Congratulations to CSW’s 2018-2019 Faculty Research Grant Recipients!

The Center for the Study of Women offers Faculty Research Grants to UCLA faculty for research development, new project development that may lead to external funding opportunities through CSW, and project completion that could be considered for CSW publications (policy briefs, research reports).

We are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 grant recipients:

Erin Debenport is an Associate Professor of Anthropology. She is interested in technologies of language circulation, secrecy and (in)visibility, indigeneity and sovereignty, and critical language documentation. Her work is concentrated in the Pueblo Southwest and the Mexico-Texas-New Mexico border region. She was awarded the Faculty Research Grant for her project, Voicing Secrets: The Language of Exposure in the Contemporary United States.



Molly Fox is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Her work focuses on the evolutionary context of chronic disease and the biosocial relationships between grandmothers, mothers, and children. CSW awarded her a Faculty Research Grant for her project, Discrepancies between origin and host environments among pregnant Mexican-American women: implications for transgenerational health in a minority population.




Felicia Hodge is a Professor in the School of Nursing and the School of Public Health. Her focus of research is on chronic health conditions, health beliefs and behaviors among American Indian/Alaska Native and Indigenous populations. She was awarded the Faculty Research Grant for her project, An Exploration and Feasibility Assessment for the Study of the Health and Environment of Homeless Women