OIA – BOSP Companion Grants integrate research with teaching abroad

Six Stanford faculty members from across the university were recently awarded Companion Grants from the Office of International Affairs Research Exploration Fund. The grants enable faculty members to pursue collaborative research while serving as faculty-in-residence directors at Bing Overseas Studies Program locations.

Alexandria Boehm
Alexandria Boehm

The grants, which are up to $15,000, provide funds to bring a graduate research assistant to the overseas location or to bring a research collaborator from the overseas site to Stanford to deepen the research relationship,

This year’s Companion Grant recipients are:

ALEXANDRIA BOEHM, professor of civil and environmental engineering, who will collaborate with Katherine Lizama Allende, a professor at the Universidad de Chile, to study the environmental and human determinants of contamination in the Mapocho/Maipo River system that runs through the urban center of Santiago.

PAUL DEMARINIS, professor of art and art history, who will collaborate with Kazuhiro Jo, an assistant professor at Kyushu University. They will collaborate to generate new working devices that explore the relationship between sound, memory and inscription. Out of their discussion and research period in the studio, they will create collaborative artworks based on sound inscription.

KENNETH GOODSON, professor of mechanical engineering, will collaborate with DAVID WILSON, a Stanford doctoral student in musicology, on the course “The Engineering of Opera,” to be offered in Florence, Italy. They will invite operatic performers to Florence for demonstrations, concerts and lecture participation.

PAMELA HINDS, professor of management science and engineering, will collaborate with TIM WEISS, a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Work, Technology and Organization, to build a network of researchers in South Africa to study the region’s emerging digital economy. They will also build a portfolio of relevant companies, associations and individuals to understand how data analysts and data scientists are trained and organized in South Africa.

HELEN LONGINO, professor of philosophy, will collaborate with Philippe Huneman, a professor at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST), and YAFENG WANG, a Stanford doctoral student in philosophy, on developing a working partnership between the Patrick Suppes Center for History and Philosophy of Science at Stanford and IHPST at the National Center for Scientific Research.

GRANT PARKER, associate professor of classics, will collaborate with Paul Tichmann, the director of digitization at the Iziko Museums of South Africa, and DILLON GISCH, a Stanford graduate student in classics, on the creation of a digital database – Mapping Cape Slavery – describing labor in the Cape Colony under Dutch occupation.

To learn more about the grant and Bing Overseas Studies Program, go to the Office of International Affairs‘ website.