Professors at Barnard are tasked with educating some of the brightest young minds in New York City while also conducting their own stellar research. Since May, nine members have received awards and grants that recognize the work they produce in their respective fields and that will help to further support their research both on and off campus.
Belinda Archibong received an award from the IZA Institute of Labor Economics for the project “Information Frictions and Gender Inequality in Online Labor Markets.”
Rachel Narehood Austin and co-PIs Logan Brenner, Rebecca Donegan, Brian Mailloux, and Christina Vizcarra received a Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program grant from the National Science Foundation. The funding will support the “Acquisition of an Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer to Quantify Trace Metal Ions Enabling New Research and Research Training at Barnard College.”
Jonathan Snow received an award from the National Science Foundation for the project “Elucidating the Cell Biology and Developmental Regulation of Sporogenesis and Spore Dimorphism in the Microsporidia Nosema Ceranae Using a Novel Flow Cytometry Approach.”
Paige West and her longtime collaborator from Papua New Guinea, John Aini, received two major grants in support of their project “Deepening Socio-Spiritual and Socio-Ecological Practice in Papua New Guinea.” These grants allow them to continue to work with 23 Indigenous communities in New Ireland. The two foundations who provided these funds wish to remain anonymous.
West and Aini have also received a grant from the Azimuth World Foundation for their project “Lovangai Island Green Belt,” which supports their work with 12 villages on Lovangai Island in mapping their sea and land rights for a court case focused on Indigenous sovereignty.