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Jackson Fellowship

Named for Helen Jackson, the grandniece of Helen Hunt Jackson, Jackson Fellowship grants provide support to Colorado College faculty involved in scholarship or course development on themes with southwestern content. The program is funded by the Helen Jackson and William S. Jackson Family Endowment.

2014 Jackson Fellowship Application

 Photo by Suzi Nishida.


2012-2013 Awards


Margaret Daugherty, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry:"Selected Topics in Chemistry"

Emily Gray, Assistant Professor of Biology: "Evolution of Thermal Tolerance in the Mosquito Species Culex Tarsalis"

Santiago Guerra, Visiting Assistant Professor of Southwest Studies: "Los Mafiosos y La Chota: Drug Trafficking and Policing in the South Texas-Mexico Borderlands"

Sarah Hautzinger, Associate Professor of Anthropology: "The New Normal: Deployment Stress on a Post 9-11 Homefront"

Christina Leza, Assistant Professor of Anthropology: "Book Project: Divided Nations: Policy, Activism and Indigenous Identity on the U.S.-Mexico Border"

Brian Linkhart, Associate Professor and Chair of Biology: "Mitigating the Effects of Fire Suppression in Pine Forests: How Does Forest Thinning Affect Populations of Flammulated Owls"

Phoebe Lostroh, Associate Professor of Biology: "Recovering Antiobiotic Resistance Genes from Southwestern Soil Bacteria, Part II"

Sally Meyer, Professor of Chemistry, "Community Based Research on Kewa Pueblo, NM - Supporting Development of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Ranch Land Restoration by Combining Traditional Knowledge with Western Science"

Michael O'Riley, Department Chair and Associate Professor of French and Italian, "Postcolonial Taos: Art, Culture, History, and Landscape"

Eric Perramond, Associate Professor of Southwest Studies & Chair of the Environmental Program, "Unruly Waters: Governance, justice, and ecological power in New Mexico"


2011-2012 Awards


Emilie Gray, Block Visitor: "Evolution of the Thermal Tolerance in the Mosquito Species Culex Tarsalis"

Sarah Hautzinger, Associate Professor of Anthropology: "Research for Book Project: Deployment Stressed: 'Homefront' Communities in the Global War on Terror"

Victoria Levine, Professor of Music: "Research for Ongoing Book Project:Yuchi Social Dance Songs and Woodland Ceremonialism"

Brian Linkhart, Associate Professor of Biology: "Conducting Research with Students:Mitigation of Fire Suppression in Pine Forests: How Does Forest Thinning Affect Populations of Flammulated Owls?"

Sally Meyer, Director of Southwest Studies and Professor of Chemistry: "New Course Development: 'Ways of Knowing'"

Laura Padilla, Assistant Professor of English:" Completion of Manuscript Project for Book - Land of Enchantment, Land of Mi Chant: Four Arguments in New Mexico Literature"

Eric Perramond, Director of Environmental Studies and Associate Professor of Southwest Studies: "Research on the Formation of Hydraulic Expertise and Water Governance in New Mexico"

Dan Tynan, Professor of English: "New Course Development: Toward an Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Environmental  Literature: Nature as Character in Fiction and Non-fiction Storytelling"


2010-2011 Awards


Don Chiras, Block Visitor: "Renewable Energy in the Southwest: Course Development and Field Research: Course Development and Field Research"

Stanley Crawford, Block Visitor: "Readings in the Literature of the Southwest: Course Development"

Margaret Daugherty, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry: "Diabetes in Native American Populations of the Southwest"

Emilie Gray, Assistant Professor of Biology: "Identification of Altitudinal Clines for the Study of Environmental Adaptation in the Mosquito Culex Tarsalis"

Peter Haney, Block Visitor: "Course Development for SW175: 'Lands, Peoples, and Cultures of the Southwest: An Introduction'"

Stephen Harris, Block Visitor: "Climate, Water and Agriculture in the American Southwest"

Sarah Hautzinger, Associate Professor of Anthropology: "Soldier-Family Wellness: Anthropological Study of Army Civilian Cultural Relations"

Richard Hilt, Professor of Physics: "The 2010 Archacoastronomy Workshop sponsored by the Conference on Archacoastronomy of the American Southwest, held March 11 and 12, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona"

Mark Levine, Block Visitor: "Theory and Methods of Community Based Research in the Southwest, Course Development and Articulation"

Victoria Levine, Professor of Music: "Preparation of Book-Length Stufy of Music in the Ruben Cobos Collection of Spanish New Mexican Folklore, a Sound Archive Housed Here in Special Collections"

Brian Linkhart, Associate Professor of Biology:  "The Effects of Forest Thinning on Flammulated Owls (Otus flammeolus) in Colorado"

Phoebe Lostroh, Associate Professor of Biology: "Recovering Antibiotic Resistance Genes from Southwestern Soil Bacteria"

Mario Montano, Professor of Anthropology: "Oral History and Rio Grande: Agency Environmental Justice and the Texas Mexican Border"

Eric Popkin, Associate Professor of Sociology: "Contemporary Immigration in the U.S. Mexican Border Program"

David Torres-Rouff, Professor of History: "The Bear Flag Revolt and its Pacific Connections: History and Memory in California and Chile"


2009-2010 Awards


Sarah Hautzinger, Associate Professor of Anthropology: "Soldier-Family Wellness:  An Anthropological Study of Army-Civilian Cultural Relations"

Anne Hyde, Professor of History: "A History of Colorado"

Victoria Levine, Professor of Music: "Yuchi Social Dance Songs and Woodland Ceremonialism"

Brian Linkhart, Associate Professor of Biology:  "The Effects of Forest Thinning on Flammulated Owls (Otus flammeolus) in Colorado"

Laura Padilla, Assistant Professor of English: Course preparation for EN280, "Introduction to Native American Literature"

Eric Perramond, Associate Professor of Southwest Studies: "Regional Political Ecologies of the Southwest"

David Torres-Rouff, Professor of History: " Making Los Angeles; Race, Space, and Municipal Power, 1822-1890"


2008-2009 Awards


Victoria Levine, Professor of Music: a research project with detailed  analysis and musicological comparisons of Mississippi Choctaw social dance songs recorded by Frances Densmore in 1933 with Okahoma Choctaw social dance songs Professor Levine recorded in 1985.

Brian Linkhart, Professor of Biology:  research to determine how thinning ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests affects breeding populations of Flammulated Owls (Otus flammeolus) in Colorado.

Mario Montano, Professor of Anthropology: field based research project to develop a course with the purpose of assisting students to examine various environmental and cultural issues related to the Southwest, with emphasis on the Rio Grande River Basin. 

Eric Perramond, Professor of Southwest Studies and Environmental Science: new research for course development and scholarship on a recently taught course SW301:  Political Ecology of the Southwest.

Eric Popkin, Professor of Sociology: continuing research on a 10 year project  examining Salvadoran migrant hometown associations in Los Angeles .  The research will result in a paper that seeks to contribute to the emerging literature on hometown associations.

David Torres-Rouff, Professor of History:  revise and rewrite a book manuscript incorporating new research.  The book is entitled Making Los Angeles; Race, Space and Municipal Power, 1822-1890.

Leighton Peterson, Professor of Anthropology: to finish rough-cut editing and post production work on Lost Tribes, a documentary film exploring identities and histories which transect in the annual Columbus Day protest in Denver Colorado by Native Americans.

Marianne Stoller, Professor Emeritus-Anthropology: for technical support in the preparation of a monograph on the 17th century Spanish Colonial Sanchez Site near La Cienega, New Mexico.