We are excited to announce that Vasiliki (Kiki) Karahalios has joined the Office of the Vice President for Research as a Grant Specialist. Kiki will support faculty and investigators with reviewing and editing research narratives for external research proposal submissions.
Prior to joining the VPR full-time, Kiki earned her M.A. in Art History at the U in 2021. Her research investigates theoretical and philosophical approaches to nineteenth-century transatlantic art and material culture, particularly to study the intersection between texts and images. Her thesis examined Edmonia Lewis’s Hiawatha series through the lenses of race and postcolonial issues. Kiki has worked at the Supreme Court of the United States, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and most recently, she curated a modern and contemporary Native American art collection in the recently opened Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers on the university’s campus.
Kiki is available to help faculty at any stage make their research accessible to a general audience through copyediting and assistance with writing. Kiki will also support the VP-NSF Cohort program by reviewing National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal elements and developing programming for researchers applying to NSF and other federal grants. She is passionate about the writing process and about using the writing process to make complex ideas accessible for all.
Kiki is currently providing the following services for U of U faculty:
- Copyediting for research proposals and research in grant applications
- Wordsmithing and refining language of external funding applications
- Making research accessible to a broad audience
- Additional writing feedback and assistance
All services require a minimum two-week period to review work. To request Kiki’s writing assistance services, please reach out to her HERE, detailing what you need assistance with. Kiki looks forward to working with faculty and researchers across the University of Utah!