Congratulations to Amherst’s faculty grant awardees in 2017-2018:
Professor Solsiree Del Moral (American Studies) won an ACLS Burkhardt fellowship to continue her study of the history of street children incarcerated in adult jails, prisons, and correctional institutions in post-World War II Puerto Rico.
Professor Kerry Ratigan (Political Science) won another grant from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange to study Chinese citizens’ attitudes toward social welfare programs in China.
Both Professor Eleonora Mattiacci (Political Science) and Professor Vanessa Walker (History) won Stanton Foundation fellowships to develop new courses on timely topics. Professor Mattiacci’s spring 2019 course will focus on political leaders’ responses to nuclear security. Professor Walker’s spring 2019 course will focus on human rights and national security.
Professor Lloyd Barba (Latinx and Latin American Studies) won a grant from the Louisville Institute to finish his manuscript on “Fields of Faith: Mexican Pentecostal Farmworkers in California.”
Professor Amanda Folsom (Mathematics & Statistics) won an award from the Simons Foundation for her project “Harmonic Maass Forms and Mock Modular Forms: Theory and Applications.”
The National Science Foundation awarded multi-year grants to the following faculty:
Professor Michael Ching (Mathematics & Statistics) – “Calculus of Functors and Applications in Homotopy Theory” (three-year grant)
Professor Michael Cohen (Psychology) – “Isolating the neural mechanisms of perceptual awareness from post-perceptual processes” (subawardee with Reed College)
Professor David Hall (Physics & Astronomy) – “Topological Defects and Textures in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates” (four-year grant)
Professor Larry Hunter (Physics & Astronomy) – “A Search for Long-Range Spin-Spin Interactions and Optical Forces in TlF” (three-year grant)
Professor Jonathan Friedman (Physics & Astronomy) – “Forbidden Transitions and Quantum Dynamics in Molecular Nanomagnets” (three-year grant)
Professor Jeeyon Jeong (Biology) – “Mitochondrial Ferroportin and Iron Homeostasis in Plants” (three-year grant)
Did you receive a fellowship, research grant or award this year that is not listed above? Please let us know—we’d love to celebrate your success with you!