Humanities Undergraduate Research Fellowship

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.

The HURF Program is the result of a collaboration between the Oregon Humanities Center, the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, and the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

2019 HURF recipients

Cydnie Davenport, Linguistics and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. “Dialect Variation in English: An Investigation into the Disappearing Word Effect.” Faculty mentor: Melissa Michaud Baese-Berk 

Violet Fox, Anthropology. “‘I can make people in my tears’: An Urban Anthropological Study of Homeless Women in Eugene, Oregon.” Faculty mentor: Lamia Karim 

Alice Harding, History. “Migration in the Bronze Age Near East.” Faculty mentor: Lindsey Mazurek 

Anika Nykanen, English and Humanities. “Literary Racialization: The Function of Children in Southern Gothic Literature.” Faculty mentor: Mark Whalan 

Kendra Siebert, Journalism, advertising. “An Exploration of Urban Art as Cultural Testimony Throughout Social Movements in Mexico City and Oaxaca.” Faculty mentor: Peter Laufer

Ally Shaw, Asian Studies and Linguistics. “The Role of Intonation in Japanese Politeness.” Faculty mentor: Kaori Idemaru

DeForest Wihtol, English and Spanish. “Caliban Yisrael: The Jewish “Other” in Shakespeare’s The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice.” Faculty mentor: Kate Myers

Scott Zeigler, English. “Antagonistic River: The Agency of Nature in Northwest Fiction.” Faculty mentor: Gordon Sayre