KU Libraries Information Literacy Mini-Grants: 2019 Grant Recipients

Information Literacy Mini-Grants 2019 Winners

Click on the names of the winners to view their open educational resources (OERs) in KU Scholarworks.

Julie Hartness, Director, Business School Experience
Araceli Masterson-Algar, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Stacey Vanderhurst, Assistant Professor, Department of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

Julie Hartness

Julie Hartness joined the Technology Instruction and Engagement team as Education Program Coordinator after spending time in academic advising, new student orientation, and student housing. At the time of this grant, she was the Director of the Business School Experience, Instructor of Bus 110 and 120, and Academic Advisor for the School of Business.

Introduction to Professionalism

In this course, the School of Business positions students for a productive university experience and lays the groundwork for their personal and professional development. They teach it through the lens of self discovery, self‐awareness, self‐management, academic planning, personal and professional development, and well‐being. 

Araceli Masterson-Algar

Araceli Masterson-Algar is Associate Professor in 20th/21st Century Latin American Literature in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. Her teaching interests include urban cultural studies, migration and human mobility studies, transnational/transatlantic studies, Latin/o American and Spanish contemporary literature and film, Brazilian studies, and gender studies. Her research interests include human mobility, urban cultural studies, and postcolonial relationship  in Spain-Latin/o America.

Advanced Spanish Composition

SPAN 424 is an intensive writing course designed to help advanced students of Spanish to further develop their academic writing, grammatical proficiency and understanding of the cultural dynamics underlying the Spanish language. In this specific section, crosslisted with Latin American Studies, students will also further their understanding of Spanish speaking cultures through a focus on the Chicano and Mexican-American experience. The course requires that students analyze and critically engage with a variety of texts by Chican@ and Mexican-American authors.

Stacey Vanderhurst

Stacey Vanderhurst is a cultural anthropologist specializing in gender, migration, and governance. She earned a PhD from Brown University and served as the Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Law, Culture, and Society at Indiana University’s Michael Maurer School of Law before joining the WGSS faculty in Fall 2015.

Introduction to Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to critical thinking about the construction of sex, gender, and the intersection of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality. Throughout the intersession we will explore a variety of texts and materials engaging differing feminist perspectives, gender identities, sexualities, and historical vantage points relating to the construction of gender and identity, the family, economics, and politics. Through an exploration of texts ranging from life writing, advertisement, film, oral history, legal scholarship, biological research, science studies, and popular culture materials, this course encourages a broad consideration of ways of thinking about masculinity, femininity, women’s studies, gender identities, sexualities, and feminisms.