Faculty Honors and Grants (April 2016 to present)

Aretha Aoki (Theater and Dance) was awarded a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts to support bringing the performance 2125 Stanley Street to campus in November 2017.

Thomas Baumgarte (Physics) was elected to be an American Physical Society Fellow.

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.

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.

Nadia Celis (Romance Languages and Literatures) was awarded the 2017 Nicolás Guillén Outstanding Book Award by the Caribbean Philosophical Association for her book, La rebelión de las niñas: El Caribe y la “consciencia corporal” (Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2015), as well as a grant from the 2016-2017 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities to support her project titled On Intimate Realism: Gender, Love, and Power in Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Christopher Chong (Mathematics) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for his project titled Strongly Nonlinear Dynamics of Lattice Networks: From Analysis to Application.

Michael Franz (Government and Legal Studies) was awarded a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support his project titled Wesleyan Media Project through Wesleyan University.

Natasha Goldman (Art History) was awarded a fellowship from the Curt C. and Else Silberman Faculty Seminar Follow-Up Grant Program, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, for her project titled From Forgotten Monuments to National Debates: Holocaust Memorials in Israel, Germany, and the United States.

Susan Kaplan (Sociology and Anthropology) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s RAPID program to support her project Assessment of a Frozen Archaeology Site.

Jens Elias Klenner (German) was awarded a grant from the German Embassy through the German Information Center USA’s Campus Weeks program for his project titled Germany Meets the United States.

Matthew Klingle (History and Environmental Studies) was awarded a Public Scholars grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his project titled Sweet Blood: Diabetes and the Nature of Health in America.

Michèle LaVigne (EOS) 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?

Meredith McCarroll (Center for Learning and Teaching), Director of Writing and Rhetoric, has been accepted for inclusion in Dartmouth College’s Summer Seminar for Composition Research, where she will be working with colleagues from around the country and overseas, and from a range of institutions, as she develops an assessment tool for Bowdoin’s First-Year Seminar Program.

Stephen Meardon (Economics) was selected to be a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico. He will continue research on his project titled The Role of U.S. Funding Agencies in the Development of Academic Economics in Latin America.

Madeleine Msall (Physics) was awarded a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to support her project titled Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists, 2017.

Emily Peterman (EOS) 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).

Andrew Rudalevige (Government and Legal Studies) was awarded a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to support his project titled Rent-Seeking and the Office of the OMB.

Arielle Saiber (Romance Languages and Literatures) was awarded the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies by the Modern Language Association of America for her book, Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy, to be published by the University of Toronto Press.

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.

Birgit Tautz (German) and Crystal Hall (Digital and Computational Studies) were awarded a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for their project titled Network@1800: New Directions in German and European Cultural Studies.

Birgit Tautz (German) was awarded a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to support the Network@1800: New Directions in German and European Cultural Studies conference.

Dharni Vasudevan (Chemistry) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support her project with the University of Ohio titled Novel Computational Tools to Predict Anionic Pesticide and Pharmaceutical Sorption to Soil Oxides.

Peggy Wang (Art History/Asian Studies) was selected to be a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar in China. Professor Wang will continue research on her project titled Enduring Idealism: Contemporary Chinese Art, 1990s-2000s.