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Dr. Maria Esformes

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In her extensive career as an academic, Dr. Esformes has written and received major research and programmatic grants from such donors as the Mellon Foundation, Skirball Foundation, Maurice Amado Foundation, American Philosophical Society, and various government grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission. Dr. Esformes has participated on many grant review panels for internal University and government grants. Most recently, she reviewed grants for the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado (Boulder), an M.A. from the University of Washington (Seattle, Washington), and a B.A. from Portland State University (Portland, Oregon).