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Congratulations 2014 Humanities Awards Recipients!
Dan Shilling Public Humanities Scholar Award

David William Foster Ph.D.

David-William-FosterDavid William Foster (Ph.D., University of Washington, 1964 [BA, 1961; MA, 1963 University of Washington]) Regents’ Professor of Spanish, Humanities, and Women’s Studies at Arizona State University. He served as Chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures from 1997-2001. In Spring 2009, he served as the Ednagene and Jordan Davidson Eminent Scholar in the Humanities at Florida International University. His research inter¬ests focus on urban culture in Latin America, with emphasis on issues of gender construction and sexual identity, as well as Jewish culture. He has written extensively on Argentine narrative and theater, and he has held Fulbright teaching appointments in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. He has also served as an Inter-American Development Bank Professor in Chile.

Juliana Yoder Friend Of The Humanities Award

Project Humanities

Project HumanitiesProject Humanities is an award-winning initiative at Arizona State University that promotes and showcases the range, relevance, and diversity of faculty and student humanities programming and community outreach. With both a national and international presence in conversations about the role, impact, and importance of humanities study and humanist thinking through multidisciplinary collaboration, Project Humanities highlights the value of humanist perspectives through talking, listening, and connecting.

Humanities Rising Star Award

Tyler Wayne Vertrees

Tyler Vertrees croppedTyler Vertrees was born and raised in Bisbee Arizona. In high school he was a top ten student that participated in numerous extracurricular activities including Student Council, National Honors Society, Thespian Society, and Football. Tyler also volunteered much of his time at the local radio station KBRP where he produced a number of original pieces, including the national award winning radio drama “Fallen Angels.” He is currently studying at the University of Arizona where he is majoring in Film and Television with a minor in Creative Writing. Afterwards he hopes to pursue a career in film.

Dan Shilling Public Humanities Scholar

Paul Espinosa
James Garcia
Ann-Mary Lutzick
Brooks Simpson
Michelle Tellez

Juliana Yoder Friend of the Humanities

Karen Applewhite
Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry
Bjorn Krondorfer
Flagstaff Library

Humanities Rising Star

Johnny Martin

About the Humanities Awards

Each year, the Arizona Humanities (AH) honors individuals, organizations, or businesses for their contribution and advancement of the humanities.

Dan Shilling Public Humanities Scholar Award

This award recognizes a humanities scholar who has distinguished him/herself by enhancing public understanding of the role that the humanities play in transforming lives and strengthening communities. The award honors Dan Shilling’s many years and contributions as AH’s executive director from March 1984 to December 2003. The Arizona Humanities Board established the award to mark Dan’s legacy, reflect the esteem in which he is held, and recognize Dan’s own respect for scholarship.

Juliana Yoder Friend of the Humanities Award

This award recognizes individuals, organizations or businesses that have made a lasting contribution to the cultural life of their communities through their active support of and involvement in promoting the humanities. The award recognizes the dedication and contribution of Juliana Yoder during her 21 years of service to the Arizona Humanities, including her service as Associate Director from 1995 to 2005 and then as Executive Director from 2005 to 2008.

Humanities Rising Star Award

This newly established award recognizes a young professional, student, or volunteer with outstanding and creative approaches to engaging the public with humanities topics. Considerations will focus on scholarship in the humanities, service to the humanities, the enhancement of public understanding of the humanities and other humanities-related endeavors.

Check out past Humanities Award winners.

For more information call 602-257-0335 or contact Julie Gavin.