• Youssef Haddad and Eric Potsdam (Linguistics) have been awarded a Workshops and Speaker Series in Humanities grant of $5,000 by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere to support three plenary speakers at the 28th Arabic Linguistics Symposium to be hosted at UF from 13-15 March 2014.
  • Akintunde Akinyemi received a Humanities Scholarship Enhancement Fund award for $8,500 and a UF Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) award of $49,838 to conduct field research in Nigeria, Togo and Benin in the summer of 2012 on Yoruba riddles.
  • Benjamin Hebblethwaite received a Humanities Scholarship Enhancement Fund for $11,408 to develop the Vodou Archive (www.dloc.com/vodou).
  • Fiona Mc Laughlin received a UF Faculty Enhancement Opportunity (FEO) award of $29,833 to conduct fieldwork in Senegal on written urban Wolof in the summer of 2012.