Wendy Belcher's Research

To read stories written about my research see Faculty Spotlight or Belcher: Perspective on Ancient Ethiopian Texts. Or listen to Words to the Wise or watch me talking about my research. You can also see Ancient Language Lives On or Finding a World of Connections or Writer Draws on African Upbringing.

Or you can read my books and articles, about which information appears with links on my publications page.


To read about our translation about the Ethiopian female saint, see Walatta Petros,

To learn more about my Fulbright research in Ethiopia, click here.

To learn more about my research, you can read my personal research page.

To learn more about the Northeast African Liteature exploratory seminar, click here.

To see the initial stages of the medieval and early modern African literature project, click here.

To see the initial stages of the comparative Queen of Sheba project, click here.

To see the Gəʿəz version of the Kebra Nagast, click here.

Selected Honors

Robert K. Root University Preceptorship, 2011-2014.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Research Award 2010-2011.

For U.S. faculty of merit and leadership potential to conduct international research.

UCI International Center for Writing and Translation Grant 2007.

For translations from languages that have been marginalized. Ngugi wa Thiongo, dir.

James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowships 2005.

For research at UCLA special collections.

Clark Library/Center for Seventeenth-and-Eighteenth-Century Studies Predoctoral Fellowship 2004.

For dissertation research.

Dick Goldensohn Grant for Innovative Journalism 1998.

To support investigative reporters working on international stories.

Fulbright-Hayes Training Group Projects Abroad Grant 1997.

For training faculty through short-term seminars abroad (Ethiopia and Eritrea).

Washington State Governors Writers Award 1989.

Given for outstanding books published by Washington authors the previous year.

PEN Society Martha Albrand Finalist 1988.

Award for first book of nonfiction; judged by Annie Dillard.

Phi Beta Kappa Society 1984.

Katherine Gray McFarland Prize for Creative Writing 1984.