The Center sponsors annual awards to support and celebrate outstanding faculty and student research related to migration, displacement and community studies. Eligible projects focus on creating awareness about these issues in our communities from any disciplinary perspective.
Dr. Michael P. Weber Endowed Research Grant - Sponsored by the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts
Past Award Winners
No Human is Illegal: The study of Anti-Homeless and Hostile Architecture
Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts | Sophomore | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Roberts
The Misrepresentation of Native Americans in textbooks in the United States
History/Political Science | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts | Sophomore | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andrew Simpson
"Mecca for the Colored People": Remembering the Demolition of Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District
History / Political Science | McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts | Senior | Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Taylor
Historical Memory and Identity in the United Farm Workers
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts | History
Faculty Advisor: John Dwyer, Ph.D.
School of Education | School Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Tammy L Hughes, PhD, ABPP
Faculty Research Award
Strangeness of the Strange: Strangeness and Proximity in Shutz, Husserl, and Levinas
Associate Professor of Communication & Rhetorical Studies
Chair Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences
President North American Levinas Society
Board Member Urban Communication Foundation
Priscilla Montoya received the Weber award for her MA research on mental health programming among refugee serving organizations, which was supervised by Dr. Jennie Schulze and Dr. Moni McIntyre.