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Fall 2021 Faculty Awards

Sharon Achinstein

“Hugo Grotius and Marriage’s Global Past: Conjugal Thinking in Early Modern Political Thought,” by Sharon Achinstein, Sir William Osler Professor of English, was awarded the Selma V. Forkosch Prize by the Journal of the History of Ideas for the best article published in the journal in 2020. 

Ryan Calder

“Halalization: Religious Product Certification in Secular Markets,” by Ryan Calder, Assistant Professor, Sociology, won the 2021 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award from the Consumers and Consumption section of the American Sociological Association and honorable mention for the 2021 Granovetter Award for best paper from the Economic Sociology section. 

Xin Chen

Xin Chen, Professor, Biology, was named a 2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator for her research on histones. 

Erin Aeran Chung

Erin Aeran Chung, Charles D. Miller Associate Professor of East Asian Politics, Political Science, was awarded the 2021 Most Outstanding Transnational Asia Book Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Asia and Asian America for her book Immigrant Incorporation in East Asian Democracies

Stefanie DeLuca

Stefanie DeLuca, James Coleman Professor of Social Policy and Sociology, won the Publicly Engaged Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association’s Community and Urban Sociology section. 

Danielle Evans

Danielle Evans, Assistant Professor, The Writing Seminars, won the 2021 Joyce Carol Oates Prize from the New Literary Project.  

Karen Fleming

Karen Fleming, Professor, Biophysics, was inducted into the first ever class of fellows of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.   

Niloofar Haeri

Say What Your Longing Heart Desires: Women, Prayer, and Poetry in Iran, by Niloofar Haeri, Professor, Anthropology, won the 2021 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Constructive-Reflective Studies from the American Academy of Religion.    

Xiongyi Huang

Xiongyi Huang, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, was named a 2021 Packard Fellow. 

Jeanne-Marie Jackson

Jeanne-Marie Jackson, Associate Professor, English, was named a 2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellow.  

Martha S. Jones

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All, by Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, History, and Professor at the SNF Agora Institute, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History. 

Marc Kamionkowski

Marc Kamionkowski, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, Physics and Astronomy, was one of three awarded the 2021 Gruber Cosmology Prize.  

Rebekka Klausen

Rebekka Klausen, Associate Professor, Chemistry, is one of 31 finalists for the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists.  

Theodore J. Lewis

The Origin and Character of God: Ancient Israelite Religion through the Lens of Divinity, by Theodore J. Lewis, Blum-Iwry Professor of Near Eastern Studies, won the 2021 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Historical Studies from the American Academy of Religion. 

Shreesh Mysore

Shreesh Mysore, Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences, received a National Science Foundation CAREER award.   

Karen ní Mheallaigh

The Moon in the Greek and Roman Imagination: Myth, Literature, Science and Philosophy, by Karen ní Mheallaigh, Professor, Classics, was shortlisted for The Anglo-Hellenic League’s 2021 Runciman Award.  

Surjeet Rajendran

Surjeet Rajendran, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, won a 2021 Simons Investigator Award.  

Yiannis Sakellaridis

Yiannis Sakellaridis, Professor, Mathematics, was invited to speak at the 2022 International Congress of Mathematicians. 

Danielle Speller

Danielle Speller, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy, was awarded the 2021 Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics by the American Physical Society.   

Dimitri Sverjensky

Dimitri Sverjensky, Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, was named a 2021 American Geophysical Union Fellow. 

V. Sara Thoi

V. Sara Thoi, Assistant Professor, Chemistry, received a Department of Energy Early Career Award.