Barnard faculty members are tasked with educating the bright young minds that pass through the College’s gates. They also remain routinely engaged with their own research, pushing forward the boundaries of their respective fields.
Below are some of their major accomplishments over the past year:
February 2022: National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant
Rebecca Wright, director of the Vagelos Computational Science Center and Druckenmiller Professor of Computer Science, and Jennifer Rosales, Vice President for Inclusion and Engaged Learning and Chief Diversity Officer, will work on a grant-funded project entitled “Computing Fellows Program: Increasing Meaningful Computing Engagement Across Disciplines,” which aims to lower the barriers of entry for computing and bolster students’ confidence in their work.
John (Jack) Stratton Hawley, Claire Tow Professor of Religion, received an American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) fellowship for his project “Beautifully Blind: Surdas Paintings from Udaipur, 1660-1730.” Hawley’s research focuses on illustrated manuscript pages from the Sursagar that depict the great 16th-century Brajbhasha poet Surdas. During his fellowship, Hawley plans to work with Brajbhasha experts in Vrindavan, India, to compare the texts and paintings of poems illustrated at Udaipur with the poems as they appear in earlier manuscripts.
June 2022: Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence
Elizabeth Ananat, Mallya Professor of Women and Economics, and her co-author from Duke University won the 2022 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research for their research project titled “Work Schedule Unpredictability: Daily Occurrence and Effects on Working Parents’ Well-Being.” Their work revealed that schedule instability among parents working in low-wage service jobs is common and adversely affects these caregivers’ emotional health, sleep quality, and well-being.
July 2022: Whiting Literary Magazine Prize
Last year, Apogee — a digital literary publication co-founded in 2011 by lecturer in First-Year Writing and associate director of Barnard’s Writing Program Alexandra Watson — was awarded a Whiting Literary Magazine Prize. The funds will support Apogee as it continues to promote the exploration of identity and its intersections while offering marginalized writers the resources and platform needed to thrive.
August 2022: 2022 Cottrell Scholar Collaborative Award
Christina Vizcarra, assistant professor of chemistry, was recognized as one of recipients of the 2022 Cottrell Scholar Collaborative Awards for outstanding group work on a project titled “Infusing Computational Science Concepts into STEM Courses through Multidisciplinary Instructor Collaborative Networks.” The team’s aim is to create a centralized web resource based on the materials developed by faculty in the Enhancing Science Courses by Integrating Python network.
September 2022: MALDEF Lifetime Achievement Award
Maria Hinojosa ’84, inaugural Journalist-in-Residence and a member of the Barnard English Department, was honored by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) with a MALDEF Lifetime Achievement - Excellence in Community Service Award during a gala held in Washington, D.C. Hinojosa, anchor and managing editor of NPR’s Latino USA, received this lifetime service award for seeking out America’s untold stories and bringing to light unsung heroes at home and abroad.
September 2022: Society of Medical Anthropology’s New Award
Lesley A. Sharp, Barbara Chamberlain & Helen Chamberlain Josefsberg ’30 Professor of Anthropology, was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Society of Medical Anthropology’s Leah M. Ashe Prize for the Anthropology of Medically–Induced Harm, which recognizes “excellence in explorations of the limits of healing practices.” Sharp received the award for her article “Death and Dying in Carceral America: The Prison Hospice as Inverted Space of Exception,” which was published in the journal Medical Anthropology Quarterly.
October 2022: Criminology Book Award
The American Society of Criminology’s Division of International Criminology (DIC) recognized Eduardo Moncada, assistant professor of political science, as the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Book Award for Resisting Extortion: Victims, Criminals, and States in Latin America, which covers the understudied problem of criminal extortion in Latin America. In the past year, it has been recognized for several other prizes, including the award for Best Publication of 2022 from the Defense, Public Security, and Democracy Section of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA); an Honorable Mention for the 2022 Bryce Wood Book Award from LASA; the 2022 Outstanding Book Award from the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology; an Honorable Mention for the 2022 Giovanni Sartori Book Award from the Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Section of the American Political Science Association; and the co-winner of the 2022 Best Book Award by the International Association of the Study of Organized Crime.
October 2022: Top 50 Architects and Designers of 2022
Fred Tang, adjunct associate professor of architecture at Barnard, was named one of the Top 50 Architects and Designers of 2022 by the design and culture magazine AN Interior. The list highlights the best North American architecture and design professionals and companies working in interiors today.
February 2023: Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Award
Adjunct professor of architecture Lindsay Harkema was honored in April along with her colleagues at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York 2023 Honors and Awards Luncheon. Harkema is one of seven co-founding members of a shared practice of design professionals called WIP Collaborative, praised by AIA NY for “defining new narratives of architectural and design practice through their work.”
Abosede George, Tow Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies, was accepted as a Fellow in Residence at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies in Amsterdam for her project “Migrants and the Making of Urban Culture in Nineteenth Century Lagos.” Her work focuses on the history of migration, urban culture, and the remaking of the Yoruba in the 19th-century port city of Lagos, West Africa.
- Belinda Archibong, assistant professor of economics, was admitted as a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
- Elif Batuman, adjunct associate professor of English, was awarded a Rome Prize in the literature category, by the American Academy in Rome.
- Liana Finck, adjunct associate professor of English, was awarded a 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship and the Berlin Prize for fall 2023 or spring 2024, from the American Academy in Berlin.