Faculty Highlights

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Spring 2023

Catherine Freudenreich

Catherine Freudenreich

Professor of Biology Catherine Freudenreich wrote an article entitled “What repeat expansion disorders can teach us about the Central Dogma” about trinucleotide repeat diseases for the scientific journal Molecular Cell.

 

Alice Sullivan

Alice Isabella Sullivan

Assistant Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture Alice Isabella Sullivan won the 2023 Digital Humanities and Multimedia Studies Prize from The Medieval Academy of America. She was awarded the prize along with her co-director, Julia Gearhart, Director of Visual Resources in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, and colleagues from the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan and the Saint Catherine Monastery at Mount Sinai. They are being recognized for their work on the Sinai Digital Archive, a collaborative digital project supporting inter-institutional sharing of archives into a single, public, scholarly resource that makes the important collections of Saint Catherine Monastery at Mount Sinai available to all. 

Ellen Pinderhughes

Ellen Pinderhughes

Ellen Pinderhughes, professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development, was awarded the Distinguished Contributions to Understanding International, Cultural, and Contextual Diversity​ in Child Development Award as part of the 2023 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Awards.

Peter Love

Peter Love

Professor of Physics & Astronomy Peter Love was awarded a grant from the Department of Energy to research nuclei and hadrons with quantum computers.

Nimah Mazaheri

Nimah Mazaheri

Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Department Nimah Mazaheri authored a new book entitled Hydrocarbon Citizens: How Oil Transformed People and Politics in the Middle East (Oxford University Press 2022). 

Anthony Romero

Anthony Romero

Professor of the Practice Anthony Romero received two large grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kresge Foundation to launch the East Boston Spatial Justice Lab. This new research lab will attempt to understand and measure how the arts, advocacy, and cultural organizing for housing justice can strengthen East Boston residents’ social/emotional wellbeing and community’s healing and revitalization.

Fall 2022

Kendra Field
Khary Jones

Kendra Field and Khary Jones

Associate Professor of History Kendra Field and Professor of the Practice in Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Khary Jones were among 35 grantees of the 2022 Sundance Institute Documentary Fund for Night Fight, currently in production.

Fahd Humayun

Fahd Humayun

Fahd Humayun, Department of Political Science, was awarded a grant from the Stanton Foundation to support his research on political cleavages and the risk of war in nuclear-armed nations.

Kerri Greenidge

Kerri Greenidge

Assistant Professor in the Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Department Kerri Greenidge's new book The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family was selected as one of the "Ten Best History Books of 2022" by Smithsonian Magazine.

Kelli Morgan

Kelli Morgan

Professor of the Practice in Curatorial Studies and History of Art and Architecture Kelli Morgan received a 2022-2023 Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators award from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Eileen Crehan

Eileen T. Crehan

Assistant Professor in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development Eileen T. Crehan received funding from the Deborah Noonan Foundation to research educational inequities for autistic students in Massachusetts. Along with collaborators at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Crehan also received an R34 grant through the National Institute of Mental Health to develop an eye tracking and behavioral paradigm to study relationships and sexuality in autistic adults.

Andrew McClellan

Andrew McClellan

History of Art and Architecture Professor Andrew McClellan received the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellowship at the National Humanities Center for 2022-2023.

Kwasi Ampene

Kwasi Ampene

Visiting Professor of Music Kwasi Ampene has been elected to the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Bruce Boghosian

Bruce Boghosian

A cross-departmental group of Tufts faculty members, including Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Babak Moaveni, Professor of Mathematics Bruce Boghosian, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Usman Khan, Senior Data Scientist Anna Haensch, Professor of the Practice in Civil and Environmental Engineering Eric Hines, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Dan Kuchma, Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine Beth Rosenberg, Professor of the Practice at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Bobbi Kates-Garnick, Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada Reno Hamed Ebrahimian, and Associate Professor at the Oregon State University Bryony DuPont secured a grant from the National Science Foundation to undertake a project entitled "Multi-Domain, Multi-Scale, Policy-Aware Digital Twin for Offshore Wind Energy Infrastructure.” The goal of this project is to develop a framework for decision making regarding offshore wind turbines, which will help policymakers to enact informed decisions that meet the needs of underserved and disadvantaged communities that haven’t been part of previous conversations around environmental justice and sustainability, especially around energy insecurity. (A&S Professor of Mathematics Bruce Boghosian is pictured.)

Keren Ledin

Keren Ladin

Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy Keren Ladin is featured in a video commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Greenwall Faculty Scholars program, the career development award for bioethics scholars focused on bioethics research with policy impact. Ladin’s research funded by the Greenwall Foundation examines how subjective criteria used in medical decision-making translate into decisions about prioritizing and allocating scarce health resources (ex. organ transplantation, ICU beds during COVID, clinical trials).

Sarah Sobieraj

Sarah Sobieraj

Sarah Sobieraj, professor and chairperson in the Department of Sociology, has been awarded this year’s NCA Political Communication Division Hart Outstanding Book Award for her book Credible Threat: Attacks Against Women Online and the Future of Democracy (Oxford University Press 2020).

Lorgia Garcia Pena

Lorgia García Peña

Professor and Chair of the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Lorgia García Peña was awarded the Angela Y. Davis Prize for Outstanding Public Scholarship from the American Studies Association.

Fahd Humayun

Fahd Humayun

Professor of Political Science Fahd Humayun's paper, “The Punisher’s Dilemma: Domestic Opposition & Foreign Policy Crises," has been selected as the recipient of the Stephen P. Cohen Best Paper Award from South Asia in World Politics (SAWP).

Jeffrey Taliaferro

Jeffrey Taliaferro

Professor of Political Science Jeffrey Taliaferro received a renewal of his publishing contract for the Chinese translation of his book Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics (Oxford University Press 2016). Since 2017, the book has sold many thousands of copies and will continue to be offered by the publisher, Shanghai People’s Publishing House, for another five years.

Todd Quinto

Eric Todd Quinto

Robinson Professor of Mathematics Eric Todd Quinto is the subject of an article entitled “Research biography of a distinguished expert in the field of inverse problems: Professor Eric Todd Quinto.” It appears in the Journal of Inverse and Ill-posed Problems (Vol 30, No. 4, 2022) and was written by Mark Agranovsky, Jan Boman, Alemdar Hasanov, Raluca Felea, Jürgen Frikel, Venky Krishnan, Roman Novikov, Ronny Ramlau, and Cristiana Sebu. It followed a session held in his honor at the Inverse Problems Modeling and Simulation (IPMS) Conference in May 2022 in Malta. In the fall, Quinto is co-organizing a semester Tomography Across the Scales at the Jonathan Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics in Linz, Austria.

Alice Sullivan

Alice Isabella Sullivan

Assistant Professor in the History of Art and Architecture Department Alice Isabella Sullivan has co-edited a book with Maria Alessia Rossi entitled Eclecticism in Late Medieval Visual Culture at the Crossroads of the Latin, Greek, and Slavic Traditions (De Gruyter 2022).

Kareem Roustom

Kareem Roustom

Professor of the Practice in the Music Department Kareem Roustom was featured in an op-ed in The Guardian. The article highlights his dance/opera project entitled Clorinda Agonistes (Clorinda the Warrior) based in London, England.

Helen Marrow

Helen Marrow

Serving as chair of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association, Associate Professor of Sociology Helen Marrow helped to host the "Emerging Voices in Migration Scholarship Mini-Conference” at the University of Southern California. 

Amahl Bishara

Amahl Bishara

Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology Amahl Bishara published a book entitled Crossing a Line: Laws, Violence, and Roadblocks to Palestinian Political Expression (Stanford University Press 2022) about Palestinian political expression in Israel and the West Bank.

Peter Levine

Peter Levine

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs Peter Levine received the Established Leader Award from the American Political Science Association for his outstanding achievements and sustained commitment to civic engagement.⁦

Deborah Schildkraut

Deborah Schildkraut

Professor of Political Science Deborah Schildkraut's recent book, States of Belonging: Immigration Policies, Attitudes, and Inclusion (Russell Sage Foundation 2021) received an Honorable Mention Award from the American Political Science Association’s Latino Caucus Best Book Award Committee.

Patte Loper

Patte Loper

Professor of the Practice Patte Loper has a solo show on view at Bellevue Arts Museum entitled Patte Loper: Laboratory for Other Worldsa multimedia landscape that uses animation, sound, and everyday objects to create a hand-woven, immersive environment.

Kwasi Ampene

Kwasi Ampene

Visiting Professor in the Department of Music Kwasi Ampene was awarded the J.H. Kwabena Nketia Book Prize for Asante Court Music and Verbal Arts in Ghana (Routledge 2022) for the best monograph on African music published in the past two years, by the Society for Ethnomusicology’s African Music Section.