Glasscock Faculty Research Fellows 2021-22
Five fellowships valued at $5,000 each were awarded for 2021-22. These fellowships are designed to address a need for funding for research that could not be accomplished otherwise in order to complete a book project, major article or series of articles, or other research project that makes an impact in the field. Money can be used for any travel, conference, archival/fieldwork, or other normally reimbursable expenses. Fellows participate in the Colloquium Series, which will function as a working group for these works-in-progress. Projects are chosen on the basis or their intellectual rigor, scholarly creativity, and potential to make a significant impact in the candidate’s career and field. Faculty in affiliated departments are eligible to apply.
Academic Year 2021-22
Leonardo Cardoso | Assistant Professor, Performance Studies
Leonardo Cardoso is an associate professor of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University. His research focuses on what he defines as “sound-politics” — the channels through which sounds enter (and leave) the sphere of state regulation. Cardoso’s first book, Sound-Politics in São Paulo (Oxford University Press, 2019), is an ethnographic inquiry about urban noise in one of the world’s largest cities. His current book project, State Acoustics in Brazil, examines how the modern state relies on a wide range of audio inputs and outputs to perform its prerogatives.
Martin Peterson | Professor, Philosophy
Martin Peterson is the Sue and Harry Bovay Professor of History and Ethics of Professional Engineering. Prior to coming to Texas A&M, he taught at Eindhoven University of Technology, and prior to that he was a Research Fellow at Cambridge University. He is the author of several books including, The Ethics of Technology: A Geometric Analysis of Five Moral Principles (OUP 2017), The Dimensions of Consequentialism (CUP 2013) and An Introduction to Decision Theory (CUP 2009).
Martin Regan | Associate Professor, Performance Studies
Dr. Martin Regan completed his Ph.D. in Music with an emphasis in Composition at the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa in 2006 and joined Texas A&M in 2007. He teaches courses in music composition, traditional and contemporary Japanese performing arts, performance studies, and world music. As a composer, his creative activities are focused on creating music that explores cross-cultural exchange. To date, he has released four volumes of his works under the "Marty Regan's Selected Works for Japanese Instruments” series. His English translation of Minoru Miki’s orchestration manual, Composing for Japanese Instruments was published in 2008 by the University of Rochester Press. His chamber opera entitled "The Memory Stone," was commissioned and premiered by the Houston Grand Opera in April 2013.
Cinthya Salazar | Assistant Professor, Education Administration and Human Resources
Dr. Cinthya Salazar received her Ph.D. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland in 2020 and joined the Educational Administration and Human Resource Development department at Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor during the same year. Dr. Salazar's research focuses on the mechanisms used by undocumented students to access, persist, and succeed in higher education. Through her scholarship, she seeks to generate localized retention theories and student success models which can potentially reduce minoritized student's college attrition. Dr. Salazar continues to be an active member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), supporting practitioners committed to creating equitable learning environments for minoritized students. She currently serves as the Region III representative for NASPA's Undocumented Immigrants & Allies Knowledge Community.
Tianna Uchacz | Assistant Professor, Visualization
Tianna Uchacz is a historian of craft technology and early modern Netherlandish art. Her research asks questions about art media and materials, skilled making, the sensory experiences of artists and viewers, and ways of knowing in early modern cultures across the globe. From 2016 to 2020, Uchacz was senior postdoctoral scholar on the Making and Knowing Project (Columbia University), an interdisciplinary research and pedagogical initiative to study a sixteenth-century manuscript of artisanal recipes through wet lab reconstructions and digital textual analyses. She is co-editor of the award-winning Secrets of Craft and Nature and a forthcoming volume on the workspaces of early modern artists and artisans. She has held fellowships at Utrecht University, the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, and the Science History Institute.