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Faculty Awards

Sharon Achinstein, Sir William Osler Professor of English, and Jacob Lauinger, Associate Professor, Near Eastern Studies, received a 2021 Seed Funding Award from The Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science. 

Disenfranchised: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China by Joel Andreas, Professor, Sociology, received the Joseph Levenson Book Prize by the Association for Asian Studies.  

Doug Barrick, Professor, Biophysics, received the Biophysics Society’s Emily M. Gray Award for his “masterpiece textbook” on biomolecular thermodynamics.  

Nichole Broderick, Assistant Professor, Biology, received the American Society for Microbiology’s Award for Education.   

An article co-authored by Erin Aeran Chung, Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics, Political Science, won the Outstanding Paper Award for the Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies section of the International Studies Association. 

Danielle Evans, Assistant Professor, The Writing Seminars, was named a Joyce Carol Oates Prize Finalist by the Simpson Literary Project. Evans was also one of three finalists for the Story Prize for The Office of Historical Corrections. 

Stephen Fried, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, received the Biopolymers in vivo Young Investigator Award from the Biophysical Society.  

Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World by Jessica M. Johnson, Assistant Professor, History, won a 2020 Rebel Women’s Lit Caribbean Readers’ Award for Best Non-Fiction Book. Johnson also received the 2020 Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities from the American Studies Association for two of her projects, Taller Electric Marronage and LifexCode: Digital Humanities Against Enclosure.  

Tim Heckman, Dr. A. Hermann Pfund Professor and Chair, Physics and Astronomy, was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  

Vincent Hilser, Professor and Chair, Biology, was named a fellow of the Biophysical Society.  

Sarah Hörst, Associate Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, received the James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union.  

Aaron Hyman, Assistant Professor, History of Art, received a Historians of Netherlandish Art fellowship and a Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication grant for Rubens in Repeat: The Logic of the Copy in Colonial Latin America

A paper co-authored by Jared Kaplan, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, was selected by the Neural Information Processing Systems for a Best Paper Award.   

Christopher Krupenye, Assistant Research Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences, was awarded the New Investigator Award from the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association. 

Daeyeol Lee, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Psychological and Brain Sciences, was named a 2021 Laureate in Medicine by the Ho-Am Foundation. 

Anne E. Lester, John W. Baldwin and Jenny Jochens Associate Professor of Medieval History, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to complete her book Fragments of Devotion: Relics and Remembrance in the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade, 1204–1264.  

“All the Stops,” a poem by Dora Malech, Assistant Professor, The Writing Seminars, was chosen for inclusion in The Best American Poetry 2021.  

Only Among Women: Philosophies of Community in the Russian and Soviet Imagination, 1860–1940 by Anne Eakin Moss, Assistant Professor, Comparative Thought and Literature, was shortlisted for the Best First Book Award by the American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. 

The Shore by Christopher Nealon, John Dewey Professor, English, was named a finalist in the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award in the poetry category. 

Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America by Nadia Nurhussein, Associate Professor, English, is this year’s Modernist Studies Association’s Book Prize Winner. 

“Rogues, Degenerates, and Heroes: Disobedience as Politics in Military Organizations,” co-authored by Sarah Parkinson, Aronson Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Studies, won the 2020 Outstanding Article Award in International Security and the 2020 Outstanding Article Award in International History and Politics from the American Political Science Association. 

Ian Phillips, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Harvard colleague Ned Block won the 2021 Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution. 

John K.H. Quah, Professor, Economics, was named an Econometric Society 2020 Fellow.  

Black Saints in Early Modern Global Catholicism by Erin Rowe, Associate Professor, History, won the Roland H. Bainton Prize from the Sixteenth Century Society and the Albert C. Outler Prize from the American Society of Church History. 

Todd Shepard, Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor, History, was named a Guggenheim Fellow for Affirmative Action and the End of Empires: France, Algeria, and the Race Question in the Era of Decolonization

Robbie Shilliam, Professor, Political Science, was elected a vice president of the International Studies Association (2022–23).  

A project on the disparate impact of new policing technology in Black communities by Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson, Lecturer, The Writing Seminars, was named one of the Pulitzer Center’s top 20 projects of 2020 in the social justice category.   

Yannick Sire, Professor, Mathematics, was named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society for contributions to analysis and geometry. 

Emmy Smith, Assistant Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, received a Sloan Research Fellowship for her work in Earth systems science.  

David Yarkony, Chair and D. Mead Johnson Professor of Chemistry, was named 2020 Chemist of the Year by the American Chemical Society.