The Southern California Studies Center (SC2) Junior Faculty Fellow Award program has given nearly $70,000 in grants to 10 assistant professors for projects exploring aspects of life in Southern California.
The winners, for projects to be completed by Sept. 1, are:
• Terry Anzur (journalism), for a project titled “Strangers in the Living Room: How Local Television News Found Its Audience and Lost Its Soul.”
• Carolyn Cartier (geography), for ”Suburban California in South China? An Orange County Developer Builds a New City Center in China’s Largest Special Economic Zone.”
• Robert Dekle (economics), for “The Impact of the Asia Crisis and Asian Capital Flows to Southern California.”
• Lyndee Knox (family medicine), for “Protecting the Programmatic Integrity of Effective Community Health Interventions in Southern California During Periods of Expansion.”
• Titus Levi (communication), for “Basic Information on Los Angeles Government Arts Agencies’ Role in Local Aesthetic Evolution.”
• Tara McPherson (critical studies), for “Communication Design: Los Angeles, Multimedia and the Legacy of Charles and Ray Eames.”
• Amy Murphy (architecture), for “Revisiting Issues of Architectural Typology with Special Emphasis on the Urban Terrain of Los Angeles.”
• Jeffrey Sconce (critical studies), for “Capture Magazine with Website Capturemag.com.”
• Susan Smith (social work), for “Contracted Child Care in Southern California: Trading Quality for Quantity?”
• Francesca Taylor (family medicine), for “Access to Women’s Health Care Services in a Southland Urban Setting: Perceptions and Practices of Immigrant Workers in the Los Angeles Garment Industry.”
“These grants help young faculty members to conduct research in and about Southern California,” said SC2 director Michael Dear. “They provide the critical first funding that allows junior faculty to attract outside funding, get outside publications, and establish a research direction.”
Funded by the Office of the Provost, the Junior Faculty Fellow Award program has awarded more than $270,000 in grants since it was established in 1995.