Professor Severine Autesserre


The executive board of Barnard College’s McIntosh Activities Council (McAC) has indicated that Séverine Autesserre, professor of political science, has been selected as the 2021 Emily Gregory Award recipient – with an official announcement and presentation ceremony slated to take place at the Emily Gregory Award Dinner in the spring. The Emily Gregory Award honors an outstanding faculty member for excellence in teaching and for devotion and service to the students of Barnard College. Nominations for the award are made by students, and the recipient is chosen by the Student/Faculty Committee of the Activities Council, in conjunction with the Alumnae Association of Barnard College and the Office of College Activities. 

In her years at Barnard, Professor Autesserre has completed a number of highly respected research projects concerning civil wars, peacebuilding, peacekeeping, and humanitarian aid. She has published several critically-acclaimed books, including The Frontlines of Peace: The Insider’s Guide to Changing the World, and Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention,

This award is the latest of many which Professor Autesserre has received for her outstanding academic work, including a Presidential Research Award from Barnard College, two research awards from the United States Institute of Peace, two Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation research grants, a Fulbright Fellowship, and most recently, a knighthood by the French Government to the Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques), which honors French academic, cultural, and educational figures.