Language Sciences professor Laura Horton is Principle Investigator on a project funded by the Humanities Without Walls Consortium‘s Grand Research Challenge. The award provides $150,000 over a three-year period, and is funded by the Mellon Foundation.
Professor Horton’s grant “Maya in the Global Midwest” is a collaboration between scholars and community members at UW-Madison, the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, Eastern Michigan University, and the community organizations Puentes, the Immigrant Worker Project, Pixan Kono’b Maya Q’anjob’al Language Justice Collective, and The New American Welcome Center. The project hopes to strengthen language access and justice for speakers of Indigenous Mayan languages in the midwest.
The group presented a paper related to their work at the 76th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference on April 22, 2023: “Language Reclamation and Maya Communities in the U.S. Midwest,” by María Luz García (Eastern Michigan University), Laura Horton (University of Wisconsin-Madison), & Kortina Maldonado (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign).