Recent Faculty Honors and Grants (2017-18)

Thomas Baumgarte (Physics) was elected to be an American Physical Society Fellow, was selected to serve as a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Research Ambassador for the 2017-18 academic year, and was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for his project titled RUI: Studies in Numerical Relativity (NSF Award 1707526).

Sarah Bay-Cheng (Theater and Dance) received an NEH Summer Institute grant through which she will serve as co-director for the NEH Institute on Digital Technologies in Theatre and Performance at the University of Georgia during summer 2018.

Todd Berzon (Religion) was awarded a fellowship from the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies for the 2017-18 academic year on the theme of Jews and the Material in Antiquity.

Margaret Boyle (Romance Languages and Literatures) was selected by the Folger Shakespeare Library to participate in their spring symposium “The Embodied Senses”.

Dana Byrd (Art History) was awarded a Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty from The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Sakura Christmas (History and Asian Studies) was awarded a fellowship from the NEH and US-Japan Friendship Commission for her work titled Nomadic Borderlands: Imperial Japan and the Origins of Ethnic Autonomy in Modern China.

Susan Faludi (Research Associate, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies) was named a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow.

Rebecca Gibbons (Government and Legal Studies) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense/U.S. Air Force to support her project titled The Effect of the Proposed Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty on U.S. Allies.

Benjamin Gorske (Chemistry) was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER grant for his project titled Fostering Innovative Scientists through Development of Biomimetic Catalysts for Discovery of New Medicines (NSF Award 1752912).

Eileen Sylvan Johnson (Environmental Studies) and her collaborators at the Island Institute were awarded a grant from the National Academy of Sciences for their project titled Using Island Institute Cross Boundary Connections to Build Disaster Preparedness in Maine and Beyond.

Gwyneth Jones (Senior Lecturer, Theater and Dance) was awarded a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts to support bringing the performance Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis to campus in April 2018.

Matthew Klingle (History and Environmental Studies) has been awarded a Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society Fellowship in Munich.

Michèle LaVigne (Earth and Oceanographic Science) was awarded a Kavli Frontiers in Science Fellowship from the National Academy of Sciences.

Barry Logan (Biology) and his collaborators from Boston University were awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce NIST program to support the project titled Urban net ecosystem productivity: Solar induce fluorescence as a tool for productivity assessment?

Robert Morrison (Religion) was awarded a fellowship from the National Humanities Center for his project An Economy of Knowledge in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Madeleine Msall (Physics) was awarded a “Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists, 2017” grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for three months in Berlin.

Stephen Naculich (Physics) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for his project titled RUI: Amplitudes in Gauge Theory and Relativity (NSF Award 1720202).

Emily Peterman (Earth and Oceanographic Science) and her collaborators from U-Mass Amherst were awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for their project titled Collaborative Research: RUI: Preserving evidence of extreme metamorphism: Linking accessory phases to metamorphic reactions in the Rhodope Metamorphic Complex (Greece & Bulgaria) (NSF Award 1650054).

Hannah Reese (Psychology) and her collaborator at Massachusetts General Hospital were awarded a grant from the Tourette’s Association of America for her project titled Online Mindfulness-based Tic Reduction: Development and Testing.

Collin Roesler (Earth and Oceanographic Science) was awarded a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for her research project titled Phytoplankton community structure, carbon stock, carbon export and carbon flux: What role do diatoms play in the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans?

Vyjayanthi Selinger (Asian Studies) was awarded a grant from the Japan Foundation and also a Fulbright Scholar award (Japan) for her project titled The Law in Letters: The Legal Imagination of Medieval Japanese Literature.

Joseph Sosa (Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies) was awarded a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for his project titled LGBT Statistical Activists in Brazil: Training New Activists for the LGBT Pride Survey.

Rachel Sturman (History and Asian Studies) and Belinda Kong (Asian Studies and English) were awarded the ASIANetwork-Luce Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Program Award.

Birgit Tautz (German) was awarded support for the Humboldt-Kolleg Symposium hosted at Bowdoin College in spring 2017 by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), as well as a grant from the German Embassy through the German Information Center USA’s Campus Weeks program for her project titled Germany Making Choices.

Richmond Thompson (Psychology and Neuroscience) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for his project titled RUI: Non-genomic androgen receptor mechanisms involved in social regulation (NSF Award 1656596).