (951) 827-5739

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Dance
121 Arts Building

Tel: (951) 827-3944
Fax: (951) 827-4651

Graduate Program Inquiries: danceadvising@ucr.edu

Undergraduate Program Inquiries: judith.llausas@ucr.edu

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