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Center Grants for Faculty

Faculty Course Development Grants

*2014 Spring Grant Competition

The Marquette University Center for Transnational Justice (CTJ) will be awarding up to four grants for full-time Marquette faculty to develop new courses, or significantly revise existing courses, that explore issues of justice that transcend national borders. The course must be taught at least once within three semesters following notice of the grant award. Each development award will be for $3600.

Innovative proposals are sought especially in the following areas:

  • Migration: including immigration, refugee and asylum issues, migrant worker issues, immigrant incorporation and exclusion
  • Economics, Politics, and Justice: including issues of hunger, environmental policy and practice, global economic crises, and development
  • Human Security: including issues of human rights challenges and protections, health care and pandemic diseases, and transnational crime

Application Procedures: Applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Letter of application that describes the proposed course
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • One page draft syllabus
  • Letter of support from department chair

Applications must be submitted electronically as PDF or Word attachments, to the following email address: The application deadline for the Spring 2014 competition is noon, Friday April 11, 2014.


Prior Course Development Grant Award Winners

Spring 2013


Dr. Louise Cainkar, Social and Cultural Sciences: "Issues in American Immigration" (Honors Course)


Dr. Joseph Ogbonnaya, Theology: "Theology and Globalization"

Spring 2013

Dr. Grant Silva, Philosophy: "The Politics and Ethics of State Membership"

Spring 2012

Dr. John Su, English: to significantly revise ENGL4840 "Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures"

Spring 2011

Dr. Roberta Coles, Social and Cultural Sciences: "Food and Society."


Dr. Alexandra Crampton, Social and Cultural Sciences: "International Social Welfare and Justice Policy and Practice."

Syllabus; Honors syllabus

Dr. Barrett McCormick (Political Science), Dr. Daniel Meisner (History), Dr. Curtis Carter (Philosophy), Dr. Terrence Miller (Office of International Education): "China in Three Dimensions"


Spring 2010

Dr. Pilar Bellver Saez, Foreign Languages and Literatures: "Border Stories: Identity, Community, and Conflict in U.S. and Mexican Literature on the Border."


Dr. Irfan A. Omar, Theology:" Christian Faith in Cultural Contexts: Exploring Peace and Nonviolence through Christian-Muslim Dialogue."


Spring 2009

Dr. John Su, English: "Literature of Migration and the Dream of Transnational Justice."


Dr. Michael Duffey, Theology: grant awarded to revise the introductory course and capstone seminar for the Interdisciplinary Minor, and proposed major, in Justice and Peace Studies.


Spring 2008

Dr. Sarah Wadsworth, English: "Studies in Genre: American History and the Novel"


Dr. Michael Wreen, Philosophy: "Justice and Conflict Resolution: Relativism, Tolerance, Mercy, and Forgiveness"


Spring 2007

Dr. Louise Cainkar, Social and Cultural Sciences: "Immigrants and their Communities"


Spring 2006

Dr. Ruth Belknap, Nursing: "Migration and Health: Mexico and the United States"


Dr. Theresa Tobin, Philosophy: "War, Terrorism and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution"



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