Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship (HURF) Program provides humanities undergraduate students with an opportunity to undertake a 16-week research project under the guidance of a UO faculty mentor during the winter and spring terms, and to present their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in May.

During the fellowship period, the cohort of fellows meets regularly to workshop their projects and participate in seminars on topics such as developing research skills, communicating research orally and in writing, understanding the ethics of research, and preparing for graduate school and/or other career opportunities. Fellows receive a $2,500 stipend, faculty mentors receive a $500 stipend.

The HURF Program is the result of a collaboration between the Oregon Humanities Center, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program. Application deadline is November 15, 2020. For information, visit:

2020 HURF recipients

Daisy Burge, History, “Sexed Bodies, Sexless Souls: The Debate Over Women’s Bodies and Minds in Greco-Roman Antiquity.” Faculty mentor: Lindsay Mazurek

Gracia Dodds, Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, “The Linguistic Implications of the Discourse of Sexuality in Southern Oregon Lesbian Lands.” Faculty mentor: Judith Raiskin

Katelyn Jones, Art History, “The Use of Fashion in the Portraits of John Singer Sargent.” Faculty mentor: Nina Amstutz

Ryan Cooper, English, “Genderqueerness in Contemporary Horror Films.” Faculty mentor: Priscilla Ovalle

Alexander Har, Journalism, Public Relations, “Strategic Communications at Rajneeshpuram.” Faculty mentor: Dean Mundy

Erin Sandvold, English, “Murderess in the Headlines.” Faculty mentor: Heidi Kaufman

Tucker Engle, English, “Cultural Hyperobjectivity: From Shelley to the 21st Century Instagram User.” Faculty mentor: Forest Pyle

Momo Wilms-Crowe, Political Science, “Cultivating Self-Determination: Food Sovereignty as a Challenge to Neoliberal Coloniality in Puerto Rico.” Faculty mentor: Dan Tichenor