Lundberg receives grants to aid research

Dr. Ann Lundberg, associate professor of English at Northwestern College, has been awarded two grants to aid research she is conducting during her sabbatical this school year.

Lundberg received the 2006–07 John Topham and Susan Redd Butler Faculty Fellowship Award. The $2,000 grant, provided by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University, is competitively awarded to support research that illuminates aspects of the American experience in the Mountain West.

The Northwestern professor also received a $500 travel grant from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming, where she is spending three weeks this month. She is conducting research for a potential book project entitled “Uplift and Erosion: The Geological Origins of 19th-Century American Landscape, Culture and Identity.” Her research trip is focusing on geologist Ferdinand Hayden, who performed the initial geological survey of Yellowstone.

Lundberg, a member of Northwestern’s English faculty since 1999, has published articles on the interrelatedness of history, science and literature in journals such as ATQ and Western American Literature. She has presented research at the Western American Literature and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment conferences.

Lundberg, who also is a seasonal interpretive park ranger with the National Park Service, earned doctoral and master’s degrees in English at the University of Notre Dame. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Wyoming, where she received degrees in English and geology.