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UNITAS Award Recipients

2024 Recipients

Megan Cardwell, PhD, Communication, CLAS
Liminal and Contested Identities: The Role of Social Consensus

Vincent Lloyd, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, CLAS
Harold Cruse: Contrarian Radical

Caitlyn Yantis, PhD, Psychological & Brain Sciences, CLAS
Seeking Discomfort: An intervention to increase White Americans’ acknowledgement of racial privilege


2023 Recipients

Raul Diego Rivera Hernandez, PhD, Spanish, CLAS
Tania Romero, MA, MPhil, 
Communication, CLAS
No parare hasta encontrarte: A documentary film

Yumi Lee, PhD, English, CLAS
Counternarratives of the Korean War

Mary Mullen, PhD, English, CLAS
The Colonial Politics of Public Interest

Shelly Rathee, PhD, Marketing and Business Law, VSB
Gender-Biased Algorithms's Effects on Consumer

Wonchul Shin, PhD, Ethics, CLAS
We Welcome and Empower Ourselves: Asian Immigrant Churches' Sanctuary Movement in the U.S.

Rachel Skrlac Lo, PhD, Education and Counseling, CLAS
Race, Justice, and Dialogue: Using Critical Practioner Inquiry to Understanding Villanova's Antiracist Education Initiative


2022 Recipients

Noel Falco Dolan, MA, Augustine and Culture Seminar, CLAS      
At the starting line: A phenomenological study of the college transition experience of Black female student-athletes

Thomas Griffin, PhD, Finance and Real Estate, VSB           
Corporate Discrimination, Competition, and Shareholder Wealth

Kyoung Yong Kim, PhD, Management and Operations, VSB
Does Gender Diversity Matter in Entrepreneurial Teams?

Ken Chih-Yan Sun, PhD, Sociology and Criminology, CLAS               
Transitional Social Protection: Social Welfare Across National Borders

2021 Recipients

Hibba Abugideiri, PhD, History, CLAS
Level Up Villanova! DEI to Antiracism in the Classroom

Amy Way, PhD, Communication, CLAS
Reproductive Healthcare at the Margins

2020 Recipients

Agnese Codebo, PhD, Romance Languages and Literatures, CLAS
Slum Matter: Poverty, Culture, and Dissidence in Buenos Aires

Bryan Crable, PhD, Communication, CLAS
White Sacraments: Ralph Ellison

Jill McCorkel, PhD, Sociology and Criminology, CLAS
Left Behind: The Missing Feminist Revolution in Criminal Justice Reform

Norman Ajari, PhD,
Philosophy, CLAS
Negrophilic desire. Black maleness and white fantasies

2019 Recipients

Aronte Bennett, PhD, Marketing & Business Law, VSB
Dignity and Dependency in the Acquisition and Consumption of Social Program Resources

Jean Lutes, PhD, English, CLAS
The Annals of "Steenth Street: A Lost Story Collection by a Woman of Color

Pankaj Patel, PhD, Management & Operations, VSB
As though being a female entrepreneur was not hard enough? Caste-based discrimination in microfinance loans among females in India

2018 Recipients

Yoon-Na Choo, PhD and Charles R. Taylor, PhD
, Marketing and Business Law – VSB
Photoshopping in Advertising and Its Impact on Womens’ Body Image and Advertising Effectiveness: A Societal and Regulatory Perspective

Hezekiah L. Lewis III, Communications – CLAS
Raised by the System - Feature length documentary film

Billie Murray, PhD, Communications – CLAS
Allied Tactics:  Public Responses to Hate Speech

Delia Popa, PhD, and Vincent Lloyd, PhD, Philosophy and Theology – CLAS
Phenomenology of the Racialized Set

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